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Meteorologist Calls Forecast Of A "Majorca Winter" For Europe "Stupidity"...Winter, Snow And Cold Grip Continent

Meteorologist Calls Forecast Of A “Majorca Winter” For Europe “Stupidity”…Winter, Snow And Cold Grip Continent

Earlier this year as the late autumn ran mild and the winter started well on the mild side  for Central Europe, meteorologists were projecting a “Majorca Winter”, after the tropical-like Spanish Island which is noted for its sunny and warm year-round weather. A sort of “barbeque winter” was all the talk. But recently winter has tightened […]

Alice Springs Automatic Weather Station Inflated Temperature By 4.5°C, Producing False “Record High”!

Not only has siting of weather stations near urban heat sources have been a real issue for weather measurement stations worldwide, but so maybe has the recently implemented automatic electronic weather measurement instrumentation. Reports are appearing that the new automatic system may be producing exaggerated temperature readings. For example this may be the case in […]

Germany's Warming Happens To Coincide With Late 20th Century Implementation Of Digital Measurement

Germany’s Warming Happens To Coincide With Late 20th Century Implementation Of Digital Measurement

The last couple of days I posted on an 8.5 year side-by-side test conducted by German veteran meteorologist Klaus Hager, see here and here. The test compared traditional glass mercury thermometer measurement stations to the new electronic measurement system, whose implementation began at Germany’s approximately 2000 surface stations in 1985 and concluded around 2000. Hager’s test results […]

Weather Instrumentation Debacle? Analysis Shows 0.9°C Of Germany's Warming May Be Due To Transition To Electronic Measurement

Weather Instrumentation Debacle? Analysis Shows 0.9°C Of Germany’s Warming May Be Due To Transition To Electronic Measurement

Yesterday I wrote a post about how a 44-year veteran German meteorologist poured cold water on the hypothesis of a man-made global warming and pointed out that a change in temperature instrumentation is probably behind much of the reported warming that Germany has supposedly since the 1980s. Klaus Hager also has a website. At this […]

"Winter With An Exclamation Mark"! Meteorologists Warn Of Blizzard Conditions, 30°C Temperature Plunge In Europe!

“Winter With An Exclamation Mark”! Meteorologists Warn Of Blizzard Conditions, 30°C Temperature Plunge In Europe!

So far it’s been a very mild winter across Central Europe. Just days ago, with temperatures in the double-digit Celsius range, meteorologists and media wrote off the possibility of a white Christmas. Gradually all the snow being a “thing of the past” talk was starting up. Wrong again. So unpredictable can chaotic systems like weather and […]

European Winters Getting Colder...Model Runs Pointing To A Frosty New Year's Start

European Winters Getting Colder…Model Runs Pointing To A Frosty New Year’s Start

Update: Latest model run now shows less cold after New Year’s day…so fast can the weather in the future change! ================================ Much of Europe has been enjoying a mild fall, and early winter thus far as a long series of Atlantic lows laden with warm, Atlantic air masses have been sweeping regularly across the continent. […]

60-Hour Blizzard Paralyzes Northern China, Russian Orient: 90 cm Snow, 105 km/hr Winds, Minus 20°C!

The main media often avoid reporting catastrophes involving bitter cold winter conditions, as it may cause the public to doubt global warming. So it’s little wonder that they have opted not to report on an ongoing massive blizzard pounding the Russian Orient, northern parts of China and extending to northern Japan. However, the smaller media […]

-60°F In Russia...So Cold That The Brake System Of Tupolev Tu-134 Jet Allegedly "Froze"!

-60°F In Russia…So Cold That The Brake System Of Tupolev Tu-134 Jet Allegedly “Froze”!

A number of media outlets are reporting on how a Russian Tupolev jet “froze” at Igarka Airport in Siberia, some 3000 kilometers east of Moscow, 160 kilometers above the Arctic circle. The Russian RT News Agency here reports that the plane “froze to the ground“. Yet another report says that it was actually the plane’s brake system […]

German Weather Service Says New York Record Snow Due To “Powerful Cold Wave”…Lake Effect Is Natural

The German media are reporting on the massive snowfall hitting Buffalo and parts of New York state, describing the “lake effect” and an “early start of winter”. Also meteorologist Christian Herold of Germany’s DWD Weather Service writes here how the story begins with the “remains of super-typhoon” Nuri, which developed into a low over Alaska’s Aleutian Islands a […]

USA Temps "Have Dropped Off A Cliff"..."Coldest November Morning" In 38 Years! Record Lows Down To Texas!

USA Temps “Have Dropped Off A Cliff”…”Coldest November Morning” In 38 Years! Record Lows Down To Texas!

Not very often does one see such an image… Image snipped here, 8 a.m. EST, 18 November, 2014. And it’s only mid-November…autumn! Weatherbell Models here has an assessment of the situation so far. It writes: America ‘as a whole’ awoke to the coldest it has been in November since 1976 — 38 years ago. The […]

35 Degrees Below Zero And Colder Spreads, Grips 2 Million Square Kilometers Swath Of Central Siberia

35 Degrees Below Zero And Colder Spreads, Grips 2 Million Square Kilometers Swath Of Central Siberia

Not only is North America bracing for a possible near record-setting cold blast from the Arctic, but also Siberia has been reporting massive snow cover and widespread cold. It’s only the first half of November and the dead of winter is still two months away! The CO2 blanket having no effect in Siberia. Image source: […]

Coming Europe Winter: “Meteorologists Agree” It is “Going To Be Damned Cold!”…Early Siberia Snow Bodes Ill

When alarmist climate institutes roll out papers claiming global warming is going to cause severely cold winters, then you have to wonder if they know something is up and are acting preemptively to salvage their crumbling climate science, which not long ago predicted with high confidence balmy snowless winters. A few reports have already come […]

Natural Catastrophes Drop To 10-Year Low! Weather-Related Losses Mostly Due To “Cold Events”

German skeptic site “Die kalte Sonne” brings up an article at the online Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) that reports natural catastrophes worldwide have reached a 10-year low. Anthony Watts also wrote on this earlier at WUWT. The Süddeutsche Zeitung (South German Newspaper) writes: Number of natural catastrophes in 2013 drops to a ten-year low Over the […]

Bastardi Rips GISS Claims Of "Warmest September Ever" And NWS Forecast Of A "Blowtorch Winter"

Bastardi Rips GISS Claims Of “Warmest September Ever” And NWS Forecast Of A “Blowtorch Winter”

It’s bad enough when the media indulge in sensationalism, but it is totally unprofessional when weather and climate institutes do the same. In his latest Saturday Summary, veteran meteorologist Joe Bastardi at Weatherbell Analytics goes after, rips US weather and climate agencies for poor, and often hyped forecasts. At the 2:54 mark Joe says: And […]

Warming Defied...Meteorologists Again Pointing To Another "Piercing Cold Winter" Ahead

Warming Defied…Meteorologists Again Pointing To Another “Piercing Cold Winter” Ahead

Correction: Yesterday I had the wrong chart up (2013). Now the 2014 winter chart is up. ====================================== This September is bringing with it already the first hints of winter for North America with snow predicted to fall over a vast area of the upper western USA, perhaps as far south as Denver, says meteorologist Joe Bastardi […]