November 6, 2014 - EARTH - John Coleman, the co-founder of the Weather Channel recently reiterated his belief that "there is no significant global warming" and publicly disavowed the dangers associated with man-made climate change. The following reports provides strong evidence of monumental global cooling, which runs parallel with Coleman's assertions and further contradicts the findings and theories of most scientists.
2 metres of heavy snowfall in Turkey - 36 village roads closed50 cm (20 inches) of snow in Artvin. On a plateau near Rize a car was stuck in 2 meters of snow.
According to Special Provincial Administration teams, the snow was 50 cm (20 inches) deep in higher elevations.
A written statement from the General Directorate of Meteorology asked citizens to be cautious due to the expected heavy snowfall in some provinces. It warned: 'Heavy Snow Coming!'
Artvin, Ardahan and northern districts of Rize and Erzurum expected heavy snowfall in the higher parts.
Stranded on the plateau
Heavy snowfall brought traffic to a standstill, stranding several groups of people in six different locations on the Badara and Gito Plateau.
"Although our clothing was insufficient, we had to spend the night in the car. At night more than sweaters tried to warm wrap our feet," said one trapped motorist. "The car was covered with 2 meters of snow. We could not move in any way. We have survived the end we thank God," he said.
It took 12 hours for a 9-person search team to reach the cars, said club chairman Asim Haberal'a of the KaÃ§kar Mountaineering Rafting Skiing Specialized Sports Club.
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Over 2,000 people evacuated in Iran due to heavy snowfallOver 2,000 people were evacuated in 11 provinces of Iran due to heavy snowfalls and blizzards, the Iranian Red Crescent Society's representative, Hussein Derahshan said Nov. 5, the Fars news agency reported.
He said some 220 of people evacuated were provided with temporary shelter.
Derahshan added that classes were suspended at schools in the cities of Sereyn, Ardabil and Nir of Ardebil province, and the city of Firozkoh of Tehran province due to heavy snows.
It has been three days that the snowfalls are continuing in Iran's northern regions, including in the provinces of Qazvin, West Azerbaijan, Gilan, Mazandaran, Ardabil, Gulistan, East Azerbaijan and others.
In some places the snow depth is over 10 centimeters. - Trend.
Heavy snowfall closes Brenner motorway in AustriaHeavy snowfall brought traffic on the Brenner motorway (A13) to a complete standstill for several hours on Thursday morning in Tyrol.
Trucks formed long convoys in both directions and even snowploughs had trouble getting through.
Due to dangerous driving conditions and the need to clear snow the motorway was closed between the Brenner pass and Schönberg for a distance of around 20 km to all traffic for several hours, a spokeswoman for the Austrian motoring association (ÖAMTC) told the Austrian Press Agency.
Trucks travelling in the direction of Italy were stopped at Vomp and had to park on the hard shoulder of the Inn Valley motorway.
|Snow in Tyrol. © APA/BARBARA GINDL|
The B182 road near Gries am Brenner also had to be closed to cars. There was some criticism of truck drivers. "We need road users to cooperate but some truck drivers insisted on overtaking slower vehicles and then of course couldn't go any further - so we had a situation where trucks were parked across the entire carriageway," one driver told local radio station ORF Tyrol.
There has been a weather warning since Wednesday for East Tyrol and Upper Carinthia - but with no major problems so far.
The Lienz basin has had heavy rain since Wednesday afternoon. The local fire department has been busy damming streams that threatened to burst their banks.
The Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) has warned East Tyrol and Upper Carinthia to expect heavy rain in the coming days. Lesachtal, Gailtal and Drautal in Upper Carinthia are all at risk of floods and mudslides.
A woman in Innervillgraten, Lienz, lost control of her car due to heavy rain and ended up in a creek. The 49-year-old was rescued by the fire service and was uninjured. - The Local.
Early heavy snowfall in the Northern HemisphereEarly and unusually heavy snowfalls effected several regions across the Northern Hemisphere in October 2014.
WATCH: Mini-Ice Age underway - Early heavy snow in the Northern Hemishere.
- Adapt 2030.
Snowfall warning issued for northern New Brunswick
|An Environment Canada advisory says between 15 and 25 |
centimetres of snow will fall in northwestern and northern
New Brunswick on Friday. (CBC)
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for regions stretching from Grand Falls to Bathurst.
The weather statement says snow is expected to start on Friday morning and continue throughout the day.
Environment Canada is forecasting between 15 and 25 centimetres of snow to fall, primarily in northwestern New Brunswick.
“Snowfall amounts may be considerably less along the Bay of Chaleur coast where precipitation may fall primarily as rain or a rain-snow mix. The snow is expected to taper to flurries Friday night,” according to Environment Canada.
While a snowfall warning is being posted for northern New Brunswick, Environment Canada has also issued a special weather statement for southern New Brunswick.
Instead of shovels, people in southern New Brunswick should be prepared to pull out their umbrellas.
“Over southern regions 20 to 30 millimetres of rain is forecast with two to four centimetres of snow expected after the rain changes to snow late Friday,” the weather statement said.
“Should the track of the low take a more southern path, the area of heavy snow could expand to more central regions of the province and thus warnings may have to be extended.” - CBC.
Swedes warned about more heavy snowfall
The snow has already started falling in southern Norrland and is expected to spread along the coast.
The wild weather has prompted Sweden's weather agency SMHI to issue a warning in 25 separate areas across central and eastern regions of the country - and in the Baltic sea off Sweden's east coast.
"It all depends on how wet the snow will be," meteorologist Sandra Andersson from Weatherpal told the Dagens Nyheter newspaper.
She added that the temperatures were keeping mild and that the sea temperatures were relatively warm.
"But there could absolutely be ice on the roads."
SMHI has warned of rising water temperatures, treacherous road conditions, and gale force winds.
Northern Sweden can expect temperatures to hover around -15C.
|SMHI has warned Swedes to be cautious on the roads. Photo: TT|
Those in southern Sweden can take comfort in the fact that the big chill is still not on the radar, with the mercury expected to swing between 2C and 10C this week.
SMHI had predicted snow for Stockholm by Thursday, but revised its forecast on Tuesday to just rain and clouds.
Sweden's three biggest cities, Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö, all avoided weather warnings from SMHI.
Meanwhile, the daylight hours are continuing to decrease, with the sun setting in Stockholm at 3.47pm on Tuesday. Sunrises are getting later too, with Wednesday's forecast for 7.16am. - The Local.
Missouri Department of Transportation prepares for first snowfall
They took a few hours to tune up the trucks and salt grinders all across the state.
MoDOT has 208 trucks in the Kansas City area to do the work.
“It seems like every year there’s something. No matter how well you put things away there’s something that may not work,” Scott Banes, MoDOT's Maintenance Supervisor, said. “Or sometimes they’ll try like a plow for a different plow so it gives us a chance to iron all that out before the real storms hit.
More than 3500 employees took part in Wednesday’s winter weather training.
MoDOT spends about $46 million each year to keep the roads clear in the winter. - KSHB.
Ireland set for worst winter in 100 years say expertsharsh winter for Ireland this year, with heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures expected. It will be one of the coldest winters the country has experienced in years.
According to the Irish Examiner, meteorologists say that recent solar activity levels, high Siberian snow cover last month, and volcanic emission patterns in Iceland all indicate Ireland is in for a brutal winter this year.
While temperatures will start to fall in November, the worst of the winter weather will likely occur between December and January.
“As we progress throughout November, it is going to become gradually colder across many parts of Ireland, in particular from around the mid-month point when it is likely to become exceptionally cold at times,” said Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden.
“This early start to what is likely to be a harsh winter is also likely to be accompanied by a number of potentially widespread snow events within this period and into the start of December,” he added.
“The parts most at risk of experiencing snow within this period will be to the north and east of Ireland and some of this cold could prove to be quite significant at times, even across some much lower levels of the country.”
He continued: “The worst-case and more plausible scenario could bring something on a similar par to the winter of 2009/2010, which was the coldest in 31 years, or an event close to 2010/2011, which experienced the coldest December in 100 years.
“However, the alternative and slightly more unfavourable scenario could see a winter period on a similar par to 2012/2013 developing, which would still support a colder and snowier-than-average winter throughout 2014/2015.
“If any month could prove to be very severe or potentially record-breaking in terms of the cold and snow episodes that are likely to develop, then January looks like being the main contributor for this on current indications.”
“February and into spring may also not escape an extension of these waves of cold and widespread snow at times. However, there are some conflicting signals for December at present, which could introduce some milder and rather unsettled interludes of weather at times.” - Irish Central.