Monday, November 19, 2007

As Usual

Earlier in the year..... wow burning hot !!! (be sure to read the "related story" titles)
February 24, 2007 - 6:54 PM
Winter in Switzerland is warmest on record

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Temperatures have been three degrees Celsius higher than average over the past three months, in what has been the warmest winter since measurements began 140 years ago.



Oops spoke too soon, later this year:



November 12, 2007 - 11:59 AM
Snowiest start to winter in 55 years

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Up to 120 centimetres of snow has fallen on the Swiss Alps since Friday, the largest amount at the start of winter for over five decades – and more is expected.
Tourism authorities in ski resorts are rubbing their hands, not only because of the low temperatures but also in expectation of a record season.
The southeastern resort of Davos in eastern Switzerland, which lies at 1,560m, saw 62cm of snow fall within 24 hours, according to the national weather service MeteoSwiss on Sunday morning.
St Ant√∂nien, also in canton Graub√ľnden, reported 64cm and Braunwald in the neighbouring canton of Glarus saw 72cm, the same amount as Unteriberg in canton Schwyz.
The last time so much snow fell in November was in 1952, but what is also unusual about the current weather conditions is that the stormy northwest wind is carrying relatively large amounts of snow down south, for example to the upper Engadine valley.

When you wait a little bit ..wow does the climate (weather) change!

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