Extreme cold

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Historic freeze wreaks havoc on the majority of this year's fruit harvest in France

Fruit growers and winemakers in France have reported that the majority of their harvest this year has been lost to the significant cold snap that spread through parts of Europe from Wednesday, April 7 to Friday, April 9, 2021. Many industry experts believe that the...

April 12, 2021

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Record cold invades parts of Europe following unusually warm weather in March

Parts of Europe are dealing with a significant cold snap since Wednesday, April 7, 2021, with many countries registering record lows. This comes after unusually warm weather, in many parts record-breaking, at end of March. A deep cyclonic vortex from North Atlantic...

April 09, 2021

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Antarctic cold blast to bring snow and subzero temperatures to southeast Australia

An Antarctic blast of icy air is forecast to bring snow and subzero temperatures to southeast Australia this weekend, with hail possible in some regions. According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), the first cold front will arrive Friday, April 9, followed by a...

April 08, 2021

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Texas 2021 deep freeze left nearly 200 people dead, new analysis shows

Nearly 200 people died as a result of the unprecedented winter storm that lashed Texas in February 2021, a new analysis showed, making the disaster one of the worst in the state this past century. The toll is expected to grow in the coming days as investigations...

April 07, 2021

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Extreme cold grips northern European Russia

Unusual, record cold temperatures gripped the northern European Russia region this month, with temperatures dropping to piercing -40 °C (-40 °F) and below. In addition to record temperatures, frosts also intensified from the Kola Peninsula to Vorkuta....

March 11, 2021

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Unprecedented Texas deep freeze results in 600 million dollar crop loss

Texas farmers and ranchers have lost at least 600 million dollars to the unprecedented winter storm that lashed the state last month, according to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The deep freeze left more than 4.3 million homes without power, paralyzed...

March 10, 2021

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Cold blast sweeps through Northeast following winter storm in the West, U.S.

Parts of New York and New England are recording below zero-degree wind chills on Friday morning, March 5, 2021, as a cold blast sweeps through the Northeast. The cold wave came after a winter storm brought heavy snow to parts of the West on Thursday, March 4. Wind...

March 05, 2021

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At least 2 400 cold temperature records broken or tied in the U.S. from February 12 to 16, 2021

At least 2 400 preliminary daily cold temperature records, including cold maximums and minimums, were broken or tied at longer-term sites (75+ years of data) in the United States from February 12 to 16, 2021. The cold snap peaked from February 14 to 16. Another...

February 18, 2021

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Historic cold temps and snow in Wichita, Kansas

The incredibly historic winter storm continued its assault in southern Kansas on the morning of February 15, 2021, adding another 25 mm (1 inch) or more of snow during the Monday morning commute. Traffic was lighter than normal thanks to the holiday, but icy...

February 16, 2021

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More than 3.8 million homes without power as unprecedented winter storm hits Texas

More than 3.8 million homes are experiencing power outages across the U.S. state of Texas and another 118 000 across Louisiana, 58 000 in Mississippi, and 163 000 in Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky after extremely cold temperatures and...

February 15, 2021

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Extreme cold hits United States - electricity and heating prices surge as infrastructure fails to deliver

As a cold arctic air mass remains in place across much of the United States, wintry precipitation will bring hazards to the Pacific Northwest, the Southern Plains, Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley, and the Mid-Atlantic to Northeast this weekend into at least...

February 13, 2021

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Mass disruption after 'extreme freeze' hits the U.K.

Snow and icy conditions are set to cause further disruptions across the United Kingdom after the deepest "extreme freeze" in a decade hit the country, causing mass cancelations of classes, businesses, and travel services. On Thursday, February 11, 2021,...

February 11, 2021

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Scotland records coldest night in UK since 2010 as extreme cold snap continues

An extreme cold snap is ongoing in Scotland, which has brought record temperatures, heavy snowfall, and triggered severe weather warnings until Friday, February 12, 2021. On Tuesday, February 9, the coldest night in the UK since 2010 was recorded in the Scottish...

February 10, 2021

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Record cold temperatures hit Canadian Prairies

Polar vortex continues to bring piercing cold to the Canadian Prairies -- Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta -- since Sunday, February 7, 2021. According to Environment Canada, 22 cold weather records were smashed throughout the three provinces, while the Northwest...

February 09, 2021

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Europe braces for significant continent-wide cold outbreak

After the Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event at the beginning of January 2021 and the Polar Vortex collapse, weather patterns across the northern hemisphere became very dynamic and progressive. This has set the stage for a potentially quite significant cold...

February 03, 2021

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Mongolia in the grip of one of its most extreme winters on record

Mongolia is in the grip of one of its most extreme winters on record, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), with temperatures forecast to plunge to -50 °C (-58 °F). The severe cold has killed more than 500...

January 22, 2021

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Yakutia sees longest cold spell in 14 years as Siberia quivers through abnormally harsh temperatures

The Siberian region of Yakutia has shivered through its longest cold spell in 14 years, with temperatures plunging below -40 °C (-40 °F) during the middle of December 2020. The area is currently in the grip of an abnormally long period of harsh cold that is...

January 19, 2021