OK, there is a climate conference going on in Cancun Mexico. It’s all about “Global Warming”. So is it really warmer than normal in Mexico now? (If you click on the image you can get a more readable version).
So I make that about 70 F in Cancun. Not bad at all, but not exactly “warm”. Now look at that anomaly chart. Hey, Mexico is ‘below normal’… Couldn’t happen to a nicer group of folks…
Meanwhile we have a bit of cold in Norway. Yeah, it’s in Norwegian, but it basically says there’s a record cold not seen in 222 years…
Has an interesting video in it. About 1/2 way though they start talking to a guy in French… threw me for just a minute. Mostly just talking about the snow impacts.
Kaldeste november på 222 år
November har vært rekordkald i Trondheim. I de 222 årene som er gått siden målingene startet opp, har det aldri vært registrert lavere temperaturer enn i år.
Which I think says “Coldest November in 222 years. November has seen record cold in Trondheim. In the 222 years since recorded temperatures began, there has not been a colder year recorded than this year.”
(I have free translated this. The Google translate seemed a bit off to me.)
Further down it says:
Det har vært drevet minst åtte meteorologiske målestasjoner ulike steder i Trondheim. Ingen av de har noen gang målt en så ekstremt kald november.
I løpet av gårsdagen ble den gjeldende 1919-rekorden på – 3,5 grader, på den tidligere målestasjonen til Meteorologisk institutt i Trondheim sentrum, passert.
“There have been at least eight meteorological stations in different parts of Trondheim. None of those has ever measured so extremely cold a November.
In the course of yesterday, the current record of 1919, – 3.5 degrees at the former station of the Meteorological Institute in Trondheim, was passed.”
So we can add Norway to the cold record set in Tahoe, California. And the snow making a mess of the UK.
But hey, it’s only a 222 year record…
From the BBC no less:
BBC’s Rona Dougall in Dunblane: “Here in Stirlingshire we’re in white-out conditions”
Your pictures: Snowy scenes
Temperature drops to -17C in Wales
Travel disruption in Scotland
Temperatures plummeted to the coldest on record for November in parts of the UK overnight.
Northern Ireland hit a new low of -9.5C (15F) at Lough Fea, Co Tyrone, and in Wales, a record minimum of -18C (0F) was reached at Llysdinam, in Powys.
Snow is still falling in Scotland, Northern Ireland and north-east England, and Edinburgh, Glasgow and Derry airports have been closed.
Forecasters say the cold spell will continue well into next week.
Met Office severe weather warnings for heavy snow and widespread ice remain in place for eastern and central Scotland, and eastern England from the Borders down to the East Midlands.
Standard News format:
A bit more homey, but I like the music:
h/t Carsten Arnholm on the Norway news.
This is from 2009, but I like the music and the photos give a feel for a cold northern winter…
COLD Europe. Cold North America. Cold Pacific Ocean.
“Where’s The Heat!?”
UPDATE 1 Dec 2010
h/t Luis for the pointer to this nice Meteo France image of Europe:
It looks to me like the top line is marked with 27/9/10 which as I understand Euro dating would be 27 September 2010. But the companion images look to be very similar and of more contemporary date stamp (and I’m not sure that IS a date stamp). At any rate, it either shows what lead up to the cold, or what happened during the cold snap.
Here’s the IR version that is reverenced in comments below for 1 Dec 2010: