Extreme cold

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Record cold temperatures across western and central United States

Widespread record cold temperatures will continue today across the western and central portions of the country. In contrast, the eastern U.S. remains anomalously warm. In between this huge contrast in temperature, a large-scale low pressure system is currently...

October 31, 2019

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Early-season winter storm spreading from Central Plains into Midwest, USA

An early-season winter storm has engulfed the Central Plains and Midwest and will continue to spread this week. In addition to the record cold, snow has been impacting much of Colorado today as the forward motion of the arctic front is impeded by the complex...

October 30, 2019

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South Australia shivers through record cold October mornings

A late-season frost and very cold mornings hit parts of South Australia starting around October 27, 2019. Some areas saw their lowest back-to-back minimums in more than 100 years late in the year. A high-pressure system in the cold front enabled clear skies and...

October 29, 2019

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Surge of Arctic air brings record cold temperatures and widespread snow, USA

A deep upper-level low over central Canada is bringing the coldest air mass thus far this season down from western Canada into the northern Rockies and into the northern Plains, U.S. This surge of arctic air is poised to bring heavy snow for the Rockies together...

October 29, 2019

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Record weather conditions across USA in the first half of October

A strong early-season snowstorm pounded several parts of the United States in the first half of October. The unusual weather set records, with snowstorm blanketing the Northern Rockies and Northern Plains. Meanwhile, blizzard conditions have hit Dakota, while Denver...

October 14, 2019

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Record cold July temperature in parts of Germany, rare July frost ravages Saxony

Cold Arctic air hit parts of Europe over the past couple of days, setting multiple low-temperature records were set across Germany. Cold temperatures were especially noticeable from Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia to Saxony. An extremely cold night is behind...

July 07, 2019

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Another intense Arctic cold outbreak pushing into Europe

Just a couple of days after record-breaking cold hit much of Europe, bringing heavy rain, a lot of snow and below average temperatures, another shot of cold Arctic air will push toward continental Europe from May 11 through 14. Temperatures across Europe are still...

May 10, 2019

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Arctic outbreak breaks numerous minimum temperature records for the month of May, France

A surge of very cold Arctic air affecting much of Europe over the past 4 - 5 days broke numerous minimum temperature records for the month of May across the French Alps. On a national level, May 6, 2019 was the coldest May morning over the past 40 years. While the...

May 08, 2019

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Surprise snowstorm leaves 30 people with hypothermia, France

At least 30 people were treated for hypothermia in France over the weekend after they were caught in what media described as 'surprising' and 'unexpected' snowstorm. As reported by the AFP, around 10 000 people were attending unauthorized Teknival...

May 07, 2019

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Historic Arctic outbreak affecting Europe and northern Africa

A significant Arctic blast is affecting almost entire Europe and parts of northern Africa. Some regions are dealing with heavy snow, below-freezing temperatures and late-season frost. Another blast of cold air is expected from May 11 to 18, with more heavy rain and...

May 06, 2019

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All-time record low temperatures set as extremely cold air invades Midwest, U.S.

Extremely cold Arctic air is spreading from Canada into the U.S. Midwest and Northeast on January 30 and 31, 2019. Extremely cold temperatures and wind chills to -51 ° C (-60 ° F) have disrupted normal life for the second day in a row and claimed lives of at...

January 31, 2019

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Daily snow record broken in Toronto, widespread record-breaking cold expected, Canada

Environment Canada maintains Extreme Cold warnings for parts of northern Alberta and Nunavut, almost entire Saskatchewan, Manitoba and most of Ontario and Quebec on January 29, 2019. A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills continues affecting much of southern...

January 29, 2019

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NWS: One of the coldest Arctic air intrusions in recent memory, widespread record lows expected, U.S.

Back to back cold fronts will slice through the eastern two-thirds of the country to deliver one of the coldest arctic air intrusions in recent memory, especially from the Upper Midwest to the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley, the National Weather Service warns. From...

January 28, 2019

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Large storm to impact the Midwest into the East, deep freeze through the end of the month

A large storm system will slide from the Central U.S. into the East over the next couple of days, NWS warns. A zone of heavy snow is expected from the Mid Mississippi Valley into the Great Lakes, especially impacting parts of Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan....

January 23, 2019

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Ottawa hit by coldest snowstorm in more than 120 years, Canada

On January 20, 2019, Canadian capital Ottawa experienced its coldest day with significant snowfall in more than 120 years. The daytime high temperatures in the city reached -19.3 °C (-2.74 °F) with a low of -24.2 °C (-11.5 °F) on January 19, but the...

January 21, 2019

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Extreme cold, another storm follow major Northeast winter storm

A powerful winter storm hit parts of the United States, from the Midwest to the Northeast over the weekend, dropping heavy snow and rain and creating dangerously icy conditions. Areas of heavy snow will linger across portions of New England and downwind of the Great...

January 21, 2019

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At least 26 killed in weather-related incidents across Europe, new Arctic outbreak sets in

At least 26 people have been killed in weather-related incidents across Europe over the past 10 days as freezing Arctic air and snowstorms swept over the continent. This is not the end, however, as another Arctic outbreak aims east-central Europe early next week....

January 13, 2019