Mid-July Snow In British Columbia
Rare summer snow has fallen near Pennask Summit on Highway 97C, the Okanagan Connector, B.C.
Chris Moench, on his way to go fishing in Kamloops, said some people had pulled over to play in it.
Exceptional accumulations buried this part of the world last winter, and the flakes are still calling come mid-July.
“Where Has The Summer Gone?” Asks BBC Weather
“You might be wondering where summer has gone. Temperatures have dropped and rain has become a bigger feature of the forecast. So why the big change?” — asks a recent BBC Weather article.
Up to now 2023 can be divided into chunks of contrasting weather that have tended to persist for many days or weeks, continues the article, perfectly describing a low solar activity-induced wavy ‘meridional’ jet stream flow.
The BBC even provides this graphic:
January in the UK quickly turned drier and colder and it stayed that way into February.
March then brought a turnaround with places that had seen almost no rain in February receiving a real deluge.
Spring warmth continued to be hard to come by though April, with warm weather distinctly lacking in May.
Nowhere reached 24C until the month was nearly over, on the 27th — a new record.
However, global warming reared its head in June, “the theme changed,” and the warmth enticed the doom-mongers, orange paint throwers and MSM propagandists alike out from under their rocks to lament the year’s first burst of heat.
Temperatures didn’t exceed 32.2C (89.9F) for the entire month, daytime highs were rather lackluster. It was, according to the UK Met Office, the overnight lows that bolstered the averages — it was these that bore the “fingerprint of climate change”.
But now, during the first half of July, Brits have had to endure a return to normal, i.e. cooling — a pattern BBC Weather says “looks set to continue further into the month.”
“The notable thing about these wildly differing periods has been how long they’ve stuck around,” continues the BBC. “A blocked weather pattern” is the blame, according to the agency — “a ‘meandering’ jet stream,” is how they put it.
“In these situations weather systems tend to get stuck in the same place for a long time and so changes only come about very slowly. Depending on where they develop blocked weather patterns can bring extremes of weather — heatwaves and cold spells, floods and drought.”
Predictably, and citing zero evidence, the BBC attempts to tie these wavy jet stream flows to global warming.
“Is it because of climate change?” they ask, once again attempting to fit a real world observation into their AGW hypothesis.
“The science on this is complex,” they admit, “and waves in the jet stream happen naturally anyway, so it’s not yet clear how big an effect climate change is having. What we do know is that when those blocked patterns do occur the extremes of weather they bring, including floods and heatwaves, are likely to be more severe in a warmer world.”
Utah’s Historically Cold 2023
Utah endured an exceptionally cold and snowy first half of the year.
The Beehive State’s average temperature for the first six months came in at 41.7F, which is 1.2C below the 20th-century norm and 3.2F below the average of the past three decades.
It was the state’s coldest first half since of a year since the 40.4F posted between the Jan and June of 1984 (solar minimum of cycle 21).
Tremendous precipitation, which broke statewide snowpack records, helped ease Utah’s drought situation.
At the start of the calendar year, the U.S. Drought Monitor noted that 99% of Utah was in at least a moderate drought. But no more — now, just one-tenth of the state is in a ‘moderate drought’ with the majority officially out of drought conditions.
AGW Party members will have to switch focus away from the Western U.S.’s 1,200 mega-drought, because it is no more. Across the likes of Arizona, California, Colorado and Nevada the story is the same: many –if not all– Western states landed within their top-third coldest Jan-Junes on record (in books dating back to the 1800s) and also busted their all-time snowpack records, as per updated National Centers for Environmental Information data.
Anomalous Cold Engulfs Japan
Despite regional pockets of heat, the Asian continent is actually holding anomalously cold.
From European-Russia, to Siberia, to Mongolia, much of Asia is currently under ‘blues’ and ‘purples’, it is really only Kazakhstan that is feeling the summer heat — this after what proved a historically cold winter for the transcontinental landlocked country.
And China, despite the extensive warm-mongering MSM reporting is now also swinging to anomalous cold:
The northern half of China, in particular, is on course to suffer exceptional summer chills over the next week-or-so, readings some 18C below the multidecadal norm.
In fact, cold is already gripping the far northeast, and is readily spilling across the Sea of Japan:
On Friday (July 14), Japan’s Meteorological Agency reported that the atmospheric conditions over eastern Japan and the Sea of Japan side of western Japan have become extremely unstable due to the front and an approaching cold air mass.
Developed rain clouds are already resulting in downpours on the Sea of Japan side.
In Toyama Prefecture, Uozu City –for example– received 110 mm (4.3 inches) in the hour to 3 PM, a new record.
Weather officials say the cold front will linger over the northern half Japan through next week.