European cold update…
German weather site wetter24.de writes that parts of Germany, Switzerland and Austria will see frosty nights in the days ahead, heralding an early start to autumn.
Temperatures in southern Germany dipped to -5°C early this morning, with frost gripping also parts of eastern Germany and the Black Forest region, where in Bernau the temperature dropped to -1°C this morning. The low temperature at the ground surface was -5°C – awfully cold for a region where frost and snow were supposed to be a thing of the past even in the wintertime!
Wetter.24 also forecasts a 65% chance of surface frost in the Black Forest region in the coming nights as well. Also in mid July Central European regions saw frost!
Winter never left Scotland, sees snow yet again this summer!
In some parts of Europe this summer it is turning out to be one that never saw winter leave. The dailymail.co.uk reported here just days ago that Scotland was forecast to get snow on the ground this week – on top of the snow from last winter that never left. This means 2015 will be the year where winter never really left!
The Daily Mail writes:
Big freeze is on the way
Britain is set to plunge into freezing temperatures with heavy snow showers next week.
The cold snap will begin on Sunday in Scotland and is expected to spread southwards, bringing snowfall to parts of England and Wales by Wednesday.”
All this comes on the heels of one of Britain’s coldest summers in years. It seems the warmer the NOAA fudges the temperature data, the more snow and frost we are seeing.
Also in July Scots were forced to endure winter conditions. The Scotsman here reported of “hats, scarves and gloves in July in one of the most dismal summers in living memory“. It added: “It’s the second time this month snow has been forecast.”
Sweden too saw icy, wintry conditions this summer, with older residents in one Sweden’s mountain region unable to remember “seeing so much snow in August since the 1960s“.
WeatherAction News Blog reported:
A very unique situation, say the residents in the area.
The approaching autumn, and still do not have the snow melting away on the mountains. Villagers in Klimpfjäll cannot remember there ever been so much snow left at this time.
‘I’ve plowed this since the 60s and this much snow has never been there. It should have been gone by now but it’s not,’ says Agne Eliasson in Klimpfjäll.”
Swedish Västerbotten site here reported in August:
Snowdrifts in the low mountain should normally be gone now. Go towards the Norwegian border to the west at 1100 meters altitude, then there is more snow than bare ground.”
“Start of a significant cold period”
Earlier NTZ reported here how Iceland had been experiencing one of its coldest summers in 20 years.
Met Office meteorologist Páll Bergþórsson suspected already in April 2015 that the cold was no isolated event, but the start of a significant cold period.
Europe may have to be buried under a kilometer thick sheet of ice before people wake up to the hoax of global warming.
Impressive ice growth in Greenland
Not only Northern Europe has been gripped by cold and ice, but also a large part of North America, Greenland and the North Atlantic has been colder than normal so far this year. German site wobleibtdieglobaleerwaermung wrote that in the 2014/2015 season the daily course and accumulated ice mas development on Greenland measured in gigatons since September 1, 2014 is showing a mass growth of around 200 gigatons, or 200 cubic kilometers.” Read more here.