UK braces for snow this weekend

UK braces for snow this weekend (Ice Age Now, Sep 4, 2015):

Plunging thermometers will push the mercury close to -5C (23F) overnight on Saturday with the risk of frosts on Sunday morning.

Bookies are hedging their bets on the first flakes of the year, with Ladbrokes offering 5/1 from 20/1 on a flurry anywhere in the UK before midnight on Sunday.

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Britain – Coldest summer in years, Met Office admits

Britain – Coldest summer in years, Met Office admits (Ice Age Now, Sep 3, 2015):

The UK’s average temperature this summer was among the lowest in 20 years, the Met Office has revealed. It also admitted it failed to predict the wash-out over the last few months.

Cornwall and the south coast coped with up to three times the average rainfall for August, while Dorset, Hampshire and Guernsey endured the wettest end to the summer in 50 years, the Met Office said.

It is hoped the use of a new £97 million supercomputer, the first phase of which went live this week, will allow more accurate weather forecasts in future, said Chief scientist Prof Dame Julia Slingo.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/britain-endures-coldest-summer-in-years-met-office-figures-show-a2926106.html

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NOAA caught with its pants down – Temperature fraud

NOAA caught with its pants down – Temperature fraud (Ice Age Now, Aug 22, 2015):

“I thought you might like the temperature fraud that had been uncovered by the Capital Weather Gang in Washington DC at Reagan by NOAA since 2014,” says reader Kingbum.

“Sensors been found to be giving at least a 1.7F warming bias….This time NOAA was caught with its pants down and by their response its obvious this is all politically driven.”

“When confronted with an obviously broken weather station that was reading way too hot, they replaced the faulty sensor — but refused to adjust the bad readings it had already taken,” says this exposé by Patrick Michaels.

“When dealing with “the pause” in global surface temperatures that is in its 19th year,” says Michaels, “the agency threw away satellite-sensed sea-surface temperatures, substituting questionable data that showed no pause.”

The Latest Climate Kerfuffle (Real Clear Policy, Aug 20, 2015):

Are political considerations superseding scientific ones at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration?

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Abnormal summer snow in Iceland

Abnormal summer snow in Iceland (Ice Age Now, July 31, 2015):

The past weekend was exceptionally cold throughout all of Iceland, with snowfall and hail hitting the East and South.

On Sunday, the ground was white with snow all around the highlands in Central Iceland.

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