Latest GFS runs show a teeth-chattering end to October for the majority of Europe, with a dangerous Arctic blast expected to descend as far south as North Africa.
Rare early season snow is on the cards for many countries, including the UK, Romania and even Morocco.
And record accumulations are possible for the Alps and Scandinavia.
James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, says the freezing weather could last as long as “four months,” possibly even stretching into March 2019.
Madden adds that the brutally frigid temperatures will be driven by a sharp decline in solar activity and a new El Nino.
Oct. 29 GFS Temp Anomaly (1981-2010)
Oct. 30 GFS Temp Anomaly (1981-2010)
This latest European forecast comes as low-temperature-records are currently tumbling across large swaths of the US:
Grand Solar Minimum