The last and ONLY M7+ EQ so far this year was on the 5th January, and it was a direct result of a Solar flare, but unlike this time it did NOT fall in a high "R" period and there was no Tropical Storm "power up", unlike this time, this time we did note a major Tropical Storm "power up" that went up to CAT 4, so once again our view of solar activity and changes in the Earth's climate has something in common and it's thanks to Piers we have a good idea when it will happen (not 100% but better then ZERO)....well done again to Piers.....pity the media have not reported on your success yet
I recently had a couple of Tweets fromtwitter.com/ElimRosie and also twitter.com/Hudsonweather that Piers had lost both rounds, but in fact Piers has won them both, and this report from the Daily Mail shows an account of the recent overnight Snow in the UK to confirm Piers second R5+ Victory....well done to him for this forecast from the END OF DECEMBER issued MID DECEMBER.
Click source to read FULL report and see snow cover photo in the UK......CLICK to see all recent Astrophysics v Meteorology report at this site
At the end of Astrophysics v Meteorology "Round One" I posted news of two Erupting Filaments of Solar Magnetism that seemed to have made changes to the location of the Jet Stream. That was after the JS had "gone south" from the first R5+ of the month
Today I noticed that the Jet Stream looks to have "gone south" again, after the second R5+ period, is it just another "coincidence", I think not!....more to follow
There will be three cold waves arriving on Italy in the first half of February: Maps evening with the latest updates from all major computing centers worldwide confirm first the first, this weekend, with temperatures plummeting and severe weather especially in the center / north between Saturday 2 and Sunday 3, in the first days of the new month, when the snow may fall from abundant at low altitude and perhaps even in the plains to the north. But it is still early for details, but rather the trend in the medium and long term sees the confirmation of a second wave of cold next week, between Wednesday 6 and Friday, February 8, and then a third longer and more intense since Tuesday 12 onwards .
Of course everything about this third wave and the evolution from 9 to 10 February onwards, to date, is only "fantasy forecast" a very risky principle that needs to be confirmed in the coming days, but it also the risk of being denied. Instead, the first two are absolutely confirmed as baric system and weather trends, will be better defined only the details and namely:
#positioning the minimum of low pressure and its evolution
#amount of cold coming
#provide estimates of temperature and precipitation on the ground, with the forecast detail on the most affected areas and the snow level