Record-setting early snowfall in Japan

Also far colder than average.

Mount Kurodake in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido had its first snow of the season on Aug. 17, the earliest snowfall observed there since records began in 1974.

The snow near the peak of the 1,984-meter mountain fell more than a month earlier than last year’s, which fell on Sept. 28. The average date is Sept. 18.

The low in Sapporo on Aug. 17 was 13.4 Celsius, 5.7 degrees lower than average for this time of year, and about the same as the mid-September average.

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180817/p2a/00m/0na/014000c

Thanks to Jack Hydrazine for this link


5 thoughts on “Record-setting early snowfall in Japan”

  1. Robert: Before our foolish leaders risk our country with what I call “Overpriced, unreliable, short term, and not really renewable solar and wind power”, they should think about the effects of a CME that could shut down all we rely on for years. Furthermore, the “GloBull Liars” think that the Sun’s energy is constant, yet just one blast of CME sent years of energy to our planet in a short time. This is what warmed the planet, not CO2! Of course, the CME that missed us in 2012 may have sent some energy to the Earth which could explain why the Arctic ice reached a low that year.

    From: http://www.spaceweather.com/
    159 YEARS AGO, A GEOMAGNETIC MEGA-STORM: Picture this: A billion-ton coronal mass ejection (CME) slams into Earth’s magnetic field. Campers in the Rocky Mountains wake up in the middle of the night, thinking that the glow they see is sunrise. No, it’s the Northern Lights. People in Cuba read their morning paper by the red illumination of aurora borealis. Earth is peppered by particles so energetic, they alter the chemistry of polar ice.
    Hard to believe? It really happened–exactly 159 years ago. This map shows where auroras were sighted in the early hours of Sept. 2, 1859:

    ***** See picture: http://www.spaceweather.com/images2018/01sep18/auroramap.jpg?PHPSESSID=bo765ob07fjro5soje276s5tv1
    *****

    As the day unfolded, the gathering storm electrified telegraph lines, shocking technicians and setting their telegraph papers on fire. The “Victorian Internet” was knocked offline. Magnetometers around the world recorded strong disturbances in the planetary magnetic field for more than a week.
    The cause of all this was an extraordinary solar flare witnessed the day before by British astronomer Richard Carrington. His sighting on Sept. 1, 1859, marked the discovery of solar flares and foreshadowed a new field of study: space weather. According to a NASA-funded study by the National Academy of Sciences, if a similar storm occurred today, it could cause a trillion dollars in damage to society’s high-tech infrastructure and require years for complete recovery.

    In fact, a similar flare did occur only 6 years ago. On July 23, 2012, a CME of rare power rocketed away from the sun. The storm was in many respects as strong as the 1859 Carrington event. Fortunately, it missed. The July 2012 event serves as a reminder that extreme space weather is not a thing of the past.

  2. Mexico September 2, 2018: Weather anomalies in Mexico: palm trees and cacti unexpectedly covered the snow – frames September 2, 2018, 11:57 – Science and technology 416 In the scientific world told about the next weather anomalies that surprised the earthlings on the eve of autumn. So, a few days ago, the east of Turkey in the midst of the tourist season was enveloped in snowdrifts. As is known, the above incident was witnessed in the province of Kars. This is reported by the publication “Russian Dialogue.” Previously, scientists recorded snow fall in the Sahara. Due to changes in climate change, emergency response services had to block some of the transport arteries. Consequently, some resorts in general were left without tourists. But the greatest surprise was the appearance of snow in Mexico. As noted by the inhabitants of the Mexican capital, unexpectedly the temperature dropped to 0 ° С. After a while, palms and cacti were completely covered with snow, which is far from typical of the local climate. A few hours later the warm weather reigned, so the inhabitants of Mexico City did not have long to enjoy such anomalies. Difficulties with transport connections and tourists were also not fixed. At the moment, researchers are engaged in establishing all the details of such climatic metamorphosis in all corners of the globe. Earlier, it was witnessed the fall of yellow snow, which he called the source of all ills. Recall that earlier residents of Morocco suddenly saw the snow.
    https://www.rusdialog.ru/science/155661_15358771

    Sunday , 02.09.2018 with 21 pictures
    Dawn with snowfall in 8 states
    The cold fronts number 44 and 45, as well as the eleventh winter storm, caused strong winds, hail, snow and sleet in Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora, Zacatecas, Jalisco, Coahuila, Querétaro and SLP. http://www.milenio.com/estados/amanecen-con-nevadas-en-8-estados
    http://www.milenio.com/estados/amanecen-con-nevadas-en-8-estados?image=3

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