Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Extremely cold winter on its way

Just read a startling bit of news. Polish forecasters have calculated that there is a 70 % chance that the coming winter will be the coldest we have seen in the last 1000 years.


They say the Gulf Stream is to blame, because its speed has been reduced by 50 % in the last few years. A leading specialist at the Fobos weather center, told Russia Times that the Gulf Stream will be unable to compensate for the arctics winds which will dip us in freezing weather.


The article focuses on Russia and Europe, but a slowing Gulf Stream would have the same effect on North America.


Europe's last winter was pretty extreme already, with three full months of snow and icy roads here. Right now it is abnormally warm. I've been outside all day in a t-shirt. Normally I'd be wearing my winter coat around this time of year.

29 comments:

  1. Well, maybe your forecasters aren't as right as they want to be, I know the ones out here aren't right about 75% of the time.

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  2. yeah man it's all over the news
    nice post btw

    supporting and following

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  3. California never gets cold, not even in winter time. Good luck to all of you in frosty places.

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  4. It's already getting cold in the south. It's usually Ridiculously hot here until December at least. It's weird.

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  5. Err... I'm scared! I LIVE IN POLAND!

    have You heard that first snow might start in this month?!

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  7. I'm always glad when it's cold here in cali.

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  8. I enjoyed your point of view in this post

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  9. It never gets cold where I'm at only during December!

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  10. Well at least you get to feel the world record between your toes.

    http://quarterqwerty.blogspot.com/

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  11. Sucks hard. Last winter in Finland was cold as hell, and now it might be even worse..

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  12. the last winter where I live was really harsh, can't imagine it getting worse :S

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  13. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one

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  14. jesus. i can already hear the republican pundits:

    LOL GUISE WHAT HAPPENED TO GLOBAL WARMING?!??!??!

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  15. Good thing I have warm clothes, eh? :D

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  16. Laaaame I moved south to be warm for once. :<

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  17. 90 degrees into 3 days of reccord rainfall right into 60degrees, i hear you man- climate change is a b

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  18. I should get better heating system for my apartment..

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