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Poland – I need not have changed the tire for the summer

The cold spell across Europe is bring late season cold and snow as Piers Corbyn predicted;

Via Google Translate (with video);

Snowfall, strong wind and frost – so places in the country looked tonight. The difficult situation is still among others, in the province of Silesia – 70 thousand. customers were left without power.
Province. Silesian Tuesday it is struggling with heavy snowfall. In some parts of the region it has dropped even more than 20 cm. During the last day units of the State Fire Service intervened over 260 times.

In Czestochowa, on one of the settlements broken tree crushed several cars.

Cars in the snow

In turn, the cars on the road just got stuck in the snow. According to the governor crisis management center all roads and highways in the province. Silesia were passable on Wednesday morning, but at night some of them traffic was difficult or even blocked due to fallen trees or on the road barricaded by trucks that could not enter the hills.

Unnecessarily changed the tire for the summer – said one of the drivers from the area of ​​Czestochowa.

Winter is not forgiven

Those who have not yet changed the tires, can successfully put it off until at least next week. According to forecasts in the coming days we still have to reckon with snow and sleet. On Wednesday, among others, will fall in the south of the country, poor rainfall possible also in the center.

From morning white among others in Katowice, but as noted by TVN Meteo presenter Anna Dec, is “symbolic of rain”, taking into account what forecasters predict on Wednesday.

The Lower and Upper Silesia, but also in the Opole chance of snow up to 10 centimeters, it is really a lot – Anna Dec notes and adds that, in combination with strong winds may cause blowing snow.

h/t Ren

POTENT CORONAL HOLE FACES EARTH

From SpaceWeather:

A canyon-shaped hole in the sun’s atmosphere is facing Earth, and it is spewing a stream of fast-moving solar wind toward our planet.  NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory photographed the giant fissure on March 25th:

 A gaseous stream flowing from this coronal hole is expected to reach our planet on during the late hours of March 27th and could spark moderately-strong G2-class geomagnetic storms around the poles on March 28th or 29th. 

We’ve seen this coronal hole before.  In early March, it lashed Earth’s magnetic field with a fast-moving stream that sparked several consecutive days of intense auroras around the poles. The coronal hole is potent because it is spewing solar wind threaded with “negative polarity” magnetic fields. Such fields do a good job connecting to Earth’s magnetosphere and energizing geomagnetic storms.