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Snow in London in November



Photographed by me this afternoon.

But, as we all know, this is weather, not climate.

It’s only the climate if it gets too hot.

18 comments to Snow in London in November

  • UserBanned

    I have to say, having had a bit of geek crush on dynamical systems for some time, that the Jet stream flapping about like it has been for the past year or so is a bit of a cause for concern. Not least because my car doesn’t start on cold mornings.

  • 'Nuke' Gray

    Just because you paint a few things white, don’t expect to fool us! We’re sofisticated, we are! Global warming is happening, despite the evidence!
    And if you’re worried about Santa Claus, he’ll find a way to adjust! He can move to the South Pole, where the Ice will last a few years longer. The reindeer can live on penguins and sealions, and be safe from marauding polar bears.
    No Worries, true believers!

  • Well, there’s more than an inch of snow here in Northampton, but as yet no general panic as it’s still possible to get to the chip shop and Patel’s alcopop emporium.

  • newrouter

    my apologies to muslims , atheists et al

    “it’s beginning to alot look like Christmas”


  • newrouter

    Snow in London in November

    on december 1, 2010

  • sam

    You got a dusting – big whoop. I have 14 inches of fresh Utah powder on my front lawn. Or should I say – 14 inches of climate change . . . ?

  • The Jannie

    I’ve got twelve inches but don’t use it as a rule.

  • Johanthan Pearce

    I wonder if they are snowed in at the University of East Anglia?

  • John B

    The line given to me by a warmist friend is that the warming has caused the jet streams to shift thus producing the icy down draft from the North.
    Time for something different to stretch the imaginations?
    At least it’s not boring.

  • UserBanned

    ^ Im afraid your warmist friend may be right, looks to me like its being stressed into a turbulant state. Obviously the cause of which is open to specultion.

  • It’s only the climate if it gets too hot.

    Well then, here in Israel it is the climate alright: about 15 degrees F above normal, and no rain in sight. Or maybe it is weather after all?:-)

  • manuel II paleologos

    I’ve found that using the word “climate change” instead of “snow” is a good way of annoying colleagues, in the same way as I generally use the term “working from home” to mean “sleeping”.

  • Ha! Call that Snow… to paraphrese Crocodile Dundee “. Soft Towney 🙂 Thank goodness fo nice big 4WDs…

  • Some dude

    La Niña?

  • Stonyground

    There is an article from the Independant website from the year 2000 headed snow is now a thing of the past which I believe is now near the top of their most read posts. Reading it in 2010 is a bit of a laugh.

    Newrouter, I am an atheist and there is no reason to apologise to me, I love Christmas. I even love the cheesy Christmas songs that are played ad nauseum on the radio.

  • Here ’tis

    This is my favourite part-

    David Parker, at the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research in Berkshire, says ultimately, British children could have only virtual experience of snow. Via the internet, they might wonder at polar scenes – or eventually “feel” virtual cold.

    …because that’s what the internet is like. It’s like a series of tubes, with air blowing down them.

    Ah, a decade ago when the internet was shiny and new and Tony Blair baffled a Labour conference eulogising about “virtual tourism”[1] and the internet was going to do everything, except the things it actually does.

    [1] Because looking at a grainy jpeg via dialup is just like going to Jamaica, honest it is.

  • 'Nuke' Gray

    I don’t mind the gulf stream going walkabout, but I do object to Sydney having the wettest spring and summer for 20 years! Get the Gulf Stream back under control, I say!

  • Daveon

    Gosh. Anybody would think that the likely outcome of a hotter planet would be more extreme weather variations and more variation in the Gulf Stream (to name but one)…

    That would be bad for anybody living above, say, 48 degrees North…

    One of the more interesting considerations is that human caused warming has been keeping a global natural cooling cycle at bay for a couple of decades but will soon be overwhelmed….

    Any hoo… my issue with the whole thing remains simple. Burning hydrocarbons, especially ones you get from your political enemies is a stupid thing to do when we have access to fairly unlimited solar and nuclear power sources.