Meteorologists Warn Of Possible Arctic Blast For Europe. Also: Threat Of Green Energy Refugees!

At his Weatherbell Daily Update (12/26) veteran meteorologist Joe Bastardi issued an Arctic weather heads up for Europe after the New Year:

Look at this in the 11 to 16. This is indicating that the models think there’s going to be a lot of snow on the ground in the UK and all through western Europe.”

The spring-like weather of the past week or so is about to end, as the following chart shows:

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As the chart shows, cold is projected to grip Central Europe 11 to 16 days out. Cropped from Weatherbell

Others have also issued a heads up. For example German meteorologist Dominik Jung warns of the “Siberian whip” being poised to seriously lash Europe. The forecast is still some 10 days out, and so there’s still a possibility it’ll change. But the overall pattern appears to be in the works, the meteorologists say.

2017_jan_03_djungChart shows the cold poised to storm across Europe beginning January 3, 2017. Chart source: wetterexperte.blogspot.de

Jung writes:

As the chart above shows, very cold air flows in to us here in Germany from high up. That would put us somewhat below freezing also in the daytime in many regions.
This scenario has been popping up in the weather model calculations for a few days, and so we should take it very seriously.”

Green energy refugees?

And with Europe’s power supply system as rickety and unstable as it is, thanks to crappy, wildly fluctuating wind and sun, it may be a wise idea for Europeans to have emergency sources of heat or electricity ready just in case the long anticipated blackout does occur – and is more likely during a period of protracted cold. I’ve been contemplating buying a small generator in order to power our natural gas furnace so that the house will at least have heat and warm water. The gas furnace needs electricity to operate.

Snowfall, long-term cold, and the resulting high power demands could challenge the power grid. Though the chances of a widespread blackout are small, it can no longer be ignored. Even the German government recently warned of the possibility. The DEUTSCHE WIRTSCHAFTS NACHRICHTEN here wrote earlier this year:

Also the President of the Federal Office of Citizens Protection, Christoph Unger, said: ‘The long-lasting, widespread power outage is for us the central challenge that we face.'”

Green energy refugees?

But there’s no need for Germans or Europeans to panic. There will always be warm places to take refuge. Yet it is unusual that we now need to prepare for the first green energy refugees – right here in “modern” Europe!

Not only Europe needs to brace for the coming cold, Bastardi also warns that Arctic air will push across North America and that there’s a real possibility of the weather turning “wickedly cold” over far east Asia. Winter has only just begun.

 

22 responses to “Meteorologists Warn Of Possible Arctic Blast For Europe. Also: Threat Of Green Energy Refugees!”

  1. oeman50

    You are indeed fortunate to have natural gas as your primary heat source, the amount of electricity required to run pumps and/or fans is much smaller that way. A number of my neighbors have heat pumps with emergency electric heat that they keep turned off until the other occupants complain!

    I wish you the best Happy New Year, Pierre, and hope that, in spite of the informative lesson, the big blackout does not befall you.

  2. yonason

    While we worry about Europe cooling, there is . . .

    DISASTROUS WARMING IN THE ARCTIC

    NOT!

  3. BobW in NC

    Hope all of you in Germany and Europe make it successfully through the cold that appears to be coming. Then get rid of the “green” energy mess and the politicians that supported it!

    1. AndyG55

      I don’t know or care where sop resides, but there one tiny part of Germany that I hope is left without power for a week or more because of wind turbine failure to provide.

  4. John F. Hultquist

    I’ve been contemplating buying a small generator …

    Perhaps a request for an evaluation unit could be made to Elon Musk. His Powerwall 2 might be just the thing you need.
    Generators have to be outside and they make a bit of noise.

    ——
    Stay warm.

    1. yonason

      I don’t know about Powerwll 2, but the first one is supposed to be pretty annoying.
      http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/04/21/teslas-powerwall-hum-drives-customers-crazy/

      1. sod

        “I don’t know about Powerwll 2, but the first one is supposed to be pretty annoying.”

        Breitbart is a garbage source. Basically everything you read there, is fake news.

        Just read something like this:

        “Logan Goldie-Scot, head of energy storage analysis at Bloomberg New Energy Finance told GTM, “I’ve heard they’re loud enough to want to relegate to a garage or outside. Not for communal areas, certainly. I haven’t been able to substantiate this, though.””

        hearsay at best.

        In the real world, people will start using these batteris quickly.

        http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/business/article122919399.html

        The price is so low, that many people will simply include it in their new house. And this will drive prices down like crazy.

        1. yonason

          “The price is so low, that many people will simply include it in their new house.” – sod

          By the time they’ve payed for themselves, they’ve been out of warranty 4x. You can get that down to 3x by charging them with your own solar power.
          http://instituteforenergyresearch.org/analysis/payback-on-teslas-powerwall-battery/

          Of course, installing adequate solar power on your roof would be around $70K, so don’t plan on that paying for itself in your lifetime.

          But these are things that have come out in previous posts, so sob should already know them. Yet he doesn’t, which no longer surprises anyone who’s familiar with his signature style of posting.

      2. John F. Hultquist

        I have a 2-Amp Trickle Charger for car and truck batteries when, such as winter, when I don’t drive much and want to keep them topped up.
        It hums.
        That is one way of knowing it is working.
        The other way is to put my hand on it. It vibrates.
        Maybe these are good reasons for having a big Powerwall in the basement or garage.

        1. AndyG55

          That hum/vibration from your battery charger is usually because the transformer wirings inside have come slightly lose.

          I wonder what cause the hum in the Tesla wall thingy.

      3. David Appell

        Breitbart is pure propaganda.

        Germans know about propaganda, right?

        1. AndyG55

          “Germans know about propaganda”

          Yep.. they spot you a km. away.

          Breitbart is a centrist leveller of all the far-left propaganda pap from the MSM.

          The pap that you lap up and regurgitate

      4. David Appell

        “World Energy Hits a Turning Point: Solar That’s Cheaper Than Wind,” Bloomberg Technology 12/14/16

        https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-15/world-energy-hits-a-turning-point-solar-that-s-cheaper-than-wind

        1. AndyG55

          Bloomberg…… roflmao

          Now there is far-left rag of baseless lies and propaganda spew.

          No wonder you lap it up.

          Let’s remove all subsidies and feed-in mandates.. wind and solar will die a NATURAL death.

  5. SpaceAce

    Completely O/T

    I am seeing this in your top of page title line, viewing website from Sydney, Australia.

    “Not here to worship what is known, but to question it” – Jacob Bronowski. “Fake and vulgar” climate news from Germany in English – by Pierre L. Gosselin

    Regular reader but I haven’t seen this before.

  6. Graeme No.3

    I haven’t commented before because there has been no electricity for 39 hours for our town in the Adelaide Hills. To forstall sod this has been due to the weather; a big storm, torrential rain (60-70 mm in 2 hours – gauge overfilled) with hundreds of lines broken. Unlike the previous 4 events in the last 13 months, including a total State wide blackout.
    sod will claim that none of these has anything to do with our 45% supply from renewables but it is surprising that other States that get the same weather pattern with much less renewables seem to survive.

    No sign of that addition to the title appearing for me, but “fake and vulgar climate news” surely describes posts from sod.

  7. Graeme No.3

    I haven’t commented before because there has been no electricity for 39 hours for our town in the Adelaide Hills. To forstall sod this has been due to the weather; a big storm, torrential rain (60-70 mm in 2 hours – gauge overfilled) with hundreds of lines broken. Unlike the previous 4 events in the last 13 months, including a total State wide blackout.
    sod will claim that none of these has anything to do with our 45% supply from renewables but it is surprising that other States that get the same weather pattern with much less renewables seem to survive.

    No sign of that addition to the title appearing for me, but “fake and vulgar climate news” surely describes posts from sod.

  8. Graeme No.3

    That “fake and vulgar” comment appeared after I hit post this comment.

  9. Graeme No.3

    I haven’t commented before because there has been no electricity for 39 hours for our town in the Adelaide Hills. To forstall sod this has been due to the weather; a big storm, torrential rain (60-70 mm in 2 hours – gauge overfilled) with hundreds of lines broken. Unlike the previous 4 events in the last 13 months, including a total State wide blackout.
    sod will claim that none of these has anything to do with our 45% supply from renewables but it is surprising that other States that get the same weather pattern with much less renewables seem to survive.

    No sign of that addition to the title appearing for me, but “fake and vulgar climate news” surely describes posts from sod.

  10. David Appell

    Artic blast! In winter, in northern Europe!!

    OMG, that’s never happened before.

    Wanna talk about the Arctic being up to 50 F above normal?

    No, of course you don’t.

    1. AndyG55

      That’s right.. Normal weather around the globe.

      Its called a loop in the jet stream, bozo !!

      Now take at least one foot out of your gob !!!

    2. AndyG55

      DMI has Arctic only 10ºC above the short term average which includes the extremes from around the late 1970s to mid 1990’s. But it is still some 30ºC BELOW freezing.. move there if you like… although Oregon may get that low soon.. enjoy.. and make sure your fossil fuel powered electricity and heating is in good supply.

      Arctic sea ice, by NSIDC, is only 0.018 Wadhams below the previous short term low in 2010, and WAY above the levels of the first 3/4 of the Holocene.
      Yes it is lower than the levels from the LIA.. thank goodness, hey little appell-worm