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Bitter Cold Grips Europe: ‘March Could Be Coldest In 100 Years’

Pierre Goslin, No Tricks Zone

 “This March could be the coldest of the last 100 years,” says meteorologist Dominik Jung

Eiskalte Luftmassen aus Osten: Russen-Stiefel lässt Europa bibbern

Europe’s bitter cold winter refuses to let up!

For some areas we are now hearing that it is being called the “100-year winter“!

Europe end of March 2013

Temperature forecast anomaly for the next 7 days. Source:

For example, Berlin’s online daily Tagesspiegel writes today:

Berlin freezes in 100-year winter.
Lots of snow and bitter cold until the end of March – Berlin hasn’t seen this in more than 100 years.”

Forget the tall tales spread by Mojib Latif. We haven’t forgotten what real winters are. We just haven’t seen anything like this since measurements began in 1895!

The Tagsspeigel writes:

‘There has never been anything like this in Berlin in the last third of March since snow measurements began in 1895,’ says weather expert Friedemann Schenk of the Meteorological Institute for the Freien Universität (FU).”

The English-language The Local here reports that Germans should not expect spring to arrive anytime soon, as the German Weather Service (DWD) warns that “the record-breaking wintry weather will continue until Easter“.

This weekend will be especially cold. T-online news site writes:

In the east, temperature readings will drop dramatically – many readings will be -10°C, as low as -13°C in some spots. ‘Some cold records for end of March will fall,” prophesies Ruhnau.”

Germany’s RBB forecasts temperatures down to -15°C! The extreme cold overall will make this March in Central Europe the coldest and snowiest in over 40 years – at least.

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