Heavy, wet snow has knocked-out the power to tens of thousands of homes in inland parts of southern and central Finland Wednesday afternoon, as an intense early-season snowstorm buries the Scandinavian nation.
The Finnish Energy industry group (ET) said that up to 55,000 households had lost power across south-central and eastern Finland by Wednesday evening, as well as a few in Kittilä, Finnish Lapland, and in Sipoo on the south coast.
That number is expected to rise even higher through Thursday and Friday, as a second wave of heavy snow and freezing rain moves in from the southwest.
Strengthening winds are also predicted to cause problems.
Eckerö Line cancelled at least two ship departures, while across south-central and eastern Finland, the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) warns of very poor road conditions due to the snowstorm.
And once finished with Finland, the storm is Russia-bound, adding to the staggering snow totals suffered across that transcontinental nation already this season (and it still isn’t even winter!).
Looking forward, intensifying swings-in-extremes are in the weather forecast globally, for all of us, as historically low solar activity continues to weaken the jet stream, reverting its usual tight zonal flow to more of a wavy meridional one:
And depending on what side of the jet stream you’re on, you’re either in for debilitating polar cold or anomalous tropical heat.
This week in the NH, for example, the majority of North America is suffering well-below average temperatures, while much of Europe is experiencing unusually mild conditions:
And in the SH, South America is suffering anomalous cold, while Australia currently bakes:
The full picture is never revealed by the MSM, their agenda-driven reporting allows only for one side of the story — heat and drought.
But the truth, regardless of what side of the jet stream you’re on, is that both of these setups can negatively impact crop production. And we’re already witnessing dramatic falls in yield and quality across the breadbaskets of the world — the price of wheat, for example, is now at a four-and-a-half year high, and rising fast.
An intensification of this meridional jet stream flow is in all of our futures, and the phenomenon isn’t caused by increasing atmospheric CO2 levels — if anything, more carbon dioxide is having a beneficial affect as the trace gas has been proven to increase plant growth.
No, it isn’t you or me that’s causing this climate shift, it’s the sun — as it always has been:
Overall, global average temperatures are falling in line with this historically low solar activity, and glacial advance has once again kicked-in.
Heatwaves will always still occur –the evidence suggests they could even become more extreme– although the waves will be short lived and/or localized to regions residing ‘under’ the JS.
Don’t fall for NOAA’s or the BOM’s politicized, warm-mongering, UHI-ignoring temperature datasets — our future is one of ever-descending cold, crop loss and struggle.
Prepare accordingly — grow your own.
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