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Is Britain about to be plunged into a Little Ice Age?
Monday, July 4th 2011, 1:06 PM GMT
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Scientists think Britain and Europe could be in for a chilly few years predicting a 'Little Ice Age' could be on its way in just a few decades time.

Average temperatures in Britain could fall by two degrees centigrade, according to the study led by Mike Lockwood, professor of space environment physics at Reading University, because of a drop in the amount of sunspot activity.

Sunspots are darker patches seen in the sun's surface which are caused by small areas of magnetic activity which disrupts the normal flow of intensely heated gases.
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Huge Snowfalls in the Swiss Alps, Argentina & New Zealand
Sunday, August 22nd 2010, 7:02 AM GMT
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Switzerland’s two open glacier ski areas have seen remarkable August snowfalls with Saas Fee reporting 45cm of new snow on Sunday, with more falling since, including another 5cm yesterday. Neighbouring Zermatt, the only area open 365 days and home to Europe’s highest lifts, reported healthy snowfalls too. Saas Fee describes current conditions as “packed powder” and has a 1.6m base with Terrain Park and half pipe open. Both resorts set off Powder Alarms on, triggered for snowfall of 20cm or more, obviously a rare event in August. Zermatt triggered another powder alarm on Tuesday with another 28cm of snow reported.

The heavy snowfall spilled over in to Italy where Zermatt’s Italian neighbour, Cervinia, received a 20cm fall. Val Senales has also been receiving more snow, with another 5cm on Tuesday, the latest of about 10 days of regular snowfalls there. It currently has a one metre base with Passo Stelvio also open.

In France, the glacier ski areas at Tignes and Les 2 Alpes are both entering their last fortnight of summer operations. Les 2 Alpes has the better snow cover with a metre depth while Tignes has 30cm. Both areas received a little new snow at the weekend. The picture is a little less good in Austria where the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier remains closed for a second week due to warm temperatures and a diminished snowpack – down to 10cm on the glacier with temperatures above freezing still and rain falling. It’s a similar picture on the Dachstein glacier where the lifts are running but the downhill slopes and Terrain Park are closed – they report a 30cm base but that the snow is “wet”.
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Piers Corbyn: What’s all this about a Cold Autumn & Winter?
Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 10:21 AM GMT
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Image AttachmentBRITAIN FACES AN EARLY BIG FREEZE by Nathan Rao - Daily Express

BRITAIN was warned yesterday of another big freeze this winter – with snow expected to sweep in as early as next month. Temperatures are forecast to drop to below average for the time of year over the next few months. The early onset of winter was predicted by experts at Exacta Weather. Long-range forecaster James Madden said on its website: “As we head towards winter, I expect to see the first signs of some moderate to heavy snowfalls as early as October or November in certain parts of the UK.

“I expect December, January, and February to experience below-average temperatures, with the heaviest snowfalls occurring within the time frame of November to ­January across many parts of the UK.” The UK and Ireland would be hit by ­“prolonged periods of extreme cold and snow from the Arctic regions as cold easterlies or north-easterlies develop”. Mr Madden said: “Huge swirly low-­pressure systems also offer the potential for widespread disruption from heavy snowfall across many parts of the UK including the South, as they clash with the predominant cold air.”.. click above Daily Express link to read FULL report from Nathan Rao.

Piers Corbyn: “It’s baseless hype from a gaggle of wannabes”
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UK faces more harsh winters in solar activity dip by Mark Kinver, BBC News: Updated by Lewis Page
Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 7:38 PM GMT
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Updated below by Lewis Page
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World of two halves! Map shows most of Northern Hemisphere is covered in snow and ice
Sunday, February 13th 2011, 7:16 PM GMT
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At first glance it looks like a graphic from a Discovery Channel programme about a distant ice age. But this astonishing picture shows the world as it is today - with half the Northern Hemisphere covered with snow and ice.

The image was released by the National Oceanic And Atmospheric Association (NOAA) on the day half of North America was in the grip of a severe winter storm.

The map was created using multiple satellites from government agencies and the US Air Force.
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Blame an anticipated colder, snowier winter on effects of La Nina by Meg Jones
Monday, October 3rd 2011, 1:19 PM GMT
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MILWAUKEE – The Pacific Ocean near the equator is gradually cooling, and that could mean another cold and snowy winter in Wisconsin.

Forecasters are predicting another La Nina winter, an unusual occurrence since last winter was also under the influence of La Nina.

While it’s always difficult to predict weather, La Nina winters are noted for below-average temperatures and above-average snowfall.

"One thing that you can usually count on in La Nina winters – the chance of it being milder than average is pretty low," said Jeff Craven, science and operations officer at the National Weather Service office in Sullivan, Wis. "Someone looking to wear shorts this winter will have to go south of here."

There have been only four consecutive La Nina winters in the last six decades. Records of the weather phenomenon date to 1950

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Irish facing new Ice Age this winter says expert by Cathal Dervan
Friday, August 12th 2011, 10:15 AM GMT
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Forecaster issues dire weather warning for upcoming season.

Ireland is going to be snowed in again this winter – and for many years to come according to a world renowned weather expert.

Long range forcecaster James Madden has predicted another ice age winter for Ireland after record snow levels in December and January.

The Exacta Weather expert has warned that Ireland will experience record low temperatures and huge snowfalls again this winter.

The Irish Examiner reports that a drastic alteration in the flow of the Gulf Stream coupled with Icelandic volcano eruptions and low solar activity are combining to lead to the severe weather warning.
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Vancouver temperatures may hit record lows this week Tracy Sherlock, Vancouver Sun
Monday, February 21st 2011, 6:04 PM GMT
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VANCOUVER -- Don’t remove your snow tires just yet, because a severe cold snap that may be followed by a snow dump is on the way.

Global TV meteorologist Mark Madryga said the shivery days coming up could be record breaking.

Environment Canada is calling for a low temperature of minus seven for Thursday, and minus 8 for Friday, both of which would break records for coldness, if the forecast comes to pass. The previous cold record for Feb. 24 is minus 6.5 in 1993 and the average minimum temperature is two degrees. For Feb. 25, the previous cold record is minus 5.2, also in 1993, and the average minimum temperature is two degrees.

Sunday morning it got down to minus four at the airport, with the record low at minus six.

“All of the weather charts are strongly showing Arctic air punching down over us,” Madryga said. “We’ll probably get a lot colder than minus four by Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

“We could be flirting with minus 10 on Thursday and Friday, along with a strong wind that will make it feel even colder.”
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La Nina is dead, here comes La Winta: BOM says get out your stockings by Alison Godfrey
Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 6:32 AM GMT
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TEMPERATURES in Australia are dropping but forecasters warn this isn't just a brief cold snap - winter is here.

In the past few days much of the country has experienced the coldest temperatures of the year, despite winter not officially starting until June 1.

In Sydney the temperature dropped to 7.3C yesterday while residents in Adelaide awoke to 5.2C. In Brisbane the mercury was at a low of 7.9C at the weekend.

Although Melbourne hit a low of 3.5C last Tuesday, the city was basking in 11C yesterday.

In Hobart yesterday it was almost balmy, with a minimum temperature of 12.3C. But that appears to be an odd break after temperatures there sunk as low as 3.2C at the start of the month.

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Sunday, February 20th 2011, 3:03 PM GMT
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CLICK to see "Breaking Weather: Winter Makes A Comeback" from

The running 30 day mean is about to take another drop. One sees how CYCLICAL the overall pattern is with an up and down, biased up when we are warming, down when we are cooling. But the site I posted Friday will be fun to watch. Given what we are looking at globally to end the month, we are going to see a fall to .1 below normal in the running 30 day mean by the end of the month.

So on March 2, when the data comes in, see if I am right

ciao for now ****


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