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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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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 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.
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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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Temperatures plunge to -10C and snowfalls in northern England... but it's going to warm up later in the week
Monday, January 31st 2011, 10:52 AM GMT
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Temperatures plunged to minus 10.2C last night - and northern England was blasted by fresh snowfalls.

But the cold snap won't last with forecasters predicting unseasonally warm temperatures in double figures later in the week.

Sennybridge in Powys, central Wales was the coldest place in the country where it was minus 10.2C

Most of central and northern England saw of -5C overnight, the Met Office confirmed this morning.

It will be chilly today with most areas not seeing above 3C.

Tomorrow morning motorists will again have to get up early again to defrost their vehicles - with temperatures of -2C forecast across central England.

The wintry weather returned yesterday with fresh snowfalls in North Yorkshire and County Durham.
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More Snow Meanders into the Northeast by Katie Storbeck
Saturday, January 29th 2011, 1:50 PM GMT
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A weak storm system will slide from the Great Lakes into the northern mid-Atlantic today. This means that snowflakes will once again fly over areas hit hard by a snowstorm earlier this week.

Fortunately, significant accumulations are not expected from today's snowfall, with just a few snow showers in store for areas from Baltimore to Boston. The steadiest snow will fall along a zone from eastern Michigan into the central Appalachians.

Detroit, Pittsburgh and Syracuse are among the cities and towns that could be blanketed by 1 to 3 inches of snow through tonight. Meanwhile, freezing drizzle could glaze untreated surfaces in Ohio and West Virginia.

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No Break for the Winter-Weary; More Snow, Cold Coming by Paul Yeager
Friday, January 28th 2011, 3:34 PM GMT
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While residents in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic have had more than their share of winter weather, the next couple of weeks promise to bring more of the same: plenty of cold air and the potential for snowstorms.

Through the first part of next week, snowfall will be light to moderate as a couple of quick-moving and relatively weak storms sweep through the region. The cold will be a few degrees below normal late-January records -- not as intense as it was early this week.

But the potential for another major storm looms for the middle of next week, and this storm is likely to be followed by more intense cold, compliments of the Arctic region of Canada. Nighttime temperatures might again plummet to below zero by late next week.

This overall pattern -- an active storm track with widespread cold air from the northern Plains to the East Coast -- will likely continue through at least the middle of February, adding to a winter that has produced impressive and, in some cases, record-breaking snowfall.
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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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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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Japan: More snow, rough weather on way
Sunday, January 16th 2011, 6:05 PM GMT
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The Meteorological Agency said Sunday that the cold snaps and heavy snowfall seen across the nation have been caused by a cold air mass and wintry pressure pattern hovering above the archipelago

The weather agency warned that strong winds, heavy snow and high waves would continue to pose hazards through Monday in several areas, particularly along the Sea of Japan coast.

West Japan Railway Co (JR West) said it canceled five overnight trains between Osaka and Aomori and between Niigata and Sapporo because of winds and heavy snow.

Temperatures dropped to as low as minus 8.9 degrees in Shikoku in the town of Motoyama, Kochi Prefecture, minus 7.8 in Tsushima, Nagasaki Prefecture, minus 5.8 in Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, and minus 4.5 in Kobayashi, Miyazaki Prefecture, marking an all-time low since observation began.

Hirakawa in Aomori Prefecture also tied its record low at minus 15.6, while temperatures fell to a more temperate 1.1 in metropolitan Tokyo, marking the season's first frost day in the capital.
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Snow storm hits New York BBC News with Video Link
Thursday, January 13th 2011, 10:51 AM GMT
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A winter storm that pummelled southern US states in the last few days has now hit the New York region, causing travel disruption in the air and on the roads.

Eight inches of snow fell on Central Park in New York City and up to a foot fell in New Jersey and Connecticut.

Pictures show roads being cleared in Manhattan and residents visiting a snowy Central Park.

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