Australia’s BOM Denies Shepparton Its All-Time Record Low, Inexplicably Raises Temp 1.1C
Shepparton, a city in the Australian state of Victoria, shivered through its coldest day on record Wednesday, only for the Bureau of Meteorology to come along and refute the data, and claim the day actually rose higher than official observations.
There has been much said about the BoM’s recent switch from mercury thermometers to electronic probes — a move that went against WMO guidelines.
Electronic probes take a reading every single second of the day, and the highest value in a 24-hour period becomes the maximum reading for that day; they measure variances that would not be measured by traditional mercury.
According to an analysis of the data by independent scientists (after obtaining an FOI in court), the BoM’s new electronic probes were found to give readings 0.7C warmer than their traditional mercury counterparts — a fact the agency fought to conceal.
Returning to Shepparton, it appears the BoM’s new probes were still giving the wrong results; showing readings of 5.5C (41.9F) just after 2pm. This wound’t do, of course; record cold doesn’t help the AGW Party’ in its bid to demolish humanity’s hard-earned prosperity, and so all live readings on-and-around 2pm were inexplicably discounted, ignored, scrubbed from history.
Officially, the Bureau now has Wednesday’s high at 6.6C (43.9F) — a whopping 1.1C higher than originally displayed by the probes. And, in standard BoM stone-walling practice, there is no explanation given.
One question begged: How often does such ‘manipulation’ occur?
Still, despite the agency’s warm-mongering tactics, Wednesday’s low-max is still a historic anomaly.
The BoM’s 6.6C (43.9F) reading still ranks among the top 10 coldest days in Shepparton since 1962 (when including the older-running Lemnos weather station); and it still makes it the city’s coldest day since July 9, 1995 (solar minimum of cycle 22).
Furthermore, despite the ‘helping hand’ provided by the electronic probes (0.7C warmer than their mercury counterparts), the Aussie continent is still showing irrefutable cooling; in fact, quite substantially cooling over the past 2-or-so years.
Utah Sets New Avalanche Record
As was the case with practically all western U.S. states last winter, Utah posted historic snow totals.
One upshot of the unprecedented snowpack has been avalanches, which, according to Utah Avalanche Center executive director Chad Brackelsburg, totaled an unprecedented 1,188. An “outstanding” feat, he said, one that surpasses all previous years.
In its annual report, released earlier this week, the Utah Avalanche Center discusses the 92 people being carried and buried by the avalanches through winter and spring, three of which perished.
The report talks of the major road closures due to the slides, and also the shuttings of Alta and Snowbird ski resorts after their relentless pounding by historic snowstorm after historic snowstorm and the resulting record-slaying accumulations.
Note, Utah’s resorts were among the 19 U.S. ski areas to break their all-time snowpack records this year (third story below)…
Brackelsburg also points to the state’s drainage basins finishing well-over 200% of the median snow water equivalent.
For the full Utah Avalanche Center report, click here.
Greenland’s Summer Snow And Ice Gains Intensify
The Greenland ice sheet has fared exceptionally well since 2017, and has shown a stark reversal since its 2012 low.
Despite hapless mainstream proclamations to the contrary, the glacier has been holding incredibly well this season, too, refusing to melt even with July fast approaching; actually GAINING mass instead.
Greenland posted its strongest ever-start to a snow/ice season in 2022, and its surface mass balance (SMB) –a calculation used to determine the ‘health’ of a glacier– has been flirting with the 1981-2010 mean ever since.
Now, into late-June, the SMB is once again on the march, once again cracking above that multidecadal mean.
Just yesterday, June 21 –at the official onset of summer, no less– Greenland GAINED a monstrous 4 gigatons of mass:
Below is a closer look at Wednesday’s historic gains (unprecedented in Danish Meteorological Institute books dating back to 1981):
Note also the accumulated surface mass balance for the 2022-23 season (blue line below).
See the record-setting start (Sept-Dec), the holding of the 1981-2010 mean (grey line) from Jan-April, and now the conclusive punching back through that mean in June–a time when the ice sheet would ordinarily be losing mass.
And realize, this season is not an anomaly, it being the 5th year out of the last 7 where ice gains have held above the mean.
For a deep-dive into these agenda-wrecking realities, and for a look at the history of establishment obfuscations, see below: