Snow in Palermo, Sicily

“These are the same conditions that were experienced during the Dalton and Maunder Minimums,”

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[on Jan 1, 2015] “In Rome, arctic-inspired winds brought temperatures as low as minus eight degrees Celsius,”

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Author: Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

16 thoughts on “Snow in Palermo, Sicily”

  1. Hi from Oz, and a Happy New Year to all. Don’t be silly, the Sicilians don’t even have a word for “snow”!

  2. East of the Rockies will experience below seasonal temperatures as air masses that originated in Siberia cross over the North Pole before plunging south into Canada. The cold air crossing the open waters of the Great Lakes will produce narrow bands of lake effect snow, with dangerous travel conditions in the traditional snowbelt regions south and east of the lakes.
    http://s2.twnmm.com/thumb?src=//s2.twnmm.com/images/en_ca/12/weather_pattern0105A-43064.jpg&w=690&h=388&scale=1&crop=1
    Height of 17 km.
    http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/isobaric/70hPa/orthographic=-90.28,74.09,419

  3. The sudden rise in temperature in the stratosphere is visible. Here, at an altitude of 45 km.

    Currently, solar activity decreases again (increase neutrons). This will cause another wave in the stratosphere.

    1. I watched Joe’s Saturday Update and he shows a lot of cold coming down in to the US over the next couple of weeks from the polar regions. Jan is set to be a very cold month in the midwest and the east. Relatively warm here on the west coast.

      Thanks for posting on the solar activity, I think it has a strong influence on our weather.

  4. The area of the strongest radiation shows the lowest pressure area above the Arctic Circle. You can see that the polar vortex is shifted. Consequently, the air can flow over America straight from Siberia over Alaska. Air flows over Europe from the Atlantic.

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