Parts of Europe woke up to near record low temperatures, snow and surface frost this morning as cold air swept across the continent from the north.
Just a couple of weeks ago the climate ambulance chasers were hysterically crying climate wolf as much of the continent baked at high temperatures under drought conditions. But now the weather pattern pendulum has swung to the opposite side, for the time being.
“Almost 30 cm of fresh snow”
This morning Europeans across France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy woke up to near record low temperatures with snow blanketing some regions in the Alps. The following video posted at Facebook shows:
Almost 30 cm of fresh snow at the Bioch/Rifugio mountain hut shelter in northern Italy (2079 m) was recorded this morning, August 26! Report via Italia Live Meteo
Severe Weather Europe also posted footage of snow at Alta Badia in the Dolomites of northern Italy:
Fresh snow in Alta Badia, Dolomites Italian Alps this morning (August 26, 2018). Video by Albert Frenademez via Meteo Da Correggio.
Up to 40 cm above 2000 m elevation
Kachelmann also shows that large areas across Germany were hit by surface frost early this morning. The Zugspitze (2960 m) recorded a low of -6.2°C and Bernau in the Black Forest recorded -2.4°C.
Snow below 1000 meters – in the summer!
There were even reports of snow on the ground at the Golfclub Gastein at 6 o’clock this morning in Austria, at 860 m elevation!Unfortunately the image posted at Facebook was either “taken down” or the “privacy settings were changed”, according to a Facebook message.
Wetteronline.de here reports of the snow fell at some locations “below 1000 meters”.
Near record lows across France and Germany
This morning in the North German lowlands, where I live, the thermometer dipped to nippy single digit temperatures.
At Twitter meteorology expert Dr. Ryan Maue spoke of near “record lows across France & Germany”:
— Ryan Maue | weathermodels.com (@RyanMaue) August 26, 2018
Brits shiver in freezing temperatures and snow
The UK Daily Star here reports that temperature dipped to -2°C yesterday morning in a piece bearing the title: “SNOW falls on UK as Brits SHIVER in freezing -2C start to Bank Holiday.”