Ice & snow

Winter returns to Europe, severe blizzards, widespread frost damage

As expected, winter has returned to Europe in the middle of spring, bringing huge amounts of snow, blizzard conditions and devastating widespread frost. While this first cold wave will be over soon, another one is already on its way toward central Europe and Balkan Peninsula and a third which will first affect Iceland and the UK and then spread to entire ...

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Significant cold outbreak hits Europe, two more waves expected

Forecast models have come true and Europe is now experiencing an unusually significant cold outbreak. Two more cold waves are expected before April ends, posing a significant threat to agriculture. After very warm March and the first half of April in which temperatures across Europe rose well above normal, signaling spring has arrived in full effect, Europe is now experiencing a ...

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Drastic increase in the number of icebergs in transatlantic shipping lanes

Last week, we reported car and house-sized chunks of broken-up sea ice are being pounded onto the shore of St. John’s harbor in a sight locals haven’t seen since the 1980’s. Now, USCG’s International Ice Patrol reports a drastic increase in icebergs drifting in the transatlantic ship lanes. As of April 4, 2017, 455 icebergs have drifted or been sighted south ...

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