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Sudden Arctic Stratospheric Warming Event Could Mean The Worst Of Europe’s Winter May Still Be Ahead!

At German climate and weather site wobleibtdieerderwaerumund.de here, author “Schneefan” writes about the Arctic stratosphere and potential polar vortices blasting into Europe before winter makes an exit. He writes that models had calculated a warming of the stratosphere over parts of the Arctic, and this is now indeed taking place. And that warming has been […]

Central Europe January Mean Temperature Trend Continues Downward ...Global January Temp To Miss Record

Central Europe January Mean Temperature Trend Continues Downward …Global January Temp To Miss Record

Germany’s DWD national weather service has released the preliminary mean temperature for the country for January, 2016. The data show the month was 1.2°C above the long-term mean. So far the European winter has been a mild one – thanks to a persistent mild weather pattern that has brought warm and moist Atlantic air over […]

Cold Shock Claims Dozens Of Lives In Tropical Asia Amid Record Lows...Taiwanese See Snow First Time In Their Lives!

Cold Shock Claims Dozens Of Lives In Tropical Asia Amid Record Lows…Taiwanese See Snow First Time In Their Lives!

For a planet that is supposedly seeing one record hot year after another, it sure strange is that there’s so much cold gripping vast areas of Asia. Chart right: East Asia is forecast to remain extremely frigid over the foreseeable future. Snowless winters, which according to climate scientists were supposed to become a thing of […]

Sudden Stratospheric Warming May Bring Another Cold Spell To Western And Central Europe In Early February, Models Suggest

Despite a week of bitter cold temperatures, central and western Europe has had a relatively mild winter this year. Other parts of the northern hemisphere, however, have not been as lucky. For example Southeastern Europe, Central and Eastern Asia have seen massive waves of bitter cold and heavy snow. Climate Depot here tallies up the […]

Joe Bastardi Blasts Claims 2015 Christmas Was US Warmest: "Ridiculous" ... "Lies And Deception" ..."False Missives"!

Joe Bastardi Blasts Claims 2015 Christmas Was US Warmest: “Ridiculous” … “Lies And Deception” …”False Missives”!

UPDATE: Tony Heller reminds us (and Bernie Sanders) how warm it was back in 1951 on New Years Eve: https://twitter.com/Goddardde =========================================================== At his always interesting Saturday Summary at Weatherbell Analytics here, veteran meteorologist Joe Bastardi confirms what Tony Heller’s Real Science posted a couple of days ago: December 24, 1955 was warmer than the impressively […]

ENSO Analysis: 2015/16 Europe Winter Has 78% Chance Of Being Normal Or Colder Than Normal!

There’s been a lot of talk in the Internet about this year’s coming winter with some sites warning it could be the coldest in 50 years, or extremely too warm. Predictions, predictably, have been all across the board. Last week German weather site donnerwetter.de here jumped into the fray and presented its 2015/16 winter outlook for […]

Autumn Halftime: Central Europe “Record Cold” Shatters DWD Prediction Of “Warm Fall” …Cologne Breaks Cold Record!

German website wobleibtdieglobaleerwaermung (WBDGE) here reports some autumn halftime statistics for Central Europe. It turns out that earlier predictions by Germany’s Deutsche Wetterdienst DWD for a warm fall have been shattered so far, just the latest in a string of blunders we’ve been witnessing from the DWD. The WBDGE site tells us: After an already cool […]

Early Winter: Deep Frost Rolls Over Central Europe ...Heavy Snow Falls Over Poland, Romania, Slovakia!

Early Winter: Deep Frost Rolls Over Central Europe …Heavy Snow Falls Over Poland, Romania, Slovakia!

A high centered over the Baltic states is pumping frigid air over central and eastern Europe, leading to widespread frost and snow this morning. Here’s a list of the lowest readings recorded in Germany this morning: Source: www.wetter.com You can also look at this map showing the cold centered over Germany. Right now warming is on […]

Early Cold And Frost Grip Europe...Snow Blankets Romania!

Early Cold And Frost Grip Europe…Snow Blankets Romania!

Seems like summer just ended. But already ground frost and wintry snow are gripping large parts of Europe. The following chart shows the situation right now at 8 p.m. CET. Across much of Central and Eastern Europe temperatures are down in the single digits Centigrade. Source: www.wetterzentrale.de At Facebook Severe Weather Europe posted photos taken […]

The Swiss September Mean Almost 1 Degree Cooler Than Normal …Holland Sees Coolest in 15 Years!

I’m a bit hampered today by a head cold, and so today’s post will be a short one. The preliminary report for September weather in Switzerland is out. Hat-tip: Kurt in Switzerland. According to the Swiss Meteorological and Climatological Office, September was 0.8 deg. Celsius colder than the norm for the month, based on the […]

September 2015 In Austria Comes In Cooler Than Normal…”Snow In Many Valleys”

Yesterday we posted here how Germany’s DWD national weather service reported that September 2015 was cooler than normal. The United Kingdom saw one of its coolest Septembers in decades. The Austrian ZAMG national meteorological services released the temperature results for September 2015 here. Looks like the country is getting an early start to the ski […]

Central Europe Sees Cool September…Germany Mean Temperature 0.5°C Colder Than Normal

Snowfall …in September! A webcam recorded this image on September 23 at 2:41 p.m. in Austria in Bad Gastein (1000 meter elevation). Source: here. Listening to the media, I kept getting the impression that September 2015 in Germany had been a warm one (though my heating costs tell a different story). Yes, I kept hearing […]

Joe Bastardi Sees Possible "Nasty Winter Shaping Up" In Europe As North Atlantic Cold Expands!

Joe Bastardi Sees Possible “Nasty Winter Shaping Up” In Europe As North Atlantic Cold Expands!

Veteran meteorologist Joe Bastardi has another excellent Saturday Summary up at his Weatherbell Analytics site. At first he makes some philosophical points on why free markets are so crucial and why so many Catholics disagree with the latest Pope on climate change policy. That aside, Joe takes a peek at the upcoming European winter. The […]

Mid-July Frost Surprises Central Europe This Morning!

After the European heat wave of last week, the pendulum has swung to the other extreme. Currently the weather pattern dominating Central Europe is bringing unusually cold air over the continent, and early this morning regions in a number of countries were hit by ground surface frost. Parts of Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the […]

Former Swiss Minister: Okay To Lie About Climate “If It Is For The Good” …And Germany’s “Heat Wave” Over After Just 4 – 5 Days

Two small stories today. The first is the “heat wave” that has gripped Europe over the past few days. Europe saw weather patterns that were optimum for producing record heat in Germany and other countries. In Germany although a number of cities set new all-time highs, the country’s record high of 40.2°C set during the […]

DWD German Weather Service Says UHI Effect As Much As 10°C! ...Judith Curry Puts Heat Waves On Ice

DWD German Weather Service Says UHI Effect As Much As 10°C! …Judith Curry Puts Heat Waves On Ice

Germany’s and Europe’s first real heat wave (more than 3 days long) of the summer has pushed temperatures well above the 30°C. A so-called omega high pressure system centered over Eastern Europe is pumping hot air from the Mediterranean and Africa up across much of Europe. Source: wetterdienst.de Not about to pass up any opportunity to exploit […]

Europe Weather: “Thing Of The Past” Now A Thing Of Summer …Snow At 1500 Meters In Southern Germany

Two days ago I wrote about the cold weather that’s been gripping Germany and Central Europe. Well, things are about to get worse early this weekend, and not better. The online Munich-based Abendzeiting (Evening News) here reports the latest weather forecast of frost and snow that are set to hit Germany – in June…on the […]

"Very Unusual" Mid-June Cold Surprises Germany...Surface Temperatures Around Hamburg Fall To -3°C!

“Very Unusual” Mid-June Cold Surprises Germany…Surface Temperatures Around Hamburg Fall To -3°C!

The year started out on the mild side in Central Europe, but since early May temperatures have been stubbornly on the low side. “Rarity”: 5 consecutive June days of surface frost Over northern Germany, for example, the last 10 or so days have been gripped by cold weather. The online Sudkürier here cites meteorologist Dominik […]

No April Fool’s Prank! Parts Of Europe Wake Up To Snow! Minus 40°C At 5000 Meters Elevation! Snow For Easter

There’s no doubt Europe’s 2014/15 winter was a mild one, which was welcome as the continent had reeled from a string of 5 consecutive colder than normal winters in a row, from 2008 to 2013. Unfortunately we cannot say the same for spring this year, at least so far. A blast of cold air is now […]

If This Cold Is Warming, Then ISIS Is Peace ... USA's Stunning Shock-Freeze Contradicts NOAA Warmth Claims

If This Cold Is Warming, Then ISIS Is Peace … USA’s Stunning Shock-Freeze Contradicts NOAA Warmth Claims

Not only last winter was a brutal one for the USA, which saw the Great Lakes freeze over, this year is also turning out to be an epic one as record cold temperatures continue their unrelenting grip across the nation and massive snowfalls bury large regions across the east. The UPI’s Fred Lambert recently wrote the […]