Watch Ben Davidson “Earth’s Magnetic Flip | Grand Solar Minimum”

https://youtube.com/watch?v=dQyjxTi6Jpw The previous video in this series can be seen here; https://youtube.com/watch?v=hcnPDFKCliU

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Cold Snap Brings Snowfall to the Sahara Desert – for the second winter in a row

https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/950674395835531267

The note on the video below states in fact the area of Ain al-safra follows geographically the high plateaus of the western cold continental climate and is in fact not a desert but it has been subjected to creeping sand and desertification because it lies on the gateway to the Sahara Desert

Details on last winter’s Saharan snow can be found here

Watts Up With That?

As much of the northern hemisphere endures record cold temperatures, we get this report from Severe Weather EU via Twitter:

Spectacular scenes today in Algeria as snow covered the sand dunes in Ain El Safra! Snow visible also in imagery by NASA’s Terra satellite.

After a 40 year absence, this is the second winter in a row for this occurrence. In late 2016 it was reported by the Telegraph as being not seen in 40 years:

Incredible photos capture freak snowfall in the Sahara Desert, believed to be first time it has fallen on the unforgiving red dunes in almost 40 years.

Now, it’s happened again. Have a look.

Photos by rt Sidali, Gian Alonso, Rabah Ripou Ouchen, Issam Bouchetata Bouchetata

You can also see the snow on the MODIS/TERRA satellite image service from NASA. Ain El Safra is the lone white section in the center of the…

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Watch “Atmospheric Compression Snow and Rain Events Happening Across the Planet (492)” on YouTube

Some interesting events going on as we had deeper into northern hemispheric winter. https://youtube.com/watch?v=polmLr4qRuE

Watch “2017 Hurricanes and Aerosols Simulation”

This is stunning to watch and the evolution of #Ophelia as it moves east and interacts with the Saharan Dust is illuminating although the Ellie Gouldings of the world will still blame #ClimateChange (see here). https://youtube.com/watch?v=h1eRp0EGOmE

Piers Corbyn on UK Winter 2017-18

As the clock change looms, and or Sun slowly goes to sleep, winter 2017-18 is shaping up and WeatherAction's Piers Corbyn has given a taster of his initial winter thoughts reproduced below. 2013 was the last time much of the UK received substantial snow cover. Piers Corbyn, forecaster for WeatherAction, said the jet stream is … Continue reading Piers Corbyn on UK Winter 2017-18

Red Sky at Noon, Hurricane Ophelia and the Memory Hole

Ex-Hurricane Ophelia caused three deaths in the Irish Republic and thousands of homes were without power. It's the worst storm in 60 years which makes the Red Warnings by Met Eireann beforehand warranted. Hurricane Ophelia: Schools closed and thousands without power The evolution of the storm can be seen here on this NOAA NWS Air … Continue reading Red Sky at Noon, Hurricane Ophelia and the Memory Hole