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  • Poor man’s polar vortex to make shocking summer return in eastern U.S. next week

    07/10/2014 11:52:33 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 28 replies
    Call it the ghost of the polar vortex, the polar vortex sequel, or the polar vortex’s revenge. Meteorological purists may tell you it’s not a polar vortex at all. However you choose to refer to the looming weather pattern, unseasonably chilly air is headed for parts of the northern and northeastern U.S at the height of summer early next week.
  • 'Polar vortex' to blast frigid air over much of US

    01/04/2014 12:58:44 PM PST · by chessplayer · 77 replies
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The weather warnings are dire: Life threatening wind chills. Historic cold outbreak.
  • It’s a deadly cold Russian winter: minus 50 in Siberia ( Dec 2012 so the Heat is in USA)

    01/10/2013 8:33:53 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies
    JoNova ^ | December 21st, 2012 | joanne
    Photo: Telegraph  REUTERS/Marian StriltsivSpare a thought for people in Russia. Its the coldest winter since 1938. Temperatures may hit -25 in Moscow this weekend. They have already hit -50C in Siberia. Twenty-one people froze to death in one day. (See the Telegraph photo gallery) Down to -50C: Russians freeze to death as strongest-in-decades winter hits Russian TimesRussia is enduring its harshest winter in over 70 years, with temperatures plunging as low as -50 degrees Celsius. Dozens of people have already died, and almost 150 have been hospitalized.­The country has not witnessed such a long cold spell since 1938, meteorologists said,...
  • Korea Saw Longest Cold Snap in 28 Years

    03/09/2011 5:29:44 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 03/09/11
    Korea Saw Longest Cold Snap in 28 Years Korea experienced the longest cold snap in 28 years this winter, the Korea Meteorological Administration said Tuesday. Temperatures lower than those of average years affected the nation for 38 days over the three-month period. Temperatures from December to February averaged -0.4 degrees Celsius, 1.2 degrees colder than in average years. The average high and low temperatures stood at 5.1 degrees and -5.3 degrees, 1.2 degrees and 1.4 degrees lower than normal. The number of days with a morning low of -10 degrees or colder was 18.6, while for 17.8 days the mercury...
  • Cold snap hits Mexico maize crop

    02/11/2011 9:02:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/11/11 | BBC News
    A spell of unusually cold weather in northern Mexico has severely damaged the maize crop in the state of Sinaloa. Officials estimate the losses could amount to four million tonnes of corn - 16% of Mexico's annual harvest. President Felipe Calderon said everything possible must be done to re-sow the fields over the next two weeks. There are fears the losses could force up the price of the corn tortillas that most Mexicans eat with every meal. Officials say up to 600,000 hectares (1.5m acres) of maize have been lost to frost in Sinaloa, which is home to some of...
  • Vicious cold snap puts northern US in deep freeze ("Icebox of the Nation" Int'l Falls -46 below)

    01/22/2011 1:59:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 134 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/22/11 | AFP
    CHICAGO (AFP) – There is a brutally frigid point on the thermometer -- minus 40 degrees -- where Celsius and Fahrenheit meet, and it was even colder than that in parts of the US Midwest as an Arctic blast struck over the weekend. Americans were bundling up Saturday as the coldest weather of the season was forecast to sock cities from Chicago to New York and Boston, with temperatures that have already prompted weather service warnings. The coldest weather in two years slammed Minnesota, where International Falls -- which proudly proclaims itself the "Icebox of the Nation" -- recorded a...
  • At least 60 killed by cold snap across Europe (Where is Algor?)

    12/03/2010 5:52:46 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    emirates247.com ^ | 12-3-10 | unattributed
    At least 60 people have died across Europe during the current cold snap, as snow plagued transport in Britain on Friday and serious flooding prompted mass evacuations in the Balkans. Seventeen people died in Central Europe in the last 24 hours from the cold, bringing the total this week to 45. A further 11 died in Russia, plus three in France and one in Germany, according to local authorities. At least 30 people, mainly homeless men, have died in Poland in the past week, and temperatures dropped to minus 15 degrees Celsius (five degrees Fahrenheit) overnight. Temperatures plunged to minus...
  • Thanksgiving Cold Snap Breaks Records Across Bay Area

    11/26/2010 1:25:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 1+ views
    CBS5 -San Francisco ^ | 11/26/10 | CBS/AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) – Bay Area residents are hoping for a warmer weekend after a Thanksgiving cold snap broke or tied cold-temperature records — some more than a century old — up and down the state. The National Weather Service reports that San Francisco’s low of 42 degrees on Thursday tied a record set back in 1892. Across the bay in Oakland, 36-degree daytime temperatures shattered the old record of 42. The mercury in Los Angeles dropped to 42, tying a 1946 record.
  • Cuban cold snap kills 26 patients in mental hospital (Will Michael Moore update SICKO?)

    01/16/2010 12:56:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 645+ views
    Hotair ^ | 01/16/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Like my friend Bruce McQuain at QandO, I’m wondering whether Michael Moore will add this to a later edition of the Sicko DVD. Twenty-six patients in a Cuban mental hospital died from hypothermia during an unusually cold winter in Havana: Twenty-six patients at Cuba’s largest hospital for the mentally ill died this week during a cold snap, the government said Friday. Human rights leaders cited negligence and a lack of resources as factors in the deaths, and the Health Ministry launched an investigation that it said could lead to criminal proceedings. A Health Ministry communique read on state television blamed...
  • Europe cold snap kills dozens across continent ('Global Warming' wreaking havoc continent-wide)

    12/21/2009 11:20:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 1,093+ views
    BBC News ^ | 12/21/09 | BBC
    Dozens of people have died across Europe as days of snow storms and sub-zero temperatures swept the continent, causing traffic chaos for millions. At least 29 people froze to death in Poland as temperatures fell far below freezing, while in southern Germany a figure of -33C (-27F) was recorded. Moscow said it was deploying 9,000 snow ploughs to clear the city's streets. Air, rail and road transport links were disrupted across northern Europe where more snow was expected in coming days. Eurostar services between the UK and the continent were suspended on Monday for a third day, as the company...
  • Early snow as cold snap hits northwestern Europe (Of course. Al Gore's in town.)

    12/17/2009 9:24:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 1,146+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/17/09 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) – Early winter snows forced French authorities to close the Eiffel Tower on Thursday and disrupted transport as northwest Europe shuddered under a pre-Christmas cold snap. The French capital and much of the north of the country awoke to find a seven-centimetre (three inch) blanket of snow, which delayed flights from Charles de Gaulle airport by up to two hours. The iconic Eiffel Tower was closed to visitors, and train and bus services were delayed in many areas, as daytime temperatures dropped below zero for the first time in the year and black ice coated northern roads. Snow...
  • Russians Brace For The Big Chill (AL GORE IN HIBERNATION?)

    01/18/2008 8:58:58 AM PST · by milwguy · 101 replies · 220+ views
    allheadlinenews ^ | 1/18/2008 | Jupiter Kalambakal
    Moscow, Russia (AHN) - Russians are bracing for temperatures of as low as minus 55 degrees Celsius (minus 67 degrees Fahrenheit) in Siberia as Russia's emergencies ministry warns on Wednesday of its impending dangers in the coming weeks. Government agencies were placed on high alert, reports AFP. The ministry ordered local administration officials to prepare for the extreme chill expected to last until Jan. 21. The ministry warned that the unusually cold weather could kill, cause frost-bite, conk heaters and cut electricity to homes, disrupt transport, increase the rate of car accidents and even destroy buildings across Siberia. The freezing...
  • Scores Dead In Afghan Cold Snap

    01/18/2008 10:54:54 AM PST · by blam · 28 replies · 79+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-18-2008
    Scores dead in Afghan cold snap By Charles Haviland BBC News, Kabul Authorities have put out an alert to combat cold-related diseases The number of people who have died due a cold snap in Afghanistan has risen to 200, government officials say. Four large provinces in the western part of the country have been especially badly hit. Tens of thousands of livestock have also perished. Local people are saying the winter conditions have been the most severe in decades. The cold spell is also affecting neighbouring countries. People seem to have been unprepared for the heavy snow and low temperatures....
  • Death toll from cold snap climbs to 13

    02/07/2007 10:16:06 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 344+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/7/07 | John Raby - ap
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The blowing snow and intense cold was blamed for two more deaths on Wednesday — a total of 13 nationwide since the cold settled in — and kept schools closed for a second and in some cases a third day across much of Ohio and West Virginia. The arctic weather disrupted flights from Chicago to the Northeast on Tuesday, leaving some travelers to camp out in airports overnight. Slick roads led to huge chain-reaction traffic accidents, and schools have been closed in places from Minnesota to upstate New York. There was some relief Wednesday in the Great...
  • Snow expected in Jerusalem as cold spell peaks

    02/10/2005 1:49:13 PM PST · by anotherview · 5 replies · 277+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10 February 2005 | DAVID RUDGE
    Feb. 10, 2005 22:00 Snow expected in Jerusalem as cold spell peaks By DAVID RUDGE Snow is forecast for Jerusalem and hilly central districts over the weekend as well as Mount Hermon and northern peaks as the recent cold spell reaches a peak. The Israel Meteorological Service (IMS) said rain in the North on Thursday night would turn to snow on northern reaches of the Golan and Galilee hilltops, as well as Mt. Hermon. The rain is slated to spread to central and southern district in the course of Friday with the prospects of sleet in Jerusalem, although this is...
  • Hundreds die from the cold

    01/08/2003 3:16:10 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 21 replies · 304+ views
    AP through Weather.com ^ | 1-08-03 | Associated Press
    Hundreds die from the coldWed, Jan. 08, 2003 9:18 AM ETBy the Associated Press DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) Nearly 400 people have died of cold in Bangladesh and northern India in the past 10 days as temperatures plummeted and cold winds swept in from the Himalayas, officials and news reports said Wednesday. The cold sweeping across northern Bangladesh caused 60 deaths this week, raising the toll to 260, media reports said. Temperatures dipped into the 30s and 40s Fahrenheit - dangerous levels in impoverished India and Bangladesh, where millions of people live without heat, electricity and warm clothing. At least...
  • GLOBAL WARMING CAUSES COLD SNAP IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST

    11/01/2002 7:55:58 PM PST · by Parmy · 15 replies · 201+ views
    Mine | 11/1/02 | Parmey
    Global warming causes 5 to 10% of Washington's apple crop to be frozen while still waiting to be picked. The last several nights temperatures have dipped from 4 to 6 degrees F.This is uncharted territory that has not been experienced in recent history. No one knows what will happen to the remaining crop, if it can be picked and packed.As one wag was heard to exclaim, "This global warming is the pitts."