Last week the New Zealand MetService was pushing – New Zealand in for a warm Sunday and Monday as heatwave heads over from Australia – I have had a quick look at temperatures for a few towns around Aotearoa but do not see the predicted heatwave anywhere. Have any New Zealanders felt a heatwave on the weekend or Monday?
Still way down compared 2012 peaks in 800’s.
Previous was -5.9 in 1968 – have not yet tried other early Canberra sites. Records in Deniliquin, Young, Cootamundra, West Wyalong.
Thanks to Chris Gillham – From Perth Region (Western Australia not Scotland) Feb has been moderate so far over there.
PEARCE RAAF (009053) 17° on 9 Feb 2017 smashes the previous 18.8 – data from 1940
BICKLEY (009240) 14° on 9 Feb 2017 annihilated the previous 18 – data from 1994
BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN (009037) 17° on 9 Feb 2017 also annihilated the previous mild 21 – data from 1965
CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD (010286) 16° on 9 Feb 2017 demolishes the previous 22.2 – data from 1996
Thats all I have time for – there must be a stack more. Watch these stunning cold records get fair coverage in the news media.
Daily maximum temperature anomaly for Australia – this map is for the 8th – The map for the 9th will update later.
I am sure Australian taxpayers hearts will be gladdened. – Scientists witness extraordinary feeding event as humpback whales feast on krill ‘super-swarm’ and
Rare krill ‘super-swarm’ a voyage highlight
From Papers Past newspaper archive in New Zealand. Smaller population then too.
I reader asked me to hunt up this quote from American Betrayal by Diana West re the Terror Famine which killed millions of people in the USSR partly in what is now Ukraine – bottom page 103.
I was transfixed reading a few pages and decided to post them here – pages 102-103 – pages 104 105 – pages 107-107 – pages 108-109.
After reading the book in 2014 I posted – Interesting that “McCarthy style pressure” is often invoked – yet the Venona Intercepts showed McCarthy was substantially correct
There is a wikipedia page named Holodomor – a quote –
[Survival was a moral as well as a physical struggle. A woman doctor wrote to a friend in June 1933 that she had not yet become a cannibal, but was “not sure that I shall not be one by the time my letter reaches you.” The good people died first. Those who refused to steal or to prostitute themselves died. Those who gave food to others died. Those who refused to eat corpses died. Those who refused to kill their fellow man died. Parents who resisted cannibalism died before their children did]