Beast From The East: Europe's Feeling The Chill

The "Beast from the East" has well and truly arrived in Europe, blanketing much of the continent in snow.

The Siberian weather system has sent temperatures plummeting to as low as -30°C in some places and, as Statista's Niall McCarthy reports, at least ten people have died due to the cold spell since Monday. Many major European cities have experienced their coldest temperatures in years as the following infographic shows.

Infographic: Beast From The East: Europe's Feeling The Chill  | Statista

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On Wednesday, Rome was experiencing lows of -6°C while the average February low in the Italian capital is 3°C, according to Current Results. The city also saw its first snowfall in six years while Naples had to deal with its heaviest bout of snow in decades. The mercury usually doesn't dip below 5°C during February in Naples.

Residents in both London and Amsterdam have been shivering in temperatures of -7°C but Munich and Berlin are even worse off.

Yahoo Weather put Wednesday's low in Munich at -17°C while Berliners had to endure -12°C, far colder than the average February low of -2°C.


Doom and Dust Fri, 03/02/2018 - 04:17 Permalink

Very weird this shifted polar vortex. It's been sunny mostly, freezing cold with winds approaching arctic storms.

Meanwhile on Greenland and the North Pole it's warmer than here even without the sun. Can't remember this ever happening before.

HenryKissinger… MusicIsYou Fri, 03/02/2018 - 04:30 Permalink

great this will weed out the weak and stupid EUropeon stock! MEGA!

"In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill. In their totality and their interactions these phenomena do constitute a common threat which must be confronted by everyone together. But in designating these dangers as the enemy, we fall into the trap, which we have already warned readers about, namely mistaking symptoms for causes. All these dangers are caused by human intervention in natural processes, and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy then is humanity itself." <<Aurelio Peccei,Club of Rome:  The First Global Revolution>> 1991

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Klassenfeind HenryKissinger… Fri, 03/02/2018 - 05:19 Permalink

"since super-isolated households are MANDATORY in Germany, this is not important there..."

Sorry to burst your bubble Henry, but I live in a fairly modern apartment complex (built in 2002) and the isolation is SHIT and my heating bill goes through the roof every winter.

Just because standards are even worse in other countries, doesn't automatically mean that everything in Germany is great.

Germans are very good in beating their chest and declaring themselves 'zee best' (= Übermenschen) but you might want to take that with a grain of salt. You want examples? Think; Diesel-gate, the new train station in Stuttgart called Stuttgart21, the complete engineering disaster surrounding Berlin's new airport BER, the 'rapefugee' social engineering fiasco, crumbling bridges and roads full of potholes due to lack of maintenance/funds, and the 'Gammelfleisch' food scandals.

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Killdo Klassenfeind Fri, 03/02/2018 - 08:35 Permalink

I believe you  - I've seen many badly made expensive German products in last decade or so. I had a Mercedes SLK - I was not happy with it at all. A friend of mine got an expensive AEG vacuum - it broke in about a year, then he got another expensive Siemens - he had to change engines on both . I got Dyson about 10 years earlier - and I never had any problems at all. And I vacuum more often. 

Also (I know it's Swiss - not German)  - my Rolex Submariner watch is an expensive piece of shit. I got it at their Rodeo Drive flagship store paid a lot of money for it but had to fix it many times. I once swam with it - after being hit by a moderate sized wave - it fell off and I almost lost it. Once it fell off a ft tall night stand and shuttered to pieces - I had to pay 800 Euros to fix the glass...etc - other friends who have Rolex watches told me they had same kind of problems. I only keep it to remind me to never buy such crap again. 

Also this is from a friend in Berlin who works for EU: 

Take a big company, say Mercedes. The staff on old contracts get paid many many times more than staff who are hired via an agency. The agency staff are not hired by mercedes so work in a fenced off part. Not allowed to eat in the canteen, not allowed to use the facilities, not allowed to go close to the mercedes staff, fired and hired daily (zero protection) as they are not mercedes staff. People don't know this. Germany has many very low paid workers. One of the reasons they are so competitive.

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Fireman Klassenfeind Fri, 03/02/2018 - 08:49 Permalink

"the complete engineering disaster surrounding Berlin's new airport BER"  What disaster is that?

The underground bunker city for the aristocracy is almost complete and the masses don't suspect a damn thing, yourself obviously included. You just had to count the thousands of trucks and cement transporters that went in while nothing above ground was being built. Berlin was and remains THE bunker Weltmeister bar none!

Onkel Adolf's daughter lives!

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optimator Klassenfeind Fri, 03/02/2018 - 09:01 Permalink

I loved that old Stuttgart station, till the new one the only changes were the loss of the roof in the mid 1940's.  The old Berlin airport when built was the largest in the world, they were even manufacturing Stukas in one end of it during the war.  And those folks were fighting a war in the East at 35 degrees below zero too.

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Sudden Debt Doom and Dust Fri, 03/02/2018 - 05:38 Permalink

When I was a young kid, we had more severe winters.

It's actually pretty nice right now, sure it's a bit cold and I feel bad for those sleeping outside but it's quite comfy to sit at home having the fireplace on 


The climate might finally be getting a bit more normal right now.

You're addicted to doom porn for thinking that everything is a world ending event.


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Doom and Dust Sudden Debt Fri, 03/02/2018 - 06:01 Permalink

You're addicted to doom porn for thinking that everything is a world ending event.

Where did I say that? I just posited the polar vortex shift is an anomaly.

Personally, I do think man-made global warming is happening, I just don't believe there's much we can do except build better dykes and dams, and return land to sea where that's impossible.

I am glad we don't have global cooling though. That would be real doom porn, much much worse than warming. Just look at the ice coverage of the last glacial.

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JIMSJOE2 Doom and Dust Fri, 03/02/2018 - 06:39 Permalink

If you follow Armstrong Economics computer models that track everything including sunspot activity the models forecast a number pf years back due to cycles we would see record cold and snow starting in 2015 we the earth hitting both a 12 and 17 cooling down cycle with the larger 300 year cycle. They also forecast with reduced output from the sun we would see a huge uptick of hurricanes, forest fires, storms, tornadoes, etc. This is exactly what we have been seeing. Already this is taking it toll on businesses especially those who rely on discretionary income which has caused very poor economic numbers. Farmers are already experiencing planting later and harvesting earlier which will eventually cause food prices to spike. The models back over 5 years ago forecast that in late spring or early summer a record freeze would hit southern Europe in 2016 and wipe out crops. Right on cue this happened causing massive spikes in the crops effected and shortages across Europe and the UK with many unaffordable.

     This will cause the largest migration in US history as people and businesses flee the north. This is one reason why the firm relocated from Connecticut to Tampa.

     There clients are big agra who depend on accurate future forecasts to survive. Also large institutional investors, large financial firms, hedge funds, large traders, central banks and governments. Big agra needs to hedge crops in futures markets. Investors who buy and sell in most sectors of the markets need to know futures weather patters so they can ascertain how this effects a company's bottom line in those who they are invested in.

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Crazy Or Not Doom and Dust Fri, 03/02/2018 - 07:32 Permalink

The thing with cooling is it doesn't even need to be continious. Just destroy the main crop, which is possible in one day.

The "Polar Dipole" is attributed to what MSM term AGW, and was first observed (to my knowledge) in 2007. I undeerstand it to be a mainly winter phenomenon, though has also occurred less frequently in summer.

Adapt 2030

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bloofer JIMSJOE2 Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:58 Permalink

I see no real-world indication of cooling--i.e., no planting later and harvesting earlier by farmers. And, actually, USDA Hardiness Zones have shifted north since 1990, indicating some warming. For example, before 1990 I was in USDA Hardiness Zone 5--right on the border of Zones 5 and 6. Now I am solidly in Zone 6.

It's possible that the USDA is fudging their numbers in support of the Global Warming narrative, and that they are trying to make it appear that it is somewhat warmer. But I definitely can't see any indication that it is cooler now on average than it has been over the last 50 years.

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