Siberian cold comes to Europe

Since the beginning of the last century, similar January cold has occurred only six times. But, of course, someone will try to blame global warming.

17 Jan 2017 – In the last ten days,southeastern Europe has remained in the cold embrace of a Russian winter.

Snowfalls, blizzards, traffic paralysis, accidents, cancelled flights, closed schools, work stoppages, Danube River ice-bound, numerous Middle Eastern refugees literally freezing in the tent camps.

The cold has been intense and prolonged. On more than five consecutive days in Serbia, the maximum temperature did not exceed -10, and the minimum dropped to -15.

In Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia and Bulgaria average daily temperature ran 12-15 degrees below normal. in Italy, Greece, Turkey and Romania it ran 5-10 degrees colder than normal.

Then on January 8-11 came heavy snowfalls in southeast Europe.

Thanks to Martin Siebert for this link

6 thoughts on “Siberian cold comes to Europe

  1. Here in the north east of Ireland the winter has been remarkable dry and mild with snow as rare as hens teeth.

    • As it should, with Northern Ireland and West Scotland stuck further out into the warm (In comparison) Atlantic Gulf Stream and the prevailing South Westerly air stream from the Azores. With the South Westerly far more prevalent over the last few years with the Jet Stream far meridional, and a blocking High far more prevalent over the Continent.
      This is the normal oceanic winter weather for a set of islands off the coast of Europe at this time of year. However, Mid-January is usually the tipping point between the cold wet months and the two very cold months of the GB Winter, February and March. It usually takes 4 months for the seas around the British Isles to cool down to 5C before lowland snow can occur.
      Over the next few weeks and months you may find yourself complaining that your hens have far more teeth than you thought.
      The forecast map for the next 6 days indicates that the cold weather to the south and east of the UK will move over the UK as a whole, with a break down to westerlies and rain during the last week of January. Europe will remain cold with further rain/snow to the Baltic regions.

    • Thats 6 winters out of the last 17?
      Thats cover the the decline to minium for SC23 and 3/4 of the low output SC24.
      With SC25 forecast by expert scientists to be far lower than SC24 what kind of winter number are you expecting for the next 17 years?

    • Enjoy it, although I don’t know whether lack of moisture is a good thing for Ireland. Since its weather, it could change to something bad in a day.

  2. Here in Switzerland, the cold snap is far less severe than it was in February 2012 or January 1985. So far this winter, the Swiss Alps have seen a remarkably low amount of snow.

  3. well….with Trump now in office, that somebody who wants to blame Global Warming will no longer have any credibility!

    They are finished forever!

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