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Posted on 12/17/2010 3:04:54 PM PST by Iron Munro
Coldest December since records began as temperatures plummet to minus 10C bringing travel chaos across Britain
Swathes of Britain skidded to a halt today as the big freeze returned - grounding flights, closing rail links and leaving traffic at a standstill.
And tonight the nation was braced for another 10in of snow and yet more sub-zero temperatures - with no let-up in the bitterly cold weather for at least a month, forecasters have warned.
The Arctic conditions are set to last through the Christmas and New Year bank holidays and beyond and as temperatures plummeted to -10c (14f) the Met Office said this December was almost certain to become the coldest since records began in 1910.
The latest snowfall carpeted large swathes of Britain today - with up to 5in falling in places - paralysing roads and rail, and forcing airports and schools to close.
Forecasters warned the worst was still to come over the next 24 hours as the heaviest December snowfall for 30 years tightened its grip on the nation once more. The South is expected to be worst hit with up to 10in falling during the course of tomorrow. By the start of next week temperatures are set to fall to as low as -15c (5f). Met Office forecaster Barry Gromett said the average mean temperature for the first two weeks of this month was -0.7c. The coldest ever average for this time of year - recorded in December 1981 - was 0.2c.
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Worth checking the link out to see the excellent pictures.
LOL! That’s why they have been wanting to call it climate change instead lately!
I remember deplaning in Logan (from Toronto, iirc) and pilot announced that it was 14 degrees. I heard a voice with a British accent saying, “It doesn’t feel like 14 degrees.” (14 C = 57.2 F). -10 C = +14F. Brrrr. While not uncommon in Boston, 14F is pretty rare in Britain.
I wish we’d get up to 14 degrees. I’d break out the bikini.
It’s Bush’s Fault!
How much power do snow-covered solar panels and frozen windmills produce?
We do need photo evidence! ;)
But...but...I thought it was the warmest year on record!!
Snicker....although I shouldn't be snickering since here in California, they just passed some cap and trade thing. Yikes! BTW, here in Los Angeles we also happen to be having an unusually cold winter, plus it's turning out to be one of our wettest winters in awhile.
Took the time to look at the photos on your Freepsite.
Awesome, inspiring & tear jerking to this 62 year old curmudgeon!
God Bless your daughter, you and yours this Christmas Season.
Cool.......Maunder would be proud
Well, they could all burn some wood in their fireplaces, warming the house, and contributing to the CARBON in the air.
Or is that even legal over there?
Not sure, but, I’m sure the ration equates to the reliability of the batteries in electric cars and the lumens w/ CFL’s at 14F.
I hear you, we first we hit 14 degrees back in October.
Solution - eliminate 90% of world government - but, even with that amount of reduction, humans would be faced with government still MUCH too large. LOL
The funny things is that these junk science people act as if the earth has some normal temperature it should maintain, and that fluctuations are always abnormal and bad. Silly liberals.
I wonder if that volcano Eyjafjallajkull added to all this?
They say the ash stays up there 6mos or so and the sulfur dioxide gas stays in the atmosphere for up to three years.
Um, no you don’t! LOL!
Last winter was exceedingly miserable. In fact, I was overjoyed when that March warm spell hit the US. And then Easter brought about summer-like conditions.
Gas line heaters for your car,
Get `em now while they`re hot!
Prevent Frozen Gas!
[Made in UK]
I have the Book, Plantagenet Chronicles-year 1066 and up. They wrote of how they would hold Fairs on the ice of the Thames each winter.
I wonder if we are entering another mini ice age.
And the same from this younger trying-not-to-be-a-curmudgeon who looked because of STT's comment! And may God keep and protect your daughter too.
And an invitation to visit the beautiful Pacific Northwest -- best time is July/August when it's (usually) dry with clear blue skies, abundant scenery, looong days, and if it gets above 80F or so we think it's really hot. (Neither my house nor car has A/C.)
A comment on the article:
“...I run a solar observatory located high in the White Mountains of California. Falling Sun activity levels recorded over the past 2 years indicated a record cold winter for 2010-2011. Corroborating data from a similar observatory in Chile was alarming, showing that the Southern hemisphere (which is mostly water — oceans) was unusually cold during their summer (2009-2010) and afterward.
The conclusions from ACTUAL DATA (not from faulty ‘models’ developed by worthless idiots like John Hansen at NASA, and promoted by loony politicians like Al-Gore, or crazy members of royalty) are:
1) The sun was unusually active in the latter half of the 20th Century (highest solar activity in 11000 years — the end of the last ice age),
2) solar activity is reverting toward the mean.
The implications of colder climates are a greater need for precisely the economic activities which the global-warming-alarmists are attempting to eliminate. They’re a menace to humanity, and must be stopped
- Brian, Austin, USA, 17/12/2010 23:28...”
That is precisely what FReepers have been saying for years!
Thank you! I’m glad to share, we are proud, and pleasantly surprised our kids decided to do it. We’ve supported them 100% She spent her 21st birthday in a sarin nerve gas chamber, while most headed to a bar. Our conservative values really got through to them, which, I was most worried about. I’m grateful God helped us. I’ve now got 3 grown up kids, and 8 grandkids (under 5 years old) that embrace conservationism. Our family is blessed.
Merry Christmas to you and your family. God Bless America!
Or, keep your tank filled.
all those Brits who are worried about Global Warming, have another worry, Heating Bills.
Thanks, my son-in-law is in Afghanistan right now as I type this. It’s his 5th tour, 4 to Iraq, his first in Afghanistan.
That girl you looked at from my page, is married to the above soldier, and have orders for Ft. Lewis this spring. I don’t want her to go there, because it’s more than a one day drive. But....
I’ve never been there, so it’ll will be fun visiting the area. I’m looking forward to it. Other than the fact that I’ll have a 2-3 day drive versus a 10 hour drive. I’m not flying.
Thanks for looking at my page. I appreciate your comment.
Please keep our military in your prayers.
You know, there are reports of sheets of ice flinging off the windmills.
I wonder what they’ll burn this year. Didn’t they burn books last year? I may have that wrong, but they burned something that was unusual to keep them warm.
No, but how quickly we forget...
Actually they ride around on the bus all day to stay warm.
Coldest December since records began as temperatures
plummet to minus 10C bringing travel chaos....
Good thing we didn’t spread coal dust on the North and South Poles
to prevent the “imminent” global cooling in the 1970s.
As proposed by some climatoligist back then.
I guarn-darn-tee-it that there are university professors eating nice meals
at reduced prices at their university clubs...
that said the earth was gonna freeze in the 1970s.
And said we were going to be out of petroleum and natural gas by
“The Year Two Thousand”.
(tip of the hat to Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter (sp?), no matter how
much I viewed them as D-List comics.)
The comments are a total smackdown of global warming. LOL!
You really need to kill your box. I’d read you more, I just skip over you when I see that box.
Your comment screams Iceland. Or something Norwegian. LOL, my grandpa came from Ryhejeckickiticjhechic, Iceland.
You might want to see this.
Gulf loop current and Gulf Stream Broken Affecting Europes Climate
Same here (although not quite 62!) God bless you and yours, and keep your son in law safe.
Question CRZ are you reading Captive Queen by Alison Weir they mention those cold winters in that book
thanks, we really appreciate it.
You know, for some reason, the last box of goodies I sent to him was returned. All the boxes I’ve sent, this is the first to get sent back. The address was ‘undeliverable’. I guess it was bound to happen. We’ve sent 40-50 boxes. So, we’re eating pumpkin candy. I’m not complaining, it’s bound to happen. But, the guys missed out on 10 pounds of candy, and a couple of boxes of zicam. Just what I need, candy. I’ll bet moochelle is besides herself that I’m sending candy to the troops.
Merry Christmas to all!
God doesn’t like the stupid, fraudulent warming summits.
First Denmark, now Mechico, they still don gitit - we are on the mercy of Sun, da heater and lighter.
It’s Global Warming!
It’s getting too cold for all those polar glaciers!
Their heating systems and building practices aren’t designed for this sort of weather.
OMG! 5 farenheit? Those poor babies! They wouldnt last 3 days in Chicago in December.