Global Warming Debate in London

So they are having another Gorebull Worming debate this week in London. What do you think happened? Yep, right on cue, Record snow and cold. The curse of Algore is alive and well.  You’d think these people would get the hint.

GoreBull Worming In London

Global Warming in London courtesy of Algore

London

Snow fell in London for the first time in October since 1934, while thermometers fell below zero across the country. Hertfordshire saw up to two inches of snow.

With road gritters out in some areas, night-time temperatures dropped to a bitter 24F (-4C) in eastern England last night with similar lows forecast for tonight. In northern Scotland, gale force winds left temperatures feeling much lower.

Even daytime conditions were unseasonably cold, with Manchester managing a high of only 41F (5C) compared to the 51F (10C) usually expected at this time of year. Source

Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Temperatures across the Southeast including northern Florida hit record-breaking lows early Thursday and a hard freeze extended as far south as Ocala, in the heart of Florida’s citrus country, according to the National Weather Service.

“We’ve had records breaking all over,” said Ron Block, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Tallahassee.  More here

Switzerland

A heavy, wet snow snapped trees, which fell across tracks. The most affected regions included Zurich, Schaffhausen in the north and the areas around the Gotthard pass in central Switzerland.

Passengers moving between Spiez and Interlaken south of Bern were forced to take buses when rail service there was interrupted around 7am. Broken branches and trees blocked roads.

Farmers in the Bernese Oberland also awoke to snow-related problems. Damaged fences allowed their cows to wander freely.

According to MeteoNews, the Swiss lowlands received the most snow for any October since records began in 1931. Zurich received 20cm, beating a record of 14cm set in 1939. Source

New Jersey

Some folks in my home state of New Jersey woke up to a blanket of snow the same week as Halloween. The state’s largest daily headlined the story as “October Surprise: Snowfall snarls traffic and cuts power to 62,000 homes.” In a swath of northern counties, snow fell as if it were mid-winter. Fourteen inches of snow fell at High Point State Park. More Here

The Ice Age Cometh.

I was surfing Anthony Watts’ site just a bit ago. According to NOAA, The US has broken or tied 115 cold records, and set 63 new snow records. Go check out the details at Watts Up With That?

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3 Responses

  1. Yeah, it felt like December or January, NOT October.

  2. We’ve just now started getting rain. Expecting 3-6 inches this weekend, which is pretty good for this time of year. And I know, you get that much in an hour or less. 😉

  3. […] 03 Nov 2008 – The Curse Of Algore: Global Warming Debate In London: Greeted By Snow And Record Cold […]

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