Record-Cold Sweeps Europe…
July proved a very cold month across the majority of Europe, despite MSM story-tellings to the contrary.
Added to the list of nations that endured/enjoyed below-average months (reported last week) we have Belarus, Belgium, and the Netherlands with their Julys of 0.3C, 0.3C and 0.2C below the multidecadal norm, respectively.
Staying in the Holland, the cool July has now spilled over into August, too.
With a daily-high of just 14.4C (57.9F) in Maastricht on Sunday, the Netherlands set its coldest August 6 ever recorded, comfortably besting the old benchmark–the 14.8C (58.6F) measured in Deelend back in 1987 (solar minimum of cycle 21).
A host of locales across the country also posted their coldest-ever August 6, including De Bilt. Its high of just 15.8C (60.4F) pipped the town’s previous record–the 15.9C (60.6F) from 1941.
The cold is persisting into the new week, too. Below is a look at Europe’s forecast temperature anomalies for Monday, August 7–as per a latest GFS run:
…As “Intense Snow” Continues To Pound Italy And Spain
All of this anomalous cold has resulted in heavy summer snow accumulating across the continent’s higher elevations, which has been the case for weeks now.
Additional dumpings pounded the likes of Italy and Spain over the weekend just gone, “an atypical phenomenon,” so reports Italian news outlet leggo.it.
“The abrupt drop in temperatures,” Leggo continues, “brought heavy snow to the Dolomites. This morning, Saturday 5 August, the completely whitewashed peak of the Civetta is clearly visible from the Val di Zoldo. An intense snowfall that has led many to think, ‘are we on August 5th or December 5th?'”.
Carlo Budel, manager of the Capanna di Punta Penia–situated on the NE Italian mountain of Marmolada–posted proof of the rare summer snow on Facebook (shown below).
MSM, this is your story re. Europe right now: record COLD and summer SNOW. Check your bias. Report honestly. Do your job.
August Low On Rapa Island
Record-cold swept Rapa over the weekend.
Temperatures on the tiny southernmost French Polynesia island sank to 8.9C (48F), tying its coldest-ever August reading set back in 1963 (solar minimum of cycle 19).
Saturday’s low has also gone down as the second-coldest temperature on records (after the 8.5C/47.3F) of Sept 5, 1972.
Almanac Predicts Cold, Snowy Winter For U.S.
The Farmers’ Almanac has released is extended 2022-23 winter forecast.
Unlike the Old Farmers’ Almanac, which bases its weather predictions on a combination of animal signals, chicken bones, pig spleens, and other weather lore, the Farmers’ Almanac bases its outlook on a “mathematical and astronomical formula” dating back to 1818 that takes sunspot activity and other astronomical anomalies into account.
The outlook is calling for “unreasonably cold” and “snowy” conditions across much of the United States.
Significant winter storms are expected, particularity later in the season when blizzards could sweep over the north central states — such as Minnesota and Wisconsin — in the first week of March, according to the almanac.
The east coast is also set to see more snow than last year.
Winter isn’t forecast to release its icy grip until late-March, and it will be a fight. Farmers’ Almanac experts say there will be wild temperature swings throughout March before stormy weather sets in across the country taking us into a slow-to-start spring.
Time will tell, but the Farmers’ Almanac has an uncanny habit of nailing the overall trend.
X-Flare ‘Glancing Blow’ Inbound
Two CMEs are on course to deliver glancing blows to Earth’s magnetic field on Tuesday, Aug 8.
Both ejections left the sun on Aug 5 — the first launched by an erupting magnetic filament, the second by an X1.6-class flare:
A single hit is likely to cause a minor G1-class geomagnetic storm.
A double blow could escalate the storm to category G2 (Moderate) or G3 (Strong):
Eyes to the skies on Tuesday.