More evidence of massive global warming!
Western MT cold breaks records
If you've spent any time outdoors the past four days in Western Montana, you could probably guess that we've hit record low temperatures, without your local weather guy confirming this fact.
We haven't just set knew records, we've blown them out of the water. The lowes have been 10, 11 and 8 the last three mornings in Missoula, and we've gone at least nine degrees lower than the old record each morning. . . .
A record low of 8 degrees was set at the Missoula Airport on Monday morning, breaking the old record of 22, which was set in 2002.
Meanwhile, Kalispell say a very cold 2 degrees, breaking the record of 14, set back in 2002. . . .
Notice that the previous cold records were in 2002, not that long ago.
Record cold temperatures in Idaho threaten potato crop
Record-low temperatures in southwestern Idaho are threatening to destroy at least a portion of this season's crop of seed potatoes.
Spuds still in the ground could be saved by a layer of snow; a dusting had fallen on Bozeman and the surrounding region by Sunday. . . .
Early snow records set to be broken in Austria
Austria’s provincial capitals are expected to see their earliest snowfalls in history today (Mon) as Arctic air sweeps the country.
Josef Haselhofer from Vienna’s Central Agency for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) said today (Mon) Arctic air would probably result in the first snow cover in provincial capitals before 20 October in history and said Innsbruck, Salzburg and St. Pölten were likely to see snow.
He said as much as 30 to 40 centimetres of snow was likely down to 1,200 metres and snow could fall as low as 400 metres later this week, adding it had already begun to fall in Vorarlberg. He also predicted low temperatures would be minus five degrees at higher elevations and zero degrees in the lowlands by Thursday morning.
Haselhofer warned of possible impassable snow drifts in some places and the danger of avalanches in low-lying areas. . . .
Meanwhile in Chicago
The National Weather Service issued an "urgent'' freeze warning for the Chicago area until 9 a.m. today. The cold could set a record for the date if temperatures dip below the low in 1964 of 27 degrees. Runners in the Bank of America Marathon today should expect temperatures in the low 30s at the start of the race, but the sun is expected to be shining by 11 a.m. when the mercury should climb to near 40 degrees. No snow or rain is in the forecast.