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Saturday, January 19th 2013, 10:17 AM EST
Russia snowed under. (World Wide Daily Snow and Ice Cover Map, Source: NOAA)
Unrelenting snowfalls have caused unprecedented chaos in Russia. Over the past week, the country has seen scores of traffic accidents, flight delays and, in some cases, the complete isolation of some remote settlements and towns.
On Friday, Moscow was on a verge of traffic collapse as more than 10 inches of snow fell on the city, which is more than half of January’s average.
Thousands of passengers were stranded overnight in the capital’s major airports, as several dozen flights were delayed.
Muscovites woke up and found their cars, driveways and houses buried under a thick layer of snow, with city workers unable to get to smaller streets.
Moscow’s Yandex app showed traffic at level 10, the highest possible, as strong winds created blizzard conditions and built imposing snow drifts.
Friday, January 18th 2013, 2:28 PM EST
Yesterday I gave the above proton Flux chart a heading of "Uk January Freeze Starts", today I noticed a prominent re-location of the Jet Stream South of the UK, same effect, but this latest image puts it into perspective, needless to say I guess Temperatures in the UK will remain much cooler as a result of this Jet Stream Shift.
See below current Jet Stream image from NetWeather.tv
Friday, January 18th 2013, 10:28 AM EST
Thursday, January 17th 2013, 12:53 PM EST
The above is the WeatherAction.com "Headline" (First Half of Month) issued at the end of December for January 2013.....well done Piers Corbyn...is there any word form the media or Anthony Watts yet?
Thursday, January 17th 2013, 10:40 AM EST
FREEZING Britain faces an almost total white-out tomorrow with heavy snow falling across the country.
Forecasters warned of up to 10 inches of snow on high ground as temperatures plummet to -15C (5F) during a 6,000-mile wide blast of cold air from Russia.
People are being warned to avoid travelling unless it is essential, amid fears the worst big freeze for two years could cause travel chaos lasting into the weekend.
The Met Office yesterday extended tomorrow’s severe weather warnings for snow across the UK to Saturday and Sunday
Chief forecaster Eddy Carroll said the public should be prepared for “significant disruption” from early tomorrow.
He said: “The snow is expected to be heaviest through Friday morning, slowly weakening and clearing east during the second half of the day.
“Clearly there is the potential for significant disruption to people’s plans.
Source Link: express.co.uk
Thursday, January 17th 2013, 10:35 AM EST
A "rare" red warning for snow has been issued by the Met Office for parts of Wales on Friday.
It said the warning applies to the Heads of the Valleys and Brecon Beacons areas of south Wales, although snow is expected across much of Wales.
BBC Wales meteorologist Derek Brockway said a red warning is "rare and means take action".
Red warning areas could see up to 30cm of snow and blizzards and people are warned to avoid non-essential journeys.
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Thursday, January 17th 2013, 10:00 AM EST
Hate to say it - but Piers Corbyn "told you so"
Thursday, January 17th 2013, 9:42 AM EST
SolarHam.net - Long Duration C-Class Eruption and CME
A long duration eruption registering as a C2.2 solar flare took place on Wednesday afternoon around region 1650 which is currently approaching the southwest limb. A Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) is now visible in the latest STEREO Ahead COR2 imagery. Because of the location, it should be directed mostly away from Earth. The exact size of the CME should be known within the next several hours once more images are released.
Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 9:44 AM EST
Heavy snow to bring risk of disruption on Friday - Met Office
16 January 2013 - The Met Office is warning of the risk of disruption as heavy snow is forecast across many parts of the UK on Friday.
A band of rain will push into the west into Friday morning, turning increasingly to sleet and snow. Parts of northwest England, Wales and the west midlands are particularly at risk of seeing significant falls of snow and the risk of blizzard conditions in the strong winds.
Met Office Severe Weather Warnings have been issued for the heavy snow. An amber warning is in place for parts of Wales and western England where accumulations of 10 to 15 cm are expected and 20 cm or more over the hills.
Met Office weather warnings help you plan, prepare and protect yourself and others from the impacts of severe weather. An amber warning means you need to be prepared for the weather and take steps to change your plans and protect you, your family and your community from the impacts of the severe weather.
Whilst snow will fall over most areas, the far west, including Northern Ireland, Cornwall and extreme western parts of Wales are expected to see rain.
Eddy Carroll, Met Office Chief Forecaster, said: "The snow is expected to be heaviest through Friday morning, slowly weakening and clearing east during the second half of the day.
Updated below with new AMBER warning information upto Sunday
Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 9:52 AM EST
Yesterday I posted the current 5 day Met Office UK forecast (Monday 14th to Friday 18th January) and there were NO indications for any changes for the end of the week.
As you can see from the above image taken from Today's Met Office 5 day forecast (Tuesday 15th - Saturday 19th January) there would seem to be a significant change coming to the UK for Friday 18th.
This would mean that the Solar influence of the R5+ "Solar Climate Change" would make the current Met Office forecast underestimate Friday's "Amber" warning and therefore any snow fall would be enhanced to a much higher level. We will have to wait and see if The Met Office carry a "Red - Take Action" for this area come the day.
Other events around the world such as a M7+ Earthquake and a "Super Storm" may also develop in this period....more to follow
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