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Record October Cold To Hit Western U.S. And Europe, Brits Banned From Driving In The Snow, + ‘Halo CME’ Impact Expected TODAY

Record October Cold To Hit Western United States…

Over the past 72 hours, a smattering of low temperature records have tumbled across the Western U.S. where the month of October is currently tracking well-below normal — a scenario that’s now set to intensify, according to latest GFS runs.

Letting the weather maps do the talking, temperature departures of as much as 20C below the season average will grip the western half of the CONUS this week.

Tuesday and Wednesday are looking particularly troublesome as powerful mass of Arctic air is forecast to ride unusually-far south on the back of a weak and wavy ‘meridional‘ jet stream flow:

Tues, Oct 12:

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) Tues, Oct 12 [tropicaltidbits.com].

Weds, Oct 13:

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) Weds, Oct 13 [tropicaltidbits.com].

The influx of polar cold will linger well into the weekend, and will also threaten historic mid-October snow — particularly across the higher elevations of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado:

GFS Total Snowfall (inches) Oct 11 – Oct 27 [tropicaltidbits.com].

The Cheyenne and Riverton Offices of the National Weather Service (NWS), for example, have issued a winter storm watch this week for most of northern Wyoming and some areas in the southern and southeastern parts of the state.

The agency said up to 2 feet of snow is possible in mountain areas between Monday night and Wednesday.

Flurries have already been falling and sticking in many regions for the first time since spring, including Government Camp:

More generally, the NWS has warned of a “powerful Western storm” which will “continue producing heavy mountain snow … and much below normal temperatures” — as a result, approximately 100 winter storm warnings have already be issued across four states.

…And Europe

Pervasive cold has been gripping much of the European continent, too, compounding the ongoing energy crisis.

According to the Slovenský hydrometeorologický ústav (SHMÚ) on Facebook, record cold has swept Slovakia.

Lows of -5.5C were registered in the mountain valleys, but unprecedented October cold was also noted in the East Slovak lowland. The Walnut Station, for example, logged -1.1C, while at many other stations, records have been broken, concludes the FB post.

And as with the Western U.S., the mercury is forecast to plunge even further this week.

Looking at the latest GFS runs, departures will sink some 16C below the seasonal average for many.

Here’s the picture for Italy and the Balkans on Monday, October 11:

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) Mon, Oct 11 [tropicaltidbits.com].

Zooming out, the continent as whole can expect further intrusions of Arctic air as the month progresses — the longer-range outlook is currently showing a truly frigid close to the month (excluding far southern regions):

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) Oct 23 – Oct 27 [tropicaltidbits.com].

In line with the descending cold, record snowfall threatens the higher elevations, particularly across the Alps, Scandinavia, and the northern UK:

GFS Total Snowfall (inches) Oct 11 – Oct 27 [tropicaltidbits.com].

Stay tuned for updates.

Brits Banned From Driving in Cold Weather

In the latest example of government overreach, drivers in the UK will soon face fines and penalty points if caught driving in “cold weather”.

Rule 229 specifically sets out what drivers should do before setting off in wintry weather.

Alongside a number of perfectly reasonable requests, such as making sure your windscreen is free from snow/ice, there is also the rule stating that drivers will now risk a £60 fine and/or penalty points on their license if caught driving in the snow.

Motorists could find themselves in trouble with their insurance provider, too–an accident in the snow would now constitute a failure to abide by the Highway Code, and so in turn could lead to the insurer withholding payout.

As if house arrests and mask/vaccine mandates weren’t enough over the past 18 months, Brits will now have to watch for flakes in the air before headed out — an odd rule to introduce during these days of “catastrophic global warming” and “no more snow”.

‘Halo CME’ Impact Expected TODAY

This could be the first head-on CME strike of young Solar Cycle 25.

On Saturday, Oct 9, an M1.6-class solar flare in the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2882 hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) toward Earth — SOHO coronagraphs recorded the storm cloud:


This is called a ‘halo CME’ because CMEs heading directly for Earth seem to form a 360-degree halo around the sun, explains Dr. Tony Phillips of spaceweather.com. CMEs heading directly away from Earth can form a halo, too, but that’s another story.

So far this year, dozens of CMEs have missed Earth — many of them were near misses, provoking no more than minor geomagnetic unrest as they passed by.

This time, however, the sun is shooting straight.

And while a direct hit by this cloud on October 11 threatens a geomagnetic storm, “this is not the Carrington Event,” stresses Dr Phillips. Storm levels should reach no more than G2 on a scale that goes all the way up to G5, meaning satellites and power grids should easily survive the impact; saying all that though, given earth’s ever-waning magnetosphere (due to an intensifying magnetic excursion) combined with the fact that this CME risks coupling with a coronal hole stream, well, things could get a little more interesting…

We don’t have long to wait.

Impact is expected today:

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activitycloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.

Prepare accordingly— learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.

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28 Thoughts to “Record October Cold To Hit Western U.S. And Europe, Brits Banned From Driving In The Snow, + ‘Halo CME’ Impact Expected TODAY”

  1. Mark

    Rule 228

    In winter check the local weather forecast for warnings of icy or snowy weather. DO NOT drive in these conditions unless your journey is essential.

    Where do you get the £60 fine from? The related laws have no mention of this.

    1. TW

      I can’t see anything about a fine either. To be fair it seems to be a reasonable regulation. Visibility, preparedness, safety.

      1. Wizard

        The fine is, I assume, a level 3 fine that’s referenced by
        which is linked at the bottom of the description of Rule 229, (and not 228) to which you provided the link. In any event, it’s ludicrous to directly or indirectly ban people from driving on snowy roads. The driver doesn’t control the weather, that’s what the Sun is for, or CIA/HAARP sometimes if it benefits them politically.

        ” that no further snowfalls or severe weather are predicted.”

        The problem is, that law probably wasn’t enacted yesterday, but who knows how long ago. I’m not saying it’s necessarily bad, but leaving such a hole in the law that’s open to interpretation is a huge problem if the government decides to tighten the noose on its people. And we haven’t seen any noose-tightening in the last XYZ months/years, now have we?

      2. Anonymous

        Then YOU stay put as YOU are told.

        1. TW

          Please tell me anonymous, where the reg states I MUST stay put as I am told, rather than not just driving like the retards I see peering though ice letterboxes on low profile tyres?


      3. ray

        It has always been the case that you can be fined for driving in bad weather with a vehicle inadequately prepared for the conditions . It is just common sense. Rule 229 merely clarifies how to avoid an accusation if the bad weather is snow.

        You can be fined for driving with windscreen wipers that are not functional , even if it not raining when a policeman notices them.
        That is not the same as being banned from driving in the rain, is it?
        You can be fined for holding a Kit-Kat in your hand while driving. That is not the same as being banned from eating in your vehicle, is it?

        It does no good for the cause of we who hate silly scaremongering from global warming enthusiasts to willfully misinterpret fussy but perfectly ordinary rules.

  2. Nick Haag

    I’m afraid you have been mis-informed. There is no ban on driving in the snow in the UK and no fines for doing so. The fine would be if you were driving with you vehicle covered in snow so you can’t see out, rather sensible I’d say. There is advice against driving in snowy weather unless your journey is absolutely necessary (rule 228, Highway Code). Again, good advice. Neither is insurance invalidated.

    1. Cap Allon

      …”check your planned route is clear of delays and that no further snowfalls or severe weather are predicted.”

      1. Nick Haag

        Good advice.

      2. Ray

        The Highway Code is a mixture of law and advice. You only commit an offence automatically if you go ignore something which says “You MUST…” The bulleted sentence “check your planned route…” is not so prefixed.

        An interesting point however is to consider the situation that will exist if and when the UK has millions of pure EVs. Will ANY of them be ever “adequately prepared” for widespread snow in view of their dreadful economy in such conditions and the inevitable breakdowns far from high-charge locations?

  3. Art Horton

    So you are at work and it starts snowing. Then what?
    Another well thought out plan by modern leadership.

    1. Miss Kitty

      Or if you are due in to work. I can just envision the conversation:
      Your Boss: “Hello, Sprightly Sprockets…your one stop shop for all of your sprocket needs. This is Doug, how may I help you?”
      You: “Hi, Doug. This is Joe. I can’t come in to work today… it’s snowing.”
      Doug: “But…but.. you’re the fifth person to call out because of the weather….”
      You: “Do you want us all to die breaking the law, Doug?”
      Doug: “But it’s not snowing that hard…just a few flakes, really.”
      You, as global warming activist: “Sorry… that’s what happens when the climate is destroyed by man made warming.”
      Doug: “But it’s thirty degrees Fahrenheit! It’s below freezing! How can it be global warming?”
      You: “The Science™!”

      1. Nick Haag

        Except it’s fake news. Please just read the UK Highway Code. It says nothing of the sort. I’m afraid this sort of thing undermines the good work electroverse does.

        1. Miss Kitty

          Do you have a link? I’m in the US.

          1. Nick Haag

            Yes no problem. https://theorytest.org.uk/hwc/highway-code/rule-229.html
            The rules before and after are also pertinent.

  4. TarMar

    Ronald Reagan said something to the effect Government is not the solution, but the problem. It’s seen all the time as Government somehow feels it must do all of our thinking for us… we’re just incapable of living without their mandates. Freedom is CHOICES… tyranny is NO CHOICES… just comply. Which would you prefer?? I say everyone wait until it starts snowing… then HIT THE ROAD! Let’s see how the rule makers deal with it!

    1. prioris

      You are mouthing empty slogans about less government. It is a form of Orwellian chatter.

      Ronald Reagan was heavily involved in the slaughter of populations that took place in Guatemala and many other countries. He also was a heavy supporter of the police state in the US.

      He touted himself as an anti communist. What he and other international anti communists neglected to mention was that communism never existed. Like so called communism, the international communism was just a label international organized crime entities hid themselves behind. Before they would murder people, they would paint them with a label of communist. This is a tactic that has been used throughout history of man kind.

      Reagan was one of the most popular and overtly violent presidents in US history.

      Doesn’t surprise me that Stalin is becoming very popular across all age ranges in Russia. These are the kind of leaders people look up to. The most overtly darkest political personalities tend garner a lot of popularity on this planet. Wouldn’t surprise me to find that Xi Pings popularity in China has risen since his crackdown.

      There is a severe lack of empathy problem and too much cognitive dissonance on this planet. It’s why the governments can implement vaccine mandates and get away with it. Most populations fall in line.

  5. Durango

    In the Nordics the rule is to prevent your tires from sliding uncontrolled. Accepted countermeasures are tyre chains, sock or soft rubber wintertires.

  6. Diogenese10

    Truck drivers are jumping up and down with joy ! Can’t drive in snow ! Bloody wonderfull no more stuck in ditches freezing wating to be towed out , no more siting in miles deep traffic jams , no more stressful snow driving , sitting at home in the warm watching the snow flakes fall , marvelous !

  7. DIrk Pitt

    The solar flare was from Mercury going by. Produced a big quake in Hawaii and another in Alaska last night:

  8. V

    I am from Bulgaria and here cold like that in October is not unprecedented, still very rare, it happenes every 5-6 years, however the longrtivity of it is unprecedented along with the rain that brings. Here in Bulgaria is now been raining 4 days almost non-stop and it is forecasted to continue raining until Oct 20. I never ever remember periods of constant rain more than3, max 4 days, now we have period like that, that will continue 13 days.

  9. Rene Verstraeten

    Driving in the snow in England? Nany state regulation, no own judgement possible. In Germany just have the right tires (winter tires) and drive. The Gov betknowers will punnish common sense, like in other cases like Covid,Climate, agriculture, nuclear power

    With the CME: what about the space lab flight astronauts, some extra Sieverts for them?

    CME…Will the GPS Glonass system loose some satelites from the polar oriened trajectories?

  10. Creeky

    I concur with the comments regarding the fact that there is no fine in the UK for ‘driving in the snow’. It is certainly possible to be fined if the snow obscures your registration plate, but I suspect that most police will be otherwise engaged if the snow is that bad.
    Please don’t undermine the good work by unnecessary exaggeration.

  11. Nick Haag

    Absolutely. Enemies of free discussion will point to things like this and try to seed doubt in the rest of the content here. Please be sure to double check everything, things are hard enough without giving them ammunition.


    Rule 229 states: Check your planned route is clear of delays and that no further snowfalls are predicted
    Alongside receiving penalty points and a £60 fine, if you do not adhere to these rules you could land yourself in hot water with your insurance company if an accident was to happen.

    If an insurance company find out you were not following the highway code, it could lead to a withheld payout.

    Today, on Radio 4, councils across the country have stated that they are short of grit and salt and as such many roads will not be cleared of snow. Be it on your head should you travel and it is snowing.

    1. Anonymous

      Sorry, that is simply wrong. It is merely advice and good advice at that.

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