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UK SNOW: BRITAIN FREEZES AS HEAVY SNOW RETURNS by Mark Pangallo
Monday, February 21st 2011, 9:09 AM GMT
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ARCTIC winds left large areas of Britain under a thick layer of snow yesterday.

Plunging temperatures led to heavy falls in the north of England and parts of Scotland and the Met Office warned that winter is far from over.

Families woke up to three inches of snow in Leeds and the forecast is for more snow on higher ground during the early part of the week.

A driver had a lucky escape when his car skidded off the road after blizzards hit the A66 near Bowes in Co Durham.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for much of Scotland and England’s higher regions, which extend as far south as the East Midlands.

There is some respite on the way for the South, however, with London expected to be enjoying periods of sunshine on Wednesday as temperatures climb to a mild 12C.

Shoppers searching for signs of an early spring have been buying daffodils in record numbers. Supermarket chain Waitrose says sales of British daffodils have jumped by a third compared with this time last year.
Source Link: express.co.uk
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Return of winter frosts threaten to kill off ‘vintage’ spring by John Bingham
Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 5:05 AM GMT
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A bout of unseasonably cold weather is threatening to cut short the most spectacular spring for Britain’s gardens in recent memory.

Gardeners are being warned to prepare for up to a week of unusually late frosts which threaten to kill off spring blooms.

It could spell an end to what horticulturalists had been hailing as a vintage spring after the effects of the winter “big freeze” caused many plants to burst into flower simultaneously.

Experts also warned gardeners and allotment enthusiasts to delay planting out tomatoes and other delicate fruit and vegetables, which would normally be safe to plant out in May, this year.

With overnight temperatures set to fall as low as 26F (-3C) in some parts of Scotland over the next few days, even milder areas in the south are being warned to prepare for over overnight lows close to freezing.

Daytime temperatures will also be unseasonably cold, with highs of between 50F (10C) and 59F (15C) expected, and the wintry conditions could last into next week, the Met Office warned.

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Source Link: telegraph.co.uk
Joe Bastardi: Three of Next Five Winters Could be as Cold or Colder
Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 9:53 PM GMT
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This winter is on track to become the coldest for the nation as a whole since the 1980s or possibly even the late 1970s. According to AccuWeather.com Chief Long Range Forecaster Joe Bastardi, three or four out of the next five winters could be just as cold, if not colder.

He is worried that next winter, for example, will be colder than this one.

Bastardi adds that with the U.S. in the middle of one of its worst recessions in its history and the price of oil in question, he is extremely concerned about the prospect for more persistent cold weather in the coming years putting increased financial hardship on Americans.

"Cold is a lot worse than warm," Bastardi said, "and that's why your energy bill goes up during the winter time: because of the fact that it takes a lot to heat a house."

While there are many different factors that are playing into Bastardi's forecast, one of the primary drivers is La Niña and the trends that have been observed in winters that follow the onset of a La Niña.
Source Link: accuweather.com
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Blizzard slams Germany
Friday, December 17th 2010, 9:34 PM GMT
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The blizzard “Petra” hammered Germany with more snow on Friday, causing countess road accidents, shutting down air traffic and trapping hundreds of people in an icy train.

The rail passengers suffered a nightmare scenario on Thursday evening when their trip came to a chilly halt. The regional train between Hamburg and Lübeck stopped cold when it lost power due to snow damage along contact wires.

With no heat, light or explanation from train conductors between 4:30 pm and 8:30 pm, passengers reportedly panicked. Several tried to break open windows and escape, while others used emergency exits to venture into the darkness – a major breach of safety because other trains were still running on nearby tracks.

“Some passengers became panicked, cried, called for help,” one witness told daily Lübecker Nachrichten. “They believed it was an attack.”

Others called the police, who along with local fire fighters drove some 150 passengers to a nearby sports hall from the site near Tremsbüttel. Several passengers were treated for hypothermia.

On Friday afternoon national rail provider Deutsche Bahn said passengers on the train would each be compensated €250 for their trouble.

The German Weather Service (DWD) warned more snow was likely this weekend after a brief respite on Saturday.

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Source Link: thelocal.de
Public Warning: Public Warning: Ten inches of snow to blanket Britain by tomorrow by Laura Roberts
Friday, December 17th 2010, 10:16 AM GMT
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Heavy snow has blanketed parts of Britain with up to 10 inches expected over the next 24 hours as the Big Freeze intensifies.

Forecasters said that cold conditions were expected to continue into next week as a white Christmas becomes more and more likely.

Treacherous driving conditions were reported on the roads caused by widespread ice amid concerns for rush-hour travellers.

The heaviest snowfall last night was in northern Scotland and Northern Ireland with parts of Wales and south-west England also affected.

Police in the Scottish Highlands have warned commuters not to travel in icy blizzards with temperatures as low as -6C. A section of the M2 in Northern Ireland was also closed due to heavy snow.
Source Link: telegraph.co.uk
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Largest US food distributor declares force majeure on fresh fruit and vegetables due to "devastating" freeze of "unprecedented magnitude"
Monday, February 14th 2011, 10:27 PM GMT
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Sysco, the largest wholesale food distributor in the US and primary supplier to most supermarket chains, has declared force majeure (the "act of God" clause) that allows suspension of contracted prices and supply of fresh fruit and vegetables due to the "unprecedented magnitude" of "devastating" and "extreme freezing temperatures" in a "very broad section of major growing regions in Mexico." Sysco also reports "Florida is normally a major supplier for these items as well, but they have already been struck with severe freeze damage in December and January and up until now have had to purchase product out of Mexico to fill their commitments, that is no longer an option."
Source Link: 2.bp.blogspot.com
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Public Warning: Public Warning: Heavy snow set to return across the UK
Monday, December 27th 2010, 11:30 AM GMT
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Heavy snow is set to return to parts of the UK over the next two days, the Met Office has warned.

After a freezing Christmas Day, the temperature climbed on Sunday - but that looks set to prove only a temporary reprieve from the cold weather that has caused travel chaos across much of the country over the past ten days.

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for today, with showers likely to add to snow already lying in northern England, Scotland and Wales.

Meteorologists expect the situation to deteriorate during the early hours of Tuesday morning, as a band of snow moves across the country.

London, the West Midlands, Yorkshire, the south-east, north-west, north-east, east and south-west of England are facing the prospect of 10cm of snow, with 15cm expected on higher ground.

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Source Link: metro.co.uk
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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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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Source Link: accuweather.com
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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Source Link: metro.co.uk
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