Himalayan mountain passes STILL blanketed in deep snow – At the end of July!

Heavy and record-breaking snow has been falling this week, actually adding to the pack. The glaciers will benefit, says expert.

Snow holding on until the end of July is incredibly rare on these passes, reports the The Statesman — in fact, it’s the first time in 20 years that it’s occurred, the packs are usually all-gone by the end of May.

But here it is, the end of July, and thick snow still lingers on the Himalayan mountain passes of Rohtang, Baralacha, Kunjum, Shikula.

How thick?

“The heavy accumulation of snow up to 4-5 feet on Rohtang, Baralacha, Kunjum, Shikula passes is certainly good for the environment in the Himalayas,” said Senior Scientific Officer at State Centre on Climate Change, Dr SS Randhawa.

Comes on the back of a long and record-breaking winter

Randhawa also said that this summer comes on the back of a long and record-breaking winter which brought rare heavy snows to the higher reaches of Himalayas through April and May. He added that the glaciers would benefit from this latest July snowfall.


Thanks to Jack Hydrazine for this link

9 thoughts on “Himalayan mountain passes STILL blanketed in deep snow – At the end of July!”

  1. Dang global warming again creating too much snow in the winter and spring. When will it stop? Geez ! I know, we need to put panels in orbit reflecting sunlight instead of communication. Equipment. We could even spray stuff in the atmosphere. Oh waite, huh, that has been thought of.

  2. Hey, Mr. Climate Change expert, how you gonna like it when your pet glaciers come grinding down the mountains, obliterating everything in their path?

    Oh, that’s right- you’ll be dead of starvation by then.

  3. and I note theyve shut up about melting himalayan glaciers recently…golly gee I wonder why???
    and the floods in India bangladesh etc right now shows theres no shortage of monsoon rains and then the snowmelt..oh hang on there wouldnt BE any, which should be a blessing for them about now.

  4. I’ve noticed a mention of ‘arctic wildfires’ on the crappy BBC, but also on spaceweather.com. Would you happen to know anything about this? Is it volcanic activity, or just more AGW bull?

    • Rare but not unusual, they’re in Alaska which it sounds like they omitted to mention. Could be forests could be peat both known in terrestrial areas within the Arctic circle.

  5. So much for the glaciers melting away in a few decades then. Oh, of course, that was alarmist activist propaganda that was included in the IPCC report giving the lie to their claimed all peer-reviewed content.

  6. 50 years ago people were talking about global cooling.
    The song..Bad Moon on the Rise” was released in April of 1969. The lyrics are apocalyptic and line up with events at this time. I googled the song and read its lyrics.
    Very interesting connection with bad moon rising song. Definitely fits.

    I see a bad moon a-rising
    I see trouble on the way
    I see earthquakes and lightnin’
    I see bad times today

    Don’t go ’round tonight
    It’s bound to take your life
    There’s a bad moon on the rise

    I hear hurricanes a-blowing
    I know the end is coming soon
    I fear rivers over flowing
    I hear the voice of rage and ruin

    Don’t go ’round tonight
    It’s bound to take your life
    There’s a bad moon on the rise

    I hope you got your things together
    I hope you are quite prepared to die
    Look’s like we’re in for nasty weather
    One eye is taken for an eye

    Oh don’t go ’round tonight
    It’s bound to take your life
    There’s a bad moon on the rise
    There’s a bad moon on the rise

    Source: LyricFind

    Songwriters: John C. Fogerty

    Bad Moon Rising lyrics © The Bicycle Music Company

  7. The glaciers benefit from his latest July snowfall? More like China, as they have eyes on the Himalayan glaciers to feed their nation’s thirst.

  8. As sentient observers are aware, Wurmian Ice Age glaciers melted off continental landmasses some 14,400 YBP, followed by a median 12,250-year Holocene Interglacial Epoch skewed 1,500 years by Earth’s cometary/meteoritic Younger Dryas “cold shock” from BC 10,950 to 9,450.

    On this basis, Gaia’s planetary Interstadial Remission ended 12,250 + 3,500 – 14,400 = AD 1350 (Roman calendar conversion), coincident with Kamchatka’s strato-volcano Kambalny Eruption plus a 70-year Grand Solar Minimum fro 1350 – 1420 that dropped Earth’s human population by 66% through famine and disease (!).

    The clue to Earth’s recurring 102-kiloyear Pleistocene Ice Time is that winter snows do not melt in summer– glaciers do not “move south”, they accumulate in layers that blanket whole regions underneath.

    As ice-core stratigraphy attests, Wurmian glaciations’ onset entailed episodic bouts of weeks-long snowfalls up to ninety feet deep. Should any such catastrophe occur today in Europe or New England, urban-industrial civilization would vanish overnight.

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