Snow will be just a distant memory... How wrong they were.
When I’d saved this article yesterday the headline started out “We don’t want to scare you but- Snow, Strandings and Mobile Phone Outages. Different Headline Today- Same Winter Storm.
Cripes Rome, Italy is covered in snow. Yes, Rome, Italy!
And in case we've all forgotten: The climate always changes. Always has. Always will.
As stated so many times. Where I live used to be under ice. Miles of ice. Then when the ice melted this was a great sea. The lakes remain as remnants of that sea.
Climate changes. Which is why I employ the original hard sell brand of AGW.
Here comes the extreme cold!
The fallout from the "Beast from the East" has already begun across the country, with trains cancelled as forecasters and operators warn of plummeting temperatures and more cancellations later in the week.
The Met Office has put out a new warning as Storm Emma is set to hit the UK on Thursday and Friday, bringing heavy snow, blizzards and high winds.
"The Portuguese met service @ipma_pt have named #StormEmma, bringing strong winds to the Portuguese coast on Wednesday. Emma may then bring strong winds and heavy snow to parts of the UK during Thursday and Friday," the Met Office tweeted.
The effects of the storm could be felt throughout the weekend, and it is possible the Met Office will upgrade weather warnings to amber or even red.
Some parts of the UK are set to feel colder than the Arctic Circle as freezing temperatures continue into the week ahead, and amber warnings of snow have been issued by the Met Office for north east, central and south eastern England on Tuesday, and eastern Scotland on Wednesday.
"There is a good chance that some rural communities could become cut off.
Power cuts are likely and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected."
Rail operators have warned passengers of potential disruption, with Greater Anglia cancelling some of its services in advance, and Transport for London (TfL) warned passengers to check ahead of their journeys as disruptions were possible on Underground and Overground services due to the low temperatures forecast.
The cold snap began to creep in over the weekend, with temperatures of minus five degrees recorded in some parts of the country, which marked the lowest temperature in the week leading up to March 1, the first day of spring, since 1986.
The wind chill, which could see parts of the UK feeling as cold as minus 15C (5F), rivals the temperatures forecast for parts of northern Norway and Iceland.
The Met Office said that by the end of Wednesday, more than 20cm of snow may have accumulated in some parts of eastern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
|Snow on the Colosseum?!|
Rome is under a blanket of snow as weather chaos hits EuropeRomans have awoken to a rare snowfall, after an Arctic storm passing over much of Europe dumped enough snow to force schools to close and public transport to reduce services.
Rome's Mediterranean climate and proximity to the sea usually result in mild winters, such that restaurants often keep outdoor seating open even through the coldest months of the year. As a result, the Monday morning snowfall, though not huge in quantity, brought excited young Romans out for a rare snowball fight or walk in the slush.
Walking in the snow. In Rome.
Mayor Virginia Raggi signed an ordinance Sunday evening closing public schools as a precaution, and many private ones followed suit.
Elsewhere in much of northern and central Italy, the storm also closed schools and disrupted transport.
Moscow is also feeling the freeze; temperatures in Russia have dropped to this winter's low despite the approaching spring.
The Meteorological Office said on Monday the mercury in the Russian capital dropped to nearly minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit) on Sunday night, the coldest night this winter.Like myself, those persons in Russia, UK and Italy should be feeling the warming effects of the sun's rays. The days are definitely much longer! Still cold, but, nothing extreme in my neck of the woods.
Meteorologists are forecasting unusually low temperatures for early March. Roman Vilfand, chief of the Russian Meteorological Office, told the Interfax news agency that Muscovites should brace themselves for frosty weather in early March and could only "count on the warmth of the soul," not higher temperatures outside.Apparently carbon does not equal heat?
Moscow earlier this month saw what has been described as the strongest snowfall on record when more than a month's average of snow fell on the city, turning streets and yards into snowdrifts.
Though, I do know carbon = LIFE.
Since I'm a carbon based life form..On a planet built with carbon
Link "How did carbon-based life develop on Earth, given that most of the planet's carbon should have either boiled away in the planet's earliest days or become locked in Earth's core?
Watching the planet breathe "Carbon is a building block of life on our planet"
"Understanding the carbon cycle is crucially important for many reasons. It provides us with energy, stored as fossil fuel. Carbon gases in the atmosphere help regulate Earth’s temperature and are essential to the growth of plants. Carbon passing from the atmosphere to the ocean supports photosynthesis of marine phytoplankton and the development of reefs. These processes and myriad others are all interwoven with Earth’s climate"