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A list of weather events & news intentionally selected to discomfit the Global Warming crowd


Britain suffers coldest summer in two decades - August 30, 2011

"As Britons return to work today after a soggy Bank Holiday weekend, official weather data reveals that average temperatures were significantly down on recent years. The UK’s average temperature from June 1 to August 15 was only 57F (13.9C) – the lowest for 13 years. For central England the average was 59F (15C), making it the coolest summer since 1993."

Record cold in New Zealand - August 16, 2011

"Climate scientist Georgina Griffiths of the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research said yesterday was the coldest day ever recorded in Auckland. The temperature got up to only 8.2C - compared with the previous lowest high of 8.7C, on July 4, 1996. The last time snow settled on the ground in the city was 1939. It fell to ground level at the airport in 1976."

July snow skiing in American West - July 3, 2011

"As the Fourth of July weekend kicks off, people across the West are donning shorts, bikini tops and Hawaiian shirts -- and then they're hitting the slopes."

Chicago temps lowest since 1940s - April 20, 2011

"Not only has Chicago dealt with chilly rain, hail and even snow this week, but temperatures Tuesday were at their lowest for this late spring date since the 1940s."

Coolest March since 1994 - April 8, 2011

"Remote Sensing Systems has released their satellite measured temperature data for the month of March 2011. March 2011 ended up as the coolest March globally since March of 1994."

Global cooling - April 5, 2011

"The extraordinary cooling of surface waters in the tropical Pacific conitinues to wane, but its effects on worldwide temperatures were evident in March. Last month ended up as the coolest March in 12 years, based on NASA satellite micro-wave sounding data released this afternoon. It also marked the second consecutive month of temperatures below 30-year averages, the first time that's occurred since July and August of 2008."

Record snow and cold in Oklahoma - February 10, 2011

"Records amount of snow have fallen across the state, and now records for low temperatures are starting to fall too. In fact, some temperatures across the state Thursday morning were lower than North Pole, Alaska..."

Georgia eyes coldest winter ever - February 8, 2011

"Georgia’s temperature was significantly below normal last month. If colder-than-normal temperatures continue into February, this winter could possibly set records for the coldest winter ever in some parts of Georgia."

3 of next 5 winters could be as cold or colder - February 4, 2011

"This winter is on track to become the coldest for the nation as a whole since the 1980s or possibly even the late 1970s. According to Chief Long Range Forecaster Joe Bastardi, three or four out of the next five winters could be just as cold, if not colder."

Central England Temperature - January 4, 2011

"December values of the longest instrumental record in the world (CET – Central England) are just in. December 2010 was the second-coldest December in the entire history dating back to 1659 (including the Little Ice Age.) Only Dec 1890 was colder (by a slim 0.1 deg C)."

Coldest December on record for South Florida - December 30, 2010

"As mentioned above, South Florida experienced its hottest summer on record in 2010 (with the exception of Naples which recorded its second hottest recorded summer). Despite the record hot summer, average yearly temperatures at the main climate sites will end up around 1 degree below normal, which will be the coolest calendar year since the early and mid 1980s, and among the top 10 on record (except for Miami)."

Summer freeze hits Australia - December 21, 2010

"While the bitter freeze in Europe continues, Victoria and NSW have had a cold snap of their own, with off-season ski slopes transformed into winter wonderlands."

Coldest December since records began in UK - December 18, 2010

"Swathes of Britain skidded to a halt today as the big freeze returned - grounding flights, closing rail links and leaving traffic at a standstill."

French motorists camp out as snow smothers Paris - December 9, 2010

"Several thousand Parisians were forced to spend the night in emergency shelters or their cars, and transport remained chaotic on Thursday, after a blanket of snow fell on the French capital."

Cancun GW delegates freezing their culos off - December 8, 2010

"With the UN Climate Change Conference underway in Cancun to discuss the dangers of Global Warming, the resort host location is experiencing its third straight day of record cold temperatures." [More here.]

Fort Lauderdale breaks cold record - December 7, 2010

"South Floridians woke up Tuesday morning to temperatures hovering around the very low 40s that sometimes felt like the mid-30s because of the wind chill factor."

Sweden braces for record freeze - November 30, 2010

"Stockholm is forecast to experience its coldest seasonal temperatures for over 100 years this week as winter weather takes hold of the country, according to the Swedish Meteorological Institute."

Thanksgiving cold records across Calif - November 26, 2010

"Californians can expect a warmer but mostly wet weekend after a Thanksgiving cold snap broke or tied cold-temperature records — some more than a century old."

Record cold in LA & San Diego - September 1, 2010

"Record low temperatures for the date were tied Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport and Oceanside in San Diego County. The temperature was 58 degrees at LAX, tying a record set in 1951, the National Weather Service said. Oceanside dropped to 66 degrees, tying a record that has stood since 1914."

Cold snap kills fish in Bolivia - August 27, 2010

"...during the Southern Hemisphere's recent winter, unusually low temperatures in part of the country's tropical region hit freshwater species hard, killing an estimated 6 million fish and thousands of alligators, turtles and river dolphins."

Cold Argentina raises power imports - August 3, 2010

"Argentina is importing record amounts of energy as the coldest winter in 40 years drives up demand and causes natural-gas shortages, prompting Dow Chemical Co. and steelmaker Siderar SAIC to scale back production."

Peru declares cold wave emergency - July 24, 2010

"Peru’s government has declared an emergency in 16 of the country’s 24 departments on Friday as a result of a cold wave, with an emphasis on areas located at least 3,000 meters above sea level..."

Mapping South American cold snap - July 21, 2010

"Our previous article on this here, illustrated the scope of the event in human terms, but we didn’t have a map to show extent of the cold air mass. One was needed given the revelation that the cold had crossed the equator from the South, a rather rare event. Now we have a map..."

Cold snap freezes South America - July 20, 2010

"A brutal and historical cold snap has so far caused 80 deaths in South America, according to international news agencies. Temperatures have been much below normal for over a week in vast areas of the continent. In Chile, the Aysen region was affected early last week by the worst snowstorm in 30 years. The snow accumulation reached 5 feet in Balmaceda and the Army was called to rescue people trapped by the snow." [More here.]

Australia: coldest day in 100 years - July 12, 2010

"The temperature then barely moved yesterday, reaching a maximum of 11 degrees; 12 degrees below the long-term average and the coldest July day in 44 years of records. Isisford, further south, was even colder, getting to just 10 degrees. This was the town's chilliest day since before records began in 1913, almost a century ago."

Record heat waves in Philadelphia? - July 11, 2010

"As for the question of more heat waves, before 1942, the mid-point of the data, Philadelphia enjoyed 9 years in which the maximum temperature exceeded 100 degrees. For the second half of the record, since 1942, there were, well, 9 years. Not much of an increase."

Record cold in LA & San Diego - July 11, 2010

"84 year old lowest daytime high temperature record broken at LAX, 98 year record tied at San Diego, plus a string of records at many other cities"

Record low in Spokane - May 24, 2010

"Cool spring weather continues across the Inland Northwest with a record low of 32 at Spokane International Airport this morning."

Late spring snowstorm in Utah - May 24, 2010

"The storm produced the latest spring snow ever recorded at Salt Lake City International Airport. It arrived late Sunday night and produced huge, heavy snowflakes as Salt Lake City commuters arrived for work Monday morning."

Florida winter among coldest ever - April 2, 2010

"Unless you spent this winter somewhere else, you know it was chilly, at least by South Florida standards. Now, with the data in, the National Weather Service has made it official. The first 3 months of the year were the coldest ever reported in Miami Beach, Naples, and West Palm Beach, and was among the coldest winters ever for Ft. Lauderdale and Miami."

Germans lose fear of climate change - March 27, 2010

"It seems the long and chilly winter has taken its toll on climate change sensibilities despite the fact that weather has nothing to do with climate. The latest figure is a clear drop from the 62 percent of Germans who said they were scared of such changes just in autumn 2006. The new survey, carried out by polling company Infratest for Der Spiegel magazine, showed a quarter of those questioned thought Germany would profit from climate change rather than be badly affected by it."

1,000 trapped on frozen ferry - March 4, 2010

"Dozens of ships including a passenger ferry with nearly 1,000 people on board were trapped Friday in heavy pack ice in the Baltic Sea off Sweden's east coast, officials said."

Winter overcomes 1,200-year-old oak tree - February 10, 2010

"A Welsh oak tree, already more than 300 years old when King Henry II spared it in 1165, couldn't withstand the unusually cold winter of 2010, locals say."

Global warming hearing cancelled by snowstorm - February 9, 2010

"The following Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearings have been postponed due to inclement weather this week:"

China has worst sea ice in 30 years - January 29, 2010

"...a significant build-up of sea ice in some major northern Chinese ports, the volume exceeding, it says, anything experienced in more than 30 years."

Florida: dead fish everywhere - January 18, 2010

"Everywhere he steered his skiff last week, Pete Frezza saw dead fish."

Florida: 100,000 fish die from cold - January 10, 2010

"About 100,000 tropical fish being raised on a fish farm in South Florida couldn't bear the cold temperatures Sunday."

Mississippi: cold kills thousands of fish - January 9, 2010

"Department of Marine Resources Director William Walker says this is very common in extremely cold weather coupled with low tide. The fish become trapped in shallow water then die of hypothermia."

Alabama: year off to coldest start since 1940 - January 9, 2010

"The coldest start to a new year since World War II is shivering into the record books. Chelly Amin, a meteorologist at Huntsville's National Weather Service office, said the average temperature so far in January has been just 26.4 degrees."

Cold snap death toll rises across Europe - January 8, 2010

"FREEZING WEATHER brought further disruption across vast swathes of northern Europe as the death toll from the unusually severe cold snap, mainly among homeless men, continued to climb."

Florida: Manatees huddle, turtles stunned - January 8, 2010

"Along Florida's Atlantic Coast, 93 sea turtles were found floating a lagoon and experts said the cold water shocked their tropically inclined systems. Most were endangered green sea turtles..."

Record cold across U.S. - January 4, 2010

"Cold, windy weather enveloping the U.S. from the northern Plains to the East Coast may continue to break temperature records today."

Peru's mountain people face extinction from cold - January 3, 2010

"In a world growing ever hotter, Huancavelica is an anomaly. These communities, living at the edge of what is possible, face extinction because of increasingly cold conditions..."

Heavy snow brings Beijing to standstill - January 3, 2010

"Heavy snow hit Beijing on Sunday, stranding thousands of passengers at the main airport and casting an unusual quiet over normally busy streets as people stayed out of the freezing weather."

Britain facing coldest winter in 100 years - January 2, 2010

"Britain is bracing itself for one of the coldest winters for a century with temperatures hitting minus 16 degrees Celsius, forecasters have warned."

Cold weather kills scores in India - January 1, 2010

"At least 17 people died as towns and cities in India's northern states were hit by cold weather, officials said on Friday."

CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES Climate Summary - December 2009

"The average temperature in December 2009 was 30.2 F. This was -3.2 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average, the 14th coolest December in 115 years."

European weather deaths pass 100 - December 22, 2009

"Freezing weather brings death and disruption in Germany, Italy and across eastern Europe."

Subzero temperatures batter Europe - December 20, 2009

"Snowstorms and subfreezing temperatures have battered Europe, killing 15 people in Poland alone overnight and wreaking havoc on air, train and car travelers from the Nordics to Italy on the last weekend before Christmas."

Record cold in Seattle - December 11, 2009

"For the second straight day Thursday, the temperature hit a record low in Seattle."

Summer snow in Australia - December 11, 2009

"A cold front crossed the nation's southeast during Thursday, bringing gusty winds and some good falls to southern Victoria. Mount Baw Baw was one of the many locations to receive these falls, 31 millimetres in fact."

Coldest Oct. in 64 years in New Zealand - November 3, 2009

"It will come as little surprise to most New Zealanders that the country shivered through the coldest October in 64 years. In its climate summary for the month, the Niwa said the average temperature nationwide was 10.6degC - 1.4degC below average. Such a cold October has occurred only four times in the past 100 years, the last time in 1945."

Third coolest October in history - November 1, 2009

"The average October temperature of 50.8°F was 4.0°F below the 20th Century average and ranked as the 3rd coolest based on preliminary data."

Three years in a row of very low hurricane activity - November 1, 2009

Chart showing global Accumuluated Cyclone Energy (ACE) since 1979.

Slowest hurricane season since 1997 - October 29, 2009

Chart showing Accumuluated Cyclone Energy (ACE) for North Atlantic since 1948.

Biggest October snow in Denver in 12 years - October 29, 2009

"The biggest storm to hit Colorado in October in twelve years is leaving roads packed with snow and ice and while crews are being credited with doing a pretty good job of keeping roads cleared, the snow is falling faster than crews can clear it."

Record cold in Chicago - October 14, 2009

"Chicago has spent the last 17 days with below-average temperatures, and a high of a mere 47 degrees made Tuesday the coldest Oct. 13 in 82 years..."

Record cold in north central Washington - October 12, 2009

"Long-standing records were shattered as temperatures plummeted around North Central Washington on Sunday and into today."

Coldest early Oct. ever in Lincoln, Neb. - October 12, 2009

"Oct. 1-11 was the coldest Oct. 1-11 period on record for Lincoln, with records going back 123 years to 1887."

Earliest snowfalls in Austria's history - October 12, 2009

"Austria’s provincial capitals are expected to see their earliest snowfalls in history today (Mon) as Arctic air sweeps the country."

Cold temperatures threaten potato crop in Montana - October 12, 2009

"Record-low temperatures in southwestern Montana are threatening to destroy at least a portion of this season's crop of seed potatoes."

Record cold in Montana - October 8-12, 2009


Las Vegas ski lift has earliest opening ever - October 7, 2009

"The 2009-2010 season at the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is underway, the earliest the resort has ever been open."

Idaho school district has earliest snow day ever - October 7, 2009

"This may be one for the record books, not only how early this heavy fall snowstorm is, but the fact that it appears to have created the earliest snow day in the history of the Blaine County School District."

Record cold in Port Huron, Michigan - October 1, 2009

"It was colder this morning in Port Huron than it has been in more than seven decades."

Summer temperatures in U.S. below average - September 10, 2009

"The average June-August 2009 summer temperature for the contiguous United States was below average – the 34th coolest on record, according to a preliminary analysis by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. August was also below the long-term average. The analysis is based on records dating back to 1895."

Still no hurricanes in 2009 - August 3, 2009

"So, where are all of the news stories about the fact we’ve had no tropical storms yet this year? As can be seen in the following graphic, as of this date in 2005 we already had 8 named storms in the Atlantic basin. And tomorrow, August 4, that number will increase to 9. In 2005 we were even told to expect more active hurricane seasons from now on because of global warming."

In New York it's the summer that isn't - July 31, 2009

"...this summer has been conspicuously different in New York City. Not one 99-degree day in Central Park. Not a single day that the temperature even approached 90. For just the second time in 140 years of record keeping, the temperature failed to reach 90 in either June or July."

Cold record set in Nashville - July 21, 2009

"Cool weather has broken a previous low temperature for July 21 in Nashville that was set when Rutherford B. Hayes was president. When the temperature at the National Weather Service station dipped to 58 degrees at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, it wiped out the previous record low for the date of 60 degrees, which was set in 1877."

A compilation of cold weather from around the world - July 17, 2009

"As cap-and-trade advocates tie their knickers in knots over so-called "global warming," Mother Nature refuses to cooperate. Earth's temperatures continue a chill that began 11 years ago."

Record cold in Wisconsin - July 16, 2009

"If you have plans to visit a waterpark on Friday, the trip could be more chilling than thrilling. Record low high temperatures are forecast for southern Wisconsin on Friday as a very cool Canadian air mass covers the region. The high on Friday is only expected to be in the low 60s, which would be under the record coldest high temperature in Madison for July 17 of 67 degrees, set in 1900."

Record low temperatures in the northeast - July 14, 2009

"As politicians in Washington, DC debate what to do about global warming, the Northeast has been hit with record low temperatures this morning. According to ABC News, the cities of Binghamton and Rochester in New York and Hartford, CT experienced record lows for July today. Meanwhile, here in the Granite State, temperatures in Concord fell to 47-degress this morning, the lowest since 1940. Temperatures in Portsmouth came within one degree of the lowest ever in July."

Coolest May on record in New Zealand - July 10, 2009

"Niwa senior climate scientist Georgina Griffiths said May "broke records from one end of the country to the other - it was the coldest May on record"..."

Chicago has coldest July 8th in 118 years - July 9, 2009

"Wednesday’s paltry 65-degree high at O’Hare International Airport (an early-May-level temperature and a reading 18 degrees below normal) was also the city’s coolest July 8 high in 118 years — since a 61-degree high on the date in 1891."

July frost on Prince Edward Island - July 8, 2009

"Temperatures dropped to a record low in Prince Edward Island overnight Tuesday, with reports of frost throughout the province."

Coldest June in New York since 1958 - July 1, 2009

National Weather Service Public Information Statement

Coolest June in Arizona since 1913 - June 19, 2009

"Thursday... was the 14th consecutive day to stay below 100 degrees. That's the longest stretch of its kind in any June since 1913."

Snow shovels & snowplows in New Jersey - June 16, 2009

"Washington Township residents were seen on their driveways breaking out the snow shovels and officials sent out bulldozers to act as snow plows to clear the streets after severe thunderstorms pounded the region. Children were seen forming hailballs."

Crops under stress from cold temperatures - June 13, 2009

"For the second time in little over a year, it looks as though the world may be heading for a serious food crisis, thanks to our old friend "climate change". In many parts of the world recently the weather has not been too brilliant for farmers. After a fearsomely cold winter, June brought heavy snowfall across large parts of western Canada and the northern states of the American Midwest."

Chilly June in Chicago - June 12, 2009

"The cloudy, chilly and rainy open to June here has been the talk of the town. So far this June is running more than 12 degrees cooler than last year, and the clouds, rain and chilly lake winds have been persistent. The average temperature at O'Hare International Airport through Friday has been only 59.5 degrees: nearly 7 degrees below normal and the coldest since records there began 50 years ago."

Canada frosts most widespread in recent memory - June 9, 2009

"The multiple frosts that have blanketed Western Canada in the last week are the most widespread in the top canola-growing province of Saskatchewan in at least five years, the Canola Council of Canada said on Tuesday."

Record cold in North Dakota - June 7, 2009

"An unusual June invasion of arctic chill laid the foundation for a 1 - 5" fall of snow from the high terrain of Montana to the high plains of western North Dakota... Long-standing record cold temperatures were challenged at Williston: including a tied record low maximum temperature for 6/6 [and] a tied record low temperature for 6/6."

Record cold in Green Bay - June 6, 2009

"If it seemed cold to you in Green Bay on Saturday, it was. The high temperature for the day, reached at 9:50 a.m., was 52. That set a record for the lowest high temperature for June 6, according to the National Weather Service office in Ashwaubenon."

Snow sticking around on Pikes Peak - June 5, 2009

"No, Colorado Springs residents, your calendar isn't deceiving you. It is in fact June. A glance to the west, in the rare moments this week when the sky has been clear, may suggest otherwise. Pikes Peak is ensconced in snow, whiter than it was in January and February. A series of snowstorms since Memorial Day weekend has dropped 6 to 12 inches each, said Jack Glavan, manager of the Pikes Peak Highway. Another foot fell above treeline Tuesday, and snow drifts are 7 feet high in places, he said."

Record low temperatures in Tasmania - April 30, 2009

"Tasmania, and much of southeastern Australia, has had several days of unseasonably cold weather, with cold days and very cold mornings since Sunday. Conditions like this are rare in April, being more a feature of winter."

Unseasonably cold weather affecting farmers in Illinois - April 14, 2009

"Temperatures during the first two weeks of April were 4.5 degrees colder than normal, according to the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS). Precipitation was 58 percent higher than normal."

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