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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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Deep freeze puts Baltic on track for record ice
Friday, February 25th 2011, 7:56 PM GMT
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Australia's weather bureau says 2010-11 La Nina has ended by Michael Perry
Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 10:27 AM GMT
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End of La Nina to favour Asian crops

* Conditions neutral between La Nina, El Nino

* Possibly drier Australian winter, spring (Adds detail, quotes, background)

SYDNEY, May 25 (Reuters) - The devastating 2010-11 La Nina weather event has ended, said Australia's weather bureau, after bringing record flooding to the country, disrupting major coal exports and destroying thousands of homes, and damaging crops in Asia.

"The 2010-11 La Nina event has ended, with climate indicators of the El Nino, the Southern Oscillation, having returned to average levels," the Bureau of Meteorology said on Wednesday.

"Climate models surveyed by the Bureau of Meteorology suggest that the Pacific Ocean will continue to warm over the coming months, with neutral conditions likely to persist through the Austral winter, that is, neither La Nina nor El Nino."

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Source Link: reuters.com
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
Public Warning: 'Worst snow blizzards in a century' set to hit Britain
Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 8:26 PM GMT
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Britain will be buried by the worst blizzards in almost a century in the coming days - as 12 inches of snow and 60mph-plus winds create 6ft snowdrifts and cause transport chaos.

Forecasters said up to a foot of snow will be dumped across Scotland, northern and western England from tomorrow morning, with several inches in the south.

Gale-force winds will create 6ft snowdrifts expected to shut dozens of main roads and threaten railway line closures - likely to lead to widespread school closures and millions struggling to and from work.

Forecasters said the blizzards will be more serious than an infamous blizzard in the cold 1962-63 winter and the worst to hit Britain since 1927.

Then, a 12-hour blizzard on Christmas Day night left 20ft snowdrifts across the south and south-east, with villages cut off for a week and supplied with food by air-drop.
Source Link: metro.co.uk
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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
Joe Bastardi: "A La Nina That Is King?... More Cold to Follow!"
Monday, January 24th 2011, 10:42 PM GMT
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CLICK for MUST SEE VIDEO link from Joe Bastardi and listen to what he has to say about THIS winter and the NEXT 30 YEARS
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THE COLDEST WINTER FOR 100 YEARS - SO WHERE ARE THE GRITTERS by Mark Reynolds: Updated with comments by Piers Corbyn
Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 3:08 PM GMT
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Image AttachmentBRITAIN ground to an icy halt yesterday as the nation’s gritters again failed to keep roads clear – costing the economy billions.

The big freeze saw more than half of Britons arrive late for work, and millions more stayed at home as road, rail and air networks were paralysed.

With more than 10 inches of snow in some parts and a further eight inches set to fall overnight, forecasters are predicting the worst winter for 100 years. Motoring organisations criticised the inability to get the nation moving and experts estimated the chaos could cost £1.2billion a day.

The sorry picture on the roads was replicated across the rail network and Gatwick and Edinburgh airports also remained closed with hundreds of flights cancelled.

The catastrophic failure of the authorities to deal with a snow fall that had been widely and accurately forecast came after Transport Secretary Philip Hammond promised last week that there was a “strategic stockpile” of grit.

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Updated below with comments by Piers Corbyn
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