“Berlin Freezes In 100-Year Winter”…”Record Snow” Blankets Germany, Bitter Cold Grips Europe

UPDATE: “This March could be the coldest of the last 100 years,” says meteorologist Dominik Jung - See here!
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Europe’s bitter cold winter refuses to let up!

For some areas we are now hearing that it is being called the “100-year winter“!

Europe end of March 2013

Temperature forecast anomaly for the next 7 days. Source: http://wxmaps.org/html.

For example, Berlin’s online daily Tagesspiegel writes today:

Berlin freezes in 100-year winter.
Lots of snow and bitter cold until the end of March – Berlin hasn’t seen this in more than 100 years.”

Forget the tall tales spread by Mojib Latif. We haven’t forgotten what real winters are. We just haven’t seen anything like this since measurements began in 1895!

The Tagsspeigel writes:

‘There has never been anything like this in Berlin in the last third of March since snow measurements began in 1895,’ says weather expert Friedemann Schenk of the Meteorological Institute for the Freien Universität (FU).”

The English-language The Local here reports that Germans should not expect spring to arrive anytime soon, as the German Weather Service (DWD) warns that “the record-breaking wintry weather will continue until Easter“.

This weekend will be especially cold. T-online news site writes:

In the east, temperature readings will drop dramatically – many readings will be -10°C, as low as -13°C in some spots. ‘Some cold records for end of March will fall,” prophesies Ruhnau.”

Germany’s RBB forecasts temperatures down to -15°C! The extreme cold overall will make this March in Central Europe the coldest and snowiest in over 40 years – at least.

The Local adds:

Record-breaking levels of snow fell in other areas of the northeast – namely in Laage, Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania, where a blanket of 27 centimetres of snow smashed the region’s previous 2005 record for the time of year by six centimetres. ‘For March 20th, the amounts are impressively high,’ said Simon Tripper, a meteorologist from the DWD, on Wednesday afternoon. “

 

19 responses to ““Berlin Freezes In 100-Year Winter”…”Record Snow” Blankets Germany, Bitter Cold Grips Europe”

  1. Bernd Felsche

    Schellnhuber is scheduled to receive an award for his “outstanding work to popularize science” on the 27th in Potsdam.

    Perhaps he’ll miss the event due to performing his civic duty to clear the footpath of snow outside his home.

    1. DirkH

      We are ruled by lying scumbags. (And no, I don’t think the socialists would be any better; except for collapsing the system faster)

  2. Nonoy Oplas

    Here in Metro Manila Pierre, March is supposed to be mostly cloudless and hence, hot. But it rained hard today, many streets were flooded; it also rained early this month. From the NH to the tropics, snowy-rainy season is extended.

  3. DirkH

    There’s currently a strong North South divide in Germany; I travel between Frankfurt and Braunschweig. The Kassel mountains demarkate a border, south of which there is no snow in low lying areas, north of which there is snow everywhere in low lying areas. The mountains themselves are snow covered (colder due to the lapse rate).

    The North reaches a max temperature of 0 C; Frankfurt and area around it nearly 10 C.

    So down there Spring is starting.

  4. ArndB

    DER TAGESSPIEGEL (22/03/13- Andreas Oswald) assumes that the NAO has cut of Germany from the Gulf Current (1), the BBC that it is the Jet-Stream (2) and Klimalounge links it to too low sea ice cover in the Barents Sea (3). That the North- and Baltic Sea may have contributed has not been raised by anyone, but at (4)
    1__http://www.tagesspiegel.de/weltspiegel/ursache-der-kaelte-nordatlantische-oszillation-schneidet-deutschland-vom-golfstrom-ab/7967224.html
    2__ http://climaterealists.com/index.php?id=11308
    3__http://www.scilogs.de/wblogs/blog/klimalounge/klimadaten/2013-03-19/winter-in-deutschland
    4__in EN: http://www.ocean-climate-law.com/13/Arch/10_3.html
    4__in DE: http://seatraining.net/e/10_4.html

  5. Jimbo

    We are officially in Spring in the NH and in the UK they are probably on course for the coldest March in 50 years. And they have about 1 days worth of gas reserves left.

    On the 15th March it was reported that some birds that migrated into Germany decided to leavedecided to leave due to the relentless cold.

    Now, where are thos milder winters due to co2 and global warming? These liars will never let go.

  6. Casper

    Some nice pictures and videos from Eastern and Southern Poland taken a week ago. You may think that was in Siberia. No, that was happened 600 km from Berlin…
    A reall off-road nightmare!
    http://kontakt24.tvn24.pl/temat,zasypane-drogi-i-potezne-korki-kierowcy-w-starciu-z-zima,79950.html?categoryId=2

  7. Juergen Uhlemann

    Ireland, the country of a mild climate, is also effected. Some areas have lots of snow and in other areas there is flooding.
    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/frustrated-commuters-wait-three-hours-to-travel-10-kilometres-29148101.html

    “Schools closed, 100,000 homes without power and World Cup qualifier cancelled!
    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/snow-causes-widespread-disruption-across-north-1.1335702

  8. Mindert Eiting

    Without ‘background warming’ it would have been much worse.

    1. Peter317

      “Without ‘background warming’ it would have been much worse”

      Yes indeed, it would have been around 0.5 degrees colder.

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  10. Casper

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    The capital of Ukraine is buried by 50 cm snow cover in a single day! The city is completely paralysed, cars and streets and local air port are covered by thick snow cover. The flights are cancelled and there is no public communication, except subway. The army was asked for help in the snow removal.

  11. Mike Heath

    Here is Sweden (south) we had -20 deg C last night.
    No more snow though, and no sign of spring, but nice warm sunshine today.

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  13. Name

    Hello.

    I’m from Sweden and I say f— this f—— weather.

    I never want to see a single snowflake ever again.

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