Rare and heavy snow has buried parts of Libya, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia (among others) of late, blocking roads and closing schools and businesses.
This week’s disruptive Arctic freeze isn’t just confined to the North America –where on Monday a staggering 79% of the U.S. was below freezing– no, polar cold is engulfing a large portion of the northern hemisphere, including central/eastern Europe, northern/western Asia, north Africa, and the Middle East, and it has succeeded in driving Earth’s temperature below the 1979-2000 average.
As reported by africanews.com, Libya saw its first snowfall in 15 years on Tuesday — the Green Mountain in the northeast if the county was veiled white as snow settled in the area for the first time since 2006:
According to the Libyan National Meteorological Center, rare sub-zero temperatures were recorded in several cities — including Al-Bayda, Yefren, Nalut and Al-Marj, as well as Green Mountain and the Nafusa Mountain.
Neighboring Egypt has also been suffering an anomalous freeze of late, with rare snow and ice pellets reported in Alexandria, Beheira, and Port Said. The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) has urged citizens to exercise caution during this week’s cold wave: “wear extra layers”–superb advice.
Confused camels have been reported in Saudi Arabia:
While substantial snow also blanketed parts of Syria, Lebanon and Israel on Wednesday, reports the independent.co.uk.
Syria’s capital Damacus saw impressive totals, while 6+inches (15+cm) was observed in the the mountains of Sweida province, according to the official state news agency SANA.
Roads in many Syrian provinces were blocked by drifting snow — in the central province of Hama, bulldozers attempted to reopen stretches while vehicles skidded on ice, causing further traffic disruption.
Some 3 million displaced people live in northwestern Syria, mostly in tents and temporary shelters — the current situation there is akin to hell on Earth.
In nearby Lebanon, Storm Joyce hit late Tuesday bringing with it heavy snowfall to altitudes as low as 1,300 ft (400 m), according to the Meteorological department, which resulted in blocked roads and snarled traffic in eastern and northern parts.
And finally, the Israeli Meteorological Service warned of brutally frigid temperatures across the country on Wednesday, with the first snowfall in two years expected in the old city of Jerusalem by the evening.
That forecast turned out to be accurate –and then some– as rare heavy snow hit the city soon after sundown, resulting in spectacular scenes:
Schools across Jerusalem were closed Thursday — an exceptionally rare move.
Two Spotless Weeks
At a time when Solar Cycle 25 should be “ramping-up” the Sun has instead been eerily quiet — it has been “blank” (devoid of sunspots) for the past 14 consecutive days (as of Thur, Feb. 18) making for 31 spotless days in 2021, or 63%:
Brace for global cooling and food shortages.
I’m off out to prepare a bed for sorghum.
The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).
Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.
Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.
Prepare accordingly— learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.
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Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift