April snow brings weather chaos to Austria

>Traffic comes to a halt. Crop losses feared. Tens of thousands of homes lose electricity. Some residents had to be evacuated after areas of the country were hit by unseasonal heavy snowfall.

28 Apr 2016 – On Wednesday, the whole of the country was affected by road blocks.

There are also concerns among the agricultural businesses that fruit and vegetable crops could be lost in the millions due to frost.

Experts warn the coldest day is yet to come, with temperatures expected to be as low as -10 degrees in some areas on Thursday – just days before the outdoor swimming pools are due to open for the summer season.

Traffic, including trains, came to a halt, with many drivers stuck for hours.


Thanks to George Martinez for this link

9 thoughts on “April snow brings weather chaos to Austria”

  1. Heavy Spring Frost damages in Vineyards in France too in Burgundy (see Facebook page of http://www.domaine-dubois.fr Loire valley, region of Languedoc and Roussillon, and Champagne (département of Aube); In Alsace we were lucky with only locally some limited damages.
    Probably some damages in other central european vine growing countries, and in fruit growing too, but no time to check.


    • Mini 30 year period, not major 87,000 year cycle.
      This Solar Grand Minimum will last two solar cycles and then start to recover in output. It should be more normal in EUV output by 2056. After that, a similar Solar Warm periods like the last, which ended in 2008, one of 140 years.
      The next major glaciation without a major geological event to start it, could be 700 to 1000 years from now. But once the change from interglacial to glacial starts the process could take as little as ten years to pass the tipping point into full glaciation.

  2. Brazil, 29/04/2016.
    13 images prove that it is not easy to deal with the cold front
    São Paulo – The cold front arrived once, bringing the first wave of low temperatuas the Southeast and South. The city of Urupema in Santa Catarina, was the coldest point, recording -4 ° C in the early hours of Friday (29), according to Climatempo.
    Snow in the city of Serra Catarinense covered roofs, cars, vegetation and open fields over the past three nights. The last time the city recorded so cold was in September 2015, with -5.4 ° C on the 13th.
    Still in Serra, frosts also hit the city of São Joaquim. At 08 hours, the National Institute of Meteorology also recorded -1.8 ° C in Bom Jardim da Serra, -0.5 ° C and -0.3 ° C in Caçador in Lages, according to the website of the institution.
    Among the capitals, São Paulo recorded 11.8 ° C in the morning, the lowest temperature in 17 years for the month of April. Also Florianópolis reached a record low high temperature for the month, with 9.9 ° C that had not happened since 1972, and Porto Alegre, with 6.8 ° C not published since 1971.
    The Rio de Janeiro had the coldest morning of the year, with 15.8 ° C, and Victoria too, with 21.4 ° C.

  3. This is EXACTLY what you all have been predicting. This is the year the crops fail. Good luck, Europe, feeding millions of “immigrants”.

  4. Atlantic Ocean Showing Signs Of A Significant Shift To Cold Phase
    • Date: 29/04/16
    • Paul Dorian, Vencore, Inc.
    The Atlantic Ocean experienced a cold phase from the early 1960’s to the mid 1990’s at which time it flipped to a warm phase and that has continued for the most part ever since. The current warm phase, however, is now showing signs of a possible long-term shift back to colder-than-normal sea surface temperatures.
    In addition to solar cycles, temperature cycles in the planet’s oceans play critical roles in our ever changing climate and also on the extent of global sea ice. Oceanic temperature cycles are often quite long-lasting and a warm or cold phase can persist for two or three decades at a time. In general, the Atlantic Ocean experienced a cold phase from the early 1960’s to the mid 1990’s at which time it flipped to a warm phase and that has continued for the most part ever since. The current warm phase, however, is now showing signs of a possible long-term shift back to colder-than-normal sea surface temperatures (SST) and this could have serious implications on US climate and sea ice areal extent in the Northern Hemisphere.
    Recent temperature trends in the Atlantic Ocean
    The comparison chart (above) of SST anomalies between August 2014 (top) and today (bottom) shows a big drop in temperatures across much of the northern Atlantic Ocean. The rather limited colder-than-normal (blue) patches from August 2014 have increased noticeably in areal extent when compared to the most recent measurements. Also, the well above-normal waters (orange) of August 2014 that existed east and south of Greenland have cooled off dramatically during this time period and there has even been a switch from well above-normal (orange) to below-normal (blue) in sections.
    Long-term temperature trends in the Atlantic Ocean
    On a longer time scale, there is supporting evidence from the National Oceanographic Data Center that something significant is indeed occurring in the Atlantic Ocean. Since around early 2007, there has been a definitive downward trend in “monthly heat content anomaly” in the top 700 meters of the northern Atlantic Ocean (arrow region). The heat content in this part of the Atlantic Ocean ramped up rather sharply beginning around the middle 1990’s and seemingly peaked during early 2007.
    Global monthly heat content anomaly (GJ/m2) in the uppermost 700 m of the North Atlantic since January 1955. The thin line indicates monthly values and the thick line represents the simple running 37 month (c. 3 year) average. Data source: National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), climate4you.com. Last period shown: October-December 2015.

    • It’s an interesting documentary, but they still prattle on about AGW, unfortunately. When will they learn?

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