Big Chill on the way in the UK

By: iceagecoming , 3:26 AM GMT on November 18, 2013

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100 DAYS OF HEAVY SNOW: Britain now facing worst winter in SIXTY YEARS warn forecasters
LONG-RANGE weather forecasters have warned that Britain should prepare for heavy and persistent snow for up to THREE MONTHS with winter 2013 set to be the worst in more than 60 years.
By: Nathan Rao
Published: Sun, November 17, 2013


January is likely to bring the worst of the weather although Britain will shiver in below-average temperatures for the next three months.

He said: “This is certainly a record-breaking and historical weather period which is likely to see one of the coldest and snowiest starts to British New Year in a very long time.”

Doctors warn temperatures persistently dipping low as -15C (5F) will lead to a crisis on over-stretched hospital wards.

Experts say 25,000 elderly people die every year from the cold and this year’s toll could be even higher.

Professor Mike Morgan, of NHS England, said: “My message to the public is simple: look after yourself this winter.

“If you know someone who is frail or elderly or has an existing health problem and they are feeling unwell, encourage them to seek early advice, go to their local pharmacy or GP before one problem leads to another and they end up in hospital.”




February 1947 was the coldest in history with heavy snow the following month leading to seven-metre high drifts.

Flooding was also a problem as rain ran off frozen ground in torrents leading to widespread chaos on the roads.

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NASA: Weakest sun for 200 years



There’s been more this week on the unusual behaviour of the sun that I’ve written about regularly on this blog.



NASA solar scientist David Hathaway is quoted in the Wall Street Journal saying the sun is in its quietest state for 200 years.



Possible reason for ‘slowdown’ in global warming



Research out this week points the finger at reduced levels of CFC gases in the atmosphere following a ban on their use in the 1980s as a possible reason for the levelling off of global temperatures in the last 15 years or so.



CFCs, widely used in fridges and freezers until they were banned in 1987, are 10,000 times more powerful a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.


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1. DaveFive
11:42 AM GMT on January 18, 2014
Hello iceagecoming,
I'm Dave from San Jose, CA. Every time that Central California has a serious drought going on like this year, we always have a snow day or two here at the valley floor or sea-level. So it looks like this winter we will have some snow.
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