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Coldest December since records began as temperatures plummet to minus 10C bringing travel chaos....
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17 December 2010 | Daily Mail Staff

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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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: agw; algore; andstatistics; blizzard; britain; climate; climatechange; climategate; eastanglia; europe; globalcooling; globalwarming; globullwarming; liberals; liedamnedlies; manbearpig; morons; socialists; uk; un; weather
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Al Gore was not available for comments.

Worth checking the link out to see the excellent pictures.


1 posted on 12/17/2010 3:05:04 PM PST by Iron Munro
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To: Iron Munro

LOL! That’s why they have been wanting to call it climate change instead lately!


2 posted on 12/17/2010 3:07:04 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!)
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To: Iron Munro

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.


3 posted on 12/17/2010 3:09:50 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: Iron Munro

I wish we’d get up to 14 degrees. I’d break out the bikini.


4 posted on 12/17/2010 3:10:36 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

It’s Bush’s Fault!


5 posted on 12/17/2010 3:14:17 PM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Best Cook on Free Republic! ;-))
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To: Iron Munro

How much power do snow-covered solar panels and frozen windmills produce?


6 posted on 12/17/2010 3:19:30 PM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: Indy Pendance
I wish we’d get up to 14 degrees. I’d break out the bikini.

We do need photo evidence! ;)

7 posted on 12/17/2010 3:24:11 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Iron Munro

But...but...I thought it was the warmest year on record!!


8 posted on 12/17/2010 3:24:59 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Iron Munro
If extra CO2 in the atmosphere will warm things up, it's time to generate more CO2.

ML/NJ

9 posted on 12/17/2010 3:25:53 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Iron Munro
Al Gore was not available for comments.

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.

10 posted on 12/17/2010 3:32:37 PM PST by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Indy Pendance

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.


11 posted on 12/17/2010 3:32:57 PM PST by Seeking the truth (0cents.com - Anti-Obama stuff here!)
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To: Iron Munro

Cool.......Maunder would be proud


12 posted on 12/17/2010 3:34:00 PM PST by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: ml/nj

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?


13 posted on 12/17/2010 3:35:58 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: GeronL

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.


14 posted on 12/17/2010 3:36:45 PM PST by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: Indy Pendance
I wish we’d get up to 14 degrees. I’d break out the bikini.

I hear you, we first we hit 14 degrees back in October.

15 posted on 12/17/2010 3:40:52 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: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
So what? "Climate Change" resulting in bitter cold cannot be caused by a rise in carbon usage - because that supposedly was the cause of 'warming.'

Solution - eliminate 90% of world government - but, even with that amount of reduction, humans would be faced with government still MUCH too large. LOL

16 posted on 12/17/2010 3:49:27 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.
LOL! I know! That's why their attempts at redeeming this junk science are so lame! The co2 that was somehow making things hot is now just causing "climate change"! Stupid stupid stupid!

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.

17 posted on 12/17/2010 3:54:25 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!)
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To: All

I wonder if that volcano Eyjafjallajškull 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.


18 posted on 12/17/2010 3:56:57 PM PST by Irenic
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To: FatherofFive

Um, no you don’t! LOL!


19 posted on 12/17/2010 4:12:56 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Iron Munro

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.


20 posted on 12/17/2010 4:13:03 PM PST by Strk321
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
A few winters back, in Chicago, some German colleagues remarked with amusement on a news report that it was going to be "very cold, in the single-digits." (Of course they know the Fahrenheit system, but the report was odd to their ears.)
21 posted on 12/17/2010 4:17:49 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: Indy Pendance
A bottle of Asti... a roaring fire... a space heater warming up the room even more... a little Barry White and a well filled bikini... now that's a Winter Wonder Land!

LLS

22 posted on 12/17/2010 4:18:08 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Gas line heaters for your car,
only $16.95.
Get `em now while they`re hot!
Prevent Frozen Gas!
[Made in UK]


23 posted on 12/17/2010 4:20:39 PM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: Iron Munro

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.


24 posted on 12/17/2010 4:20:55 PM PST by crz
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To: Seeking the truth; Indy Pendance
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.

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.)

25 posted on 12/17/2010 4:28:25 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: Iron Munro

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!


26 posted on 12/17/2010 4:29:03 PM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: GeronL
How much power do snow-covered solar panels and frozen windmills produce?

You should know better than to ask difficult questions.
27 posted on 12/17/2010 4:44:49 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: Seeking the truth

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!


28 posted on 12/17/2010 4:53:55 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: bunkerhill7

Or, keep your tank filled.


29 posted on 12/17/2010 4:55:55 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

all those Brits who are worried about Global Warming, have another worry, Heating Bills.


30 posted on 12/17/2010 4:59:40 PM PST by scooby321
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To: sionnsar

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.

Merry Christmas!


31 posted on 12/17/2010 5:03:23 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: truthguy

You know, there are reports of sheets of ice flinging off the windmills.


32 posted on 12/17/2010 5:05:01 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: scooby321

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.


33 posted on 12/17/2010 5:07:18 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

No, but how quickly we forget...

Eyjafjallajokull Fault


34 posted on 12/17/2010 5:10:17 PM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: scooby321

Actually they ride around on the bus all day to stay warm.


35 posted on 12/17/2010 5:11:50 PM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: Iron Munro


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.)


36 posted on 12/17/2010 5:17:32 PM PST by VOA
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

The comments are a total smackdown of global warming. LOL!


37 posted on 12/17/2010 5:20:07 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: Indy Pendance
This thread is warm.

38 posted on 12/17/2010 5:22:24 PM PST by I see my hands (How's that ballot box working out for you?)
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To: I see my hands

You really need to kill your box. I’d read you more, I just skip over you when I see that box.


39 posted on 12/17/2010 5:28:23 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: EBH

Your comment screams Iceland. Or something Norwegian. LOL, my grandpa came from Ryhejeckickiticjhechic, Iceland.


40 posted on 12/17/2010 5:31:53 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: steelyourfaith

You might want to see this.


41 posted on 12/17/2010 6:24:57 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Iron Munro

Gulf loop current and Gulf Stream Broken Affecting Europes Climate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXUifNpnpfQ


42 posted on 12/17/2010 6:24:57 PM PST by FS11
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To: Seeking the truth; Indy Pendance

Same here (although not quite 62!) God bless you and yours, and keep your son in law safe.


43 posted on 12/17/2010 6:46:38 PM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: crz

Question CRZ are you reading Captive Queen by Alison Weir they mention those cold winters in that book


44 posted on 12/17/2010 7:10:55 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: knittnmom

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!


45 posted on 12/17/2010 7:12:01 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: scooby321

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.


46 posted on 12/17/2010 7:18:26 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: Iron Munro

It’s Global Warming!

It’s getting too cold for all those polar glaciers!


47 posted on 12/17/2010 7:37:40 PM PST by Tzimisce (It's just another day in Obamaland.)
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To: IncPen

ping


48 posted on 12/17/2010 7:51:53 PM PST by Nailbiter
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To: Iron Munro

Their heating systems and building practices aren’t designed for this sort of weather.


49 posted on 12/17/2010 9:01:15 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Iron Munro

OMG! 5 farenheit? Those poor babies! They wouldnt last 3 days in Chicago in December.


50 posted on 12/17/2010 9:14:37 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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