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Mar 02 11:30

BEX ALERT - For the second year in a row, February was among the top-3 warmest on record in Washington

Before February, winter in Washington was looking cold and dry. Early January was brutally cold here, and the lack of rainfall had us worried about drought. Then last month happened.

Last month was the third-warmest February on record in Washington, where records go back to 1872. This means we’ve now had our warmest and third-warmest Februarys back-to-back, in 2017 and 2018. Last month was 6.3 degrees warmer than average.

Mar 02 11:29

Heart Butte and Browning still reeling from record snowfall

Two days after Governor Steve Bullock declared a state of emergency for parts of the state due to severe winter weather, he got a tour of Browning.

Bullock flew to the Blackfeet Reservation with the Montana Army National Guard on Thursday.

He met with Blackfeet leaders to discuss what help they need, and then boarded a bus and was driven through town to see how big of a problem the snow has become.

As the bus drove down roads, some drifts rose to the tops of homes and snow banks were so tall, they blocked the view from the bus.

Bullock says seeing this situation in person really gave him an appreciation for the work everyone has been doing to help the communities hit hardest by this weather.

The Heart Butte community joined together on Thursday to help stranded families get food and supplies.

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Mar 02 11:27

Heavy snow already blanketing Upstate NY; much more expected today

Winter storm hitting harder than expected

A "high-impact" winter storm is already hammering Upstate New York. By 8 a.m. 20 inches of snow had fallen in the hills south of Buffalo. The heaviest snow will fall at higher elevations; the Catskills could get 2 feet, and the hills south of Syracuse and in the Southern Tier could see 12 to 18 inches.

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Mar 02 11:25

BUFFALO SETS NEW SNOW RECORD!

"...RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL SET AT BUFFALO NY TODAY...A RECORD DAILY SNOWFALL OF 8.4 INCHES WAS SET TODAY AT BUFFALO. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 6.5 INCHES SET IN 1914.NOTE THAT THIS IS SNOWFALL THROUGH 7 AM...WITH SOME ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION EXPECTED."

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Mar 02 11:21

Record-setting cold weather continues to grip Europe

Intense winter weather continues to wreak havoc on Europe as frigid temperatures, heavy snowfall and icy roads create treacherous conditions.

More than 35 people have died in Belgium, England, Scotland, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Spain, France and Germany in weather-related accidents.

Schools and universities have been shut due to blizzards and icing.

Red alerts were issued in England, Scotland, Wales, Croatia and Sweden while an orange alert was declared in France, Spain and Belgium and a yellow alert in the Netherlands.

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Mar 02 11:19

Record snow and cold in Croatia

Parts of the Country received all time high snow. New records were set in numerous towns and settlements ranging from 1,5 meters to nearly full 2,0 meters of snow (Delnice 182 cm (6 ft) on Feb. 28th).

Although affected region is prone to high snows, this event was way out of ordinary. Army Command dispatched 1,000 soldiers with 100 pieces of clearing equipment to assist local services in clearing roads and reaching isolated settlements. It was snowy and cold for the whole past week along Adriatic coast, with snow reaching as far as Dubrovnik and outer Islands.

There were also new negative temperature records on Northern Adriatic, with port town of Rijeka setting new low temp record for the late February with only -9 C.

Mar 02 11:19

Delingpole: Big Freeze Means Global Warming Is Worse Than Ever, Alarmists Warn

Yes. How could we ever have doubted it? All this freezing weather we’ve been having is, of course, yet another sign that global warming is real. And anyway, we shouldn’t take any notice of all this white stuff that is shutting down schools, making journeys impossible, and generally freezing our asses off. Rather, we should be focusing our attention on what’s happening way to the north where no one actually lives. Apparently.

Mar 02 09:04

The ICE of March: Poor kingfisher is frozen solid in Amsterdam while families SKATE along the city's canals as freezing weather continues to hit Europe

Europe remained in the grip of the Best from the East on Friday as temperatures continued to hover below freezing and snow fell across the continent.

Making the most of the bad weather, families in Amsterdam - where the temperature was -1C on Friday - decided skate down the city's frozen canals.

Dozens of men, women and children strapped on their blades and glided along the Prinsengracht canal on Friday, with people even taking their dogs out over the frozen water.

Water authorities imposed a ban on boats on some of the city's canals this week and closed locks and sluices to help the ice develop.

Mar 02 08:50

The North East braces for 'life or death' Winter Storm Riley: 'Bombogenesis' is set to batter the coast with dangerous floods, 80mph winds, heavy rain and up to three inches of SNOW

The Northeast is bracing for a 'bombogenesis' that experts say will bring violent 80mph wind, torrential downpour, snow and heavy flooding, resembling the harshness of January's 'bomb cyclone'.

Weather experts said Thursday that Winter Storm Riley will undergo 'bombogenesis', caused by a rapid drop in atmospheric pressure of at least 24 millibars in a period of 24 hours or less.

The drop in atmospheric pressure will force the storm to form into an intense nor'easter into Friday.

A sudden pressure plummet on Friday is expected to hit the Atlantic coast leading into Saturday.

'Please take this storm seriously,' the National Weather Service in Boston said. 'For those living along the coast, this is a LIFE & DEATH situation.'

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Mar 02 00:37

Destructive Nor’easter To Bring Flooding, Power Outages, Heavy Snow

This storm has the potential to be an historic, crippling event for southern New England. With major coastal flooding, destructive winds, torrents of rain followed by a plastering of heavy, wet snow, the damage will be widespread and significant and the power outages likely numerous and lengthy
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This incoming nor’easter will not have a quick exit, instead it will be blocked by a large area of high pressure up over Greenland. The “Greenland Block” is something that comes and goes during a winter season, but some of our biggest and most destructive storms have occurred when a strong block is in place. The situation for this storm will be just that, the block will be at its strongest thus far this season, giving the nor’easter no immediate exit, only slowly drifting away this weekend.
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Combine a very slow moving storm with the highest astronomical tides of the month and you have the recipe for major coastal destruction.>>>

Mar 01 18:14

Coldest March day ever: Forecasters' chilling warning as scores of panicked drivers sit trapped on frozen roads and UK faces running out of GAS after record day when temperatures never rose over -5C

Storm Emma, rolling in from the Atlantic, is meeting the Beast from the East's chilly Russia air - causing further widespread snowfall and bitter temperatures after the mercury fell as low as -16C (3F) last night.

On the first day of meteorological spring today, temperatures will fall to -11C (12F) in the daytime as the Met Office said 'winter is still firmly in charge across the UK' - and London Paddington station was closed due to icy platforms.

Tomorrow meteorologists are expected to announce that today has been the coldest day in March since records began.

Mar 01 10:28

'Storm Emma': Ireland goes into lockdown as Met Éireann issues Status Red update

Red alert: Country in lockdown as Ireland braces for 'unprecedented' blizzard
Civil Defence mount dozens of operations in 21 counties over the past 48 hours
All schools, colleges and third level institutions closed
Gas Networks Ireland and ESB Networks 'confident there will be no major outages'
Irish Rail, Dublin Bus and Luas confirm they will not operate on Friday
Bus Eireann will not operate todayy, but may be able to operate some services in less affected areas tomorrow
Ryanair and Aer Lingus cancel all flights from Ireland on Friday
People urged to be home by 4pm Thursday and stay indoors until Friday 3pm
Taoiseach urges people to pay heed to warning
Storm poses serious threat to life
People should not be on the road today unless it's emergency

Feb 28 21:33

Formula 1 testing: Snow and rain ruins day three of pre-season testing

The third day of pre-season testing was a write-off as a result of snow, rain and freezing weather at Spain's Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Feb 28 08:43

UK weather: Sea freezes over at Isle of Wight harbour

Video footage shows the sea frozen over at Bembridge Harbour on the east coast of the Isle of Wight.

Temperatures on the island dipped to -6C (21F) overnight on Tuesday into Wednesday.

Feb 27 10:07

UK train companies make MILLIONS in compensation CASH GRAB as CANCELLATIONS hit

THE UK’s largest rail companies have been accused of profiting from passengers’ misery as they pocket millions of pounds in compensation while Britons are hit by cancellations and delays caused by blizzards and sub-zero temperatures.

Feb 27 08:39

Science : Cold Is The New Hot

Forty years ago, scientists blamed the polar vortex, loops in the jest stream, cold, and extreme weather on global cooling. Now they blame the exact same things on global warming.

When the jet stream makes large loops in the winter, cold air moves south, and milder air moves moves towards the pole. Milder winter temperatures near the pole have nothing to do with global warming.

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It is completely irrational to blame cold on heat, and to believe North Pole winters could be heated by the greenhouse effect. The sun doesn’t shine at the North Pole in winter, so there can’t be a greenhouse effect. Greenhouses require sunlight to operate.

Twenty years ago scientists said “we don’t get cold snowy winters any more because of global warming.” Now they say “cold, snowy winters are caused by global warming.” Climate science has become one massive lie, based on the need to maintain funding.

Feb 27 07:40

Brutal Cold Snap Hits Europe

T he Arctic storm dubbed the "Beast from the East" set record low temperatures across much of Europe on Monday and brought a rare snowstorm to Rome, paralyzing the city and giving its residents an unusual chance to ski, sled and build snowmen in its famous parks and piazzas.

Rome's train, plane and bus services were crippled and Italy's civil protection agency even mobilized the army to help clear slush-covered streets as a city used to mild winters was covered by a thick blanket of snow, AP reported.

Elsewhere, the storm set dangerously low temperatures. Meteorologists in Germany reported a record low for this winter of -27° Celsius on the Zugspitze Mountain in the Alps. Moscow, as well, recorded its coldest night this winter, with the mercury dipping to nearly -20° C on Sunday night.

Feb 26 13:38

Report: NOAA Caught Lying About Arctic Sea Ice

The Arctic is melting catastrophically! Sea ice levels are experiencing their most precipitous decline in 1500 years! Something must be done – and fast…
Well, so claims the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and we know by now what that means, don’t we?

Yep: the Arctic sea ice is doing just fine. Yep: yet again, the NOAA is telling porkies.

As usual, Paul Homewood has got its number.

Feb 26 11:18

Milton Keynes weather: Five day forecast as snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures bite

Snow, ice, and sub-zero temperatures will hit Milton Keynes this week.

Forecasters at the Met Met Office are predicting the 'Beast from the East' will bring bitter winter weather.

While it will be very cold and there will be snow Milton Keynes looks like it may escape some of the worse weather.

One yellow warning is in place, with nearby towns like Northampton and Kettering being hit by an amber warning - which means up to 15cm of snow.

Feb 26 10:06

Traffic chaos as icy blast hits Sweden

Even the Swedish prime minister got caught up in the snow chaos on Monday. Here's The Local's live blog of the "beast from the east".

Feb 25 09:51

Offshore Wind Fiasco: Renewables Industry Faces $Billions In Compensation For Early Repairs

Ørsted must repair up to 2,000 wind turbine blades because the leading edge of the blades have become worn down after just a few years at sea.

The company has a total of 646 wind turbines from Siemens Gamesa, which may potentially be affected to some extent, Ørsted confirmed.

The wind turbine owner will not disclose the bill, but says that the financial significance is “small”.

Siemens Gamesa also does not want to comment on the costs, but the company’s Danish subsidiary has just provided 4.5 billion Danish Krone ($750 million) or 16% of its revenue to guarantee its commitments. […]

Feb 23 11:36

Brrr: Kalispell sets record low

Temperatures plummeted across Montana early Tuesday morning, with some areas experiencing record-breaking lows.

Kalispell broke its record low for Feb. 20, bottoming out at minus 16 at the weather station at Glacier Park International Airport. The previous record for the date was minus 13 set in 1936.

Hungry Horse also set a record with a temperature of minus 12, edging the previous record of minus 7 set in 1957.

Feb 23 11:35

Cold temps set records in Bozeman, West Yellowstone

For the last few days, much of the state has been hit with a blast of frigid weather, with temperatures setting records in some spots.

On Monday, the temperature at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport never climbed above 4 degrees, beating out the old record coldest maximum temperature of 10 set back in 1969. A day later, the mercury dipped to 20 below zero, tying a record set in 1952.

West Yellowstone also set a record with a frosty low of minus 34 on Wednesday morning. The previous record was 32 below zero set in 1953.

Feb 23 11:32

Denver shatters record low temperature; cold front lingers

A bitter cold front continued Wednesday with Denver hitting a record low temperature for the date.

Denver International Airport hit minus 7 degrees just after 5:30 a.m., beating the minus 2 degrees Denver residents shivered through more than 60 years ago.

Feb 23 11:30

Record low temps Friday a prelude to more snow, rain in Western Wash.

The National Weather Service's early morning online discussion called it a "really messy forecast" for the last days of February.

The opening salvo came just around dawn Friday as old low temperature records fell in many cities, with clear starry skies overhead. The mercury bottomed out at 24 degrees in Seattle, breaking the old low temperature record of 27 degrees for the date set in 2011. Olympia hit 16 degrees, breaking its old record of 20 degrees.

Other cities that hit record lows for the date were Bellingham, 19 degrees; Hoquiam, 24 degrees; Quillayute, 22 degrees; and the Sandpoint weather station in Seattle, 27 degrees.

Feb 22 18:29

NOAA caught AGAIN altering temperature data to exaggerate “global warming” hoax

According to Breitbart, Paul Homewood grew suspicious when he saw how NOAA dealt with the extremely cold winter that New York experienced in 2013-2014. It was labeled by the National Weather Service as one of the coldest winter in the state, with temperatures finishing at least 4 degrees lower than normal in places like Buffalo and Rochester. Yet somehow, NOAA had recorded it as the 30th coldest winter in its own charts for New York.

After comparing local records with NOAA’s charts, Homewood found some huge inaccuracies. The mean temperatures for January 2014, for example, were 2.7 degrees less than those of January 1943 according to the raw data, yet NOAA found the difference to only be 0.9 degrees.

The same thing seems to be happening with the numbers for this winter.

Feb 22 13:19

Children in Siberia pour cold water on DiCaprio’s climate change concerns

A group of children in Russia’s northeastern Yakutia Republic have, literally, poured cold water over Leonardo DiCaprio’s concerns that temperatures there have reached record lows.

The children, dressed in karate gear, delivered an ‘ice cool’ video message to the Hollywood actor and environmental activist as they stood topless on the snow-covered ground and threw buckets of freezing water over themselves.

"Hello Leo! Thank you for thinking of us. Don't worry, we are all good. The sun is even shining today. Come visit us, we'll pour cool water. Good luck!", one boy from Yakutsk declared to the camera.

Feb 20 17:37

Iowa DOT Releases Video Of 70-Vehicle Pileup On I-35

This is quite the sight to behold. It's obvious that most of the drivers were going way too fast for the weather conditions.

Feb 20 11:45

It's only February and it's snowing in the ranges near Queenstown and Wanaka

Behind former cyclone Gita is a cold snap, which has brought a dusting of snow to the hills between Queenstown and Wanaka.

The southerly flow behind the cyclone has brought in cold air, MetService said, taking temperatures down to 0.3C on the Crown Range Rd, with snow overnight.

Some of New Zealand's ski fields also reported a dusting of snow on Tuesday. Cardrona Alpine Resort has posted an image on Instagram of snow at the South Island resort.

Feb 20 10:58

Delingpole: NOAA Caught Adjusting Big Freeze out of Existence

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has yet again been caught exaggerating ‘global warming’ by fiddling with the raw temperature data.
This time, that data concerns the recent record-breaking cold across the northeastern U.S. which NOAA is trying to erase from history.

If you believe NOAA’s charts, there was nothing particularly unusual about this winter’s cold weather which caused sharks to freeze in the ocean and iguanas to drop out of trees.

Here is NOAA’s January 2018 chart for Northeast U.S. – an area which includes New England along with NY, PA, NJ, DE and MD.

You’d never guess from it that those regions had just experienced record-breaking cold, would you?

That’s because, as Paul Homewood has discovered, NOAA has been cooking the books. Yet again – presumably for reasons more to do with ideology than meteorology – NOAA has adjusted past temperatures to look colder than they were and recent temperatures to look warmer than they were.

Feb 19 11:06

Accidents close I-90 as snow, cold plunge into northwestern US

Collisions forced officials to close a stretch of Interstate 90 in central Washington on Saturday as snow and cold began to invade the northwestern United States.

Washington Department of Transportation reported that westbound I-90 was closed near Ellensburg around midday Saturday, local time, “due to collisions.”

Snow had spread across Ellensburg during the morning hours prior to the accidents.

Around the same time, another stretch of the interstate was closed to westbound traffic near the summit of Snoqualmie Pass due to avalanche control.

Feb 19 10:24

Delingpole: Alarmists Find Yet Another Excuse for Cold US Weather–a Mysterious ‘Hole’ in Global Warming

Climate alarmists have found a new excuse for the recent dramatic bout of cold weather in the Southeast U.S. which has caused iguanas to drop out of trees in Florida and snow to settle on beaches in North Carolina: a mysterious “hole” in global warming.

According to a scientific study published this month, the Southeast’s colder winter weather is part of an isolated trend, linked to a more wavy pattern in the jet stream that crosses North America. That dipping jet stream allows arctic air to plunge into the Southeast. Scientists call this colder weather a “hole” in overall global warming, or a “warming hole.”

“What we are looking at is an anomaly,” said Jonathan M. Winter, an assistant professor of geography at Dartmouth University and the principle investigator in the study. “The Southeast is the exception to the rule.”

Feb 16 09:36

Delingpole: Michael Mann Wins Prestigious Science Award. No, This Is Not a Joke…

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has given its prestigious award for Public Engagement with Science to climate scientist, Michael E. Mann.
No, this is not a joke – though it should be.

That’s Michael Mann as in the creator of possibly the most discredited artefact in climate science history: the ludicrous, fabricated “Hockey Stick.”

That’s Michael Mann, the litigious activist and vexatious Twitter troll who dismisses any scientist who disagrees with him as a “denier”; who was exposed in the Climategate emails trying to ruin the careers of his opponents and attempting to shut down the journals who published them.

That’s Michael Mann, the guy who has erroneously claimed to be a Nobel prizewinner on the hilarious basis that, as one of the hundreds of contributors to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he sorta kinda qualifies on account of the fact that the IPCC won the prize in 2007.

Feb 14 18:05

The bizarre 'warming hole' that defies climate change in the US by causing some areas to get COLDER instead of hotter

There is a reason that some regions in the US are not conforming to climate change patterns, researchers have found.

Scientists at Dartmouth College have now provided an explanation as to why some parts of the country are getting steadily cooler in some seasons as opposed to heating up, which would align with climate change theories.

The Southeast has been consistently showing cooler temperatures in the winter while the Midwest has consistently shown cooler temperatures during the summer.

This has been happening since the mid-20th century.

Researchers have now claimed this is caused by changes in the jet stream, which became wavier decades ago, causing the onset of lower than average temperatures.

Feb 14 10:42

How the SHTF in Bosnia: Selco Asks Americans, “Does this sound familiar?”

Selco shares the similarities between our situation in the US and the one in Bosnia when the SHTF there during the war.

While we might like to think it could never happen here, the current events here are eerily similar to what happened there in the 1990s.

When you read this. think about recent events. The anger about immigration. The destruction of Civil War monuments. The unease between the races. The deep rage about the recent presidential election. The scorn and derision for neighbors who think differently. The way the media fans the flames of dissent between our fellow Americans.

You'll realize that it definitely CAN happen to us.

Feb 14 10:40

Scientists Warn: PREPARE NOW For A Mini ICE AGE As The Sun Cools

Scientists are all seemingly on the same page for once and declaring that the sun’s decreased output could fling Earth into a mini ice age. The scientists determined, based on 20 years of observations and collected data, that the sun will be nearly seven percent cooler and dimmer by 2050 causing a mini ice age.

According to Money Control, a research team based at the University of California in San Diego believe that they have figured out a way to track the sun’s 11-year-cycle. Our sun goes through an 11-year-cycle where it experiences active and rather quiet periods, known as the solar maximum and solar minimum. Now, the researchers believe they have worked out when the next solar minimum could occur.

During a solar minimum, the sun’s magnetism decreases, fewer sunspots form, and less ultraviolet radiation actually makes it to the surface of planet Earth. These conditions mean the sun’s surface appears clearer and becomes dimmer.

Feb 14 10:11

Snowiest winter in Havre in 138 years: More snow on the way

Usually, snow blowers would be in the window display facing the street at Havre Hardware and Home, but it was empty Monday.

“It’s been a good winter for business,” says manager Scott Stockdill, noting he’s sold out of snow blowers, not to mention shovels. Even his stock of toboggans is running low.

It’s been a good winter for snow in this community of 9,800, at least to date, as Stockdill can attest.

As of Monday, Feb. 12, snowfall in Havre was 70 inches, with yet another storm expected to hit the snow-battered city Wednesday afternoon.

Feb 13 16:50

Plummeting February 12 Temperatures In The US

On February 12, 1938 Texas was 86F, Florida was 83F, Georgia was 81F, Louisiana Mississippi and Oklahoma were 80F, Alabama and Arizona were 79F, Arkansas Illinois and Indiana were 78F, Kansas New Mexico and South Carolina were 77F, Colorado and Tennessee were 76F, Kentucky and Nebraska were 74F, and Missouri was 73F. If we experienced temperatures that warm now, experts would be 97% certain it was due to elevated atmospheric CO2 levels.

Feb 13 10:41

Confronting Trudeau on Climate Lies and Kinder Morgan Pipeline

TRNN speaks with Clayton Thomas-Muller, an indigenous and environmental activist who challenged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's pro-pipeline rhetoric during the PM's cross-country town hall tour

Feb 12 18:48

Sea levels could rise by TWICE as much as scientists had predicted by 2100 swallowing entire cities and putting the lives of millions at risk

Coastal cities across the world are at a high risk of flooding by the end of the century, according to the results of a shocking new study.

Sea levels are set to rise by at least two feet (65cm) by 2100, more than twice as much as predicted by some models.

Feb 12 18:46

'Sinking' Pacific nation Tuvalu is actually getting bigger, new research reveals

The Pacific nation of Tuvalu -- long seen as a prime candidate to disappear as climate change forces up sea levels -- is actually growing in size, new research shows.

A University of Auckland study examined changes in the geography of Tuvalu's nine atolls and 101 reef islands between 1971 and 2014, using aerial photographs and satellite imagery.

It found eight of the atolls and almost three-quarters of the islands grew during the study period, lifting Tuvalu's total land area by 2.9 percent, even though sea levels in the country rose at twice the global average.

Feb 12 14:33

Montana Weather. Global Warming.

Feb 10 12:34

Help, our make-up is FROZEN! BBC Winter Olympics presenters are struggling to talk because their cosmetics are freezing solid in Korea's bitter -23C chill

The harsh temperatures at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics have left BBC presenters struggling to talk as make-up freezes to their faces.

As the mercury dipped down to -23C in South Korea the broadcaster's electronic equipment has also been packing in.

The freezing conditions prompted BBC presenter Amy Williams, the former skeleton racer and Olympic gold medallist, to tweet: 'So anyone know of good make up that is oil based?

'Our latest update from other presenters in Pyeongchang, Korea for the Winter Olympics is that water based make up literally is freezing on your face it's that cold! #help #facefreeze.'

Feb 10 08:58

'Exceptional mobilization' as cold wave hits Morocco, south blanketed by extremely rare snow again

Moroccan authorities announced February 6 they've temporarily closed nearly 900 schools due to cold wave and severe weather conditions expected to continue affecting the country. At the same time, southern Morocco experienced its second snow of this season and the second in 50 years. The current situation comes just 15 days after exceptional snowfall caused unprecedented road conditions across the country, shutting down 5 000 km (3 100 miles) of roads.

This week's closure of schools is mainly affecting rural areas, Morocco's Ministry of Education, Training and Scientific Research said. The decision aims to protect students and teachers from all weather-related hazards, the ministry said, adding that the institutions concerned are the regional academies of Daraa Tafilalet, Marrakech-Safi, Beni Mellal-Khenifra, Fez-Meknes and Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima.

Feb 09 16:00

'Sinking' Pacific nation Tuvalu is actually getting bigger, new research reveals

The Pacific nation of Tuvalu -- long seen as a prime candidate to disappear as climate change forces up sea levels -- is actually growing in size, new research shows.

A University of Auckland study examined changes in the geography of Tuvalu's nine atolls and 101 reef islands between 1971 and 2014, using aerial photographs and satellite imagery.

It found eight of the atolls and almost three-quarters of the islands grew during the study period, lifting Tuvalu's total land area by 2.9 percent, even though sea levels in the country rose at twice the global average.

Feb 09 15:47

Is a 'mini Ice Age' on the way? Scientists warn the sun could be 'unusually cool' by 2050 (but it won't be enough to stop climate change)

During the grand minimum, the sun is likely to be 7% cooler than the lowest point of its 11-year cycle, according to the scientists.

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Some may be wondering whether the ultra-cooling of the sun would potentially stop the effects of global warming.

According the scientists, it's unlikely to put a stop to climate change, but it could slow down the effects somewhat.

'The cooling effect of a grand minimum is only a fraction of the warming effect caused by the increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere,' according to the study.

Scientists estimate that the grand minimum would probably only result in cooling the earth by about 0.25 percent between 2020 and 2070.

Feb 09 15:21

Whiteout in the Windy City! Up to a foot of snow falls in the Midwest canceling more than 1,100 flights from Chicago and Detroit and closing schools

Large swathes of the Midwestern United States is gearing up for almost one foot of snow as a major storm forced schools and government buildings to close while grounding over 1,100 flights throughout the region on Friday.

Chicago officials say about 6 to 7 inches of snow has fallen on the city and they're gearing up for three more waves through the weekend.

Feb 09 13:49

Winter Storm Mateo Will Bring Rounds of Snow, Ice to the Rockies, Plains, Midwest and Northeast Through the Weekend

Winter Storm Mateo is already laying down its initial round of snow from Montana to the Great Lakes, and has more in store, including some ice, from the Rockies and Plains to Northern New England through the weekend.

Mateo's wintry mess is being generated by a strung-out impulse of energy riding through a broad southward dip in the jet stream, lifting moist air over a surface frontal system that will plunge southward through the Plains, but then stall out temporarily from near the Ohio Valley to the interior Northeast this weekend.

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Feb 09 10:59

Chicago is bracing for its biggest snow since 2015

The first part of a narrow band of heavy snow arrived Thursday night at the United States' third-largest city by population. Schools will be closed as millions see accumulations of 8 to 14 inches by late Friday.

Feb 09 06:09

Don’t look up: ‘Astonishing number’ of viruses float down on us from the sky

This study will make you think twice about stepping outside for a breath of fresh air. A team of scientists from around the world confirmed millions of viruses rising into the atmosphere, traveling — sometimes for thousands of miles — and falling back down to the surface.

Feb 08 11:20

Storm report: One death, multiple injuries on snow-blown roads

A man has died after a road accident during Wednesday’s snow storm.

The man in his 70s succumbed to injuries incurred during a multi-vehicle collision that left more than 50 vehicles stranded on Highway 20 West near Mont-Saint-Hilaire.

The pileup sent 15 other people to the hospital with minor injuries. The highway was closed for several hours, Wednesday afternoon. “We have to clear the highway, then tow all the vehicles,” said the SQ’s Montérégie spokesperson Joyce Kemp, adding that minibuses had been dispatched to the scene to take people who are not injured away from the area.

The storm, expected to leave 10 centimetres of snow, also caused traffic slowdowns in the city and at the airport on Wednesday evening.

Highway 30 closed in both directions between St-Constant and Candiac because of another accident involving several vehicles and at least two jackknifed trucks.

Feb 07 22:30

Parts of south-east Queensland record lowest February temps on record

Parts of south-east Queensland recorded their lowest February maximum temperatures on record on Friday, as rain and cloud cover put an end to the hot weather, according to the weather bureau.

Eleven locations in southern and eastern Queensland shivered through well-below average temperatures, which were expected to continue into the weekend, with top temperatures upwards of 14 degrees below the monthly average, the Bureau of Meteorology said.

BoM meteorologist Michael Knepp said Oakey, Gatton, Warwick, Toowoomba, Kingaroy, Gayndah, Stanthorpe, Applethorpe, Gympie, Archerfield and Coolangatta experienced the chilly conditions.

Stanthorpe rerecorded a high of just 14.9 on Friday, while Applethorpe hit a top of 15 and Toowoomba climbed to 15.4 degrees. Stanthorpe's maximum was 11.6 degrees below its average February top temperature.

Feb 07 22:26

'Nightmare' PyeongChang to be the coldest Olympics ever

When you hear the term ‘Winter Olympics’, you’re obviously going to think: cold. However, the 2018 PyeongChang Games are shaping to be the chilliest in history, with recent readings of the mercury as low as -21C!

Feb 07 22:19

Eiffel Tower forced to close as snow blankets Paris

The Eiffel Tower turned away tourists on Tuesday as snow swept across northern France, causing traffic chaos in Paris during the French capital's first real dose of wintry weather this season.

Feb 07 13:03

Winter storm brings snow, freezing rain to the region

The National Weather Service said weather conditions will sharply deteriorate across the state by mid-afternoon and that a longer than expected period of freezing rain will spread across the northeastern and central parts of the state into the evening commute and beyond.

“Snow will be heavy at times this afternoon before changing to sleet and freezing rain from mid to late afternoon,’’ forecasters wrote in a winter storm warning targeting portions of Middlesex, Worcester, Hampshire, and Franklin counties. “Some areas [are] likely to see a 6-hour freezing event.”

Feb 06 16:21

Hillary Clinton Claims Climate Change Is Sexist

Can climate change be sexist? According to failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the answer to that question is an unequivocal yes.

Particularly in the developing world, climate change will force women to shoulder the responsibilities of looking for food, finding firewood and migrating livestock once all of the grass has been transformed into a desert. Unsurprisingly, the future she describes bears an uncanny resemblance to the dystopian future depicted in the "Mad Max" franchise.

It's unclear what responsibilities men will shoulder after the climate catastrophe has arrived in the future envisioned by Clinton.

Feb 05 12:26

Snow of the Century: Moscow blanketed in white after heaviest snowfall since records began

The "Snow of the Century" – a weekend-long snowstorm in Moscow – has delayed flights, cut power supplies and even prompted school authorities to call a snow day — a highly unusual occurrence in the Russian capital.

An average month's amount of snow fell over the weekend, with the depth of the snow reaching 62 centimetres (24.5 inches) in some parts.

Feb 02 09:09

All the water's gon-dola! Venice's famous canals dry up due to low tides caused by the 'super blue blood moon' and lack of rain

Unusual weather has left some of Venice's legendary canals dried out - forcing gondolas to park up on dry land.

Cold winter weather, low tides caused by the 'super blue blood moon' and little rain have caused the storied waterways to drop by up to 23in in some cases.

Feb 01 09:20

IN PICTURES: Schools and trains cancelled as snowdrifts trouble parts of Sweden

A wave of heavy snow in central and northern Sweden has caused trains to be cancelled and schools to close as even Swedes accustomed to tougher conditions struggle to beat the elements.

Jan 31 09:30

Will Punxsutawney Phil be buried by snow on Groundhog's Day?

A snowstorm is coming for parts of the Northeast, and it will likely be snowing when the world-renowned groundhog prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his burrow this Friday.

Jan 31 09:29

Tasmania weather: Summer snow shocks Tassie

JUST two days after the state sweltered through blistering heat, summertime snow has been falling on Tasmania’s higher peaks.

Jan 30 13:52

Bill Nye Does Not Speak for Us and He Does Not Speak for Science

Tonight, Bill Nye “The Science Guy” will accompany Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), Trump’s nominee for NASA Administrator, to the State of the Union address. Nye has said that he’s accompanying the Congressman to help promote space exploration, since, he asserts, “NASA is the best brand the United States has” and that his attendance “should not be … seen as an acceptance of the recent attacks on science and the scientific community.”

Jan 30 09:05

Massive blizzard leaves Tehran a winter wonderland

After drought, northern Iran blanketed with over a meter of white stuff, shutting roads, airports and schools, and delighting capital's denizens

Jan 29 09:20

IT WON’T STOP SNOWING: MT. BAKER SCORES 133 INCHES IN THE PAST 8 DAYS

The Pacific Northwest has been hammered in the past week with multiple feet of freshies. It all stems from an atmospheric river from the Hawaiian islands that has pumped a continuous flow of moisture into the Northwest, which combined with cold temperature to create the most epic conditions of the season!

Starting last weekend, spots in the PNW began grabbing huge snow totals. Whistler nabbed 25 inches Sunday night, while Mt. Baker in Washington snagged a cool 20 inches overnight. And the fun didn't stop there: The snow fell essentially nonstop throughout the week.

Jan 29 08:12

Al Gore Pushes Climate Action at Davos World Economic Forum: ‘The Survival of Our Civilization Is at Stake Here’

The global economy was not the only topic on the agenda at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week. During a breakout session on Thursday, former vice president and climate change zealot Al Gore spoke on a panel entitled “Stepping Up Climate Action.”

“The survival of our civilization is at stake here, and people are becoming aware of it, and the change is beginning to accelerate, but we have to translate that into political change,” Gore said.

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Jan 29 07:38

North Iran gets massive snow dump

After months of waiting for the snow to arrive, Teheranis were hit by massive snowfall overnight on Sunday (Jan 28) that shut airports and schools but delighted the ski community.

The capital's Imam Khomeini International and Mehrabad airports were shut due to poor visibility "until further notice", state television said.

Some 20 provinces in the west and north of Iran were affected by the snowfall that began last Thursday and peaked on Saturday night, with some mountainous areas receiving as much 1.3m of snow according to official news agency IRNA.

Jan 26 16:53

California Considers $1,000 Fine for Waiters Offering Unsolicited Plastic Straws

Ian Calderon wants restaurateurs to think long and hard before giving you a straw.

Calderon, the Democratic majority leader in California's lower house, has introduced a bill to stop sit-down restaurants from offering customers straws with their beverages unless they specifically request one. Under Calderon's law, a waiter who serves a drink with an unrequested straw in it would face up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

"We need to create awareness around the issue of one-time use plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways, and oceans," Calderon explained in a press release.

Jan 26 12:26

Freezing rain slicks up Winnipeg roads, causes power outages

Freezing drizzle and fog are causing problems around Winnipeg.

There have been several crashes, including one on the South Perimeter Highway near the Oak Bluff turnoff, one westbound on the North Perimeter near Brookside Boulevard, and one on northbound Kenaston Boulevard just past Lindenwood Drive.

Jan 26 12:25

Freezing Tokyo sees most ambulance calls for 80 years

Tokyo’s ambulance service has experienced its busiest day in more than 80 years, officials said Thursday, amid icy conditions as the Japanese capital shivers through its coldest temperatures in decades. The Tokyo fire department, which runs the ambulance service, said it had responded to 2,826 calls on Wednesday following rare and heavy snow that sparked chaos in one of the world’s most populous cities. “Generally, we receive more calls in winter. But we think the combination of influenza, heavy snow and cold weather contributed to the record high number,” a fire department spokesman told AFP. The number of emergency call-outs was the highest since the service began in 1936 and well above the average of around 2,000. The annual number of emergency calls has been on the rise for the past eight years in Tokyo , the spokesman added.

Jan 26 12:25

No relief from freezing cold in Kashmir

There was no relief from cold wave conditions in Kashmir as mercury stayed several degrees below freezing point in most parts of the Valley.
Kargil town in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir saw the mercury rise by three degrees on Thursday night but settled at a bone-chilling minus 17.8 degrees Celsius, an official of the Meteorological Department here said.
He said Kargil continued to be the coldest recorded place in the state.

Jan 26 12:24

Heavy snow hits central Shanghai for first time in a decade

Shanghai residents are revelling in rare snow, but the extreme weather has disrupted flights and trains in the region and the city also saw a series of traffic accidents during rush hour on Friday.

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