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It’s official: this March in northeastern Germany is the coldest in 130 years, and could be the coldest since records began. 

Not just one day, mind you. We’re talking about the entire month.

In Saxony-Anhalt, Brandenburg and Berlin, the DWD average temperatures measured up to almost minus two degrees, very close to the previous March-cold record of 1883.

The last four days of the month will determine whether there is a record. It would then be the coldest March since records began in 1881.

The cold will continue over Easter, said meteorologist Simon Trippler the German Weather Service (DWD) in Offenbach.

http://www.welt.de/vermischtes/article114817185/Kaeltester-Maerz-seit-1883-und-es-bleibt-frostig.html

Thanks to Casper for this link

 

12 Responses to We’ve got the COLDEST MARCH SINCE 1883 in Germany! says reader

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  2. Caroline in Central West Virginia says:

    Here is the latest snow cover map for North America. Canada is almost 100% snow-covered right now.. remember it is almost April, not mid-January! http://www.natice.noaa.gov/pub/ims/ims_gif/ARCHIVE/USA/2013/ims2013085_usa.gif

  3. jbird says:

    Hmm. Too bad they didn’t start keeping records earlier in the 19th. century. It might just be the coldest since the “Little Ice Age.”

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  5. Caroline in Central West Virginia says:

    Germany’s Adolf Hitler has certainly got something to say about this :)

    A wonderful rework of “Hitler’s Bunker”!

    http://youtu.be/z8JnsEnfLY8

  6. Chuck L says:

    Robert, during the Little Ice Age, was Europe affected by the cold weather before North America? Looking at what is going on in Europe this winter, that could be an important question. Thanks.

    • Robert says:

      I don’t know the answer to that. Several years ago I had extended talks almost nightly with an old research geologist by the name of Jack Sauers. Jack told me that ice ages begin first in the European area, then extend to the northeastern part of North America, and finally to the more western parts of North America. Unfortunately, Jack has passed away and I don’t know where he got that information. If someone else knows the answer I’d love to hear it.

      • Lloyd says:

        And I’ll bet that the Southern Hemisphere has its own schedule for ice ages, somewhat disconnected from that of the north. The atmospheric insulation of each hemisphere from the other by the equator and the much greater proportion of ocean in the south would make the two hemispheres considerably different in this regard.

        I think the thing that would complete the disconnect would be the shutting down of ocean currents, which serve to distribute oceanic heat from the tropics into the temperate and arctic zones. The unknown in this is volcanic activity, particularly submarine. Assuming that they are proportionately distributed under the oceans, the Southern Hemisphere should have more of them, resulting in greater oceanic evaporation, and therefore more rain/snow/ice on the much smaller land areas. So I suspect that the south won’t escape for long….

    • Poldar says:

      It would appear that way if the info I found is correct. Basically the North Atlantic Oscillation where Low pressure remains over Iceland and High pressure remains over North Africa and Spain. The Westerlies flow between this right into Europe and this situation is called a Positive NOA Index. When this situation reverses and the Low pressure lies to the South off North Africa and the high pressure lies over Iceland it is called a negative NAO Index. This Negative NAO Index pushes the Westerlies to the South and Arctic air flows down across Europe. Indications are that during the LIA that the NOA was mostly in a negative mode, meaning the cold air would have swept across Europe and eventually the NE US

      http://www.eh-resources.org/timeline/timeline_lia.html

  7. Poldar says:

    The NAO index since 1950 can be found here. Since 1995 and especially since 2010 it has been Much more on the negative side than the positive side…which is what is thought to have happened during the LIA.

    The graph from 2010 till today is pretty telling as there are no other periods I could see from 1950-2010 that were similar with the NAO as negative

    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/pna/nao.timeseries.gif

  8. Jeff Anderson says:

    The fuhrer’s ash particles must be rolling over under the parking lot.

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