2022-01-01 01:53:17 UTC
Record Cold And Snow Hit Alaska
December 31, 2021 Cap Allon
"Alaska 'Icemageddon' warning", is how the BBC puts its, so you know it must be
The BBC article begins with record warmth (the 19.4C (66.9F) logged on Kodiak
island, Sunday: AGW hypothesis in tact), but as discussed above, AGW can't in
any way, shape, or form explain the historic cold gripping a much larger
portion of the state.
In the south-eastern town of Ketchikan, for example, temperatures dropped to -
18C (-0.4F) on December 25 & 26 - the town's coldest Christmas period of the
past century+, with the old records being the -14.4C (6F) in 1967, and the -15C
(5F) from 1917.
The extreme freeze prompted warnings of an "Icemageddon" from authorities,
continues the BBC article, as torrents of rain and snow have left ice as hard
as cement coating the roads.
"Ice is extremely difficult to remove once it has binded to the road surface.
Even though air temps were warm... roads were at sub-zero temps, which caused
ice to bind to the surface," tweeted the Alaska Department of Transportation
and Public Facilities.
The ice is expected cling to the roads until at least March or April, said
Climate Scientist Rick Thoman, of the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and
Winter lives: Tuesday 225pm twilight and -40F/C at Nuiqsut (North Slope). #akwx
The snow has been just as extreme as the cold.
The Fairbanks area has been hit by its fiercest mid-winter storm since 1937. So
much fell on Sunday that it caved in the roof of the only grocery shop in the
town of Delta Junction, 95 miles (153km) south-east of Fairbanks. While an
observation site at Denali National Park has now registered 74.5 inches (1.9
meters) of snow this month, making it the snowiest December on record.
The Denali National Park Headquarters Cooperative observer weather equipment is
literally buried! They have received 74.5 inches of snow this month, making
this the snowiest Dec on record. The previous record was 66.3 inches in Dec
1984. (photo courtesy of Denali NP)
These are scenarios Thoman is keen to put down to climate change: "When all the
pieces come together in a warming world we're going to get these unprecedented
events, that's what we expect," he said.
However, and as discussed many times before, the establishment's global warming
hypothesis has been drastically altered over the years so as to fit
observations due to it failing to predict them - but these extreme weather
events we're seeing, and particularly these dramatic swings between extremes,
are due to less energy reaching the jet streams due to low solar activity, and
not to man's insignificant atmospheric CO2 contributions.
IPCC, 2001: "Milder winter temperatures will decrease heavy snowstorms..." was
the original prophesy:
The Global Average Temperature Dropped 0.29C Last Month - Now Sits At Just
0.08C Above The 30-Year Baseline
School Cancelled In Yakutia, Russia As Temperatures Plunge To -50C (-58F)
Record-Breaking Cold Continues To Grip Western Canada
"Red Alerts" Issued In India As Cold Wave Intensifies
Amid Freezing Lows & Energy Shortages, Europe Struggles To Keep The Lights On
Bhopal, India Suffers Lowest Temp In 55 Years
"Hazardous" Freeze To Hit The Prairies
Rare Polar Stratospheric Clouds Spotted
Europe Forecast A Bitterly Cold and Snowy Christmas
Colder Winter Headed For U.S. With Incoming 'Polar Vortex'
"Unprecedented" Cold Wave Is Hitting Scandinavia
Alaska Suffers "Persistent Record-Shattering Cold"
A Freezing Start To Winter Is "Rapidly Depleting" Europe's Gas Reserves
St. Petersburg's "Deep Freeze" Breaks 1893 Record
Sweden Busts All-Time December Low (-46.8F)
Bethel, Alaska Suffered Its Coldest November in 82 Years
Australia Suffered Coldest Nov Since 1999
Monthly Lows (And Rare Snows) Fall in Hawaii
Record Cold Grips Siberia (-68.3F)
Canada Sees Lowest November Temp Since 2004 (-45.6F)
Low Temperature Records Continue to Fall Across Europe
Australia's NSW Suffers Coldest November On Record
Record Lows Grip Europe
Sweden Registers -37.4C (-35.3F)
UK Schools Forced To Shut, + Bigger Freeze Inbound
Nordic Power Prices Surge On Sub-Zero Temps And Low Winds
Danger To Life' Warning Issued In Scotland
Spain Issues 'Cold Weather Alerts' - Restarts Old Coal Power Plant To Cope
In 2021 (To Date), A Total of 222 All-Time Low Temperature Records Have Been
Broken In The United States, Versus Just The 7 For All-Time High