- 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 »
- ‘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 »
- 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
NSIDC Snow Cover showing Siberian Snow Extent 2004-2014
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 »
- 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 »
- 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:
Snow is making an appearance in Rockford earlier in the fall than all but one time since they started keeping records.
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 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.
It may be the first week of October, but already snow was falling in Michigan’s lower peninsula on Saturday. Continue reading »
- 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.
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 »
- 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)
- 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.
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 »
- 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 »
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- “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.
- 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.
- 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 »
- Thursday Snowstorm to Affect More Than 70 Million (The Epoch Times, Jan 1, 2014):
A pair of major snowstorms will join forces to affect about 70 million people in the Midwest and the Northeast, AccuWeather predicted.
Arctic air will push into the Midwest and the Northeast, bringing dangerously low, subzero temperatures in places, the National Weather Service (NWS) predicted.
“Bitter cold will continue over the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest with temperatures running as much as 20 to 30 degrees below normal,” according to NWS.
- Winnipeg deep freeze as cold as uninhabited planet (CBC News, Jan 1, 2014):
Manitoba Museum reports Winnipeg’s temperature as cold as surface of Mars
In terms of astonishing weather facts, it doesn’t get much more impressive than being as cold as a distant planet for a day.
It’s so cold that one airline has decided not to fly in or out of Winnipeg.
- Mighty winter storm ‘Hercules’ heads to Northeast (USA Today, Jan 2, 2014):
A major winter storm could complicate the first post-New Year’s Day back to work and school for millions in New England and beyond.
The storm, predicted to affect the USA from the upper Midwest to the East Coast, is expected to bring the heaviest snow across southern New England on Thursday and early Friday.
- Severe and strange weather sweeps nation, threatens holiday travelers (CNN, Dec 22, 2013):
The weekend before Christmas, Mother Nature is gifting — or, rather, clobbering — the United States with a little bit of everything. Ice storms, snow, flooding, thunderstorms, tornadoes and record-setting warmth are all in store, and with this maddening mix comes a massive headache for more than 94 million expected holiday travelers.
Unless you’re on the West Coast, odds are the weather outside is frightful and complex. To make sense of it all, let us take you on a national tour. Continue reading »
- Jerusalem breaks 134-year-old snowfall record (Ice Age Now, Dec 18, 2013):
“The storm that began this past weekend and lasted four days broke the Jerusalem snowfall record since 1879,” says this news website. “The snow piled up to a height of 40 to 60 centimeters (16 to 23½ inches), and an especially great quantity of snow fell in the mountains of northern Israel, reaching a height of 70 centimeters (28 inches).”
These statistics demonstrate just how unique this storm was in terms of its force and its extremely low temperatures.
The blizzard cut Jerusalem off and almost completely paralyzed life in the city as of Thursday, December 12, 2013.
The electric power grid in the city collapsed because of trees that had fallen on power lines, and many people had no electricity all weekend and suffered from the freezing temperatures.”