31st January - Today's News: Lack of Californian Snow Means More Drought

Evesham received an unexpected covering of snow around 2am this morning.   Fortunately I woke at 2.30am to see it - all had gone by dawn as precipitation turned to rain ....     It is supposed to finally turn colder this weekend (yesterday's max temp in Evesham was again above average for the time of year and we have yet to record an air frost during this "Arctic/Polar Blast") but whether we get any snow that survives on the ground for more than an hour remains to be seen.

A sudden dose of winter causes traffic chaos in Germany - see, it's not just us who can't cope with a bit of snow

Denmark's energy use hits 42-year low - despite econominc growth.  Maybe they finally learnt how to use the 'off' switch and that cutting your energy consumption does not cost you money!

And according to the last of the datasets to be released, The MetO's HadCRU4, 2014 one of the warmest years globally - nominally, the joint warmest with 2010.


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