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Russian Marathon Hits Record Low -53C (-63.4F); Ottawa’s Record Cold January; Parts Of Turkey See First Snow Since 1993; Greece’s Worst Snowstorm Since 1968; + Montenegro Suffers Its Coldest Temp Ever

Russian Marathon Hits Record Low -53C (-63.4F)

Siberia’s ‘Pole of Cold Marathon‘ has just entered the Guinness Book Of Records as the world’s coldest ever race.

The marathon, held annually in Russia’s frozen Yakutia republic, took place on Jan 21 this year. A total of sixty-five runners entered, from as far a field as the U.A.E and the U.S..

Organizers were forced to start the race early as temps were set to exceed -60C (-76F) later in the day; but still, a low of -53C (-63.4F) was logged during the run, making it the coldest marathon ever, busting the previous record of -52C (-61.6F) set in 2019.

For those interested, the winner was a Russian (no surprises there) — Vasily Lukin crossed the finish line in 3:22.

Ottawa’s Record Cold January

Ottawa’s extremely frigid January, during which multiple extreme cold warnings have been issued, is forecast to reach a new level of cold in the wee hours of Wednesday, as potentially record-breaking temperatures sweep the Canadian capital.

Environment Canada has said temperatures will drop between -27C (-16.6F) and -34C (-29.2F) overnight Tuesday, with wind chill values taking those lows into the -40s.

Wednesday morning could reach -31C (-23.8F) in Ottawa, and if it does, that would be the city’s coldest temperature since 1996 (solar minimum of cycle 22).

Readings that low can lead to frostbite developing within minutes on exposed skin. In response, Ottawa Public Health has issued this frostbite warning:

“This is about as frigid and as snowy as it possibly can get in the Ottawa area,” Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips told CTV News Ottawa. “And it’s the duration of the cold that is quite headline-making. You just don’t see that length of freezing that goes on for so long.”

Environment Canada has issued a warning for nearby Toronto, too.

After the city’s near-record snowfall earlier in the month, which was followed by more snow and nine straight days of extreme cold weather alerts, the most frigid temps of the season are expected to hit Wednesday morning.

“Bitterly cold arctic air settles over the region once again,” reads a recent ECCC report, which adds that minimum temperatures will range from -21C (-5.8F) to -27C (-16.6F), with wind chill values between -28C (-18.4F) and -33C (-27.4F) — lows that are among the city’s coldest on record.

Longer range forecast also reveal there is no end to winter in sight, across North America:

GFS 2m Temp Anomalies (C) Feb 4 [tropicaltidbits.com].
GFS 2m Temp Anomalies (C) Feb 10 [tropicaltidbits.com].

Parts Of Turkey See First Snow Since 1993

Extreme frosts and blizzards are continuing to grip the Middle East and Southeastern Europe.

Iran and Iraq had suffered record low temperatures over the weekend –of -27.4C (-17.3F) and -30C (-22F), respectively– with the region’s chill actually intensifying as the new week progresses.

This has caused Iran’s domestic heating demand to hit record highs, which in turn has seen the country cut gas supplies to its western neighbor Turkey. This move couldn’t have come at a worst time for the Turkish government, which has been forced to implement 3-days a week power outages as the country battles its own record-breaking Arctic blast, with lows of -39.7C (-39.5F) logged in some parts, and record snowfall.

The disruptive snow totals that settled over the weekend, which delivered a meter (3.3ft) to parts of Istanbul and stranded thousands of vehicles, have been followed by the first flakes since 1993 hitting parts of Turkey’s southern coast, including in Antalya, Mugla and Dalaman.

The coastal snow has been unusually deep, too — totals that these region have never witnessed before, according to local reports.

Greece’s Worst Snowstorm Since 1968

Continuing west, Greece’s snow over the past few days has been the heaviest since at least 1968.

In Athens, historic totals of 50cm (1.64ft) –and beyond– have been documented. And across the city, many schools and business have been closed, hundreds of roads blocked, and thousands of flights either delayed or cancelled.

Daytime temperatures in Athens have struggled of late, ranging from below-freezing to highs of just 3.8C (38.8F).

In Florina, northern Greece, a bone-chilling -17.3C (0.9F) was measured recently.

While in the nation’s mountainous valleys, record lows have been observed of between -20C (-4F) and -25C (-13F).

Looking ahead, these powerful winter conditions are set to persist.

The likes of Ukraine, Turkey, the Caucasian region, NE Africa, and the Middle East are all expecting a further intensification of the cold, further increasing the region’s already record-high heating demand, and further depleting already chronically low energy reserves. The picture doesn’t look good, to put it mildly. And there’s the threat that the east’s power crisis spreads into Western Europe, too, impacting nations like Germany and France who themselves have invested heavily into failing renewables at the expense of cheap and reliable, though politically out of favor, fossil fuels.

Montenegro Suffers Its Coldest Temp Ever

Staying in Southeast Europe, the continent’s Balkan region is also suffering an all-time, record-breaking chill this week, as a meridional jet stream flow continues to funnel brutal Arctic air anomalously far south.

In Kosanica village, Montenegro the mercury plunged -33.4C (-28.1F) on Tuesday, setting a new record for the lowest temperature ever recorded in the country — the reading busted the previous national low of -32C (-25.6F) set in Rožaje during the January of 1985 (solar minimum of cycle 21).

Even in the country’s metropolises, well-below average lows have also been registered.

In Plevlja, for example, -19.7C was noted — a reading some 12C below the average.

And elsewhere in the Balkan’s, record lows have been reported — the -31.1C (-24F) in Serbia being most notable.

A Quick Word On The U.S.

Along with the lingering winter chill –as briefly touched on above– the U.S. should also prepare for a powerful nor’eastern which is threatening to develop and launch up the Eastern Seaboard this weekend. It’ll still be a few days before forecasters can give any certainties, but snowfall totals, as current projections stand, are set to be record-challenging.

In the meantime, Burlington busted a snowfall record yesterday (Jan 25) that had stood for more than a century.

The National Weather Service in Goodland, Kan. has confirmed that the 20 inches that has settled in Burlington has smashed the locale’s previous benchmark of 12 inches set during the winter of 1918-19.

Other nearby areas with significant snowfall included Sharon Springs, Kan. with 20 inches; Kanarado, Kan. with 14 inches; and Joe’s, Col. with nine inches.

And Finally…

It’s also been holding exceptionally cold across India this week.

In Bhopal and Indore, for example, out of 33 weather stations, 18 have logged record lows.

While in Delhi, the official temperature –logged at the Safdarjung station– struggled to a high of just 12.1C (53.8F) on Tuesday, which is some 10C below the capital’s average and its lowest daily max in nine years.

Delhi has been holding frigid for the majority of January. So far this month, the city has logged 11 days with daytime temperatures below 17C (62.6F) . This is the most since January 2015, which also saw 11 cold days. But with almost week left to run, and with India’s anomalous chill forecast to persist, IMD meteorologists are expecting this winter to breach 2003’s record stretch.

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING–in line with historically low solar activitycloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among many other forcings, including the impending release of the Beaufort Gyre).

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17 Thoughts to “Russian Marathon Hits Record Low -53C (-63.4F); Ottawa’s Record Cold January; Parts Of Turkey See First Snow Since 1993; Greece’s Worst Snowstorm Since 1968; + Montenegro Suffers Its Coldest Temp Ever”

  1. Wizard

    Can you please provide some source for the claim of -31.1 recorded in Serbia?


  2. Sent today to our politicians and the media:


    Many lives would have been saved and our economy much stronger if, two years ago, we had sent all these toxic Covid-19 vaccine-pushing politicians. their incompetent advisors and their “bought” mainstream media to Baffin Island – and left them there.

    by Allan MacRae October 20, 2021. Update November 8, 2021, Update January 14, 2022
    “The ability to correctly predict is the best objective measure of scientific and technical competence.”

    My predictive track record on Climate-and Covid is infinitely more accurate than the failed notions of our governments and their advisors.

    For the record:
    In 2002 we correctly published that there was no real global warming crisis, and grid-connected green energy schemes would fail.

    My open letter to UK Undersecretary of Energy Baroness Verma in 2013 accurately predicted the current climate-and-energy crisis in Britain. The global warming-and-green-energy narrative has proved very costly, entirely false and extremely harmful.

    On 21March2020 I correctly stated that the Covid-19 lockdowns were counterproductive, and we should just focus on over-protecting the very elderly and infirm – essentially the same as the Great Barrington Declaration by top experts of October 2021.

    On 8January2021 I wrote our governments that the Covid-19 “vaccines” were toxic and ineffective and would cause much more harm than good. Vaccine-caused deaths and lifelong injuries have reached epidemic proportions and will continue for years. Many of the deaths and severe illnesses attributed to the Covid-19 viruses were actually caused by the toxic “vaccines”.

    Regards, Allan MacRae, B.A.Sc., M.Eng.

        by Allan MacRae, B.A.Sc., M.Eng.
        October 20, 2021, Update Nov. 8, 2021, Update January 14, 2022

    1. prioris

      Covid has very little to do with politicians being incompetent.
      The Covid containment was a fraud from day one.
      Lies about Covid from politicians and people fronting for them grew exponentially from that point.

      Incompetence is from the people easily brainwashed by the political establishment to voluntarily take the vaccine.

      There is complicity from people who oppose the vaccine with one hand while supporting the political establishment with the other.

      There is a complicity of silence from part of the population who suspect the vaccine but stay silent. They just put their fingers up to see which way the wind is blowing.

    2. Ice Age Eugenics and Biodigital-convergence Now.Info

      Alan, welcome to the Jack ‘n Deb=Sybil controlled fluff …er … back to the glurge sock-puppet(s) diversion filler and logos hour.

      Dr. Robert Malone, Knight in Shining Armor or Controlled Opposition?
      Guest post by Kelleigh Nelson – 21 hrs ago

      In their Washington Times article of January 12, 2022, Peter Navarro and Dr. Robert Malone are still pushing this vax for the “most vulnerable.” Who are they…the elderly, often referred to as “useless eaters” by the proponents of depopulation and genocide? They are the ones most likely to die from this gene therapy jab that attacks the immune system and destroys the ability of the T-cells to fight future invaders.

      The most vulnerable Americans are living too long and they’re a drain on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. They are also the last generation, mostly baby boomers, who were taught our Constitution and what this country went through to gain her independence and truly become the greatest nation of freedom and liberty.

      Depopulation is the goal under UN Agenda 21/30, but the desire to rid our land of the Baby Boomers and replace them with illegal aliens is the ultimate goal and Robert Malone is apparently all for it. Illegal aliens are allegedly given Ivermectin when they cross the border and are not required to be “vaccinated.”

      I was appalled at what Dr. Malone stated at the January 23rd “Defeat the Mandate March” in DC. He said, “If they’re harmed by these genetic vaccines, you are the one that will have to take care of them, and you will carry the burden for the rest of your life—and theirs.” Can you imagine how parents felt who had lost children from the jab?

      You may want to listen again to the two Malone videos in the opening salvos of this article. Will Dr. Malone be chosen for a particular position? Will he replace Anthony Fauci? Will he be a presidential advisor? Is he truly the knight in shining armor or is he “controlled opposition?”

      1. Deb


        Demmit! Have I just been insulted or not?

  3. Andrew Stone

    Russians are tough buggers, examples of survival of the fittest. Wonderful friends. Awful enemies.
    There was a Russian version of a Foster’s beer commercial on YouTube a while back.

    A smiling young Russian man holding a fully automatic 12 gauge shotgun opens fire on a door frame. He starts in a lower corner and works a line around the door. When he gets to the opposite lower corner he stops firing and the door falls flat to the ground. (No idea how he managed to keep that ferociously bucking weapon steady enough to achieve any accuracy!)
    —- Russian Locksmith —-

  4. Deb


    I agree. I follow several Russians on youtube. One couple has a pet panther (Luna the Pantera).

    One is a lawyer from St. Petersberg who has gone into the wilderness and built a log cabin, furniture and so on- including many of his own tools-by hand, by himself. His channel is Advovo Makes (in English). I thought he was an engineer until my Russian doctor told me that “Advoco” means “Lawyer”! How many American lawyers are out in the wilderness building a log cabin by hand? None?

    They are certainly a remarkable people, and very different than I expected from what I was taught growing up. But then, so is everything.

    Since you mention it, what is the status of personal gun ownership in Russia, do you know?

  5. renevers

    Nice congress in Germany by EIKE on video. It is the sun.

  6. renevers

    The congress is partly in German, but the video mentioned is in English.

  7. TW

    And still just grey and chilly in the UK, couldn’t make it up.

    1. Deb

      You Brits better stop wishing for more “interesting” weather, lol. You’ll be soooorry!

      1. TW

        Groundhog winters’ll do that to you!

  8. Jack

    All of that white stuff reflects a lot of sunlight, which changes the energy balance. Cooler temperatures lead to more frequent precipitation.

    The snow machine is on full blast, and there’s no way to turn it off now, until the sun gets higher.

    Spring is going to be absolutely amazing.

  9. Ranch Ghost

    Ghost World audiobook now available for download: How to survive the post-vaccine die-off and radical economic fracturing – full download of MP3 files and PDF transcript
    Tuesday, January 25, 2022 by: Mike Adams

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