Articles Tagged "World Temperatures"
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Friday, March 8th 2013, 7:19 AM EST
Issued at: 0837 on Fri 8 Mar 2013
There is an 80% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 1200 on Saturday and 0800 on Tuesday in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Please refer to the national Cold Weather Plan and your Trust's emergency plan for appropriate preventive action.
Turning colder over the weekend as cold air spreads south across the country during Saturday. Also during Saturday, a band a rain will move south across England and rain is expected to turn increasingly to sleet or snow down to low levels by the evening. Further snow showers are expected to follow into some eastern parts with a risk of a period of heavier snow affecting the far south on Sunday night. The cold weather will also be exacerbated across all areas for a time by brisk easterly winds bringing a marked wind chill. This spell of cold weather is expected to last across most areas until at least Tuesday and perhaps longer.
Click source for more from the Met Office and also see below for what Piers Corbyn and WeatherAction.com had to say about the same period at the start of March!!!!
Friday, March 8th 2013, 6:48 AM EST
This is a paper that was bound to cause lurid headlines along the lines that the Earth is warming faster than at anytime during the past 11,000 years; that the temperature rise and rate of rise of the past 100 years is like nothing we have seen since the last Ice Age, and that global temperatures have been rising abnormally since the start of the industrial revolution. The obvious conclusion drawn is that it is all down to mankind’s emission of greenhouse gasses. The paper in question is in the journal Science and is produced by a team of researchers from Oregon State University and the department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. It describes a reconstruction of regional and global temperature for the past 11,300 years – the most recent climatic epoch termed the Holocene.
Such reconstructions are important because they allow today’s global temperature to be placed into a historical context, possibly enabling some conclusions to be reached about distinguishing anthropogenic influence on climate from natural variability.
Friday, March 8th 2013, 6:37 AM EST
New data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are continuing to rise but global temperatures are not following suit. The new data undercut assertions that atmospheric carbon dioxide is causing a global warming crisis.
NOAA data show atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rose 2.67 parts per million in 2012, to 395 ppm. The jump was the second highest since 1959, when scientists began measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.
Global temperatures are essentially the same today as they were in 1995, when atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were merely 360 ppm. Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rose 10 percent between 1995 and 2012, yet global temperatures did not rise at all. Global warming activists are having a difficult time explaining the ongoing disconnect between atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and global temperatures.
This isn’t the first time in recent years that global temperatures have disobeyed the models presented by global warming activists. From the mid-1940s through the mid-1970s, global temperatures endured a 30-year decline even as atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rose nearly 10 percent. From 1900 through 1945, by contrast, global temperatures rose rapidly despite a lack of coal power plants, SUV’s, and substantial carbon dioxide emissions.
Thursday, March 7th 2013, 6:10 PM EST
BRITAIN is braced for winter to roar back next week with freezing temperatures and up to eight inches of snow.
Temperatures are expected to plunge lower than -10C (14F) as a bitter Arctic blast sweeps in from Sunday, experts have said. They warned the UK will be plunged back into “mid winter” with at least a week of shivering Arctic hell set to cause chaos.
It could be the end of the month before any turnaround in the weather with weeks of cold winds, frosts and “significant” snow on the way. The Met Office said a fierce blast will sweep in from northern Europe on Sunday bringing up to eight inches of snow on very high ground.....
....Jonathan Powell, forecaster for Vantage Weather Services, said the worst of the weather will arrive on Sunday night.
He said Britain faces a week of bitter cold winds with snow across much of the UK and daytime and overnight temperatures hovering around freezing.
Click source to read FULL report from Nathan Rao
Source Link: Express.co.uk
Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 7:06 PM EST
The discovery of an ancient woolly rhinoceros skeleton has allowed scientists to work out the average temperature of Britain 42,000 years ago.
The researchers discovered that average summer temperatures were about ten degrees Celsius, while in winter temperatures dropped to about minus 22 degrees Celsius.
Therefore, at this time Britain was unrecognisable Arctic tundra covered with shrubs as it was too cold for trees to grow.
Click source to read FULL article from Emma Innes
Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 6:35 PM EST
US government offices are closed as the East Coast braces for a blizzard that dumped heavy snow on Midwestern states in recent days.
Schools were shut and more than 1,500 flights cancelled at Washington DC and Baltimore airports, though by late afternoon little snow had accumulated.
About 200,000 customers have no power in the mid-Atlantic region between New England and the south-eastern states.
On Tuesday, Chicago saw heavy snowfall with about 10in reported in some areas.
The governor of Virginia declared a state of emergency after about 170,000 people lost power in the state; 50 members of the National Guard were sent to clear roads.
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Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 6:16 PM EST
Top temperatures reached 17.5C on Tuesday, the warmest day of the year so far and 7C warmer than average for this time of year as winds blew in from north Africa. The top temperature was 17.5C in Trawscoed in west Wales. It was 16.8C in London.
Ice cream kiosks opened on the south coast as Bournemouth and Brighton reported increasing numbers of people coming to the beach.
But don’t pack away the winter woolies just yet.
The weather will start to cool from Wednesday to daytime highs of around 10 or 12C and rain in the north and west. The weekend will be cold, with maximum temperatures of just 7C and outbreaks of rain and drizzle. By next week winds will be blowing in from the Arctic again, bringing colder air and snow to the north and east.
Overnight frost could kill off flowers that came out earlier in the warm spring weather this week.
The snow could get worse as the week progresses with more wintry weather right into March.
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Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 6:31 AM EST
BRITONS enjoying a taste of spring were warned last night that winter has a final blast in store – with freezing conditions returning next week.
Forecasters said it could be the beginning of next month before the cold weather bows out for good. Today will see temperatures hit a relatively balmy 61F (16C) in places. But the message from the Met Office was: “Enjoy it while you can.”
An Atlantic low-pressure system will bring strong winds and rain from Thursday. And the temperature will plunge from the weekend, bringing widespread frosts, bitter gales and possibly snow on high ground.
Forecaster Dan Williams said: “Temperatures today will feel quite spring-like. But we do have a marked change later in the week as a wet and windy Atlantic system moves in. “It is going to be unsettled by Wednesday and temperatures will be below-average next week. There is an increased chance overnight frosts and snow in some places.”
Jonathan Powell, of Vantage Weather Services, said bitter winds will send temperatures plunging below freezing next week. And heavy rain from Thursday will bring a risk of flooding. He added: “Next week will see winter take its final bow. It follows some particularly wet and windy weather at the end of this week, with persistent rain and winds hitting 60mph.
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Source Link: express.co.uk
Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 6:13 AM EST
This summer the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) invented a whole new metric to measure average national heat, which might be all very well except no-one (other than the BOM) seems to know what it is.
On January 7th the BOM claimed Australia set a new “average maximum daily temperature record”. Now the headlines are about the “hottest” Australian summer.
With both records, no one outside the BOM team has access to the methods or data. This post is about the new “daily” temperature of Australia used to declare Jan 7th was a record, but the same point applies to the “hottest summer” records, even though they may be a different data set. Where is the data? Where are the methods?
Is the BOM a science agency or a PR bureau?
The January 7th heatwave supposedly broke all previous “daily” records in this category — a dubious honor since no-one can remember any records like it.
It’s a bit like winning the Side-Jump. It’s not an event anyone knew was on until the medal ceremony. Worse, no one knows how the event was measured, even after the Gold Medal was given away, because the rules are kept secret.
Click source to read FULL repoert from Jo Nova
Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 5:56 AM EST
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