Extreme cold

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Arctic air moves to Metro Detroit after record snowfall

After the snowiest January 18 in Detroit's history, with 17 cm (6.8 inches) recorded at Detroit Metro Airport, the region has moved to a cold stage as most parts of southeast Michigan plummeted into cool temperatures overnight, January 19, 2020. The snowfall...

January 20, 2020

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Record-breaking cold hits British Columbia, Canada

The ongoing blast of winter in parts of Canada's British Columbia province smashed a handful of weather records this week. Chilcotin region registered -48.5 °C (-55.3 °F) on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, breaking the previous record for the date of -43.4...

January 18, 2020

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Oman hit by 4 months' worth of rain in 1 day, severe flash floods and freezing temperatures

Heavy rain triggered flash flooding across parts of Oman on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, with temperatures plummeting below freezing and snow in some areas. Capital city Muscat recorded whopping 56 mm (2.2 inches) of rain in a 24-hour period into Thursday, January...

January 16, 2020

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Brutal cold snap brings death toll to at least 170 in Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan

Heavy snow, rain, and frigid temperatures across Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan continue to trigger avalanches that have brought the death toll to at least 170, as of Thursday, January 16, 2020. In Pakistan, at least 15 more people, including five army soldiers,...

January 16, 2020

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Heavy snowfall affects over 900 villages in Uttarakhand, India

More than 900 villages of Uttarakhand in India were left without power and electricity on January 13, 2020, as heavy snowfall and widespread rain disrupted life in the state. "Snow has disrupted the supply of electricity and water almost every year. But this...

January 14, 2020

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Mongolia preparing for extreme winter, catastrophic for the agricultural sector

This year's winter weather in Mongolia may put more than 50% of the country at risk, according to the National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring (NAMEM). In line with this, the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) has activated its Early Action...

January 14, 2020

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Extreme cold and heavy snow hit Afghanistan, killing at least 17 people

At least 17 people died as severe cold snap swept through Afghanistan on Saturday, January 11, 2020, bringing the total number of people killed by extremely cold weather this year to 24. The death toll may further increase as the Natural Disaster Management...

January 13, 2020

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Strong winds and summer snowfall in New Zealand's Southland

Snow was reported on the hills of Southland, New Zealand on Monday morning, January 6, 2020, as a cold snap continued affecting the province in what is now its summer season. MetService issued a warning for strong southwest gales up to 120 km/h (75 mph) for coastal...

January 07, 2020

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Delhi records coldest December day, second coldest December since 1901

Delhi has just recorded its coldest day for the month of December on Monday, December 30, 2019, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) confirmed. The station in Safdarjung reported 9.4 °C (48.9 °F), which is 11.4 °C (20.5 °F) below normal and the...

December 30, 2019

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Very cold temperatures expected to enter the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest, U.S.

Very cold temperatures are expected to enter the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest during the beginning of next week, with the coldest temperatures forecast to occur on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. High temperatures below zero and low temperatures around -20...

December 06, 2019

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Record winter storm finally exits Northeast, leaving widespread chaos and at least 7 people dead - U.S.

A major, cross-continental winter storm that caused widespread disruptions and broke records across the U.S. last week has finally begun exiting New England on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. However, more bad weather is expected in parts of the country mid-week,...

December 04, 2019

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Freezing start to summer as heavy snow blankets Australian Alps

Unseasonal snow marked the first day of summer in parts of the Australian states of Victoria and New South Wales on December 1, 2019. On the following day, as much as 30 cm (12 inches) of snow fell in many parts of Victoria, blanketing the alps. Falls Creek and the...

December 03, 2019

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Major winter storm affecting the United States on a busy holiday weekend, ice storm warnings in effect

A major winter storm that hammered the western United States and northern Plains with heavy snow and strong winds over the past couple of days has now reached the Great Lakes region. In South Dakota, 9 people were killed after a plane crashed due to severe weather...

December 01, 2019

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San Francisco ties century-old record for coldest November day as North Bay freezes, California

San Francisco registered 8.8 °C (48 °F) on Thursday, November 28, 2019, and tied with November 27, 1896, for the coldest November day on record. Meanwhile, North Bay dealt with below-freezing temperatures overnight, with Novato Airport hitting -5 °C (23...

November 30, 2019

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Major snow and cold threaten parts of Atlantic Canada as Colorado low takes unusual path

A significant Colorado low is set to head towards Atlantic Canada early Thursday, November 28, 2019, which is expected to bring snow to spots that have not seen it this fall. Northwest winds behind the system will also blow brisk wind and onshore snow for the...

November 28, 2019

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Unusual, record-breaking storm slams West Coast as extremely active weather pattern continues across much of the United States

Two powerful storms are affecting much of the United States this week, a strong surface low tracking across the Great Lakes toward New England and a historic 'bomb cyclone' which hit the West Coast on November 26 with a central pressure near 970 hPa, setting...

November 27, 2019

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'Brutal' freezing November temperatures spread across northeast Russia

An intense Arctic outbreak has developed over Russia, resulting in below-freezing temperatures in mid and late November, with Verhojansk station reporting a numbing -54 °C (-65.2 °F) on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Although such temperatures are nothing new...

November 26, 2019