South America in massive deep freeze
“Unprecedented Cold For South America This Week.” “Cold is coming. A lot!”
Second pulse of cold air reaches Uruguay.
Very cold in coming days in Rio Grande do Sul, especially at the beginning of next week, warned Luiz Fernando Nachtigall on July 18. Intensive polar air will invade the Southern Cone. Cold is coming. A lot! Temperature lower than normal at the beginning of next week.
This is shown above the map generated from the data of the meteorological model operating in the United States (NOAA / NCEP). The center of South America will see the greatest anomaly.
Notice that the polar jet stream reaches the province of Buenos Aires. The temperature at the Ezeiza airport is at 9am only 5 ° C with rain and windy. In Montevideo, Carrasco Airport, was 16 º C. An automatic weather station particular near the Prado, in the Uruguayan capital, indicated temperature even lower with gusts of 65 km / h. The polar wave led to sharp and strong cooling.
The time now is unstable in the Capital and in most regions gaucho with record rainfall. The instability is the result of the approach of cold polar air from the south than meets the warmer air that arrived here yesterday in southern Brazil.
Remains the prospect of the third and most intense pulse polar air invade the Rio Grande do Sul during Sunday with brands frigid, windy, very low thermal sensation, black frost, frost and snow and perhaps other types of winter precipitation (graupel / freezing rain) in areas with lower altitude or even at sea level next week.
“Unprecedented Cold For South America This Week,” agrees Steven Goddard website.
10-Day Temperature Outlook
Temperatures as low as -15C in the tropics.
Thanks to Sergio, Bill Sellers and meteorologist Joe D’Aleo for this info
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Argentina – Cars and trucks stranded due to heavy snow
21 July 2013 – As reported by Civil Defense and Road Safety of Chubut, cars and trucks remain stranded in Garayalde height, on National Route 3 between Trelew and Comodoro Rivadavia. The place will be cut off until at least tomorrow.
Both agencies began an operation to remove the cars and trucks that were stuck in the snow and ice.
The remaining domestic routes that traverse the province of Chubut are “passable but with extreme caution,” said Evaristo Melo, director of Civil Defense.
Thanks to Argiris Diamantis in the Netherlands for this link
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Record low temperatures hit Chile as fresh snow falls in the Andes
“Chileans braved extremely cold weather during the past few days.”
Many parts of Santiago and other cities saw record low temperatures, with some areas reaching as low as 16.8 F (-8.4 C).
South central Chile faced the coldest temperatures of the year on Monday with below-freezing temperatures expected to continue until Tuesday, according to the Chilean Meteorological Office (DMC).
(Note: The article started out by saying “record low temperatures.” Then it switched to “coldest temperatures of the year.” I don’t know which statement is true. Either way, it certainly doesn’t look like “global warming.”)
Santiago’s lowest temperature of the year came in at 26.6 F (-3 C) in Quinta Normal. Lampa claimed the country’s record low temperature of the year with shivering lows of 16.8 F (-8.4 C). Calera de Tango in the Valparaíso Region clocked in with a low of 25.5 F (-3.6 C).
Longford dropped to 20.5 F (-6.4 C) over the weekend, the lowest in the region. Temuco in the Araucanía Region went as low as 23 F (-5 C), and Coyhaique in Patagonia went down to 20.8 F (-6.2 C).
Traffic was restored on Sunday over Paso Los Libertadores, the mountain highway that connects Santiago to Mendoza, Argentina, after it was cleared of snow and ice, according to the Public Works Ministry’s Department of Roads. The use of chains on tires is mandatory for all vehicles.
On the bright side, Valle Nevado ski resort saw over two feet of new snow over the weekend and 14 out of its 17 lifts remain open despite temperatures of 23 F (-5 C).
Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link
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Brazil – Snow in over 80 cities – Roads and schools closed
“Should greatly disrupt agriculture”
The mass of polar air that passed through Argentina before coming to Brazil at the end of last week dropped snow in at least 87 cities of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.
The cold wave, which reaches South, Southeast, Midwest, and up to two northern states of the country (Rondônia and Acre), is the longest in 13 years, according to the National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet).
“Should greatly disrupt agriculture”
“There were 17 days in all. Now, there are already seven days with temperatures below zero, and certainly this will continue until Friday, which should greatly disrupt agriculture, especially citrus plantations and lettuce, and bring problems health,” says meteorologist Lucia Gularte of Inmet.
Among the places hit by the snow are two capitals: Curitiba and Florianópolis. In Curitiba, the record snow made on Tuesday by Simepar Meteorological Institute is the first since 1975.
Snowflakes and freezing rain were seen in several neighborhoods of Curitiba, and in cities such as Araucaria, Campo Largo, Lapa and Pinhais, including the Afonso Pena International Airport.
In Santa Catarina, Epagri / Ciram snow recorded in the region of the Morro Cambirela in Palhoça, in Florianópolis. It is the first occurrence of the kind in 29 years, also seen in other cities in the metropolitan region, as Alfredo Wagner, Angelina and Burnt Ranch, and several parts of the state.
Altogether, at least 57 cities in Santa Catarina had snow.
Until 6:30 this Tuesday, the lowest temperature was in Bom Jardim da Serra, in the mountainous region, with -7 ° C. In São Joaquim, in the same region, did -4 ° C, leaving frozen trees.
Snow in the South also closed federal highway (BR-116, BR-280 and BR-282) and state (SC-350, SC-390 and SC-280) in Santa Catarina, because of ice buildup on track.
Also, snow and extreme cold caused cancellation of classes at San Joaquin. A homeless man died in Biguaçu, in Florianópolis, due to the cold. And two cities in the state – St. Joachim and St. Joseph, in Florianópolis – are in an emergency situation to purchase blankets and supplies to the poorest families.
Largest snowfall in decades
According to weatherman Marcelo Schneider of Inmet, the snowfall in Santa Catarina and Paraná is one of the largest in decades. In some cities, such as …
Revealed: Guardian climate blogger Dana Nuccitelli works for EPA, wind, solar contractor without disclosure
Revealed: Guardian climate blogger works for EPA, wind, solar contractor without disclosure
Dana Nuccitelli is a rabid (albeit part-time) warmist blogger for The Guardian. He also has an interesting full-time employer. The BBC reported today: This was neatly summed up in a Guardian blog by Dana Nuccitelli, who works for a multi-billion dollar US environmental business (Tetra Tech) and writes prodigiously about global warming and related matters […]
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Climate bedwetters to march on Google’s campus in protest of Inhofe fundraiser
The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Demonstrators will amass on Google’s Mountain View headquarters Wednesday morning to protest the search giant’s decision to host a fundraiser earlier this month for climate change denier Sen. James Inhofe. The Oklahoma Republican famously declared that “global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,” despite a […]
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Delingpole: 97 per cent of climate activists in the pay of Big Oil shock!
97 per cent of climate activists in the pay of Big Oil shock!By James Delingpole Last updated: July 23rd, 2013Unless you’re a reader of the Guardian Environment’s recently added section “Sacrifice your children to Mother Gaia. It’s the only way!”, you’ll probably never have heard of the man who co-edits it, Dana Nuccitelli. But you’ll certainly be familiar with his most famous bogus statistical artefact: the one he created with fellow climate alarmist John Cook to prove that 97 per cent of climate scientists really DO believe in global warming.The claim has been roundly debunked. Apart from the problems with its statistical methodology, its findings are essentially meaningless. As Ben Pile points out in this characteristically measured, thoughtful piece,
“Nuccitelli’s survey results are either the result of a comprehensive failure to understand the climate debate, or an attempt to divide it in such a way as to frame the result for political ends.”
Indeed, adds Pile, they represent:
“a cartoonish polarisation of positions within the climate debate.”
How so? Well, as (climate sceptical) Bishop Hill once asked on Twitter: “Isn’t everyone in the 97 per cent? I am.” When the question was repeated at the Bishop’s website by Met Office’s Richard Betts, almost all those present agreed that they were. I would have done too, depending, of course, on precisely how you interpret the “consensus position” that “humans are causing global warming.”Well of course they are. Even if it’s only down to the Urban Heat Island effect or the methane from beef cattle, humans almost certainly have an influence on climate. But so what? It always astonishes me when I see climate alarmists – even nice, well-meaning ones like Richard Betts – get all excited about this, as if somehow it represents a sudden concession by sceptics to the cause of warmism. If the alarmists spent any time paying attention to Watts Up With That, Bishop Hill or any of the myriad other sceptical websites out there, they would realise that this is what we’ve always thought. Our beef with the alarmists is not over the issue “Do humans contribute to climate change?” It’s over “Do humanssignificantly contribute to climate chnage?” “Is there any evidence that this climate change is catastrophic or unprecedented?” “Do we need to do anything about it?” “Can we do anything …
New paper finds global warming since the Little Ice Age explained by natural processes, not man-made CO2 — Paper published in Climate
New paper finds global warming since the Little Ice Age explained by natural processes, not man-made CO2
A new paper published in Climate explains the halt of global warming due to changes in solar activity and ocean oscillations, and finds most of the warming and recovery from the Little Ice Age during the 19th and 20th centuries was due to natural processes rather than man-made CO2.
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Abstract: The rise in global average temperature over the last century has halted since roughly the year 2000, despite the fact that the release of CO2 into the atmosphere is still increasing. It is suggested here that this interruption has been caused by the suspension of the near linear (+ 0.5 °C/100 years or 0.05 °C/10 years) temperature increase over the last two centuries, due to recovery from the Little Ice Age, by a superposed multi-decadal oscillation of a 0.2 °C amplitude and a 50~60 year period, which reached its positive peak in about the year 2000—a halting similar to those that occurred around 1880 and 1940. Because both the near linear change and the multi-decadal oscillation are likely to be natural changes (the recovery from the Little Ice Age (LIA) and an oscillation related to the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), respectively), they must be carefully subtracted from temperature data before estimating the effects of CO2.
It is at least problematic, therefore, to consider this near linear increase in temperature during the 19th and 20th centuries as mainly due to CO2.
A halt and even a slight decrease in the rising trend after 2000 can therefore be expected, on the basis of this spectral analysis.
It is quite likely, therefore, that the near linear increase due to LIA recovery has been temporarily overwhelmed by the multi-decadal oscillation, which had reached a positive peak in about the year 2000.
It is likely that both the near linear increase and multi-decadal oscillation are primarily natural changes. Thus, in order to estimate the effects caused by CO2 over the last two centuries, it is important to isolate these natural components of climate change from real temperature data.…