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Snowstorm To Hit Colorado Before Slamming Into Texas; Florida Freezes; Surprise Outburst Of Noctilucent Clouds; Brutal Winter Leads To “Horror Scenes” At Syria Camps; + Snow Strands Thousands In Istanbul, As Turkey Suffers Its Largest Power Outage Ever

Snowstorm To Hit Colorado Before Slamming Into Texas

A winter storm is forecast to dive southward across the Rocky Mountains early this week, riding on the back of a weak and wavy meridional jet stream flow.

“A stationary front extending southward from southwestern Canada will bring rounds of snow to the northern and central Rockies Monday night into Tuesday night,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Alyssa Smithmyer. For reference, a stationary front occurs when the forward motion of a cold front slows and stalls.

The storm will begin crossing the Canadian border on Monday, bringing snow to places like Calgary, Alberta, before then hitting the likes of Billings and Missoula, Montana, and Rapid City, South Dakota.

As dawn approaches, the snow is expected to continue traveling southward into locales such as Casper and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

“The higher elevations of the Colorado Rockies are expected to record snowfall amounts of 3-6 inches,” Smithmyer said.

Accumulations of 6 inches are also expected across western Kansas.

With 12 inches possible in other parts.

GFS Total Snow (inches) Jan 25 – Feb 10. Note also the second round of snow due early Feb. []

“Residents in Denver will notice a drop in temperature between Monday and Tuesday,” said Smithmyer, with settling snow expected by sunrise bringing totals of 4 inches by the afternoon. The snow will be accompanied by temperatures in the mid 20s — well below normal. Then on Tuesday night, temps are forecast to fall into the lower teens — at least 5F below the average of 19F.

Snow is expected to arrive across the northern tier of New Mexico Tuesday, and by Wednesday morning, residents of Santa Fe should be awaking to a few inches and lingering flurries into the day as the storm continues its track towards northern Texas. 

Amarillo, Texas, is also expecting inches of snow, with Lubbock, Texas, on for an inch Tuesday through Wednesday.

And while the west/south is suffering snow, the coldest conditions will actually been reserved for the central/eastern parts.

As visualized in the latest GFS run (below), temperatures of as much as 20C below the seasonal norm are forecast to sweep the entire eastern half of the U.S. –and Canada– this week: from Peawanuck, Ontario, down to Birmingham, Alabama; from the eastern halves of the Dakotas, to the Eastern Seaboard — this week’s cold will be widespread, pervasive and record-challenging.

Stay tuned for updates.

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) Weds, Jan 26 [].

Florida Freezes

Already copping anomalous cold this week has been Florida.

Monday started off very chilly across the state, with many areas awaking to frost and freeze advisories.

Florida freeze []

Ocala dipped into the mid-20s in the early hours of Monday morning, the Villages and Kissimmee dropped below freezing at 31F, while lows on the coast and in metro Orlando reached the mid-30s to low 40s — readings that were close to historic records, said meteorologist Scott Kelly, who added: “There have been numerous reports of frost, especially rooftop and cartop frost, but there’s also been some frost on the ground” — concerning for the state’s the Citrus crop, and yes, there have been reports of ‘Falling Iguanas’ (they can drop out of trees when temps drop below 45F).

Monday’s high in Orlando struggled to climb above 60F, a reading well below the norm of 72F for the date–the record high being the 86F set back in 1920, and the record low the 27F from 2003.

Looking ahead, while a Gulf stormfront could bring a slight warm up with showers this week, another cold front is expected to descend down next weekend: “Eventually it is going to get cold again over the weekend forecast,” said Kelly. “There will be reinforcing strong cold air this weekend (and) temperatures (could be) getting back down into the 30s again by Sunday morning.”

Surprise Outburst Of Noctilucent Clouds

As reported by Dr Tony Phillips over at, researchers in Germany were surprised yesterday, Jan 24, when cameras they installed in Argentina recorded a bright outburst of noctilucent clouds (NLCs).

This footage was shot in Rio Gallegos, Patagonia:

NLCs are Earth’s highest clouds. For them to form, extremely cold temperatures are required — as low as -150F. Wisps of water vapor rise up from the poles to the edge of space where they crystallize around specks of meteor dust, creating vivid electric-blue structures.

At this time of year, NLCs are typically confined inside the Antarctic Circle, so it is a surprise to see them bursting out to mid-southern latitudes, with Rio Gallegos sitting at at 51.6S.

There is the possibility that these clouds came from Tonga, suggests Dr. Phillips.

The monstrous eruption of the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai volcano on Jan 15 hurled a plume of ash, sulfur dioxide and (this is the important part) water vapor to –a revised up– 55 km (180,000 ft).

Researcher Gerd Baumgarten, of the Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics, and others, are investigating the possibility that water from the volcano has reached the mesosphere, creating this outburst of noctilucent clouds.

Stay tuned to for updates.

Brutal Winter Leads To “Horror Scenes” At Syria Camps

Record cold and snow has been hitting much of the Middle East of late. And freezing lows in Syria have turned camps for internally displaced people into disaster zones, the UN Deputy Regional Humanitarian Coordinator said Monday. 

Coordinator Mark Cutts said humanitarians had seen “some real horror scenes” in the last few days after bone-chilling lows and record snows swept the nation — entire families have been found frozen to death in their tents.

“Our humanitarian workers have been pulling people out from under collapsed tents,” said Cutts, who added that many people don’t have shovels or other equipment to clear the snow, so they have been doing it with their bare hands, while children walk in the snow wearing just sandals.

People are “living in these torn and ripped and flimsy tents in these sub-zero temperatures”, the coordinator said. 

According to him, about 100,000 people have been affected by the heavy snow and about 150,000 have been battling freezing temperatures: “That’s a quarter of a million people who are really suffering now the effects of this cold spell that is going across the entire region.”

Cutts concluded by issuing an appeal to the international community, asking it to recognize the scale of the crisis and to quickly get the displaced out of tents and into safer and more dignified temporary shelter.

Snow Strands Thousands In Istanbul…

Rescue crews are attempting to clear major roads across Turkey that were blocked by the latest round of unprecedented snow left thousand of people and vehicles stranded in below-freezing conditions.

According to Selcuk Tutuncu, manager of the city’s Disaster Co-ordination Center, or AKOM, “there are over 1,500 vehicles and over 7,000 personnel working out in the field nonstop.”

Roads in Istanbul came to a standstill on Monday after accumulating powder hit the 16 million-strong city. Snow totals touched a meter (3.3 feet) in some areas, and forced stranded motorists into a tough decision: spend the night in their cars, or venture out in search of shelter.

AKOM said an Icelandic low-pressure system is behind the cold front and record snowfall affecting the country, one that descended unusually far south due to a ever-weakening jet stream.

The storm also caused havoc in neighboring Greece, snarling traffic in Athens and putting most public transport out of action:

Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu said another substantial snowstorm was set to hit Tuesday evening, and the latest forecasts has it lasting through Wednesday.

…As Turkey Suffers Its Largest Power Outage Ever

Compounding the historic wintry woes, Turkey cut electricity supplies to its industrial sectors yesterday, after Iran announced a temporary halt in natural gas exports due to its own record-high domestic heating demand.

Officials from state-run pipeline company Botas were dispatched on an emergency mission to Tehran to try to reverse the stoppage, which led to what is thought to be Turkey’s worst energy crunch ever after the Turkish government imposed three-days a week power outages across hundreds of industrial zones.

Industry accounts for nearly a quarter of Turkey’s economic output, and nearly 10% of the country’s workforce is employed in industrial zones, so the consequences of the power halt could ripple nationwide, reports — more than half of the country’s electricity is produced in gas-powered plants. 

Electricity supplies were cut after Iran, a major supplier of gas to Turkey, announced a 10-day halt late last week, citing technical failures, but which analysts have linked to the record-high energy consumption sweeping Iran itself after widespread record low temperatures and unprecedented snow set in.

On Sunday, Iran’s oil minister, Javad Owji, urged citizens to reduce usage and “wear warm clothing” after consumption hit 692 million cubic meters a day, a new record high, but one expected to be broken again after forecasts called for yet colder conditions as the new week progressed.

With a record cold spell currently gripping Iran and the resulting surge in heating demand, shortages of gas have become acute and the country has reverted back to burning dirtier fossil fuels in order to handle the higher load. This is a scenario playing out across Europe, too, where a rushed, ill-conceived switch to renewables, combined with historically cold winter conditions are fueling an all-out energy crisis.

As I discussed yesterday –but it’s worth repeating– Iran is a case in point. The country has the second largest reserves of natural gas in the world but it is barely able to satisfy domestic demand. This is due to a decline in production thanks to a chronic lack of investments in an out-of-favor oil and gas sector:

Turkey’s crippling fuel supply disruptions come as it struggles to cover surging energy costs with a badly weakened lira.

The country had just 1.2 billion cubic meters of gas in storage as of Jan 18 — that’s 42% less than a year ago, according to Energy Exchange Istanbul data. Conversely, the country’s natural gas consumption hit a record high on Jan 20 due to the record cold.

As concluded by the Bloomberg report, the energy crunch could actually get worse in the coming days as temperatures are forecast to fall even further below seasonal norms, further bolstering demand for gas just as supply is squeezed by Iran.

The government has pledged that households wouldn’t be affected by blackouts and restricted gas supplies — we’ll see…

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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  1. Petrichor

    The weather is going to be a major influence on when war breaks out in Ukraine between NATO and Putin’s Russia. (and China’s incursions against Taiwan and in the South China Sea) Freezing weather and blackouts may stall China’s Winter Olympics, which might have been the previously-planned time for opening hostilities.

    Food prices around the globe are skyrocketing–(look for food riots) hypothermia and global famine will kill off large numbers of tent-dwelling refugees around the world, and perhaps briefly stall immigration from Africa to Europe.
    On the bright side, perhaps freezing temperatures will kill off the uncontrollable infestation of exotic pythons in the Florida Everglades.
    And Agenda 2030 is coming along nicely.

  2. Mystic’s Mystic

    Any government official that was legitimately miss led by scientist making global warming claims should be asking the 97% for further clarification at this point. Death has followed when people that are prepared for warming are confronted with sub-freezing cold temperatures. Texas last year, Pakistan, The Canadian boarder roads in Virginia and the Carolina’s just a few examples this year. John Kerry special envoy on climate change insists that we must intensify our efforts to eliminate fossil fuels. Like that won’t kill billions of people.
    We just can’t trust these idiots and it turns your stomach to hear from them. I bet that when the UAH global temperature report comes out for January the movement will be down and please don’t say volcano. Too little too late.
    I have some advice. Washington lead by example. Turn off the gas, buy electric cars become a fully renewable energy space.
    If any of you are worried they might just set the example please don’t. They fully understand the cold icy hands of minimum conditions and what harm they bring. We won’t see AOC in a bikini 👙 this winter. Not in DC. They aren’t asking questions because they knew the answers before they started the propaganda & deception.

  3. Ragnar Ravn

    Actually wheat and coffee Prices has taken a little dive the last month. I think a lot of the food price hikes is because of engineered supply chain sabotage to get the inflation going.

    Central planners are in the dodo, because debts are through the roof and because of technology and demographics we have a huge deflationary pressure. The ESG induced energy price hikes will hit food production broadly and help,inflate the debt away. If they are lucky.

    I invested in corn, coffee because of the extreme amount of fertiliser needed for both, but prices has not moved a lot yet.

    If PTB really want to crash the world economy then they would embrace deflation while debt and all asset classes spikes and create a Japan 2.0 on roids. De growth is not easily accomplished.

    2022 will be an interesting year

    1. Deb

      Somebody must have cursed us with living in interesting times.

      1. Andrew Stone

        Isn’t that a Chinese curse? 😉

  4. prioris

    Florida was 6 degrees below normal in 2009-2010 winter. I was around Vero Beach. That was a cold miserable winter down there.


    and still no snow in the UK…seems we’ve been very lucky again but maybe our turn february /march as the northerly plunges shift…one of the driest januarys and very little wind

  6. Jeff

    The “falling iguanas” in cold weather is always a riot. The last time this happened in Florida, some guy decided to pick up a bunch of them (some people like to eat them) and he put them in his car to take home. He forgot that by placing them in his back seat and turning his car heater on, that would warm them up. So all these iguanas woke up while he was driving and tore the ever loving crap out of the inside of his car.

    1. Andrew Stone

      That is hilarious!
      Thank you!

      1. prioris

        would be better if they ate him instead

  7. Deb

    Think your govt might be lying to you?

    1. Andrew Stone

      I know people who had Christa as a high school teacher. Grew up in the same area they did. It is remarkable that this is the first time anything like this has come up about her. I would have heard about it otherwise. There were no rumors, suspicions, anything.

      This is completely out of the blue. It would not surprise me too much to find this to be accurate information because I do not trust anything associated with DC. But honestly, think about this. What would be the point? What sensible reason can you imagine that would explain such a hoax? I generally follow the $ (greed, power, control, sociopathic behavior) when contemplating such claims.

      In this case, I am at a complete loss as to why this might be true? Who benefits? What is gained? Why allow such a thing to be so easy to figure out if “they” are so clever? Yes, an obvious lie can be the most publicly convincing but I keep coming back to “who” and “what”.
      Doesn’t make sense.
      Keep an open mind but don’t let your brain fall out.
      If this apparent bs is true perhaps it points to “reality” being more amorphous than generally believed.

      1. Deb

        Well, I know someone who believes it bolsters the flat earth theory, the globe earth being part of a PTB conspiracy.

        Rabbit hole, anyone?

        1. Andrew Stone

          “Yaaaaah … (chomp, chomp, chomp)
          What’s up Doc?”

  8. Michael Peinsipp

    “Facebook, in partnership with the ‘fact-checkers’ at USA Today have conspired to restrict my use of the social media platform for 90 days, meaning I can’t post anything new. I’ve been found guilty of contesting a scientific theory, which in today’s world is now considered a ‘violation’:”
    I put this article on my FB page. Everybody who reads this, place it on your FB page.

    1. Deb

      Why do you people all have FB pages? Find social media that support democratic principles.

    1. Deb

      This geologist describes an entirely new type of volcanic eruption ( the Tonga eruption) and wonders what it should be called. I suggested he call it a ” nuclear explosion eruption”, lol.

    2. Deb

      That last article was very perceptive and thought-provoking. He gives a good rationale for why the sheep seem so stupid to those of us who get the threat.

      Could it be that those of us who were NOT protected by their parents (you know who you are) have benefitted from that by avoiding the default setting of trust in authority figures?

      Is this a case of every cloud having a silver lining, or just another example of the general perversity of life ( eg: its easier to put on weight than take it off)? Depends on your perspective, I guess.

      1. Deb

        Re: the class that mocks

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  11. Doktor Seltsamer Wetterliebhaber

    “clever and constant application of propaganda”
    Posted on January 25, 2022 by Tony Heller

  12. Fran

    “The monstrous eruption of the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai volcano on Jan 15 hurled a plume of ash, sulfur dioxide and (this is the important part) water vapor to –a revised up– 55 km (180,000 ft).”

    This following interesting video [Jan 18, 2022] is also reporting that the Tonga eruption has been upgraded to between VEI 6 and 7,

    This eruption is quickly becoming one of the most important climate events of 2022 and, if the VEI 6 is confirmed, of the entire XXI century.
    With a little luck, this could be a game changer for the skeptics’ community, the trigger that would start the cooling of Earth’s climate that we’ve been predicting / expecting for many years.

  13. DIrk Pitt

    Vanuatu volcano very vivacious:—add-more-layers/overlays?tcso2,-19.787,173.540,5

    The Tonga plume is now all the way around the planet and is meeting S of Africa right now and there’s also a lot from Galopagos’ volcano Wolf in the mix:—add-more-layers/overlays?tcso2,-46.134,32.520,3

    Wolf’s plume also went North and formed the Icelandic Low for the snow in Syria, Iran, Turkey ALONG WITH ETNA’s DIRECT DRIVE ASH PLUME that just blew through there. Like this… whooooooosh – snow.
    Wolf has also brought the snow to the US, along with stuff sent down the line from Alaska and Kamchatka and Japan’s new island volcano. What a ride.

    I could mention the solar flare connection, Venus in retrograde as well as Mercury, but I really want to say I WILL NEVER FOREGIVE THEM FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE TO SYRIA. NEVER.

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