Historic Arctic outbreak affecting Europe and northern Africa

Historic Arctic outbreak affecting Europe and northern Africa

A significant Arctic blast is affecting almost entire Europe and parts of northern Africa. Some regions are dealing with heavy snow, below-freezing temperatures and late-season frost. Another blast of cold air is expected from May 11 to 18, with more heavy rain and snow.

Temperatures plunged close to and below zero in many places, with many record low temperatures reported.

Higher altitudes of Germany (above 700 m / 2 300 feet) saw some snow on May 4 but significant amounts were registered in the Alps with up to 30 cm (1 feet) or more. Heavy snowfall was reported mostly in northern Italy and Slovenia on May 5 and 6.

Two people were killed and another is missing after high winds and heavy rain hit Italy and France on May 5. One kitesurfer was killed in Sicily, Italy after an 'unexpected' gust of wind smashed him against a parked car as he tried to go into the sea. Another person was killed in France after being swept away by high waves on the island of Corsica. The third casualty is a man who ended up in waters of the canal between Mincio and Pozzolo, Italy during a fishing trip.

Severe Weather Europe meteorologists are calling it 'powerful and historic outbreak of very cold Arctic maritime airmass.'

"In the wake of the cold front, the skies will at least partially clear which will allow temperatures to plunge into negative values again tonight [May 5]. Under clear night skies, the ground will cool and strong frost is expected in all areas with clear and partly clear skies! As we are in early May, widespread frost damage is likely to result across vineyards and agriculture, similar to what was locally observed on Sunday morning!"

Below average temperatures will continue over the next 10 - 12 days with another blast of cold air hitting the continent from May 11 to May 18.

Heavy snow is expected across the Alps, northern Italy and in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

GFS forecast models

Featured image credit: @thierryboisseau33 / Météo Pyrénées

Comments

Don 4 months ago

Winter is Coming!

Stefan Krsztew-Ivanow 4 months ago

I agree with Frank and Jeffrey here. When will these GSM effects be truthfully reported? I think the popular "Climate Change" model has definitely taken over MSM. Maybe this time next year before the truth comes out.

Mmt322 (@Stefan Krsztew-Ivanow) 4 months ago

I don't believe that the full truth will ever come out. "Climate scientists" will fight tooth and nail for the current climate model to be preserved so they can keep their jobs and their hack climate studies. As long as the academies continue to claim that the sun has no effect on the earth's magnetosphere, that the sun's just fine and dandy and what is happening now is just the normal sunspot cycle, MSM will never be even aware of the full extent of the situation. Agriculture will continue to deteriorate and maps will have to be redrawn because of extreme weather events changing geography.

Leon Ofchus 4 months ago

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/jan/09/the-imminent-mini-ice-age-myth-is-back-and-its-still-wrong

Frank 4 months ago

Okay, first of all, I'm from Germany, and snow was even here down at 430m in Bavaria. It's furthermore not an arctic blast, but rather a grand solar minimum already hitting in. The discrepancy between night and day temps ( forecasted 17 ° the next days , 0° C at nite ) are way too big to be explained by an arctic blast, that's bull - otherwise temps would all be down and stay down. Would you mind if I say our sun isn't shining for years already - there's way enough evidence and photos / videos of an artifical device providing LED white sunlight. Hop over to the Truth Hunters on Youtube and see for yourself, recorded via infrared lenses, UV and polarized lenses to break the ionisation of the sky and see what's really going on.

Jeffrey a Herrick (@Frank) 4 months ago

Wow Nice To Hear Someone Else With Same Idea! I Live In Northern Minnesota We are in the same Boat Snow Last Week overnight Lows To freezePoint Lakes still ice covered. Similar Weather pattern as Maunder Min! 0 Sunspot Activity... Take Off Your Blinders People!!!! History Repeats..

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