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Prepare for extra-heavy dose of snow, climatologist warns
Friday, November 18th 2011, 11:52 AM GMT
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Canadians may have to wait longer for the full, frigid effects of winter this year but chilly weather is still on its way, an Environment Canada climatologist has warned.

"We've never cancelled winter in this country. We're not going to do it this year," David Phillips told CTV News Channel on Thursday.

When winter finally blankets Canada, Phillips said colder-than-usual weather is expected courtesy of a natural phenomenon known as "La Nina."

Known as the opposite of El Ninos, La Nina is characterized by chillier sea surface temperatures in the Pacific. Phillips said those conditions will result in an extra-heavy dose of winter snow for Canada.

"There's a choreography that exists between what the ocean temperatures are like and the air above it," Phillips told CTVNews.ca. "Ultimately, La Nina tends to force Arctic air down deeper into the heart of North America

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MUST SEE VIDEO LINK: Deadly Early Season Snowstorm Thrashes US, SkyNews
Monday, October 31st 2011, 10:37 AM GMT
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At least eight people have been killed and nearly three million homes left without power after a rare early season snowstorm hit the east coast of the US.

Governors declared states of emergency in New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and parts of New York as the freak winter storm dumped record-breaking levels of snow as it churned from the Mid-Atlantic to New England.

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said the state had experienced the largest number of power outages in its history and emergency centres were opened in most cities


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Early Winter Snowfall Predicted For Ireland And UK by Mark Dunphy
Sunday, September 4th 2011, 12:28 PM GMT
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A long range weather forecaster is predicting an early start to winter 2011-2012 for many regions of the United Kingdom and Ireland. James Madden of Exacta Weather says heavy snowfalls are likely in places as soon as late October and early November.

Last week, UK-based Positive Weather Solutions also predicted that the winter months will be colder than average everywhere and that some regions will experience significantly colder than average temperatures between December and March.

The agency, which has a relatively high success rate in its long range weather predictions, has also given a 36% chance of the Ireland and Britain experiencing a White Christmas. This prediction in reflected in the latest odds from William Hill Bookmakers who have given shortened odds of snow falling on Christmas Day.

The bookmaker have also given odds of 16/1 that the lowest recorded temperature in England will be beaten (-26.1C, Jan 10 1982, Shropshire), and even odds of 100/1 that Big Ben Fails to chime due to being frozen solid and that the Thames will freeze over between Westminster Bridge and Tower Bridge.

The chilly long range forecasts also follow the coolest summer since 1986 in many parts of Ireland and since 1962 in parts of the southwest. The highest temperature recorded this summer was 25.5°C at Oak Park, Co. Carlow on the 3rd of June.
Source Link: irishweatheronline.com
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Nor’easter: Biggest October Storm in NYC History? by Ben Forer
Saturday, October 29th 2011, 2:30 PM GMT
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A rare October Nor’easter that is forecast to hit at least 10 states from North Carolina to Maine starting Saturday morning has the potential to be the biggest October storm in New York City history, according to AccuWeather.com senior meteorologist Paul Walker.

“The record for snow in October for New York City is .8 inches set on Oct. 30, 1925,” said Walker. “This has the possibility to beat that.”

Inland communities will bear the brunt of the storm with heavy wet snow forecast to fall starting in the afternoon from Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania to Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Areas near Springfield, Mass., could see as much as 10 inches of snow.

Major cities up and down the coast can expect to see a chilly rain on Saturday morning that changes to snow in the evening.


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Source Link: abcnews.go.com
NOAA Issues La Nina Focused Winter Weather 2011-2012 Outlook by H. Michael Mogil
Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 3:42 PM GMT
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Predicted winter temperature pattern for the U.S. based on La Nina winter conditions. Warm weather is likely across the Southern Plains; chilly temperatures can be expected along the West Coast and along the northern states into the Great Lakes. Credit: NOAA/NWS

On Thursday, October 20, 2011, the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its weather outlook for the period December 2011 through February 2012 (meteorological winter). Meteorological seasons begin on the first day of the month in which astronomical winter begins.

Overall, it’s an easy to understand forecast. La Nina hasn’t gone away and is, in fact, going to strengthen a bit. This keeps the southern jet stream across the U.S. weaker than might otherwise be expected. It is also linked to a stronger western U.S. upper level ridge and a deeper trough in the region from the Mississippi Valley to the Appalachians.

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Source Link: examiner.com
NOAA releases 2011-2012 winter outlook by Brent McGrady, Environmental News Examiner
Friday, October 21st 2011, 12:14 PM GMT
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NOAA released their 2011-2012 winter outlook today, and by the looks of it, their forecast calls for more of the same for many parts of the country as La Nina is expected to influence weather patterns across the United States for the second winter in a row. The Arctic Oscillation will play the wild card that could produce dramatic temperature swings across the lower 48 this winter.

Here is what NOAA released earlier today for the coming winter:

ABNORMALLY COLD OCEAN SURFACE TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN EQUATORIAL PACIFIC, AN INCREASE IN BELOW-AVERAGE SUBSURFACE OCEAN TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES IN THE EASTERN PACIFIC, AND THE OBSERVED ATMOSPHERIC CIRCULATION ACROSS THE PACIFIC INDICATE THAT LA NINA CONDITIONS EXIST. IMPACTS ASSOCIATED WITH LA NINA ARE LIKELY DURING THE AUTUMN, WINTER AND SPRING MONTHS.

THE SEASONAL OUTLOOK FOR NDJ 2011-12 SHOWS ENHANCED CHANCES FOR ABOVE NORMAL SEASONAL MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR THE SOUTHWEST, THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAINS, THE SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS, SECTIONS OF THE CENTRAL GREAT PLAINS, AND SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. BELOW-NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE FAVORED FOR SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA, NORTHERN SECTIONS OF THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS AND NORTHERN ROCKIES AND MUCH OF SOUTHERN ALASKA.
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Forecasters fear new La Nina as pressure grows to open floodgates on major dams by Darrell Giles
Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 3:33 PM GMT
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Chance of extreme rainfall doubled

Queensland told to drain the dams

Last summer wild weather claimed 35 lives


A SECRET weather bureau report predicting another summer of wild weather will force the Queensland Government to open the floodgates on major dams.

The dramatic new forecast delivered last Wednesday, but kept under wraps will prompt the Government to reverse measures to keep the dams close to full before the wet season.

The Bureau of Meteorology has provided the federal and Queensland governments with the latest La Nina data, which shows the chances of extreme rainfall have doubled in recent weeks.

Queensland Police has also been briefed by the forecasters. Premier Anna Bligh announced on September 30 that Wivenhoe and North Pine would not be drained hoping that Queensland would not be hit hard again.


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Source Link: news.com.au/national/
White Christmas 'A Dead Cert' For The UK by Kat Higgins
Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 4:44 PM GMT
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It has been one of the coldest Decembers for decades and now forecasters say a white Christmas is definitely going to happen this year.

Arctic winds are expected to bring more freezing weather from Thursday with some areas of the country seeing up to eight inches of snow.

And looking further into the future, it looks like most of the country will be swathed in the white stuff on December 25.

Jonathan Powell, a forecaster with Positive Weather Solutions, said: "Our models are showing we will see a white Christmas.

"The most likely places to have one are Scotland, north-east England, the east coast, the South East and London. It's going to happen."
Source Link: news.sky.com
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Joe Bastardi: AccuWeather releases updated forecast for remainder of winter by Brent McGrady
Sunday, January 16th 2011, 5:51 PM GMT
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A strong La Nina weather pattern will keep the cold and stormy weather in place across the Capital Region into at least February. Photo: AccuWeather.com

According to an updated winter forecast released today by AccuWeather.com, a strong La Nina in the equatorial eastern Pacific will continue to cause extreme weather for the remainder of the winter of 2011 across much of the country. The difficult part of the forecast is where the extreme weather will occur and whether or not it will occur with regularity.

Despite some reports that La Nina was weakening, the current La Nina is still going strong and many forecasters predict that it will persist into the Spring and potentially even the Summer and Fall of 2011. AccuWeather.com long range forecasters believe that due to the strong La Nina, colder than normal temperatures will continue to affect the eastern states, particularly the northeast and the Capital Region of upstate New York, into early February. Continued cold outbreaks are expected through the end of January, with the deepening snowpack primed to make the outbreaks even more extreme.
Source Link: examiner.com
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Coldest winter in 1,000 years on its way
Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 1:43 PM GMT
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After the record heat wave this summer, Russia's weather seems to have acquired a taste for the extreme.

Forecasters say this winter could be the coldest Europe has seen in the last 1,000 years.

The change is reportedly connected with the speed of the Gulf Stream, which has shrunk in half in just the last couple of years. Polish scientists say that it means the stream will not be able to compensate for the cold from the Arctic winds. According to them, when the stream is completely stopped, a new Ice Age will begin in Europe.

So far, the results have been lower temperatures: for example, in Central Russia, they are a couple of degrees below the norm.

Although the forecast for the next month is only 70 percent accurate, I find the cold winter scenario quite likely,” Vadim Zavodchenkov, a leading specialist at the Fobos weather center, told RT. “We will be able to judge with more certainty come November. As for last summer's heat, the statistical models that meteorologists use to draw up long-term forecasts aren't able to predict an anomaly like that.

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