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1709: The Year That Europe Froze


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  • Location: Maesteg, Mid Glamorgan (130 metres ASL)
  • Location: Maesteg, Mid Glamorgan (130 metres ASL)

    I think I'm posting this is the correct forum. What I found interesting is there were very few easterly and northern incursions. What caused this cold spell?

    I didn't C+P paragraphs, as they don't allow it. Interesting read.

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg2012...oze.html?page=1

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  • Location: Rossland BC Canada
  • Location: Rossland BC Canada

    Well, that is interesting and quite a surprise to read about the south to west winds. It must have been some sort of north-south ridge like the one in early January situated just far enough east of England and France to allow the surface winds to blow from those directions, but without letting in any Atlantic air. Or some sort of freak displacement of the polar vortex to explain that.

    I'm looking around for any inkling of weather patterns in North America, but 1709 is a little earlier than most diaries start.

    Is that the whole article or would there be more details if you had a copy of the magazine?

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  • Location: Maesteg, Mid Glamorgan (130 metres ASL)
  • Location: Maesteg, Mid Glamorgan (130 metres ASL)

    I only saw it online Roger, whilst looking for sudden stratospheric warming related events, like we've seen recently, and thought you all might be interested in it. I'm only a casual observer, a total amateur in these things.

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