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Global Warming Hysteria: IT’S GOING TO SNOW IN SAN FRANCISCO! by Wesley J. Smith
Friday, February 25th 2011, 8:01 PM GMT
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Uh, that would be a big negative. It doesn’t happen often, but it snows more often here than in you know where. From the story:

Previous snowfall at sea level in San Francisco:
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Cold European Winters and Low Solar Activity
Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 11:03 AM GMT
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Lockwood, M., Harrison, R.G., Woolings, T. and Solanki, S.K. 2010. Are cold winters in Europe associated with low solar activity? Environmental Research Letters 5: 10.1088/1748-9326/5/2/024001.

What was done

Noting that "solar activity during the current sunspot minimum has fallen to levels unknown since the start of the 20th century," and that "the Maunder minimum (about 1650-1700) was a prolonged episode of low solar activity which coincided with more severe winters in the United Kingdom and continental Europe," the authors write that "motivated by recent relatively cold winters in the UK," they investigated the possible connection between these severe winters and low solar activity, identifying "regionally anomalous cold winters by detrending the Central England temperature record using reconstructions of the northern hemisphere mean temperature."

What was learned

Lockwood et al. discovered that "cold winter excursions from the hemispheric trend" do indeed "occur more commonly in the UK during low solar activity, consistent with the solar influence on the occurrence of persistent blocking events in the eastern Atlantic," and they state that "colder UK winters (relative to the longer-term trend) can therefore be associated with lower open solar flux (and hence with lower solar irradiance and higher cosmic ray flux)." They are quick to note, however, that "this is a regional and seasonal effect relating to European winters and not a global effect."
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Southern California winter season forecast for 2010 to 2011 by Cameron Venable
Thursday, September 16th 2010, 2:02 PM GMT
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The forecaster at the Southern California Weather Authority has released the winter forecast for the 2010 to 2011 storm season and it will not be a typical La Nina effect with bone dry conditions.

Forecast below courtesy of Southern California Weather Authority

Rain and Snow: The season will have an average season, about half as much as last season's El Nino. The predictions are for just under ten inches in Los Angeles from December to April. There will be dynamic systems in which more thunderstorms are possible in cold cores, however there will not be as many as a typical El Nino year.

Temperatures: Last year there were temperatures that were above normal. This year the predictions are for below normal temperatures and frequent cold blasts into the area.

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Bitter Cold Winter Ahead – Get Your Parkas Ready
Monday, August 9th 2010, 12:32 PM GMT
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By bitter, I mean much colder than normal. This is a summary of what the experts are saying and what the data are showing.

We just got a strong El Nino behind us and now a La Nina is forming in the Pacific and is barreling ahead in full development, see the chart below. It’s got the potential to be a big one, meaning global temperatures will go into a nosedive in the months ahead.

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Unisys SST shows La Nina in full development

Joe Bastardi thinks temperatures will reach levels we saw back when Pinatubo blew its top, and maybe lower.

The next chart shows the NWS/NCEP forecast for the fall and winter. Strangely, the German weather services here are predicting a 60% chance the coming winter in Germany will be warmer than normal - which doesn’t agree with what NWS service is forecasting. Europe is projected to be about normal. Note: As Joe Bastardi’s latest video shows, regional forecasts coming out of NOAA are sometimes very very wrong!

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Monday, February 8th 2010, 10:30 PM GMT
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The latest cold spell - which follows on from the worst winter seen in the UK in 30 years - today saw temperatures plummet back to minus figures, as the dreaded snow made its reappearance.

But forecasters are warning today's Arctic blast will worsen by mid-week, where up to six inches of snow could blight Kent, Surrey and parts of the south-east.

Today a mixture of snow, sleet and rain brought misery to the Monday morning return to work, with the mercury registering freezing outside of the capital and in areas of the south-east.

The icy conditions are set to worsen overnight as the bulk of the nation feels the chill, with many of us expected to see a light dusting come Tuesday morning. By Wednesday and into Thursday climes will drop even lower, with a fresh band of heavy snow making its way over from the North Sea.

Met Office spokeswoman Helen Chivers said while Britain shouldn't expect a return to the Arctic conditions seen at the start of the year, winter isn't over just yet. "[Today there's] a very wet mixture of precipitation. not just of snow, but rain and sleet as well," she told

"There will be a light covering here and there, with the flurries and outbreaks carrying on through the rest of today.

"The snow will gradually die out as we go into tonight, [but another] band will move south across the country and through the latter part of the evening and early morning.

"There will be a dusting in places, with [more snow] visible over the higher routes. "The lowest temperature at the moment is in High Wycombe, which is at freezing. East Anglia, the Peak District and the south-east are registering at zero and one degrees.

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UK snow: first flakes fall on London as Arctic weather spreads
Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 8:32 AM GMT
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The first flakes of snow fell on London on Tuesday morning as the blizzards that have gripped most of the country showed signs of spreading to the South East.

Londoners woke up to a thin dusting of snow amid reports that the “big freeze” could reach every part of Britain.

Forecasters predicted that up to three inches (8cm) could fall on higher ground in London and the South East during the day as the heavy snow spreads south.

Blizzards that have blighted Scotland and the North East in recent days brought up to two inches to the Midlands overnight and could reach the capital, as well as parts of Wales and the South East.

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Winter will be colder, longer than last year
Monday, September 20th 2010, 5:45 AM GMT
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Brace yourself, Canada: There will actually be a winter this year.

Preliminary forecasts show the country's in for a longer and more intense winter than last year's uncommonly mild weather, says Dave Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada.

"It could still be warmer than normal… but it won't be a non-winter like last year," which saw the warmest and driest conditions on record, Phillips told earlier this week.

A series of factors contributed to last winter's freakish weather, notably El Nino, a climate pattern from the tropical Pacific Ocean that encourages more powerful westerly winds.

It's still early to make clear predictions for this year – the official forecast comes out Dec. 1 – but current models suggest winter will strike hardest out west, largely due to La Nina, El Nino's counterpart, he added.

La Nina is an extensive cooling of the central and eastern Pacific Ocean caused by the strengthening of easterly trade winds in the tropics. It can trigger generous snowfall from the interior of British Columbia to the Great Lakes region, according to Environment Canada.
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Deep freeze puts Baltic on track for record ice
Friday, February 25th 2011, 7:56 PM GMT
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Brrr-ace yourselves! Britain to shiver in -20C in WEEKS as councils stockpile extra grit by Emily Allen
Sunday, October 9th 2011, 12:19 PM GMT
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1.4million tonnes of salt has been ordered this year

Snow already falling in Scotland

Temperatures in London today are 16.5C lower than last week

Britain is just weeks away from being in the grip of temperatures as low as -20C, forecasters have predicted.

Parts of Britain already saw snow this week, with two inches falling in the Cairngorms in Scotland.

The rest of Britain is being warned to brace itself for wintry conditions and falling snow from the beginning of November.

And it looks like the colder weather is already on its way - as temperatures today plunged in certain areas to just 8C - a staggering 21.5C below last weekend's record highs - with the wind chill making it feel decidedly colder

In central London today readings of 13C were recorded, in Macduff, Aberdeenshire, the mercury plummeted to 8C, while Plymouth, in Devon, was comparatively basking in 16C of heat.
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UK Met Office Pours Cold Water On Severe Winter 2011-12 Forecasts by Mark Dunphy
Saturday, October 15th 2011, 12:00 PM GMT
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The UK Met Office has distanced itself from recent media reports that the UK and Ireland are set for an ‘Arctic Winter’. The UKMO, which stopped issuing seasonal forecasts in 2010, also has said that recent long range forecasts by other agencies “bear no relation to the kinds of weather that forecasters at the Met Office are currently expecting”.

iWeather Online (IWO) also has forecast that Ireland and the UK are unlikely to see a repeat of the pre-Christmas freeze of 2010. Temperatures are expected to remain below average for much of the coming season, however, according to the IWO forecast.

In an opinion piece for The Times, UKMO Chief Executive John Hirst called for a sense of reason in response to the claims (read 1, 2, 3) of other forecasting agencies in weeks.
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