Oct 27

- Coolest Year On Record in the U.S. (Real Science, Oct 25, 2014):

The percentage of US HCN stations to reach 90 degrees was the smallest on record this year, with four of the five coolest years occurring above 350 PPM CO2. The most widespread heat occurred in 1931, when more than 98% of stations were over 90 degrees.

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Oct 27

- “Premature” snow in Greece (Ice Age Now, Oct 26, 2014):

Winter has arrived in Greece with heavy rain, strong winds, early snow in the mountains and sharp temperature drop.

Sudden rain storms turned streets into rivers. the island of Zakynthos (Zante) was hit by a mini-tornado that uprooted trees, swept away stables roofs and destroyed balconies. Continue reading »

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Oct 27

- Up to 80cm of snow this week in Switzerland (Ice Age Now, Oct 26, 2014):

80 cm is 31½ inches – That’s thigh-deep.


The snow fell down to 1000m (which is close to the valley floor in many Swiss regions), but due to the early time of the season, the warmth of the ground means that melting from below took place up to 2000m.

  • Urner Alpen, Glarner Alpen and Nordbunden: 60 to 80 cm
  • remainder of the northern Alps from the Berner Oberland to Liechtenstein, Mittelbunden and the Lower Engadin valley: 30 to 60 cm
  • other regions up to 30 cm, but the extreme south remains precipitation free

After the snowfall ended, freezing levels rose to 3400m, which means that this snowfall, as is normal in late October, will mostly melt way, with only the higher deposits benefitting from freeze-thaw cycles to create a permanent snowbase. Continue reading »

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Oct 27

- Bulgaria – Heavy snowfall leaves 50 villages without power (Ice Age Now, Oct 26, 2014):

Gabrovo and Sevlievo declare emergency because of extremely severe winter conditions. More than fifty villages have no electricity. All roads and passes in the region are blocked.

The main roads in the country are closed, trains are stopped, and thousands of subscribers are without electricity CEZ.

Heavy snow did not stop for ten hours, along with hurricane winds and freezing temperatures. Continue reading »

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Oct 27

- Romania – Snow up to 10 centimeters (Ice Age Now, Oct 26, 2014):

The A2 motorway is closed between Bucharest and Fundulea, according to the Center Infotrafic the Romanian Police.

Meteorologists have issued a code yellow warning for snow and wind in Bucharest and five other counties in the southeast.

According to meteorologists, the municipality of Bucharest and the Ilfov, Giurgiu, Virginia, West counties Calarasi and Ialomita, will receive 5-7 cm of snow, with 10 cm in some areas. The County Teleorman shas received about 5 cm in the last few hours. Continue reading »

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Oct 26

Kazakhstan – Harvesting under 20 cm of snow and minus 10 degrees C (Ice Age Now, Oct 23, 2014):

What grains they collect now can only be used to feed the cattle.


“Of course the MSM in the Netherlands do not bring this news,” says reader. “Snow in Austria and in Sweden? We don’t hear it on the television news, we don’t read it in the big newspapers. Snow in Russia? It is not mentioned. The private plane of the CEO of the French oil company Total crashed on Vnukovo Airport after a collision with a snow blower. Nobody says: Hey, how come we are not being told that there was snow? Why else would a snowblower be on the runway?”


Despite the nearly 20-cm (8-inch) layer of snow on the grain fields of Northern Kazakhstan the harvesters keep working. The snow and cold cannot stop the combine because about 20% of the crop still remains in the fields, reported television channel CTC.

For farmers this year turned out to be difficult. Spring experienced drought, summer torrential rains, and now early autumn snow. But the work does not stop in bad weather and frost. Continue reading »

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Oct 26

- Early taste of winter in Switzerland (Ice Age Now, Oct 23, 2014):

Snowfall could reach as much as 30 cm (12 inches) in some locations, according to MeteoNews.


Parts of Switzerland experienced an early taste of winter on Wednesday with snow falling at levels as low as 600 metres in some areas.


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22 Oct 2014 – Webcam view of La Tzoumaz in the 4 Vallées resort area in the canton of Valais on Wednesday. Photo: Televerbier.ch


In the canton of Uri, unprepared motorists remained blocked on the road in the Alps between Gösechen and Andermatt on Wednesday morning because of snow.

Cantonal police said traffic was halted because some cars were not equipped with snow tires, according to a report from 20 Minuten newspaper. Continue reading »

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Oct 26

- Snow causes chaos in western Austria (Ice Age Now, Oct 23, 2014):

23 Oct 2014 – Winter has come early to western Austria, leaving hundreds of homes without electricity. Snow and rainfall also caused numerous problems on roads, and is expected to continue until Thursday evening.

Four vehicles crashed in Riezlern in Vorarlberg due to the chaos caused by the snowfall. Numerous drivers had to be rescued from the Hochkönig-Bundesstraße road in Salzburg after they got trapped in snow.

Fallen trees also caused power outages in the Tyrolean regions of Brandenberg, Hochfilzen, Zillertall in Zell and Gerlostal. Continue reading »

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Oct 24

- Heavy early snowfall in North America and Siberia may portend brutal winter for U.S. and Europe (Ice Age Now, Oct 23, 2014):

Five times the normal amount of snow.

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Oct 23

- Heavy snowfall causes panic in Yekaterinenburg (Ice Age Now, Oct 19, 2014):

Snowfall paralyzed  the North bus station in Yekaterinburg, the fourth-largest city in Russia. All buses leave two to three hours late. Hundreds of passengers at risk to come home very late or not at all.

Passengers complain, but  a large number of accidents involving public transport occurred last night in the Sverdlovsk region. Continue reading »

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Oct 23

- ‘It’s coming back': Meteorologists warn ANOTHER Polar Vortex will strike the U.S. this winter (The Daily Mail, Oct 16, 2014):

  • Another polar vortex set to hit the Northeast from January
  • Cold airs expected from November 
  • New York forecast for above-average snow and freezing temperatures 
  • Around 70 inches of snow is also expected to slam Philadelphia
  • South will have a predominantly wet winter 
  • Midwest set to less snow and warmer-than-average temperatures
  • California drought not expected to worsen 

The Polar Vortex Part II is getting ready to roll back into town.

Leading meteorologists are warning the Mid-Atlantic is in for a repeat of last winter, which was noted as the 34th coldest such period for the contiguous 48 states as a whole since modern records began in 1895, according to weather.com.

Now, with a month-and-a-half left of fall, the forecasts are in, and another polar vortex looks set to hit the Northeast from January and not let up for months. Continue reading »

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Oct 20

- Siberian snow cover way ahead of schedule – Near record pace (Ice Age Now, Oct 18, 2014):

The difference is massive.

Compare snow mapping for October 2013 and October 2014 https://www.facebook.com/WxRisk/photos/p.761950707185523/761950707185523/?type=1

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NSIDC Snow Cover showing Siberian Snow Extent 2004-2014
https://www.facebook.com/WxRisk/photos/a.148807335166533.25889.129478830432717/761950520518875/?type=1&theater

Quoting WxRisk, “not only is the SAI way ahead of schedule and at a near record pace BUT the SCE– snow cover extent– is also going Gang busters..” Continue reading »

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Oct 20

- Uh oh… Signs of an unusually cold winter coming our way (Ice Age Now, Oct 18, 2014):

“The snow in Siberia is piling up, and if it keeps coming, people in New York may have to bundle up this winter,” says Bloomberg.

There’s a theory that the amount of snow covering Eurasia in October is an indication of how much icy air will sweep down from the Arctic in December and January, pouring over parts of North America, Europe and East Asia. Continue reading »

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Oct 10

- New-All time Record!! North America Sept Snow Cover Highest Ever in 45 years of Data (Ice Age Now, Oct 9, 2014):

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http://climate.rutgers.edu/snowcover/chart_anom.php?ui_set=1&ui_region=namgnld&ui_month=9

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Oct 10

- Winter Arrives Early in Alaska, says meteorologist (Ice Age Now, Oct 7, 2014):

Snow for all Canadian Provinces


“With up to 6 ft. of snow on tap for Alaska in the coming week… …one can only marvel at a state that reaches -80 deg. F in the winter, grows pumpkins that weigh more than a Smart Car, and was purchased from Russia for only $7.2 million,” writes Dr. Roy W. Spencer. “I’ll bet Putin is still pi$$ed.”

Newsminer.com is calling today’s event a “winter storm”…but isn’t it still early Fall?

“As winter slowly sinks southward, all of the Canadian provinces can also expect some snow in the coming week.

(I don’t think snow in Alaska in early October is all that unusual. However, it’s a far cry from the “we’re-all-going-to-roast” scenario, isn’t it?)

This came from Dr. Roy W. Spencer’s website:
http://www.drroyspencer.com/2014/10/winter-arrives-early-in-alaska-snow-for-all-canadian-provinces/

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Oct 05

- Snow falls in Rockford, just misses record:

Snow is making an appearance in Rockford earlier in the fall than all but one time since they started keeping records.

- Cold Temps Set Record as Snow Arrives in Chicago:

The city set a temperature record with O’Hare Airport recording a high of 47 degrees, marking the lowest maximum high temperature in 79 years, the NWS reported.

- Light snow sweeps in, third earliest on record:

Light snow followed a cold front into the Chicago area Saturday morning, the third earliest we’ve seen a trace of the stuff dating back to 1881.

- Say it ain’t snow:

It may be the first week of October, but already snow was falling in Michigan’s lower peninsula on Saturday. Continue reading »

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Sep 13

- Latest lingering winter snow on record in Húsavíkurfjall, Iceland (Ice Age Now, Sep 12, 2014)

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Sep 06

- Record Snowfall – Winter Arrives Early In Barrow, Alaska (Ice Age Now, Sep 4, 2014):

Heaviest calendar-day snow on record anytime from August through the first week of September.

Barrow, Alaska, was blanketed by its first significant snowfall of the season Tuesday, turning the town into a winter wonderland just one day after Labor Day.


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Tuesday’s 4.4 inches of snow tied the third heaviest September calendar-day snow on record in Barrow. Only Sept. 13, 1987 (5.1 inches) and Setp. 9, 2003 (4.7 inches) were heavier. Tuesday was its heaviest calendar-day snow on record anytime from August through the first week of September. Continue reading »

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Aug 28

- Farmers’ Almanac predicts another nasty winter, echoing the Old Farmer’s Almanac (Ice Age Now, Aug 27, 2014)

- Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts ‘refriger-nation’ winter for U.S. East Coast (Ice Age Now, Aug 26, 2014)

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Aug 23

- Montana – A taste of winter in August (Ice Age Now, Aug 22, 2014):

Hikers should prepare for raw, winter-like conditions …  in August!
Up to 5″snow possible at 6,500 feet.
Temperatures 20 degrees below normal.


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National Weather Service – Missoula, Montana – 22 August 2014

An unseasonably cold and very wet weather system will bring significant impacts to outdoor activities & backcountry recreation plans beginning today and lasting through Sunday. Continue reading »

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Aug 23

- Up to 13 inches of snow for Montana (Ice Age Now, Aug 21, 2014):

“This hardly ever happens in mid August – even for that location,” says reader Kenneth Lund. “Normally in August they get temps about 60/40.”


  • Tonight – Rain and snow showers likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 9 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches. Continue reading »

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Mar 22

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Back on the streets: A snowplow is forced back to work in Montreal on Saturday as a low pressure system is moving rapidly eastward to reach the state of Maine this evening

- Just when you thought it was safe to go outside… Up to SIX INCHES of snow set to fall on East Coast in freak ‘Nor’Easter bomb’ (Daily Mail, March 22, 2014):

  • Snow has already landed in Montreal, Canada and is expected to his Maine by Saturday night
  • Arctic blast to hit several states from Virginia to New England
  • Temperatures more fitting for mid-January are forecast next week

It may officially be spring but it would be foolhardy for those living on the East Coast to pack away their winter coats, as an icy storm is predicted to hit next week.

The weather pattern, known as a ‘bomb’ by meteorologists, is due to hit on Tuesday night, and could dump up to six inches of snow in New York City, Washington DC and Boston.

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Feb 12

- Fierce ice storm paralyzes the South; tens of thousands lose power (Los Angeles Times, Feb 12, 2014):

Much of the South on Wednesday again awoke again to the nastiness of a winter storm, needle-like freezing rain, growing piles of snow and biting temperatures that turned roads into a deadly, slippery mess and cut off power to tens of thousands of people.

The storm, which spread from Texas to the Carolinas, was described in near-apocalyptic terms by the National Weather Service, which in a morning memorandum labeled the weather “an event of historical proportions.” The service went on to use phrases such as “catastrophic … crippling … paralyzing” in describing the potential dangers.

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Feb 05

- Second Storm Hitting Northeast Halts Planes, Schools (Bloomberg, Feb 5, 2014):

A second winter storm this week swept into the U.S. Northeast, grounding more than 2,000 planes, closing schools and threatening power lines. A third system is expected in about four days.

Freezing rain was falling in New York as of 5:51 a.m local time and the city may get as much as 2 inches (5 centimeters) of snow and sleet, according to the National Weather Service. Light snow was falling in Boston, with as much as 9 inches forecast for the city today.

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Jan 09

- “Don’t Flush Your Toilets” Mayor Says As Ohio Water Supply Freezes; Niagara Falls Frozen (ZeroHedge, Jan 9, 2014):

The nation may be slowly thawing from its deep freeze “polar vortex”, but that is no comfort for tens of thousands of Ohians, whose water supply has literally frozen in the past day after the valves at the Avon Lake Municipal Utility plant were planted in ice, dramatically lowering the supply of water. NBC reports that “tens of thousands of customers in several counties in Ohio are facing a dramatic water shortage after the intake valves at a key plant that draws water from Lake Erie apparently froze amid the wild winter weather.” As a result, the mayor of Avon had a modest proposal as a response to the caticestrophy: don’t flush your toilets. At least there is toilet paper, which is more than Venezuela, and its 480% returning in 2013 stock market can say.

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Jan 09

- It Was So Cold in Canada, the Ground Exploded (Gizmodo, Jan 7, 2014):

Even before the polar vortex put large swathes of the US into a deep freeze, subzero temperatures in Canada were causing frost quakes. A few nights ago, residents around Ontario woke up to mysterious booms—like an explosion or falling tree. Turns it was just the cold.

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Jan 07

- Massive freeze breaks records, strands people on trains, at airports (CNN, Jan 7, 2014)

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Jan 06

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- On The Coldest Day In America In 20 Years, Here Are Al Gore’s Stupidest Global Warming Quotes (The American Dream, Jan 5, 2014):

 America could actually use some global warming right about now.  It is being projected that low temperatures across the Midwest could be 30 to 50 degrees below average on Monday morning.  On Sunday, fans that attempted to tailgate before the playoff game between the 49ers and the Packers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin were discovering that their beers were actually turning to ice before they could drink them.  That is cold.  But things are going to get really chilly when nightfall arrives.  In fact, it is being projected that much of the nation will experience wind chill temperatures of more than 40 degrees below zero, and wind chill temperatures of more than 50 degrees below zero are expected in parts of North Dakota and Minnesota.  The weather is expected to be so cold that the governor of Minnesota has actually decided to close public schools statewide on Monday.  The last time that happened was back in 1997.  The reason why the governor of Minnesota did this is because when temperatures get this low they can literally be life threatening.  When wind chill temperatures get down to about 50 below zero, if your skin is exposed you can literally develop frostbite in about five minutes.  This is being called the coldest day in America in 20 years, and these cold temperatures have many Americans wondering what ever happened to all of that “global warming” that Al Gore and other “climate scientists” have been warning us about for so many years. Continue reading »

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Jan 05

- JFK Shuts Down After Plane Skids Off “Ice Skating Rink” Runway: Entire Nation Blanketed In Subzero Deep Freeze (ZeroHedge, Jan 5, 2014)

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Jan 05

- Cairo snow: Egyptian capital sees snowfall for the first time in 112 YEARS (Mirror, Dec 13, 2013)

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