In Norway it should be sunny, instead it is snowing

“At least I do not have to worry about the neighbors noisy barbeque parties.”

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Hello Robert.

I am writing to you
from Norway. we are in the spring
month of may. By this of the year it
is usually warm and summer like
conditions.

And it has been snowing outside this
night.

I have a strange feeling that the
spring may be delayed or we see the sign
of a new ice age.

I am also beginning to wonder about
this so called global warming….

Something does not feel right. At least i
do not have to worry about the neighbors
noisy barbeque parties.

Carl Frederik (Norway)

 

8 thoughts on “In Norway it should be sunny, instead it is snowing”

  1. The Norwegian Met Office website reports that this is the first time in 50 years that snow has settled in Oslo in May

  2. http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=12&month=05&year=2017

    Friday, 12MAY2017

    SUNSPOT COUNTS ARE PLUMMETING: Today marks the 33rd day in 2017 that the sun has been blank–no sunspots. This exceeds the total number of spotless days in all of 2016 (32). The accelerating pace of spotlessness is a sign that Solar Minimum is approaching. Forecasters expect the sunspot cycle, which swings like a pendulum between high and low sunspot number every ~11 years, to reach its nadir in 2019-2020. Stay tuned for more blank suns. Free: Aurora Alerts

    COSMIC RAYS ARE INTENSIFYING: Many people think Solar Minimum is boring. Wrong. During the nadir of the sunspot cycle, the entire heliosphere changes its personality with many consequences for the space around our planet. One of the most important changes involves cosmic rays–high-energy radiation reaching Earth from deep space. As sunspot numbers decline, cosmic rays intensify.
    Is this actually happening? The answer is “yes.” Spaceweather.com and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus have been monitoring radiation levels in the stratosphere with frequent high-altitude balloon flights over California. Here are the latest results, current as of May 6, 2017:

    (graph at link)

    Data show that cosmic ray levels are intensifying with an 13% increase over California since March 2015.

    Cosmic rays are high-energy photons and subatomic particles accelerated in our direction by distant supernovas and other violent events in the Milky Way. Usually, cosmic rays are held at bay by the sun’s magnetic field, which envelops and protects all the planets in the Solar System. But the sun’s magnetic shield is weakening in 2017 as the solar cycle shifts from Solar Maximum to Solar Minimum. More and more cosmic rays are therefore reaching our planet.

    How does this affect us? Cosmic rays penetrate commercial airlines, dosing passengers and flight crews enough that pilots are classified as occupational radiation workers. Some research shows that cosmic rays can seed clouds and trigger lightning, potentially altering weather and climate. Furthermore, there are studies ( #1, #2, #3, #4) linking cosmic rays with cardiac arrhythmias in the general population.

    The sensors we send to the stratosphere measure X-rays and gamma-rays, which are produced by the crash of primary cosmic rays into Earth’s atmosphere. The energy range of the sensors, 10 keV to 20 MeV, is similar to that of medical X-ray machines and airport security scanners.

    NOTE: This increase is not happening ONLY over California. All parts of the world will be experiencing elevated levels of cosmic rays. The amount varies from place to place depending on the uneven protection afforded by our own planet’s magnetic field. In the week ahead we will share new data from intercontinental balloon launches tracing the global response to this phenomenon.

  3. Rare May snow in Oslo beats record for 1st time in 50 years

    OSLO, 12 May (BelTA – Xinhua) – A rare May snowfall hit Norway’s capital city overnight between Wednesday and Thursday, and, in some parts of the city, it was the first time in 50 years that there was that much snowfall. In the Tryvann area north of Oslo, 40 cm of snow was registered, according to newspaper Aftenposten. Snow also fell in Oslo’s Blindern area, where the main campus of the University of Oslo is located. “Snow was registered at Blindern in May only once before. It happened in 1967,” meteorologist Terje Alsvik Walloe told Aftenposten. On Wednesday, the thermometer did not go above 3.1 degrees in Blindern, marking the lowest temperature ever measured on the same date in Oslo. “It is exceptional that it is so cold and there is so much snow now in May. This is the combination of cold air and precipitation all the time, which has kept the temperature down,” explained Alsvik Walloe.

    http://eng.belta.by/society/view/rare-may-snow-in-oslo-beats-record-for-1st-time-in-50-years-101196-2017/

  4. Snow in northeastern British Columbia.

    10:17 PM PDT Friday 12 May 2017
    Snowfall warning in effect for:

    Fort Nelson region

    Snowfall, with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm (7.9″ to 11.8″) continues.

    Up to 20 cm (7.9″) of snow has fallen along Hwy 97 near Sikanni Chief and Buckinghorse River today. A further 10 (3.9″) cm is expected tonight before it changes over to rain.

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc7#182918538143582800201705120502ww1979cwvr

    http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

  5. well Carl Frederik might be a tad chilly soon if it keeps up
    that BBQ might need be inside;-)
    and used to warm a greenhouse off the main house.

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