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Britain braces itself for up to 6in of snow with temperatures set to tumble to -10 as winter bites
Monday, November 22nd 2010, 9:44 AM GMT
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It's time to stock up on ­carrots and lumps of coal, as that other vital ingredient for making a good snowman – snow – is on the way in spades.

A light dusting in the North East of England yesterday was just an early taster of the first widespread falls of the season this week. According to the Met Office, temperatures could go as low as -10c (14f) on Friday night.

The last time the mercury plunged that low was back in March – and even then that was at the top of a Scottish mountain. ­Yesterday saw a sprinkling of snow in County Durham and Northumberland.

But Met Office forecaster Alex Fox said that many parts of the country would see ‘significant’ snowfalls as ­December approaches, including the North, East Anglia, the South East and south western coastal areas.

He said: ‘With these conditions there’s an increased chance we could see snow, especially in northern and eastern parts of the country.

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Will the hemisphere see another top ten snow season? by Joseph D'Aleo
Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 7:38 PM GMT
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Will the hemisphere see another top ten snow season?

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First big freeze is on the way: Polar winds are blowing south with heavy SNOW forecast by Friday Fiona Macrae
Monday, October 18th 2010, 5:01 PM GMT
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Crank up your central heating and get out your thermals... because winter is about to bite.

Icy polar winds are to sweep across the country from tomorrow, with temperatures plummeting to below freezing and up to 2ins of snow forecast for parts of the north by the end of the week.
Millions will wake up to frost this week, but the worst of the weather will hit Scotland and North-east England.

Wednesday will be the coldest day of the week, with temperatures as low as -3C on Tuesday night in rural parts of the north. The mercury will also struggle to rise above freezing overnight in the south. The arrival of Jack Frost can be blamed on polar winds. Charlie Powell, a forecaster at the Met Office, said: 'We have had a nice area of high pressure just to the west of the UK, giving light winds, settled conditions and quite dry weather.

'The change is down to an area of low pressure to the north of that high. It is going sit over Scandinavia and displace that high pressure and bring in colder weather from the Pole.' Daytime temperatures on Wednesday will be just 9C (48F) in the north and 11C (52F) in the south. Snow is forecast for the Scottish Highlands.

Wind chill could mean that London's temperatures will feel as low as minus 5C (23F).

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Killer icicles terrorise Russians by Marina Koreneva Marina Koreneva,
Thursday, March 25th 2010, 11:22 AM GMT
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SAINT PETERSBURG (AFP) - Walking along a Saint Petersburg Street immersed in music, Milana Kashtanova, became the latest victim of falling icicles and ice blocks that have killed five people and injured 147 in the city following Russia’s coldest winter in 30 years. Kashtanova, 21, has been in a coma since February when she was hit by the ice which was being cleared from a rooftop.

“Milana was just walking past a building in the city centre… There was no warning tape, nothing to alert people that people were working on the roof,” Kashtanova’s boyfriend, Irinei Kalachev, told AFP.

The toll has prompted residents and relatives of victims to demand action against those responsible for what they believe to be careless clearing of ice from rooftops.

“Every day, I go out into the street as if I was entering a war zone,” complained resident Boris Ilinsky, 28.

“I’ve got to keep my eyes on the ground to avoid slipping and I’m also looking up to avoid falling lumps of ice,” he added.
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Siberian swans fly in early with an icy omen for winter... as forecasters say snow will be here by Friday
Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 10:04 AM GMT
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One swan does not make a winter. But yesterday – as the first migrating Siberian swans arrived in Britain – the omens were not looking good.

The arrival each year of Bewick’s swans at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve at Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, traditionally marks the end of summer. The birds, which head south chased by Arctic winds, usually arrive in November to spend the winter in the UK.

But they touched down yesterday at dawn. So crank up your central heating and get out your thermals... because winter is about to bite.

Icy polar winds are to sweep across the country from tomorrow, with temperatures plummeting to below freezing and up to 2ins of snow forecast for parts of the north by the end of the week.

Millions will wake up to frost this week, but the worst of the weather will hit Scotland and North-east England.

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Friday, December 17th 2010, 8:02 AM GMT
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I don't recall seeing modeling having two major snow events [see Piers Corbyn Solar Climate Change Extended to the 20th December](anything over 5 cm I think is major for London) coming in a five-day period, but the Friday through Tuesday period may see just that, and this is probably, when one combines snow and cold, the highlight of the winter for the southern part of the U.K. (perhaps farther north and west too).

The snow comes as the cold comes, and just before it goes.

By the way, when I say warmer, I don't mean we are going into a tropical paradise. It means the rest of the winter for the U.K., Ireland, and Scandinavia should be at or above normal, and certainly much warmer than this December to remember. Farther south, next to the normals, and I see no reason to back down, the winter looks cold. Interestingly enough, the European outlook (model) is colder farther north than I am, but my point is that London, which is not 8 F below normal for the month and should finish about 6 below normal, should be close to normal for the rest of the winter (January and February).

That Scandinavian ridge means that maritime air can get in more often, though it also means that monster highs that build over northeast Europe can "push back" west with cold air. I don't want anyone slitting their wrists thinking that the winter is over... it's just that this kind of relentless cold is not going to hold in the northwest, but there will be plenty of challenges.

I just think this upcoming five-seven days is as good as it gets... okay?
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Yet Another Snowstorm? What About Global Warming? by Paul Yeager
Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 1:20 PM GMT
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Another winter storm is pounding much of the nation. Between Midwestern blizzards, record-breaking Northeast snowfall and widespread winter cold, what's with climate change and global warming?

Are the U.S. winter extremes proof that global warming isn't happening or is even a hoax, as many skeptics suggest? Are the winter extremes a product of a warming atmosphere, as many climate change advocates assert?

While opinions about climate change vary greatly, even among experts in climate science, the consensus is that short-range weather events have little to do with the climate change debate.

There's no debating that it's been cold, especially in January. According to Deke Arndt of the federal National Climatic Data Center, "January 2011 will rank among the coldest 20 percent of Januarys on record since 1895." December, although very cold in the Deep South, averaged near normal across the country since the Southern cold was balanced by warmth elsewhere.

There's also no debating that there's been plenty of snow. January has brought record snowfall to New York City and elsewhere in the Northeast, not to mention blizzards in the Midwest and a major snow and ice storm in the Deep South.
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MUST SEE VIDEO LINK: Winter storm cripples two-thirds of U.S, Los Angeles Times
Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 12:22 PM GMT
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Saturday, November 27th 2010, 2:25 PM GMT
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Image AttachmentBRITAIN faces 15 days of winter chaos as gale-force winds and blizzards bring bitterly cold temperatures.

Ten inches of snow is predicted to fall on higher ground in the North today.

Many areas will struggle to get above freezing over the rest of the weekend.Met Office forecaster Dave Britton said: “No part of the country is immune over the next few days.”

Severe weather warnings are in place for London and the Midlands next week. North-easterly gale-force winds threaten blizzards from Tuesday. Experts say the cold snap could last 15 days as ­biting North Sea winds plunge temperatures to -6C (21F).

There were warnings of “very dangerous” driving conditions as snow froze or melted and re-froze.

Some councils complained that grit firms had not delivered supplies in time for the winter blast.

Authorities revealed they were still waiting for grit ordered as long ago as last winter – when there were promises that there would be enough to go round if Britain froze up this year.
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Here comes the snow again! Wintry showers on the way tomorrow but this time the weathermen promise just 'light flurries' by Fiona Macrae
Thursday, January 27th 2011, 12:01 PM GMT
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Image AttachmentDon't let those sprouting daffs in your back garden lull you into a false sense of security. Winter is not over yet.

Snow and bitterly cold winds are forecast for much of the South East today and the wintry showers will continue over the weekend and into next week.

The good news, however, is there will be no return to the chaos caused by last month’s deep freeze. The falls are expected to be flurries rather than blizzards.

Dave Britton, the Met Office’s chief press officer, said: ‘When people wake up today, the temperature will be between 0C (32F) and 3C (37F) and it will not climb very much throughout the day.

‘It looks like it is going to stay largely cold and dry for the rest of the week and into next week, with some snow flurries in the east

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