Spain: First snow now flooding rains to come

It seems Spain its having quite an unusual and prolonged winter 

And now the same system that brought snow on Thursday is to bring floods this weekend;

Residents from Barcelona, Spain, to Nice, France, will face the risk of flooding rain into the start of the weekend.

The same storm that allowed unusual snow to fall in Madrid on Thursday will tap into enough moisture from the Mediterranean Sea to unleash heavy rain in northeastern Spain, the southern coast of France and neighboring coastal northwestern Italy.

A band of rain, heavy at times, will swing across northeastern Spain into Friday evening before targeting southeastern France and the northwestern coast of Italy once again on Saturday.

A total of 25-50 mm (1-2 inches) from northeastern Spain into the western Alps is likely with locally over 75 mm (3 inches),” AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys said.

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“March is not a month of torrential rains in the Mediterranean, so if flooding finally occurs at this time, it would be an unusual episode,” Gabriel Salvà, a meteorologist at Barcelona’s International Airport, told AccuWeather.

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http://spanishnewstoday.com/galicia-freezes-in-early-spring-snow_87221-a.html

Bayern joke with Real Madrid as capital hit by snow: We’re going to feel at home.

It is rare for snow to fall in Spain’s capital of Madrid, but football clubs were willing to see the humorous side with the international break currently underway.

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The World’s First State Of The Climate Survey Based on Observations Only

What a relief that there is no model in sight

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://www.thegwpf.org/content/uploads/2017/03/State-of-the-climate-2016.pdf

Compiled by Dr Ole Humlum, Professor of Physical Geography at the University Centre in Svalbard (Norway), the new climate survey is in sharp contrast to the habitual alarmism of other reports that are mainly based on computer modelling and climate predictions.

Among the key findings of the survey are:

** While 2016 was one of the warmest years on record, global temperatures dropped back at the end of the year to levels prior to the strong 2015/16 El Niño. This fact suggests that much of the global 2015–16 temperature peak was caused by a one of the strongest El Niños on record.

** Since 2003, the global temperature estimate based on surface station measurements has consistently drifted away from the satellite-based estimate in a warm direction, and is now about 0.1◦C higher.

** Much of the heat given off during the 2015–16 El Niño appears to…

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