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Coldest December ever recorded in UK and Australia

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From Watts Up With That.

Excerpt:

Breaking news!  December can still be cold and snowy over parts of the Northern Hemisphere.  Don’t look to the American media for much information about European weather;  it’s about as foreign as driving on the wrong side of the road.  But, in Britain, Italy, and the rest of Europe, the past several weeks have seen “the Arctic refrigerator door” swing wide-open.

Here are some example headlines:

Arctic freeze to last another month as AA warns of ‘worst driving conditions imaginable’ for Christmas getaways:  Mail Online:  “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.”

Europe travel mayhem as arctic freeze strikes again:  AFP:  “In Italy, rare snowfall disrupted the tourist destinations of Pisa and Florence, forced both airports to close and severely disrupted traffic and the region’s rail network.”

Meanwhile, here is MORE evidence of global warming on the other side of the planet.

Excerpt:

Parts of the state recorded their coldest December mornings in several decades on Monday as summer snow fell in the Snowy Mountains, wild winds rattled the coast, and more than 500 people were still cut off by the worst flooding in years.

The State Emergency Service (SES) received 74 calls for help from people in the Illawarra, Sydney and the Blue Mountains as gusts of up to 100kmh brought tree branches crashing down and damaged roofs.

Temperatures plummeted to 4C at Parkes Airport in central NSW, 10 degrees below average and the coldest December morning in 54 years, The Weather Channel says.

Coonamble in northern NSW recorded 7C – the coldest December morning in 12 years while Trangie, northwest of Dubbo, had 6C – the coldest December morning in 42 years.

To make matters worse, the Bureau of Meteorology is predicting an unseasonably gloomy Christmas, with rain forecast for just about every part of the state between December 24 and Boxing Day.

And more global warming in Europe.

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In Germany, Frankfurt airport operator Fraport said 560 flights had been canceled by Sunday afternoon and a large snow front coming in could mean more cancellations.

At Germany’s second largest airport in Munich, about 75 flights were canceled on Sunday out of 1,100 in all, mostly due to problems at other airports such as Amsterdam, Paris and Brussels, a spokesman said. Planes destined for London were being diverted to Munich and other German airports.

Many trains were also delayed or canceled and the speed limit for intercity train travel was restricted across Germany.

Snow blanketed northern France and authorities mobilized light armored personnel carriers in some areas to help motorists stranded on roadsides by the white stuff.

Around 700,000 people had been expected to travel through Paris’ two main airports over the weekend. But at the biggest, Roissy Charles de Gaulle, 40 percent of flights were canceled and over 5,000 people were stranded. At Orly, the city’s second airport, 20 percent of flights were canceled.

In Paris, the Eiffel Tower was closed because of the snow and a pop concert by Lady Gaga due to be held on Sunday was canceled because restrictions on heavy trucks in the Paris region prevented the show’s equipment from arriving on time.

I am not so sure that this whole scheme to impose state control on the free market and individual consumption is working. Maybe they should claim that driving cars and running businesses and having babies is causing runaway global cooling, instead.

Canada suffering from extreme cold weather

Political Map of Canada

From the Montreal Gazette.

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Weary London, in southwestern Ontario, caught the worst of a blast of stormy weather that has been battering large parts of Canada this week.

From the West Coast, where 100 to 180 millimetres of rain was forecast for parts of British Columbia, to the north and Quebec where blizzard conditions were expected, to the Maritimes where residents are cleaning up after high winds and heavy rain caused major flooding Monday, Canada is waking up to a reminder that winter is here — even if the calendar says two weeks remain before its official arrival.

“It’s been a busy 48 hours,” Fontana said Tuesday.

The blast of lake effect snow centred on London “started Sunday night and then (Monday) was bad, today is bad and (Wednesday) doesn’t look any better,” he said.

It’s “as much as, practically, we had all of last winter. Every time we get some stuff cleared . . . we just get slammed again.”

[…]Elsewhere, up to 70 to 110 millimetres of rain was expected for Metro Vancouver, the Howe Sound and the Sunshine Coast through Wednesday, according to Environment Canada.

Rainfall amounts of 100 to 180 millimetres were forecast for parts of Vancouver Island through Wednesday.

More than a 1,000 workers were out on Montreal streets Tuesday clearing snow following a storm that dumped 20 centimetres and was expected to add another five during the day with high winds blowing snow and making the cleanup more complicated.

Traffic was moving at a crawl on some highways and roadways in the Montreal region Tuesday morning.

High winds and blowing snow were keeping visibility low on the province’s highways, according to Transport Quebec spokesman Denis Arsenault.

In southern Quebec, wind mixed with snow was forecast to produce generalized blowing snow or blizzard conditions Tuesday, and a blizzard warning was in effect for Nunavut, where Eureka was the country’s coldest spot Tuesday morning, reaching a temperature of -42.4 C.

It’s global warming! We all need to stop driving our cars right now and purchase carbon offsets from Al Gore.

Why is it so cold in South America? Is it global warming?

Consider this post from Watts Up With That.

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A brutal and historical cold snap has so far caused 80 deaths in South America, according to international news agencies. Temperatures have been much below normal for over a week in vast areas of the continent. In Chile, the Aysen region was affected early last week by the worst snowstorm in 30 years. The snow accumulation reached 5 feet in Balmaceda and the Army was called to rescue people trapped by the snow.

In Argentina, the snow in the region of Mendoza, famous for its winery, was described by local meteorologists as the heaviest in a decade. The temperature in the morning of July 16th was the lowest in the city of Buenos Aires since 1991: -1.5C. The cold snap caused a record demand for energy and Argentina had to import electricity from Brazil. Many industries in Argentina were shut down due to gas shortage.

It snowed in nearly all the provinces of Argentina, an extremely rare event. It snowed even in the western part of the province of Buenos Aires and Southern Santa Fe, in cities at sea level.

And more from a different Watts Up With That post. A map!

It’s global warming!!!

A brutal and historical cold snap has so far caused 80 deaths in South America, according to international news agencies. Temperatures have been much below normal for over a week in vast areas of the continent. In Chile, the Aysen region was affected early last week by the worst snowstorm in 30 years. The snow accumulation reached 5 feet in Balmaceda and the Army was called to rescue people trapped by the snow.

In Argentina, the snow in the region of Mendoza, famous for its winery, was described by localimagemeteorologists as the heaviest in a decade. The temperature in the morning of July 16th was the lowest in the city of Buenos Aires since 1991: -1.5C. The cold snap caused a record demand for energy and Argentina had to import electricity from Brazil. Many industries in Argentina were shut down due to gas shortage.

It snowed in nearly all the provinces of Argentina, an extremely rare event. It snowed even in the western part of the province of Buenos Aires and Southern Santa Fe, in cities at sea level.

The most famous beach of Argentina, Mar del Plata, was whitened by the snow in the morning of July 15th, a scene only seen in recent memory in 1991, 2004 and 2007.

2001-2010 was the snowiest decade on record

From Watts Up With That. (H/T ECM)

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Now that we have reached the end of the meteorological winter (December-February,) Rutgers University Global Snow Lab numbers (1967-2010) show that the just completed decade (2001-2010) had the snowiest Northern Hemisphere winters on record.  The just completed winter was also the second snowiest on record, exceeded only by 1978.  Average winter snow extent during the past decade was greater than 45,500,000 km2, beating out the 1960s by about 70,000 km2, and beating out the 1990s by nearly 1,000,000 km2.

But what did the global warming alarmists predict?

It appears that AGW claims of the demise of snowfall have been exaggerated.  And so far things are not looking very good for the climate model predictions of declining snowfall in the 21st century.

Many regions of the Northern Hemisphere have seen record snowfall this winter, including Washington D.C, Moscow, China, and Korea.

Click through for nice graphs that really explain what is what.

Leftist media thinks that record snowfalls are caused by global warming

Well, of course it’s MSNBC, d’uh. (H/T Gateway Pundit)

Transcript:

The snowpocalypse that is going through DC and other extreme events are precisely what the climate scientists have been predicting, fearing and anticipating, because of global warming. Why is that? The thinking that warmer air temperatures on the earth a higher air temperature has a greater capacity to hold moisture at any temperature. And that as winter comes in that warm air cools full of water and you get heavier precipitation on a regular basis. In fact, you can argue these storms are not evidence of a lack of global warming, but are evidence of global warming.”

And the leftist Time magazine says that blizzards are caused by global warming. (H/T Gateway Pundit)

What are the facts?

Several all-time seasonal snowfall records have been broken in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington.

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