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What’s causing the cold weather?
MET Office ^ | 1/6/2010 | Staff

Posted on 01/09/2010 8:50:21 AM PST by ricks_place

6 January 2009 (MET Office date error)

In most winters, and certainly those in the last 20 years or so, our winds normally come from the south-west. This means air travels over the relatively warm Atlantic and we get mild conditions in the UK. However, over the past three weeks the Atlantic air has been ‘blocked’ and cold air has been flowing down from the Arctic or the cold winter landmass of Europe.

Why the cold weather?

The low temperatures in the UK have also been accompanied by snow. This is because areas of low pressure have been running in from the north-east, tracking across the North Sea and picking up moisture along the way, which falls as snow.

However, it is not cold everywhere in the world. North-east America, Canada, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and south-west Asia have all seen temperatures above normal – in many places by more than 5 °C, and in parts of northern Canada, by more than 10 °C.

LST anomalies WRT 1961-90Fig 1. The map shows that while it has been cold in Northern Europe, other parts of the world have seen above average temperatures.

Is it colder than average?

The mean UK temperature for December was 2.1 °C, making it the coldest for 14 years and colder than the long-term average for December of 4.2 °C. However, December was one of only two months in 2009 which had a below-average mean temperature.

What does this say about climate change?

Climate change is taking place as the earth continues to warm up.

In the UK, 2009 as a whole was the 14th-warmest on record (since 1914). This above-average temperature trend was reflected globally, with 2009 being the fifth-warmest year on the global record (since 1850).

The current cold weather in the UK is part of the normal regional variations that take place in the winter season. It doesn’t tell us anything about climate change, which has to be looked at in a global context and over longer periods of time.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: climatechange; climategate; globalcooling; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax
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MET Office UK pretends the Cold is just a UK anomaly. The MET Office temperature map is entirely disingenuous when the US temperature data and a recent new record map are viewed. The MET Office shows North East US temperatures above normal while the the US National Weather Service is reporting record new minimum daily low temperatures and record new minimum daily high temperatures! Many new minimum lows (coldest nights) and many new minimum highs (coldest days) in the US have been set in the last few weeks.

The MET Office is very clever in their use of a non-linear temperature scale to exaggerate their invented temperature anomalies.

Record Events for Sat Jan 2, 2010 through Fri Jan 8, 2010
Total Records: 2450
Rainfall: 304
Snowfall: 761
High Temperatures: 27
Low Temperatures: 528
Lowest Max Temperatures: 751
Highest Min Temperatures: 79
Why the cold weather? Why the MET Office Invention?

1 posted on 01/09/2010 8:50:25 AM PST by ricks_place
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To: ricks_place; mmanager; FreedomPoster; carolinablonde; bamahead; Delacon; SteamShovel; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

2 posted on 01/09/2010 8:52:16 AM PST by steelyourfaith (Freedom from fat cat greedy Big Government tyranny IS a Right ... It IS the Constitution.)
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To: ricks_place

Why obviously the cold weather is being caused by global cooling, er global warming, uh that is climate change.


3 posted on 01/09/2010 8:53:06 AM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: ricks_place

Why the cold weather?

Global Warming, of course.

Man, how stupid can people be???

4 posted on 01/09/2010 8:53:23 AM PST by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: steelyourfaith

The answer is obvious. This cold snap is more proof of global warming.


5 posted on 01/09/2010 8:53:57 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: ricks_place

global warming...


6 posted on 01/09/2010 8:54:33 AM PST by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: Oldpuppymax; norge
Dang, the first three.

IBIGWF!

7 posted on 01/09/2010 8:54:49 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: ricks_place

When I was a kid, we used to call this........winter.


8 posted on 01/09/2010 8:57:37 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: ricks_place

Why the cold weather?

Lack of funding.


9 posted on 01/09/2010 8:58:59 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Oldpuppymax; norge; Lakeshark; Ancient Drive; Ernest_at_the_Beach; SierraWasp; Grampa Dave
The answer is obvious.

God's wicked and wonderful sense of humor-----

10 posted on 01/09/2010 8:59:03 AM PST by BOBTHENAILER ( EPA will rule your life)
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To: ricks_place

Everyone knows that ANY change in the weather is caused by global warming.

And as Sen Graham said, there’s a lot of money to be made.


11 posted on 01/09/2010 8:59:14 AM PST by stockpirate (Dec. 24, 2009, the day liberty in America died to applause in the US Senate. Republicans helped)
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To: ricks_place
I know who is causing the cold weather..It is God,he is showing the idiot Obama and Gore that he is still in charge..I think he is laughing at these fools..
12 posted on 01/09/2010 8:59:22 AM PST by PLD
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To: Daisyjane69

Daisy, I love your tag line.


13 posted on 01/09/2010 9:00:03 AM PST by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: norge

thanks...it took me about 30 tries to squeeze it in the space allotted!

:)


14 posted on 01/09/2010 9:01:14 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: Oldpuppymax

Just an expectable anomaly. Nothing to see here folks, move along!

Even surface readings do not tell much taken of themselves. Back in physics and chemistry of old, we were taught there was a certain “specific heat” associated with a given temperature change of various substances. There were also “specific heats” associated with moisture phase changes such as condensation, evaporation, freezing, and thawing. Without knowing the makeup of the atmosphere at an observation point, we can’t state how much its thermal energy has changed from one observation time to another.

This kind of mumbo jumbo, if anything, decreases what little respect I would have for the warmists. It could be more “hide the decline” for all we can tell.


15 posted on 01/09/2010 9:01:39 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: BOBTHENAILER

Amen. I am waiting for Him to turn his attention to the dime-a-dozen Herods misgoverning so many nations at present.


16 posted on 01/09/2010 9:02:00 AM PST by Psalm 144 (What did you think NEW WORLD ORDER meant? The Constitution? States' rights? Individual liberty?)
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To: ricks_place

This is out 3rd consecutive day in a row under freezing, very rare for Dallas. It’s already snowed twice and the low last night was the lowest since 1996. It’s this way all over the US. So the MET office says temps are higher than normal in the US? Are we gonna believe them or our lying reality?


17 posted on 01/09/2010 9:02:07 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: ricks_place

Without reading, let me guess.

GW?


18 posted on 01/09/2010 9:02:34 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: ricks_place
Climate change is taking place as the earth continues to warm up.

So no matter what the weather is it's still global warming?

In the UK, 2009 as a whole was the 14th-warmest on record (since 1914). This above-average temperature trend was reflected globally, with 2009 being the fifth-warmest year on the global record (since 1850).

I don't know, I'm no meteorologist but I was working outside all summer and even in July it wasn't really hot. There were days I was wearing a sweatshirt. Ahhh what am I thinking, believing my lying senses over the officials on Planet Gore.

19 posted on 01/09/2010 9:04:12 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: ricks_place
What’s causing the cold weather?

Uh, let me guess. It's winter?

20 posted on 01/09/2010 9:04:17 AM PST by Bushbacker1 ( I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! The "other" Jim Thompson)
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To: ricks_place

This would be a great time for another Global Warming Summit!


21 posted on 01/09/2010 9:04:49 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: ricks_place

You ninnies in the UK. The harsh weather is God’s revenge for all your pseudo-scientists trying to place man above God in their weather schemes and in so doing trying to starve innocent people with high taxes and lost jobs.

Go to church, fall on your knees, and ask God’s forgiveness for lying to your neighbors. Spring will follow.


22 posted on 01/09/2010 9:05:15 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Lakeshark
The answer is obvious. This cold snap is more proof of global warming.

It is entirely plausible that the road toward higher world temperatures is paved with the variations of daily and seasonal temperatures. However, it is not plausible that the same road is paved with hundreds of record lowest-low and lowest-high temperatures!

23 posted on 01/09/2010 9:06:00 AM PST by ricks_place
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To: Raycpa

Everyone who says GW is the cause of cold weather in Europe, give yourselves a round of applause./sarc.


24 posted on 01/09/2010 9:06:08 AM PST by Signalman
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To: ricks_place

Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.


25 posted on 01/09/2010 9:06:52 AM PST by kabar
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To: ricks_place

The sun is melting?


26 posted on 01/09/2010 9:09:08 AM PST by woofie
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To: YankeeReb

Upon seeing that I wonder how they have managed to factor out “heat islands.” A sensor that was once out by itself in the middle of a wheat field but now is encroached upon by modern buildings does not give us an honest picture over time.


27 posted on 01/09/2010 9:10:42 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: woofie

The morning sun is rising like A RED RUBBER BALL!


28 posted on 01/09/2010 9:11:15 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: ricks_place
Thanks for pointing out their fallacies in thinking. Would it be possible for something man-made to block the air flow?....like satellite waves of sort?
29 posted on 01/09/2010 9:11:15 AM PST by NorwegianViking
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To: Raycpa

Obviously and Absolutely if you are talking as in Bush ... GWB.

Noted negro stated the “buck stops here” this week but continued on, everything is still screwed up becasue of bush. Cold weatehr and all.

the zero is a moron and total loser ... him and the rest of his muslim/commie/bag fastards that surround him.

however if you saw GW as in global warming ..... you are correct as well. I have crabgrass under the snow in my lawn. It is bushs fault Global Warmings fault. I have an arthritic knee .. it is obviou Bushes fault and global warmings problem
I lack motivation to get off my A$$ instead of posting on FR ... Bushs fault and Global warming’s results.

I wnat ot whine some more ... Bush and Global Warming cause that as well.

Where is that Magic negro when i need him


30 posted on 01/09/2010 9:12:25 AM PST by HiramQuick (work harder ... welfare recipients depend on you!)
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To: ricks_place
However, it is not cold everywhere in the world. North-east America, Canada, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and south-west Asia have all seen temperatures above normal – in many places by more than 5 °C, and in parts of northern Canada, by more than 10 °C.

What a pile of man-pig feces, up here in Northeast New Jersey, we've been freezing our asses off.

31 posted on 01/09/2010 9:13:36 AM PST by fedupjohn (Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: ricks_place
Why is it so cold? Owl Gore stole our warmth. It is Gore's fault.
32 posted on 01/09/2010 9:15:50 AM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: ricks_place

It’s not really cold.

Just hide the decline.


33 posted on 01/09/2010 9:18:41 AM PST by seawolf101
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...Northeast New Jersey, we've been freezing ... Exactly, yet New Jersey is not freezing according to the MET Office Map. MET Office oversees the CRU at Climate Gate.
34 posted on 01/09/2010 9:18:41 AM PST by ricks_place
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To: ricks_place
What’s causing the cold weather?

Karl Rove and his weather machine, of course ...

35 posted on 01/09/2010 9:18:46 AM PST by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: ricks_place

UK MET is staffed by fools or liars or both. US East is warmer then normal? That is a bald face lie, it is and has been damn cold here in east Texas, my water pipes frooze for the first time ever last night and tonight is going to be colder still. Wish the English would do something about the liars at the UK Met and BBC.


36 posted on 01/09/2010 9:19:54 AM PST by jpsb
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To: ricks_place

I am always amused by the “coldest” “hottest” “climate change” BS. It really tickles me when our local TV weatherman tries to use that and will say this is record breaking cold “climate change”- last time it was this cold was 1953 or some such. If it has been this hot or hotter in the past or this cold or colder how does it prove warming or cooling??? Temperature change is not new.


37 posted on 01/09/2010 9:21:08 AM PST by Tammy8 (Please Support & pray for our Troops; they serve us every day. Veterans are heroes not terrorists!)
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“In the UK, 2009 as a whole was the 14th-warmest on record (since 1914). This above-average temperature trend was reflected globally, with 2009 being the fifth-warmest year on the global record (since 1850). “

The earth is a lot older than 1850 or 160 years old! Sheesh!

They have only checked temperatures for 130 years, and until recently, it wasn’t digital and accurate.


38 posted on 01/09/2010 9:23:21 AM PST by buffyt (Glowbull Warming: The Greatest Hoax Since Y 2 K ! Follow the money$ 18F on TX Gulf Coast right now)
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39 posted on 01/09/2010 9:23:25 AM PST by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: norge

Just like a house fire causes your house to be COLDER!


40 posted on 01/09/2010 9:23:55 AM PST by buffyt (Glowbull Warming: The Greatest Hoax Since Y 2 K ! Follow the money$ 18F on TX Gulf Coast right now)
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To: ricks_place
Global Warming caused this...


41 posted on 01/09/2010 9:23:59 AM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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We were 18F this morning on Texas Gulf Coast. Breaking ALL records for LOW temperatures for this date. Plants I have had since 1987 are frozen solid and we did cover them. I am more inclined to believe global cooling


42 posted on 01/09/2010 9:25:09 AM PST by buffyt (Glowbull Warming: The Greatest Hoax Since Y 2 K ! Follow the money$ 18F on TX Gulf Coast right now)
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To: Daisyjane69

BUSH’S FAULT!


43 posted on 01/09/2010 9:25:37 AM PST by buffyt (Glowbull Warming: The Greatest Hoax Since Y 2 K ! Follow the money$ 18F on TX Gulf Coast right now)
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To: ricks_place
However, it is not cold everywhere in the world. North-east America,

Michigan is in the NE and our temps are below normal as was our summmer........

44 posted on 01/09/2010 9:26:23 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (I want a hoochie-mama for Christmas, only a hoochie-mama will do............)
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To: ricks_place
Maybe it's because that weather is a constantly changing phenomenon. For every action there is effect. So if you do something over here to change the effect of weather over there there will be some other action. Think about that Al Gore.
45 posted on 01/09/2010 9:26:48 AM PST by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: ricks_place

Statistics


46 posted on 01/09/2010 9:29:49 AM PST by onedoug
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To: steelyourfaith

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=35098


47 posted on 01/09/2010 9:29:51 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: ricks_place

I am predicting a great warming trend in the next 3 to 4 months.
Please sign up know to contribute to my think tank, so I can study the problem.


48 posted on 01/09/2010 9:30:09 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (The End of an Error - 01/20/2013)
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To: Bobkk47
Everyone who says GW is the cause of cold weather in Europe

Which in turn is the fault of GWB

49 posted on 01/09/2010 9:31:52 AM PST by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: ricks_place
What’s causing the cold weather?

The Kyoto accord.

50 posted on 01/09/2010 9:32:37 AM PST by mhx
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