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Meteorologists agree: Europe is in for a 'damned cold' winter

Grand froid en Europe centrale
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When alarmist climate institutes roll out papers claiming global warming is going to cause severely cold winters, then you have to wonder if they know something is up and are acting preemptively to salvage their crumbling climate science, which not long ago predicted with high confidence balmy snowless winters.

A few reports have already come out indicating this winter could be a real doozy - at least for wide parts of North America. But now we are starting to see such reports popping up for Europe as well.


Record-breaking arctic cold temperatures, subzero expected in Northern Rockies, High Plains

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Arctic air is now firmly entrenched over much of the nation's mid-section, Northwest and, finally Northeast, sending temperatures crashing to values you might expect in mid-winter in some areas.

Here are some cold notables so far:
- Burlington, Colorado, on the eastern Plains near the Kansas border, dipped to -10 Thursday, setting a new record low for the month of November.

- Casper, Wyoming, dipped to -27 at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday night, shattering their all-time November record low of -21 on Nov. 23, 1985 (records date to 1939). The temperature stayed at -27 at midnight Thursday, making it the new record low for Nov. 13 as well. Previously, the soonest Casper plunged to -27 was on Dec. 5, 1972. Casper's high of 6 on Nov. 11 was the record earliest single-digit or colder high temperature there. (On Nov. 15, 1955, the high was only -3 degrees). Wednesday, Casper only managed a high of 3 degrees!

- Denver's high of 6 on Nov. 12 was the coldest daily high so early in the season. Only three other November days had daily high temperatures colder in Denver, dating to 1872. Early Thursday morning, Denver chalked up a bone-chilling -14 degrees, easily the coldest temperature so early in the season. (Nov. 17, 1880 was the previous earliest such cold reading in Denver.)

- Livingston, Montana, dipped to -21 Wednesday, their coldest so early in the season. That said, they once dipped to -31 degrees just one day later in the calendar, on November 13, 1959.

- Riverton, Wyoming had a daytime high of 0 degrees Thursday.

- In the Southern Plains, Amarillo (21), Lubbock (27), Childress (29) and Goodland (14) all set their coldest daily high temperatures on record for so early in the season on Wednesday.
Next, we'll hit some cold highlights in both forecast highs and lows, then ask how long this will last.


An Ice Age looms: Over 4 feet of snow hits northern Wisconsin

Winter's first blast of snow is one thing. But 4 feet?

A neighborhood in northern Wisconsin near the Michigan state line has been hit with more than four feet of snow since Monday.

According to the National Weather Service in Duluth, Minn., as of 11:30 p.m. Thursday, 50.1 inches of snow had been dumped on Gile, which is part of Montreal, Wis., in Iron County, but has its own ZIP code and post office. It's about two hours east of Duluth.

First, Gile was hit with the Arctic blast and snowstorm that moved across much of northern Wisconsin Monday. Later, lake effect snow kept piling it on.

Jay Hengtgen, owner of Burgers Bar & Grill, the only restaurant in Gile, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Friday that his driveway has needed plowing three times a day for the past three days.

"Looking outside right now, the snow on the one side of my building is already covering half of the bottom windows. We're going up to four feet," he said. "The initial report was 12 to 18 (inches). Then it went to 18 and 24... Then it turned into lake effect and it never quit."


Australians bury heads in sand to mock government climate stance

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© Mike Bowers More than 400 people buried their heads in the sand at Sydney's Bondi Beach.
More than 400 protesters stuck their heads in the sand on Australia's Bondi Beach on Thursday, mocking the government's reluctance to put climate change on the agenda of a G20 summit this weekend.

Prime minister Tony Abbott's perceived failure to address climate change is all the more galling in the wake of an agreement between the United States and China on Wednesday to limit their carbon emissions, they said.

"Obama's on board, Xi Jinping's on board, everyone's on board except one man," activist Pat Norman, 28, bellowed into a megaphone on the Sydney beach.

"Tony Abbott!" the protesters shouted back.

Parents with babies, school children and working people in business suits dug holes on the beach and stuck their heads in them. The ostrich is said to stick its head in the sand in futile bid to avoid danger.

Ornithologists say the African bird does no such thing but that didn't spoil the protest.


Coldest ever November temperatures recorded in Colorado: Up to a foot of snow expected

© Ken Lyons/Denver PostSnowplows clear the runways and taxiways at Denver International Airport early Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014.
Bundle up, Denver.

And don't plan on getting anywhere in a hurry. Ice- and snow-covered roads were snarled with traffic. Minor delays were reported at Denver International Airport Wednesday morning. Morning flights can expect an hour delay, DIA spokesman Heath Montgomery said.

"We have some blowing snow, icy conditions, but things are running very smoothly, overall," he said.

Weather forecasters say records could be broken Wednesday as day three of the deep freeze continues.

"Very, very cold tonight," said David Barjenbruch, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Boulder. "Very, very cold today, too."'

The weather service said the high temperature in Denver on Wednesday is forecasted to reach 5 degrees, with a 100 percent chance of snow.

The coldest temperature ever recorded for a high on Nov. 12 in Denver is 9 degrees, set in 1916. The weather service said that mark could fall, along with the record low for this date of -4.

Denver set a record low high on Tuesday at 16 degrees, breaking a mark from 1916.

Wind chill values will make temperatures feel as cold as -17 Wednesday. Just before 6 a.m., the temperature at Denver International Airport was 1 degree.

Ice Cube

Record November lows and record snowfalls for South and East U.S. - Up to 2 feet of snow in places

© Source AccuWeather, As of Nov. 10.(Photo: Janet Loehrke, USA TODAY)
Arctic air will plunge toward the South and East on Wednesday and Thursday, after as much as 2 feet of record-breaking snow buried portions of the upper Midwest.

Temperatures only made it into the single digits, teens and 20s Tuesday across much of the north-central U.S. - 20 to 40 degrees below average for many areas, the National Weather Service said.

Wind chills were as cold as minus 20 in parts of western Montana. By Wednesday morning, wind chills could drop to minus 35 in some spots - low enough to cause frostbite in 10 minutes.

Weather service meteorologist Paul Kocin said the cold air will reach the Appalachians to mid-South by Wednesday morning and then hit the East Coast by Thursday morning. The East Coast will see cooler temperatures but be spared from the dramatic lows in the middle of the country, Kocin said.

Freezing temperatures are still possible in parts of the South and East, AccuWeather meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.

The heaviest snow fell across Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Ishpeming in northern Michigan picked up 24.5 inches of snow as of late Tuesday afternoon, the highest total from the storm so far, according to the weather service.

Marquette, Mich., got socked with 21.5 inches of snow so far, creating treacherous driving conditions.

At least two people were killed in Minnesota on icy roads, the Minnesota State Patrol said.

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Cold air to freeze East, set stage for rounds of snowfall

Cold air building over the Central states will expand toward the East during the balance of the week and will be accompanied by snow in some locations.

Temperatures will be slashed by 20 to 30 degrees compared to the start of this week.

High temperatures mainly in the 40s during the later part of this week will replace highs in the 60s in New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures will plunge into the 20s and 30s at times during the daylight hours.

However, the temperature drops will not be as extreme in the East as they were over the Central states.
The air will get cold enough at night to bring the first freeze to portions of the South, including Atlanta, and the Interstate-95 corridor.

Unlike chilly air episodes thus far this season, this particular cold outbreak will have staying power and is likely to last well into next week.

In much of the Appalachians and many areas on the western slopes of the mountains, high temperatures most days will be no better than the 30s.

Bands of snow and flurries will set up downwind of the Great Lakes.

The first areas to experience the lake-effect snow will be across parts of Michigan and northern Wisconsin beginning at midweek in the wake of the Upper Midwest snowstorm.

According to AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams, "Some areas around the lower Great Lakes that have escaped lake-effect snowfall thus far this season will have their first accumulation later this week."


Arctic blast sets stage for winter storm to threaten the Northwest U.S.

The blast of arctic air spreading across the nation will set the stage for a winter storm to threaten the Northwest later this week.

Frigid air will not only spend this week pouring across the eastern two-thirds of the nation, but will also continue to spill into the Northwest.

As the cold air expands southwestward, gusty winds will create even lower AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures through Wednesday.

As the cold air squeezes through the Columbia Gorge, winds will pick up speed in a fashion similar to what happens between buildings in a city. Gusts of 40 to 60 mph can occur near the western mouth of the gorge into Wednesday.

The strongest winds will whip Troutdale, Oregon, with gusts of 50 mph expected in Portland.

Such winds could cause tree damage and power outages. Dangerous cross-winds will threaten high-profile vehicles, including those traveling Interstate-84 as it snakes along the Columbia River and the portion of I-5 in the Portland, Oregon, area.

As the winds die down later Wednesday, attention will then turn toward a new Pacific storm due to arrive late in the week.

While the storm will be far from the strongest to slam the region, the presence of the cold air will set the stage for snow and ice to fall outside of the mountains and create travel hazards.

Current indications point toward an icy mix developing along the I-5 corridor in northern Oregon and southern Washington Wednesday night through Thursday morning.

Ice Cube

Northern Rockies snowstorm to expand to Minneapolis, Great Lakes

The snowstorm unfolding across the northern Rockies will spread a swath of snow to Minneapolis and the upper Great Lakes through the first part of the week.
Before reaching the Great Lakes, the system is expected to deliver snow from the Rocky Mountains to the northern Plains with accumulating snowfall reaching as far south as Denver.

The snow will then begin to build into the northern Great Lakes, moving into the region on Monday and continuing into Tuesday night.

Due to the path of the storm, it appears as though some of the bigger cities around the Great Lakes, such as Chicago and Detroit, will miss out on the snow.

The heaviest snow is expected to focus on a zone stretching from northern Wisconsin to central Ontario. A foot or more of snow will fall over this area with localized pockets receiving as much as 2 feet of accumulation.

Gusty winds also accompanying this storm will result in blowing and drifting snow.

While blizzard conditions are not expected, winds gusting up to 30 mph can greatly reduce visibility, resulting in major travel disruptions.

This wind will also cause AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures to be held to the teens and single digits on Monday in places such as Minneapolis, making it dangerous for people to spend extended periods of time in the outdoors without wearing proper clothing.

Snowflake Cold

Siberian Express to bring an early -30 degrees F to Wyoming, Montana

Even though it's still early November, a January-like cold wave just entering Montana and the Dakotas on Sunday will bring 30 below zero temperatures to scattered locations in Montana and Wyoming by Wednesday morning.

The cold will fill the nation's midsection by mid-week, with no let up in sight. The coldest air to arrive in a series of reinforcing surges is still a week away.

Temperatures are forecast to run 15 to 30 deg. F below normal for at least 5 days over a large portion of the central U.S. starting late in the coming week.

On individual days the temperatures will be as much as 50 deg. F below normal for this time of year, which is quite exceptional. The air mass temperature (850 mb, ~5,000 ft. altitude) will be as much as 4.5 standard deviations below normal, which is less than 1 in 100,000 in probability terms.