Category Archives: Cold wave

Claim: ‘Arctic amplification’ has actually reduced the risk of cold extremes in the Northern Hemisphere

From the University of Exeter Arctic warming linked to fewer European and US cold weather extremes, new study shows Climate change is unlikely to lead to more days of extreme cold, similar to those that gripped the USA in a … Continue reading

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Which is responsible for more U.S. deaths — Excessive Heat or Excessive Cold?

Dr. Indur Goklany writes: Earlier today on WUWT in the post, UHI and Heat Related Mortality, a researcher from Arizona claims that, “Extreme heat is the leading weather-related killer in the United States.”  I am afraid that this piece of … Continue reading

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NASA on ‘the big chill’ this winter: ‘In some places temperatures were 40°F colder than average’

Blistering cold air from the Arctic plunged southward this winter, breaking U.S. temperature records.  A persistent pattern of winds spins high above the Arctic in winter. The winds, known as the polar vortex, typically blow in a fairly tight circular … Continue reading

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It’s official – Chicago experienced the coldest four months ever on record

An over a century-old record falls. The average temperature for December 2013 to March 2014 period in  Chicago was only 22.0°F, 10 degrees below freezing, beating the old record set in the winter of 1903-04. It even beat the harsh … Continue reading

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Watch the snowy and cold winter in the USA as time-lapse

A new time-lapse animation of data from NOAA’s GOES-East satellite provides a good picture of why the U.S. East Coast experienced a snowier than normal winter. The new animation shows the movement of storms from January 1 to March 24. … Continue reading

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Coldest U.S. winter in a century

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The circumpolar vortex has put this season into the record-books. The United States has just gone through its coldest interequinoctial winter (equinox to equinox) in a century. Hat-tip to CFACT, which has just sent me … Continue reading

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Arctic blast coming to Eastern US – likely to be the coldest opening to calendar spring in at least 50 years

Another massive cold wave headed for Eastern US next week to put temperature 20 degrees below normal Senior WeatherBell Meteorologist Joe Bastardi commented: I am 58.. never seen anything close to this for late March. and [The] pattern next week … Continue reading

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Satellite Animation Shows Massive Eastern U.S. Cool Down

Video animation follows Three days of satellite imagery from NOAA’s GOES-East satellite were compiled into an animation that showed the progression of the storm system that drastically changed temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S. from spring-like warmth to the … Continue reading

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Niagara Falls Freezes Over – Again

Story submitted by Eric Worrall In further indications of global warming induced cold, Niagara Falls has frozen over for a second time this winter. 

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Massive Arctic cold wave descends into southern USA

Polar vortex outbreak creates 90 degree difference from one end of Texas to the other Look at the cold plunging from the latest polar vortex incursion: Notice the difference between Houston and Dallas, or New Orleans and Wichita now take … Continue reading

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The Great Freeze Over The Great Lakes

At night, as cold settles in, lake ice creaks and groans. It’s been excessively cold, and I camped exposed on the snow-swept surface. Other than the lack of vegetation and the sounds at night, you’d never know you were on … Continue reading

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Snow in 49 of 50 states, meanwhile, cartoon pokes fun at Dr. David Viner while media is doing spin cycle

It is surprising to see this headline in USA Today: Source: This calls for a song and a cartoon about Dr. David Viner.

Posted in Cold wave, Humor, Satire, snowfall, Weather | 64 Comments

Forensic science reports more deaths in Australia than Sweden due to cold

From the University of Adelaide , something nobody would have ever guessed. Australian state has higher rate of hypothermia deaths than Sweden Social isolation, lack of housing insulation are contributing factors New research from the University of Adelaide shows that … Continue reading

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A Displaced Polar Vortex and Its Causes

By WUWT Regular “Just The Facts” If you aren’t familiar with Stratospheric Polar Vortexes, you can get acquainted here, here and here. “A strong link exists between stratospheric variability and anomalous weather patterns at the earth’s surface. Specifically, during extreme … Continue reading

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Cold winter may actually cause Great Lakes water levels to rise

The recent Arctic blast that gripped much of the nation will likely contribute to a healthy rise in Great Lakes water levels in 2014, new research shows. But the processes responsible for that welcome outcome are not as simple and … Continue reading

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Senior meteorologist on extended USA cold blast to last past Groundhog day: ‘WOW WOW’

Top post for a day or two, new posts will appear below this one. Normally quiet and reserved WeatherBell senior forecaster Joe D’Aleo (co-founder of the Weather Channel with John Coleman) almost never writes (email subject lines) like this. When … Continue reading

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David Deming: Another year of global cooling

Falling temperatures are giving climate alarmists chills Global warming is nowhere to be found. The mean global temperature has not risen in 17 years and has been slowly falling for approximately the past 10 years. In 2013, there were more … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Cold wave, Global cooling, Weather | 95 Comments

USA cold weather records outnumber warm records 6 to 1

Records for the “polar vortex” outbreak show a big disparity between warm and cold records. There were 655 cold records in the past week compared to 101 warm records, a ratio of 6.5 to 1. Cold temperature records have been … Continue reading

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‘Polar Vortex’ – the movie

With all the hullabaloo surrounding the phrase ‘polar vortex” in media today, you just knew, this had to be coming. At least it looks more interesting than “Sharknado“.

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Watch the USA in ‘polar vortex’ deep freeze – live

Top sticky post – new posts will appear below this one. This map below updates every hour, and shows city temperatures along with temperature gradients. Can you believe 18F in Atlanta (midday) at the time of this writing? Low temperature … Continue reading

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