High profile, Swiss meteorologist Jörg Kachelmann has released his latest weather video:
In the video (German) at the 1:10 mark he says Central Europe will be cooling down considerably at the end of the coming week and that winter weather with snow may be making its way down below 1500 m in the Alps.
Of course in the past such weather was nothing that unusual for the Alps this time of year. But in our age of global warming, snow was supposed to become rare even in the wintertime, let alone early the fall or spring.
Winters are here to stay
One thing can be said with high certainty: snow in September pretty much tells us that winters are going to be around for a very long time, and they aren’t going to disappear like some fortune-telling climate scientists told us. Here are some of their notorious failed winter climate predictions:
“Winters with strong frost and lots of snow like we had 20 years ago will cease to exist at our latitudes.” Mojib Latif, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, 1 April 2000.
“Good bye winter. Never again snow?” Spiegel, 1 April 2000.
“Spring will begin in January starting in 2030.” Die Welt, 30 Sept 2010.
“Ice, snow, and frost will disappear, i.e. milder winters.” Die Welt, 30 Sept 2010
(See many more here)
Having been thoroughly embarrassed by all these false predictions, many of the hysterical global warming scientists are now claiming that the recent spate of cold European winters are actually a sign of global warming.
Over the last couple weeks, there has been a flurry of forecasts of a bitter cold 2013/2014 winter to hit Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe. But Kachelmann dismisses these forecasts, pretty much calling them wild-ass guesses and claiming no one can make useful seasonal forecasts.
Other meteorologists, however, like Joe Bastardi and Dominik Jung, believe that tendencies one way or the other can be determined, based on historical data and repeating climate cycles that have emerged from the 130 years of data.
I think it’s high time to talk to a few old farmers and see what they think.
Overall, this all reminds me of the story of NASA predicting a cold winter because they had observed Indians stocking up more firewood than usual.