Sydney, Australia has just shivered through its coldest July day in a decade after maximum temperatures struggled to just 12.1C (53.8F) on Friday afternoon.
That Friday high of 12.1C (53.8F) was Sydney’s coldest July maximum since 2011 (solar minimum of cycle 24).
Another cold day is expected Saturday as strong southerly winds whipped-up from Antarctica hold temperatures at similar lows; however, showers will start to break up by Saturday afternoon as the trough moves offshore, and readings around 12C are unlikely to be repeated in the New South Wales (NSW) capital.
Sydney’s record cold comes after a particularly icy week for the state of NSW, as well as for the entire Australian continent as whole — every state and territory managed to register temperatures cold enough for frost, and all but one saw the mercury plunge below -2C (28.4F), reports 9news.com.au.
The reason for the frigid mornings was string of high pressure systems kicked-up from the polar regions.
These caused a combination of clear skies, light winds and extremely cold, dry air — the ideal ingredients for frost-producing lows at this time of year.
Perisher in the NSW snowy mountains recorded Australia’s first -10C (14F) of the year, while Alice Springs woke to sub-zero temperatures twice in one week, a very rare occurrence.
Further chills are to be forecast across the Australian continent over the weekend.
Stay tuned for updates.
Upper Michigan suffers a rare Summer Freeze
Several locations in Upper Michigan suffered a rare summer freeze on Friday, July 9.
The mercury struggled to 31F (-0.6C) yesterday morning at Baraga Plains, Doe Lake and Stonington “in the 2nd week of July!”, exclaimed a recent woodtv.com article.
With dry air (low dewpoint) and a polar breeze, the temperature managed to plummet across the UP, even with the relatively short nights of mid-summer.
For many locales, the overnight drop was stark — in Stonington, for example, the high on Thursday touched 74F (23.3C), but that 31F (-0.6C) low logged by Friday morning meant the city suffered a whopping 43F (23.9C) temperature drop — another example of the increased swings between extremes we experience during times of low solar activity.
While not a freeze, the mercury did dip into the 30s across a significant portion of the U.P.
Low temperatures included 38F at Ironwood and 39F at Marquette (airport) — all record lows for the time of year.
And looking ahead, many parts of the CONUS can expected further summer chills in the days and weeks ahead:
Additionally, check out the ‘global cooling accelerator’ just announced by NOAA:
Two Solar Flares, Two Radio Blackouts
Departing sunspot AR2840 erupted twice on July 9, producing a pair of almost-M-class solar flares.
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the two ultraviolet flashes:
Pulses of X-radiation ionized the top of Earth’s atmosphere.
And another over Europe:
In addition, mariners, aviators, and ham radio operators may have noticed unusual propagation effects at frequencies below ~15 MHz.
Once again, this event wasn’t expected and serves as yet another ‘warning shot’, cementing the disturbing reality that even minor solar flarings are having a bigger and bigger impact on our planet’s ever-waning magnetosphere, as the magnetic poles continue to shift.
For more on that, click the link below:
Enjoy your weekend!
I’m off out to plant my second corn crop of the season.
I grow the heirloom variety “Golden Bantam”.
Here in rural Portugal I’m working for a life detached from the ‘modern slave model’ and away from the ‘authoritative rule’ of those faceless elites.
If you’re interested in striving for the same (I don’t know why you wouldn’t be), and you’re new to growing your own, then here (linked below) may be a useful place to start:
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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