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Big freeze gives way to brief thaw before more snow and ice by Murray Wardrop
Monday, December 27th 2010, 7:21 AM GMT
Co2sceptic (Site Admin)
The mercury is due to rise steadily this week with temperatures reaching double figures in some parts of the country.

However, the warmer weather – which could see the west of England bask in temperatures up to 52F (11C) – could bring chaos as thawing ice and snow causes floods.

Flood alerts were yesterday put in place for south west England, while much of the country was deemed to be at increased risk.

But forecasters do not expect the warmer spell to last long, as a renewed arctic blast plunges Britain back into sub-zero conditions down to 28F (-2C) on Thursday.

New Year’s Eve revellers will also shiver in temperatures below freezing, the Met Office said.

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Source Link: telegraph.co.uk
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Public Warning: Solar Climate Change from Christmas Day to the End of December
Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 9:00 PM GMT
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Image AttachmentA THIRD period of "Solar Climate Change" on the UK will take place from Christmas Day to the End of December, this comes right after the first & second periods correctly predicted by WeatherAction.com & Piers Corbyn

The forecast made in November says....Snow deluges and blizzards in most of England and Wales, heaviest in East parts. Snow showers in Scotland. Sleet/rain and less cold in far West Ireland.

This "triple hit" of "Solar Climate Change" announced to WeatherAction.com users in November, means that the UK will go on to complete the "worst ever" December for High street retailers and business with the lack of essential public service due to road/rail/airport closures and again bring the country to it's knees, and with "road salt" running out fast this "third" wave will take it's toll on the "holiday" work force.

This is likely to add to one of the worst if not THE worst period of disruption in the UK to have been seen in modern times.

I will repeat what was said on the previous statement as this will still apply....

There are potential "life threatening" conditions that will be underestimated by the media (inc. Met Office).

With the aid of this forecast we hope to give some advance warning to those of you who are already suffering hardship and warn you of a very real risk of further and even bigger snow storms and blizzard conditions set for Scotland & England and Eastern Europe.

Please spread news of this forecast to all of those who are vulnerable and try to ensure that food supplies are sufficient to cope with this impending crisis.
Britain braced for another night of plummeting temperatures as transport tsar admits 'we might run out of salt this winter'
Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 7:59 PM GMT
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Source Link: dailymail.co.uk
UK weather: could a white Christmas be on the way?
Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 7:30 AM GMT
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Channel 4 News looks at the weather forecast over the next few days, as snow and ice continue to cause disruption to travellers during the Christmas period.

There's no sign of a let up in the freezing UK weather conditions this week.

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for southwest England and Wales tonight, where they're predicting between two and four inches of snow could fall in many places.

They've warned that there could be up to 10 inches in Somerset - where several main roads are already affected, and a number of train and bus services have been suspended.

The heavy snow warnings - which also cover northwest England and Northern Ireland - will remain in force until Wednesday along with warnings of hazardous ice and snow showers across London, the South East, the Midlands and much of the north.
Source Link: channel4.com
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Misery at the airports as heavy snow hits the getaway... but a glimmer of hope as sun is forecast for tomorrow
Saturday, December 18th 2010, 7:25 PM GMT
Co2sceptic (Site Admin)
#Runway at Heathrow closed, major disruption at other airports
#AA attends 1,200 breakdowns every hour
#Up to 20cm expected in parts of the UK
#Hundreds of drivers trapped on M6 overnight
#Backlog of up to 4m parcels could remain undelivered
#Urgent appeal for blood donors after concerns of shortages
#Grit to be shared amid fears of cold snap until January 14

After a day of travel misery for millions of Britons trying to getaway for Christmas, tomorrow's Met Office forecast predicts a sunny but cold day for most of the UK.

There will be snow showers in parts of Scotland and north east England but the rest of the country will begin to return to normal.
Source Link: dailymail.co.uk
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Public Warning: Arctic freeze to last another month as AA warns of 'worst driving conditions imaginable' for Christmas getaways by Paul Sims
Friday, December 17th 2010, 10:13 PM GMT
Co2sceptic (Site Admin)
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#Millions begin the big Christmas and New Year getaway early
#Experts warn backlog of up to 4m parcels could remain undelivered
#NHS issues urgent appeal for blood donors after concerns of shortages
#Councils reveal plans to share grit amid fears of cold snap until January 14
#Odds shortened even further on ‘White Christmas’ in some parts of country

The Big Freeze will hold us in its grip for at least another month, forecasters warn.

Arctic conditions are expected to last through the Christmas and New Year bank holidays and beyond.

With temperatures expected to fall to -15c (5f), the Met Office said this is ‘almost certain’ to become the coldest December since records began in 1910.

Updated below with additional Newspaper links
Source Link: dailymail.co.uk
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Blizzard slams Germany
Friday, December 17th 2010, 9:34 PM GMT
Co2sceptic (Site Admin)
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: Ice and snow nightmare is back by Lynsey Haywood
Friday, December 17th 2010, 9:30 PM GMT
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TRAVEL chaos returned to the UK today as the latest Big Freeze rolled in icing up roads and railways.

A 17-year-old boy was killed when his car careered off the road as motorists were warned they face "possibly the worst driving conditions imaginable".

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for nearly the whole of the country.

Heavy snow storms are set to blanket nearly every part of the UK tomorrow as a fresh blast of Arctic weather sweeps in.

London and the South East will be among the worst hit - but Scotland, the North East, the Midlands and the South West could also see another TEN inches of snow.

Click source to read FULL report from Lynsey Haywood
Source Link: thesun.co.uk
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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Public Warning: Joe Bastardi: BEFORE THE REST OF THE WINTER MODERATING TREND FOR THE NORTHWEST... A SNOW BLITZ ON THE WAY!
Friday, December 17th 2010, 8:02 AM GMT
Co2sceptic (Site Admin)
Wow.

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?
Source Link: accuweather.com
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