Winter 2017-18 Open Thread

This is the place for any tips, observations and general chat. This thread will be left open until next spring (and if winter prolongs like 2013 it'll stay a bit longer). 😁 [[5 Jan 18 - I believe this is a fair likelihood as any Sudden Stratospheric Warming [SSW] isn't happening soon and the real … Continue reading Winter 2017-18 Open Thread

Australia: Cold snap wipes out $180m worth of Crops

November 21, 2017 1:00pm FROSTS have wiped as much as $180 million from the value of Victoria’s winter crop. That’s the early estimate from the Victorian Government after the late spring snap ripped across western and central Victoria this month, causing extensive damage to wheat and legumes. Some Western District growers have reported their whole … Continue reading Australia: Cold snap wipes out $180m worth of Crops

Watch “Sandstorm Blocks Sun in UK, 50% Orange Crop Losses & Rice Flooded (471)” on YouTube

Whilst I agree the north south wind patterns of meridional flow will increase going forward as our sun quiets, Saharan dust is not that uncommon and is often brought towards our isles by a low near Spain. What was unusual yesterday were the skies which were a combination of the dust and the smoke from … Continue reading Watch “Sandstorm Blocks Sun in UK, 50% Orange Crop Losses & Rice Flooded (471)” on YouTube

The Hottest End of the World Evah!

Activists like to make claims. Like most biased interested parties, the hyper vision of their narrow lens means that anything and everything is proof. https://youtu.be/af-j1W9PWR0 However, like most activist claims they don't stand up to scrutiny so they morph into some other threat; It's an endless stream of verbal and written diarrhoea that attempts to … Continue reading The Hottest End of the World Evah!

Norway’s Washout Summer, Farmers Despair at rain, rain, rain

Despite the early heatwave it has been for the most part an increasingly poor wet summer, highlighted best by the Central England Temperatures which have been going down; Further north, it has of course been far wetter, however nothing like in Western Norway where it's been very wet in some places for 70 out of … Continue reading Norway’s Washout Summer, Farmers Despair at rain, rain, rain

South American Cold Wave: Brazil Looks for Crop Damage 

This time last year South America felt the damage, not from heat as the media so intently focusses on but ice; “Brazilian Arabica Coffee Crop 36% Loss from Cold, Bananas 70%, Argentina 30% Raisin Losses (193)” As any one who grows anything knows frost is a killer and is not what the world's largest producer … Continue reading South American Cold Wave: Brazil Looks for Crop Damage 

‘Snowmania’ in Zambia

https://youtube.com/watch?v=j2ogB3WurH8 h/t Argiris Diamantis THE Zambia Meteorological Department says the recent hailstorm in some parts of Lusaka was due to a cool vertical atmosphere that did not support its melting into rain. In a statement following Sunday’s heavy hailstorm, senior meteorological officer Victor Bupe said a cold front over the southeast coast of South Africa tilted towards … Continue reading ‘Snowmania’ in Zambia

Watch “Deserts Across the World Bloom, Heavier Rains Caused by Cosmic Rays Creating More Clouds (357)”

https://youtube.com/watch?v=1blsESsfZ24 See also; Saudi Arabia Chile’s Atacama Desert Blooms Pink Mallow Flowers After Spring and Summer Floods Cold and Snow hit…Brazil! California China