Already Winter In Early August! Snow Falls Down To 2000 Meters In Alps

Yesterday I reported on the cold blast of polar air that had just frosted parts of Central Europe, surprising many Europeans as they stepped out of their homes early Thursday morning.

Apprarently it got so cold that it even snowed down to 2000 meters (as predicted already last week). Wednesday wetteronline.de here presented a series of photos of snowfall in the Alps.

Click here to view photos

Typically the 10th of August is near the hottest time of the year. But this year many citizens are asking what on earth happened to the summer. Is summer already over?

This is a strange development in view of predictions made 10 years ago and longer warning that many ski resorts faced the end of business due to a projected lack of snow in the wintertime – due to global warming.

Now it appears the ski season in some places could be almost year round!

Year-round snow would be first since 1989…

German skeptic site wobleibtdieglobaleerwaermung.wordpress.com here reports that Germany’s highest peak, Zugspitze, remains as of 11 August covered in snow and ice this year, the first time this has happened since 2009:

August oder Dezemnber? Schon wieder Augustschnee auf der Zugspitze. Foto vom 10.8.2016, ca. 08.30 Uhr MESZ. Quelle:

Photo taken 10 August 2016. Source: http://zugspitze.de/de/aktuell/news.

The site adds that “should the snow cover remain throughout the summer of 2016, that would be the first time since 1989.

Europe’s August is projected to be a generally cooler than normal month. The US NOAA CFSv2 model projects a clearly cooler than normal August across northern Europe:

NOAA-CFSv2-Prognose der Temperaturabweichungen (2m) für Europa vom 11.8.2016 für den August 2016. Deutschland liegt - wie große Teile Europas auch - im unterkühlten (blauen) Bereich um -1,0 K Abweichung. Quelle:

Source: www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products.html

A cooler than normal August in Germany would make the month the third cooler-than-normal month this year, after March (-0.3 K) and April (-0.4 K).

 

14 responses to “Already Winter In Early August! Snow Falls Down To 2000 Meters In Alps”

  1. Steve Case

    Get with the program, 2016 is on course to be the hottest year on record.

  2. DirkH

    My colleagues in Munich said the other day, well feels like autumn already.
    I continue to explain the Grand Minimum to them so that they can prepare for the next 5 or 7 ice cold decades. Of course none of them ever heard about it in our GREAT! 8 BILLION EUROS A YEAR! STATE! TELEVISION! Which is a huge lying organisation of grifters.

    1. yonason

      I hope they take that to heart and prepare for the worst, unlike these guys.
      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/06/two-missing-british-climbers-found-dead-on-matterhorn/
      A little foresight goes a long way.

  3. tom0mason

    But, but …

    ..its all about Spain, Portugal and Eastern Europe their huge anomaly when properly adjusted and homogenized into Central Europe you will find…





    2016 is the hottest year evaaaahhhh!!!

  4. sod

    “A cooler than normal August in Germany would make the month the third cooler-than-normal month this year, after March (-0.3 K) and April (-0.4 K).”

    all those months ere warmer than normal. you can pretend they were colder than normal, by looking at an utterly insane reference period (up to 2010).

    http://www.dwd.de/DE/presse/pressemitteilungen/DE/2016/20160530_deutschlandwetter_fruehling.pdf;jsessionid=5620493212005627587DD1C298ECD1FB.live21064?__blob=publicationFile&v=2

    1. David Johnson

      You are the only utterly insane thing hereabouts.

      1. Moose

        Even when there is an ice age and we all freeze over, Sod will claim it is warmer than the previous ice age because of agw.
        These guys will never give up.

        1. sod

          “Even when there is an ice age and we all freeze over, Sod will claim it is warmer than the previous ice age because of agw.”

          you would not notice an ice age!

          as you want to keep moving the comparison period along, an ice age would not differ at all and would not produce any real different temperature values!

  5. Ric Werme

    “utterly insane reference period (up to 2010).”

    IIRC, the UN’s WMO mandates climate periods that are the previous three complete decades. I.e. the current reference should be 1981-2010. That still covers the warming that started in the late 1970s, so it has a lot of old cool years in it.

    Doesn’t Roy Spencer use that period too? (Of course, that’s about the only three decade period covered by satellite remote sensing.)

  6. sod

    “so it has a lot of old cool years in it.”,

    no, it has not. It is utterly impossible to get any meaningful data, when you constantly move the goal post (or in this case the measuring stick).

    1. AndyG55

      “It is utterly impossible to get any meaningful data, when you constantly move the goal post”

      ROFLMAO..

      You have yet again described the CAGW cult to a tee. Well done

      Seems you know them inside out !! 🙂

      Could it be because YOU are one of them 😉

  7. joe geshel

    Buy stock in the companies that make warm coats.

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