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Sweden braces for record freeze
thelocal.se ^ | 30 Nov 10 | Peter Vinthagen Simpson

Posted on 11/30/2010 3:55:23 PM PST by george76

Stockholm is forecast to experience its coldest seasonal temperatures for over 100 years this week as winter weather takes hold of the country, according to the Swedish Meteorological Institute...

Temperatures across the country are expected to drop to record lows for the first week of December, with the exception of the far north, with averages coming in 7-10 degrees Celsius below normal.

Stockholm registered -11 degrees Celsius at the weekend, the coldest November temperature since 1965 and the mercury is set to plunge further on Wednesday and Thursday, dropping as low as -15.

"It is far below average temperatures, which usually oscillate around zero at this time of the year," said Alexandra Ohlsson, a meteorologist with SMHI.

Dalarna and Jämtland in northern Sweden will also be hit with the harsh weather. The Storsjön lake in the heart of Jämtland's main city Östersund has already frozen over in most parts.

"It looks like the sub-zero temperatures will persist," she said

(Excerpt) Read more at thelocal.se ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Weather
KEYWORDS: globalcooling; globalwarming; globalwarmingscare; iceage; newiceage; recordfreeze; sweden

1 posted on 11/30/2010 3:55:23 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Shall I be the first; “Global Warming?”


2 posted on 11/30/2010 3:58:26 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: george76

Perhaps “Minnesotans for Global Warming” should recruit?! :)


3 posted on 11/30/2010 3:58:32 PM PST by the_Watchman
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To: george76

Sounds like they need a little of that global warming they’re so fond of purporting.


4 posted on 11/30/2010 4:00:12 PM PST by Bullish
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To: george76

doesn’t seem all that cold for an arctic country.


5 posted on 11/30/2010 4:00:12 PM PST by balch3
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To: george76; TenthAmendmentChampion; Clive; scripter; Darnright; WL-law; bamahead; carolinablonde; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

6 posted on 11/30/2010 4:07:03 PM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: balch3

Cold for November.


7 posted on 11/30/2010 4:09:24 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: george76

Tigers ex can come stay with me if she is cold.


8 posted on 11/30/2010 4:11:54 PM PST by Jolla
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To: balch3
Sweden is mostly SUBARCTIC ~ that is TEMPERATE ZONE. There are portions of the Fenno-Scandian peninsula ABOVE the Arctic Circle. Thanks to the warming effect of the immediately adjacent Arctic Ocean the coastal climate is surprisingly mild in a weird sort of way ~ few people freeze to death provided they stay indoors near a source of heat.

On the other hand, in portions of Asia above the Arctic Circle entire villages of dogs, people and tame reindeer have been found buried in the tundra for many centuries only appearing when the temperature rises above freezing for a decade or longer.

This winter is predicted to be extraordinarily cold yet still the FOURTH WARMEST since 24/7 satellite observations were commenced ~ meaning the Runaway Green House Effect hasn't yet run away.

9 posted on 11/30/2010 4:12:52 PM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: george76

Thats rather nippley


10 posted on 11/30/2010 4:13:46 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: george76

“Ve cannot looking for the sheepen....”

http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/37730995


11 posted on 11/30/2010 4:19:17 PM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: muawiyah
Warm enough for swimming.


12 posted on 11/30/2010 4:19:17 PM PST by steve86
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To: steve86
You know you shouldn't try this unless you know you can do it.

Most of the Sa'ami can probably get away with it first time ~ but the others need to "train for the event" and that's best done by reviewing numerous church rosters to see if an ancestor had a FIN or FEN next to his name somewhere ~ 'cause that really increases the odds of having the right genes.

I did something like this in the Army way back when. They needed a volunteer to go out on the ice, jump up and down, and open up the river for "river crossing training".

The long line of troops I was in literally stepped back ~ just like the cartoons!

I raised my hand (and was quite alone), and the training officer in charge asked me "Did you ever do this before" and I said "Yes ~ many times" ~ which was true.

That wasn't about jumping up and down on the ice ~ that's usually kind of stupid and ruins the day for the others but I understood the question to be about swimming around in icy and ice filled river water on a cold day.

I was out there maybe a half hour or so ~ climbing out on the ice, getting up, jumping on it and breaking it up ~ and then it was over and I swam ashore, dried off, got on my clean fatigues and stood by the fire for the next few hours as everybody else got to jump in and out of the river. There were several hypothermia cases that day ~ it was really cold ~ even a wind.

After that none of the fellows in my training company looked at me the same ~ wasn't just that I'd done something special, but to them something impossible, and it played into the hands of the training cadre besides ~ they all got wet!

13 posted on 11/30/2010 4:37:44 PM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: steve86
Hey, blowing that picture up I SEE WET SUITS.

That's cheating!

14 posted on 11/30/2010 4:40:28 PM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: george76
algore must have a conference scheduled in Stockholm.
15 posted on 11/30/2010 5:04:50 PM PST by cruise_missile (Fox: Swap Shepard Smith time slot with Glenn Beck)
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To: george76
All those “assimilated Swedes” are going to hate it more than some Sami in the North.
16 posted on 11/30/2010 5:11:39 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: muawiyah

My grandfather was born in the arctic cirlce in Norway, grandma was Finnish - I live in FL - go figure. Always loved the cold. I remember working in a restaurant as a teenager - used to take my breaks in the the zero freezer with an icy soda. Walked through the regular freezer, in to the zero freezer and loved to just chill in there. Once we were on a business trip up north, right after a blizzard, the guy next to me was freezing, gave him my coat even though he already had a sweater and his own coat - I was a good bit taller so it fit over his coat just fine. I walked the dozen or so blocks back to the hotel in a polo shirt. Most of the family is still up in the UP of Michigan.


17 posted on 11/30/2010 6:35:57 PM PST by Sax
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To: Sax
Give you a few clues? It's not just acclimatization at work ~ it's a different way of responding to the need to retain core temperature AND have enough left over to save your life if need be.

Trick ~ next time it gets real cold and there's an ice storm, step outside and see if your bare hands HEAT UP and melt the ice.

Sa'ami do that. Others don't.

Lots of folks who are not "culturally" Sa'ami are actually "genetically" Sa'ami.

The Swedish and Finnish medical establishments study the Skolt and Inari intensely. They compare their performance to that of non-Sa'ami in the same occupations. This is part of a broad effort to identify specific genes with specific characteristics.

I read those reports regularly just to keep ahead of "problems".

18 posted on 11/30/2010 6:46:27 PM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: Sax
Not to mention the bit of frost bite I got while playing in the front yard as a kid before we moved south - that would discolor for a few years during temperature changes. Grandma (Ma)suddenly got weird about grandkids during cold FL winters. I was stunned about that one, chalked it up to being thinner, older and thinned out blood. My younger one used to bathe in the sink or tub when he was little and for kicks we'd throw a bowl of ice in the bath (knowing the young ones have a good tolerance for cold) and he'd cry when it was all melted and plead for more. Mom would've have flipped her lid had she known about that stuff.
19 posted on 11/30/2010 6:52:47 PM PST by Sax
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To: muawiyah

I think mine do, but I’ll have to test that out. Many times I’ve heated up my much less tolerant wife with my bare hands out in cold weather. But we’re not talking extreme cold.


20 posted on 11/30/2010 6:58:19 PM PST by Sax
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To: Sax
Ever see the Winter Olympics cross country skiing events? There are two groups ~ the first group are these small guys skiing up hill like there's no tomorrow. The second group are these larger guys skiing downhill as fast as they can go.

The way they engage in the event tells you there are some very serious physiologic differences in the two groups.

Recalling that about 1200 years ago the Sa'ami made full contact with the outside world on a permanent basis, there's been some mixing going on ~ probably aren't any full breed Sa'ami any more ~ but that original contact clouded the vision of researchers until modern times.

The Sa'ami had a boat hull designed to accommodate mountain streams, broad rivers and the Arctic Ocean.

The Norse ramped up the design and EVERYBODY took off together ~ Sa'ami boat designers, Norse warriors ~ Norse drygoods dealers, etc.

One "problem" traced to the Sa'ami is a rather pronounced wheat gluten resistance. Although Celiac has been known since Roman times, it was not diagnosed until AFTER the Romans acquired access to the Amber mines in Denmark ~ where there were still plenty of Sa'ami at that time.

Understand that there's no wheat, rye, barley or grapes growing in the Arctic ~ so there's no reason you need to digest that stuff. I would imagine the Romans "imported" some Sa'ami womenfolk ~ and that's worth looking into.

The Russians did a study some years back on the Skolt (they have 5,000 of them) and found none of them had the enzyme necessary to metabolize alcohol.

They also have at least 82 varieties of a single gene involved in heme synthesis in the body. The rest of the world has 1. Has a lot to do with a high iron content in their diet, as well as a high iron content in the Fenno-Scandian peninsula. These different genes are ways the body maximizes the movement of iron through your body and back out into the environment.

A recent report ~ not complete ~ suggests that those 82 different heme genes are further delineated into MILLIONS due to some rather intricate mythelation that occurs in folks with any of those genes (but not the 1 used by everybody else).

You might want to read up on what's known if you start finding your fingernails turning copper colored or you get large black patches of iron laid down just under your skin..

I watching this one closely.

The Sa'ami also have a higher incidence of dwarfism than other groups of humans (except for the pygmies in various places). This seems to be an adaptation to the cold. The Keppel family (Norwegian dwarves) have a family tradition that Genghis Khan, reputedly shorter than most of his Mongol countrymen, actually visited Scandinavia to see some Sa'ami dwarves.

21 posted on 11/30/2010 7:32:11 PM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: george76; Revolting cat!

Al Gore must be getting his chakgra released with an authentic Swedish massage.


22 posted on 12/01/2010 7:52:33 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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