Coldest Winter in 1,000 Years – Russia Today

6 10 2010

 

After the record heat wave this summer, Russia’s weather seems to have acquired a taste for the extreme.

Forecasters say this winter could be the coldest Europe has seen in the last 1,000 years.

The change is reportedly connected with the speed of the Gulf Stream, which has shrunk in half in just the last couple of years. Polish scientists say that it means the stream will not be able to compensate for the cold from the Arctic winds. According to them, when the stream is completely stopped, a new Ice Age will begin in Europe.

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North American Winters of 2012, 2013, 2014 Could be Frigid

2 10 2010

A Canadian Forces armoured personnel carrier drives into Toronto's downtown core in January 1999. (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press)

Remember the winters of the 1970’s. I don’t, but I do remember the 1998 “Great Ice Storm”.

AccuWeather.com Long Range Expert Joe Bastardi believes there is a significant chance for particularly frigid winters for Canada & the US in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 into 2014-2015.

Bastardi said these winters could be similar to winters of the late 1970s.

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