People asked if I’d look up to see what the weather was like in the fall and winter of 1955-56: September (+0.9°) and October (+3.7°) were both warmer than average. It turned cold in November (-2.7°) and the lake-effect snow machine sprang to life. We had 18.5″ of snow in Grand Rapids and lakeshore areas had more than that. December was cool (-1.6°) but Grand Rapids only had 9.4″ of snow that month. January was almost exactly normal for temperatures, but we had only 5.3″ of snow. February was also almost exactly normal for temperature but with 22.9″ of snow. March was nearly 4 degrees colder than average with another 17.5″ of snow. It finally reached 50° on April 1, then 60° on April 2, then on April 3rd, 1956 the temperature climbed into the upper 70s just before the dinner hour…and just before a massive F5 tornado descended from an ominous sky and plowed through Ottawa and Kent Counties leaving 17 dead and 340 injured. The strongest wind anywhere on Earth in 1956 occurred on April 3, 1956 on Van Buren Street in Hudsonville, Michigan. That tornado, the only F5 tornado to occur anywhere in the world in 1956, came the April following that warm summer of ’55. It’s also interesting to note that we are going to be in a moderate La Nina – similar to the winter/spring of 1955-56 and we had a cold PDO in 1955-56. blogs.woodtv.com...
Operation 'Snowdrop' The cold winter of 1955 'Operation Snowdrop' was the name given to the military operation to deliver food and medical supplies to snowbound districts in Scotland exactly fifty years ago.
The RAF operated fixed-wing aircraft out of Kinloss primarily to drop animal fodder, and the Royal Navy flew helicopters from Wick to carry supplies to villages and farms cut off by drifts over 30 feet high.
The services flew nearly 300 sorties in all to provide relief to communities in Shetland, Orkney, Caithness, Sutherland, Ross and Cromarty, and Inverness-shire.
The winter of 1955 was the coldest and snowiest between the two Big Freezes of 1947 and 1963, but in many parts of the Scotland it was reckoned to be the worst of the lot. Severe weather lasted from January 4th-22nd, and returned from February 8th until March 11th.
The snow in northern Scotland arrived on a gale force northerly wind, and even when the snow stopped falling the wind continued to blow it into deep drifts thwarting all attempts to clear roads, most of which remained impassable until well into March. Level snow lay 60cm deep by February 23 over the northern half of Scotland, and was measured at 90cm deep at Drummuir Castle, southeast of Elgin.
The wintry weather extended to England and Wales for long periods too, especially during the second half of February with a dramatic snowstorm in Cornwall during the closing days of the month.
During the same winter one particular meteorological event scared the living daylights out of Londoners � literally. The date was January 16, 1955, and families all over the capital were sitting down to Sunday lunch. The Billy Cotton Band Show was on the wireless.
It had been a gloomy morning, but at 1.15pm light levels dropped abruptly to less than one-thousandth of that equivalent to a fine January day. In other words it had become completely dark in the middle of the day. It must have been a very spooky experience. Newspaper switchboards were inundated, thousands of 999 calls were made, and afterwards people said they thought �the world was coming to an endö or �they�ve dropped the bombö.
The cause of this extreme example of day darkness was not difficult to determine. The Clean Air Act was still a year in the future and London�s atmosphere remained heavily polluted. A gentle south-easterly airflow affected the Home Counties during the morning, carrying London�s smoke towards the Chiltern Hills where it lay trapped beneath a layer of warm air aloft. Then a strong north-westerly wind set in, sweeping the polluted air before it, rather like rolling up a carpet. By the time it crossed London again, the layer of smoke and pollution was 1000 metres deep, sufficient to cut out every last glimmer of daylight.
Five extensive and damaging floods have occurred in Mississippi during the past 35 years. Frontal storms caused record floods in 1955, 1973, 1974, 1979, and 1983; hurricanes also have caused flooding and extensive property damage along the coast.
The 1988 Drought One of the worst and most widespread droughts in recent decades was the one that parched much of the central United States in 1988. The dryness started as early as late Winter, and conditions deteriorated through the Spring. By early June, many locations from the Canadian border to Texas had received less than 50% of normal precipitation, with some areas getting less than 40%. For example, from March to May, Des Moines, Iowa, usually receives over 9 inches of rain; in 1988 they managed less than three inches - only 30% of average. The precipitation deficits worsened into June and July, and soaring summer temperatures added to the misery. A mere 0.22 inches of rain fell in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during June - that's just 5% of the over 4 inches that typically falls! Dozens of stations across the central part of the nation, particularly the Midwest, recorded record high temperatures. Temperatures in Valentine, Nebraska, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, rocketed to 110°F, with readings topping the century mark in many other locations. The drought peaked in early July. In stark contrast to conditions just five years later, the Mississippi River flowed at a relative trickle. Barge traffic was halted as extensive sandbars formed in the usually filled riverbed. Forty-five percent of the nation was experiencing drought or severe drought conditions as defined by the Palmer Drought Severity Index. The meteorological conditions that led to the extensive precipitation deficits and heat were complex. A large, persistent upper-level ridge of high pressure over the central part of the United States contributed to the dryness. This "blocking" upper-air pattern was linked to ocean water temperature anomalies in the Pacific and Atlantic - but how these water temperatures changed is unclear. The 1988 drought was the worst in the Midwest since the "Dust Bowl" years in the mid-1930s. Damage and costs related to the drought amounted to $40 billion, and there were over 5,000 related fatalities, including heat stress-related.
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Winters of 2012, 2013, 2014 Could be Frigid
AccuWeather.com Long Range Expert Joe Bastardi believes there is a significant chance for particularly frigid winters in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 into 2014-2015.
Bastardi said these winters could be similar to winters of the late 1970s.
He said, "While the most consistent of the cold is to the north, severe bouts of cold deep into Texas and Florida would be capable of affecting agriculture more so than we've seen in that last 20 years or so."
A combination of factors that parallel the precursors to historically cold winters is leading Bastardi to this forecast. He said, "We have a cold Pacific now. We had a La Nina, El Nino, then a stronger La Nina [similar to the cycle] that happened in the early to mid '70s that set up the winters of the late '70s."
I have always forecasted using solar magnetic parameters and the coinciding plasma-electric flow striations within the heliosphere, unfortunately since the Sun has been shutting down the magnetic parameters i relied on have vanished.
My forecasting accuracy has also vanished, ive been dealt a facefull of humble pie.
So although I would weight my early thoughts lightly, i predict something huge is on the way during 2013. A major climate change of some sort. i am still in the process of finding a way around my ‘magnetism problem’, but i am making good progress, well at least I hope so.
The Great Culling has begun: Will your genetic lineage survive?
Bill Gates famously explained his depopulation agenda through the use of vaccines with this quote, delivered to a live TED audience in 2010: The world today has 6.8 billion people... that's headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.
"Eliminate the weak" That this is the desire of the global controllers is no secret. It's not debated. This is what today's politicians, bureaucrats and even some misinformed activists of the "environmental" movement wish to achieve -- the reduction of world population to under one billion people.
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Originally posted by riddle6
I know its not related to influenza, but North Texas has had a crazy West Nile season. We've already had over 300 confirmed cases primarily in four counties. Last I heard eleven people have died. The weather this summer has been much better than last, but its still be hot and dry.