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Looming U.S. Winter May Repeat Cold, Snow by Brian K. Sullivan
Saturday, September 17th 2011, 7:44 AM GMT
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The winter of 2011-2012 will probably be colder than normal for much of the northern U.S., although a repeat of the worst of last year’s East Coast snowstorms is unlikely, forecasters said.

A cooling in the Pacific Ocean known as La Nina is predicted to return this year, joined by another season of frigid Arctic blasts caused by pressure differentials over the North Pole and northern Atlantic Ocean.

“We’re looking at a cold start to the winter with maybe a mild finish,” said Matt Rogers, president of Commodity Weather Group LLC in Bethesda, Maryland.

Forecasters are predicting the coldest weather from the Great Plains to the Great Lakes, along with heavy snows across the northern tier. Cold weather is likely to increase demand for heating and power-plant fuels.

The coming winter may be colder than both the 30- and 10- year averages, increasing heating demand, said Travis Hartman, a meteorologist at MDA EarthSat Weather in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Nov. 1 to March 31 will probably be 7 percent colder than the 10-year norm and 1.3 percent colder than last year, Rogers said.

New York City may be hit by several snowstorms, according to Hartman. He doesn’t expect a repeat of the past two years, when snow records fell in Central Park and some city streets were unplowed for days.

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Put spring on ice: Dry January makes way for another cold snap as more snow is forecast
Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 11:12 PM GMT
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Don't pack the winter woollies away just yet - snow is forecast to return to parts of Britain by the weekend as temperatures plunge once again.

The Met Office warned that the mercury could drop dramatically over the next few days - bringing the chance of snow showers to the North East and Scotland.

And even though the temperatures will remain above freezing in London and the South, blustery winds will make it feel lot colder.

The return of winter follows a drier than normal January - and the coldest December since records began 100 years ago.

Met Office forecaster John Hammond said western parts of the UK would see milder weather - but that temperatures would be lower in the north.

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Monday, March 29th 2010, 1:47 PM GMT
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Image AttachmentBRITAIN will be hit by an Arctic blast today bringing freezing conditions and travel chaos across the country for Easter.

Temperatures over Easter will plummet to as low as minus 11C as winter roars back with a vengeance after a brief thaw earlier this month.

Much of the country will be colder than Moscow all week with the Met Office issuing severe weather warnings that up to 12ins of snow could fall on higher ground.

And forecasters said there would be no escape from the icy grip with a return to conditions which saw the UK suffer its coldest winter for 31 years.

Positive Weather Solutions senior forecaster Jonathan Powell said: “A cold, wintry blast is coming in with Arctic winds reintroducing snow and freezing temperatures for parts of the UK

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Northeast Snowstorm Next Week will Pack a Big Punch by Alex Sosnowski
Monday, January 24th 2011, 7:10 AM GMT
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More and more signs are pointing toward a major storm along much of the Atlantic Seaboard next week, meaning a wind-whipped snow for some areas and wind-driven rain for others.

The storm could rank right up there with the Christmas Weekend Blizzard and could hit part of the same area, or different areas farther inland. No matter what, it looks like a "big deal."

While the storm will have its nasty moments over the Rockies, Plains and part of the Midwest this weekend into early next week, it will be at its worst along the Atlantic Seaboard, where it is forecast to markedly strengthen. Arctic air building into the Northeast will also be a major factor in the big storm that will unfold.

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La Nina Cooling May Mean More Snow and Storms, Higher Fuel Prices for U.S by Brian K. Sullivan
Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 8:23 PM GMT
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Blizzards, droughts, floods and a surge in hurricanes may be in store as a cooling trend in the Pacific known as La Nina alters weather around the world and threatens to boost prices for heating fuels and crops.

The chance of stormier months to come for the northern U.S. may bring some volatility to the natural gas market in the next few weeks, said Cameron Horwitz, an analyst at Canaccord Genuity Inc. in Houston.

In 1995, following one of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, a La Nina combined with other weather patterns to bring about one of the snowiest winters for New York and New England, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration records. Heating oil prices rose 14 percent and natural gas jumped 52 percent that year.

The coming winter “may get off to a really fast start, and by that I mean there may be a monster of a storm relatively early this year, if not in late November then in December,” said Joe Bastardi, chief meteorologist at AccuWeather Inc. in State College, Pennsylvania. “I mean a blockbuster near the Eastern Seaboard.”

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Heavy snowfall cuts off electr in many areas around Moscow
Sunday, April 10th 2011, 2:32 PM GMT
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MOSCOW, April 9 (Itar-Tass) -- The heavy snowfall, which swept the capital and the surrounding region overnight and is still continuing, and gusts of wind have cut off electricity supply from a number of power lines, a source at the Moscow Integrated Electricity Distribution Company said on Saturday.

"As of 10:00, problems with electricity supply are experienced by residents in the Moscow Region’s 70 localities with the population of about 3,000 people. The main strike of the snowfall hit the south and the east of the suburban region. In particular, 123 transformer substations are cut off in the Ramenskoye district, 56 in the Podolsk district, 54 in the Chekhov district, 51 in the Stupino district and 47 in the Kolomna district, said the company’s report received by Itar-Tass.

On the whole in the Moscow region, 481 substations were cut off as of 10:00.
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Heavy snow showers forecast for north of UK on Sunday
Sunday, January 9th 2011, 8:05 AM GMT
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More heavy snow showers are on their way to the northern part of the country on Sunday, the Met Office has warned.

Severe weather warnings are in place for the north-west and north-east of England, Yorkshire, the East Midlands, Northern Ireland and across Scotland.

Meteorologists predict heavy snow showers will fall on high ground in the affected areas of England and Northern Ireland on Sunday morning.

Scotland will again be hardest hit, with snow likely even in low-lying areas.

People in parts of Scotland awoke to the sight of snow on Saturday, with up to four inches reported in some places.

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Snow strands passengers on train near Inverness, BBCnews
Thursday, April 1st 2010, 6:04 PM GMT
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Public Warning: Arctic freeze to last another month as AA warns of 'worst driving conditions imaginable' for Christmas getaways by Paul Sims
Friday, December 17th 2010, 10:13 PM GMT
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#Millions begin the big Christmas and New Year getaway early
#Experts warn backlog of up to 4m parcels could remain undelivered
#NHS issues urgent appeal for blood donors after concerns of shortages
#Councils reveal plans to share grit amid fears of cold snap until January 14
#Odds shortened even further on ‘White Christmas’ in some parts of country

The Big Freeze will hold us in its grip for at least another month, forecasters warn.

Arctic conditions are expected to last through the Christmas and New Year bank holidays and beyond.

With temperatures expected to fall to -15c (5f), the Met Office said this is ‘almost certain’ to become the coldest December since records began in 1910.

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Snow storm hits New York BBC News with Video Link
Thursday, January 13th 2011, 10:51 AM GMT
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A winter storm that pummelled southern US states in the last few days has now hit the New York region, causing travel disruption in the air and on the roads.

Eight inches of snow fell on Central Park in New York City and up to a foot fell in New Jersey and Connecticut.

Pictures show roads being cleared in Manhattan and residents visiting a snowy Central Park.

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