November snowfall records tumble; arctic air mass follows

Top 11 heaviest 24-hour November snowstorms in St. Cloud, MN since the 1890s, including new record set on Nov. 10, 2014
Top 11 heaviest 24-hour November snowstorms in St. Cloud, MN since the 1890’s, including new record set on Nov. 10, 2014.
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November snowfall records tumble; arctic air mass follows (Examiner, Nov 11, 2014):

Yesterday morning, it looked as though heavy snow was going to affect parts of south-central Minnesota. That snow came with a vengeance, especially to the northwest of the Minneapolis, MN area and then northeastward to the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan. St. Cloud, MN broke a daily snowfall record, as well as a 24-hour November snowfall record with 13.2 inches of snow on Nov. 10, 2014 (Fig. 1). The old daily snowfall record was set in 1946 (4.3 inches); the old 24-hour November snowfall record was 12.0 inches set in 1898.

Due to the magnitude of yesterday’s snowfall, melted precipitation (the amount of liquid water in the snow) measured 1.24 inches at St. Cloud, MN. This broke the record daily liquid precipitation record for the day (0.67 inches set in 1998). Other records likely fell, but were not yet reported through the evening hours of Nov. 11, 2014.

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POLAR VORTEX WARNING: Latest winter weather models show UK faces MONTHS of heavy snow

Flashback:

Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past (Independent, March 20, 2000):

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Snowfalls are just a thing of the past


Britain is facing one of the coldest winters on record

Britain is facing one of the coldest winters on record

POLAR VORTEX WARNING: Latest winter weather models show UK faces MONTHS of heavy snow (Express, November 12, 2014):

hocked forecasters warned tonight the latest high-tech weather models point to a CATASTROPHIC big freeze in late 2014 with THREE MONTHS of blizzards and Arctic gales.They fear a lethal and unprecedented combination of low pressure, above-average rainfall and a freak Polar vortex will come together in a perfect storm of misery for Winter 2014.Moist air from the Atlantic currently causing the mild, wet and windy weather threatens to collide with bitter Arctic winds.

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Record Cold In Casper, Wyoming

Record cold in Casper, Wyoming (Ice Age Now, Nov 13, 2014):

Actually, three new records – These temperatures are about 50 degrees below normal!

The low of 27 below zero (-33 C) at Casper Airport Wednesday evening not only set a daily record low, but is the coldest temperature ever recorded for Casper in the entire month of November.  The previous record was 21 below zero (-29 C) on November 23, 1985.

This bitter cold low also set a record low so early in the season.  The soonest Casper reached 27 below zero previously was on December 5, 1972.  Climate data for Casper goes back to 1939.

These temperatures are about 50 degrees below normal!  

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=riw&storyid=105181&source=0

Winter Storm Warnings For 8 States

Winter storm warnings for 8 states (Ice Age Now, Nov 9, 2014):

Heavy snow accumulations – 8 to 15 inches in some areas


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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MNNOV 9 2014

SNOW STORM ON THE WAY FOR MONDAY INTO TUESDAY… FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHLAND …HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. CONFIDENCE FAIRLY HIGH THAT THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL FALL FROM NEAR MILLE LACS LAKE EAST NORTHEAST INTO MUCH OF NORTHWEST WISCONSIN.

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US Economy Shudders: East Coast Set To Freeze As Polar Vortex 2 Arrives

US Economy Shudders: East Coast Set To Freeze As Polar Vortex 2 Arrives (ZeroHedge, Nov 8, 2014):

Remember when last December, a bout of cold weather crushed the US economy for the next 3 months, and subtracted about $100 billion from trendline growth, and when one after another economist (who were then predicting the yield on the 10 Year would “greatly rotate” to 4% by right about now, and who expected the US economy to have reached escape velocity in the second half only to see a 2014 GDP trendline as follows Q2: 4.6%, Q3: 3.5% (soon to be reviser lower), and Q4 now estimated just about 2.0%) blamed the then -3.0% GDP print on snow in the winter? Well here comes round two, because as CBS reports, “prepare for an invasion from the north. A blast of polar air is about to send temperatures plunging in the heart of America.” The polar vortex is back, and this time it means even less business: A mass of whirling cold air will dip southward this weekend, sending the mercury plunging. As the cold air moves south and east, it has the potential to affect as many as 243 million people with wind chills in the single digits in some places and snow.

NOAA Polar Plunge – So Cold Its Purple

NOAA polar plunge – So cold its purple (Ice Age Now, Nov 7, 2014):

NOAA 6 – 10 Day Forecast  (issued Nov 6th)
Nov 12-16, 2014


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NOAA 8 – 14 Day Forecast  (issued Nov 6th)
Nov. 14 – 20, 2014

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2nd largest snow cover in Siberia in 47 years

2nd largest snow cover in Siberia in 47 years (Ice Age Now, Nov 7, 2014):

Signals a greater chance of a harsh winter in North America, Europe and Asia.


About 14.1 million sq km (5.4 million sq miles) of snow blanketed Siberia at the end of October, the second most in records going back to 1967, according to Rutgers University’s Global Snow Lab. The record was set in 1976.

In addition, the speed at which snow has covered the region is the fastest since at least 1998.

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Finland: Snowstorm Causes Massive Power Outage

Finland – Snowstorm causes massive power outage (Ice Age Now, Nov 7, 2014):

More than 40,000 customers lost power in Pietarsaari, Uusikaarlepyy, Vöyri, Oravais and Kruunupyy areas on Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, a temperature reading of minus 25 degrees Celsius was recorded at Kevojärvi in Utsijoki following a cold wave on Tuesday night.

In Kainuu since Tuesday night, snow accumulated to more than 20 cm (8 inches) in some places.

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