Extreme cold

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Omaha breaks 1899 low temperature record, Nebraska

Cold air which accumulated over portions of the United States and Canada sent temperatures dropping on April 4, 2018, breaking records. The temperature in Omaha dropped to -10.5 °C (13 °F) on the morning of April 4, a full 2.7 °C (5 °F) lower than...

April 06, 2018

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Records broken as temperature drops 15 °C (27 °F) in minutes in Alberta, Canada

Saturday was the coldest March 31 on record in three locations across Canada - Red Deer, Grande Prairie, and Pincher Creek, according to Environment Canada. A cold front passed through the southwest corner of the province on the morning of March 31, 2018, dropping...

April 03, 2018

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Another significant cold outbreak threatens entire Europe

Both GFS and ECMWF models agree Europe is about to experience a significant pattern flip into much colder weather again. If the forecast comes true, this will be a second blast of very cold Arctic air to hit entire Europe in just 3 weeks. After a significant...

March 13, 2018

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Dzud kills more than 700 000 animals so far this year, Mongolia

More than 700 000 animals have died in Mongolia this year due to dzud, a brutal natural disaster unique to Mongolia where a summer drought combines with a harsh winter and vast numbers of livestock die from either starvation or cold. As of March 7, snowfall covered...

March 13, 2018

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Extreme cold results in severe agricultural damage across Europe, food prices rising

Record-breaking cold temperatures that hit Europe just before the start of 2018 meteorological spring, claiming lives of at least 50 people, are also responsible for severe agricultural damage. While the full extent of the damage won't be clear for quite some...

March 05, 2018

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Record-breaking cold claims at least 50 lives across Europe

Record-breaking cold temperatures that hit entire Europe just before meteorological spring are now blamed for the at least 50 deaths. Below freezing temperatures in Europe, in many regions coldest for this time of year since records began, claimed lives of at least...

February 28, 2018

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Bitterly cold with severe weather warnings for widespread snow and freezing rain, UK

"This is looking like being one of the coldest periods we have had in the UK for a number of years with almost anywhere at risk of seeing snow over the next few days," the UK Met Office said February 27, 2018. Amber and Yellow National Severe Weather...

February 27, 2018

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Severe Arctic blast affecting Europe at its peak

At least 11 people have been found frozen to death across Europe over the past couple of days as very cold Arctic air engulfed the continent. This event is its peak today and is currently producing below freezing daytime temperatures across entire Europe except for...

February 27, 2018

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Europe prepares for powerful Arctic cold blast - 'Beast from the East'

A blast of increasingly cold Arctic air, dubbed 'Beast from the East,' is arriving to Europe and is expected to hang over a large part of the continent through February and engulf all of it from March 5 for at least a couple of days. Very cold Arctic air...

February 20, 2018

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Powerful Arctic cold blast to hit Europe

Recent Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event above the North Pole is about to channel in very cold Arctic air into large parts of Europe starting early next week. Very cold weather could extend into early March. "Global models are trending into a powerful...

February 18, 2018

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Tokyo records lowest temperature in 48 years, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a very rare low temperature advisory for capital Tokyo as cold air started affecting the country on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. This is the first such warning for Tokyo in 33 years, officials said, adding the cold weather...

January 25, 2018

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-62 °C (-79.6 °F): Russia's Sakha Republic registers near-record low temperatures

A severe cold wave is dropping temperatures to near-record lows over the past several days in Russia's Far East and Siberia, region well accustomed to extremely cold weather. Temperatures dropped below -50 °C (-58 °F) in some areas, more than 10 °C...

January 17, 2018

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Severe cold wave in Bangladesh kills 27, two more waves expected

Severe cold wave is disrupting life across Bangladesh since January 4, from its northern to southern regions. Temperatures this week dropped to lowest Bangladesh ever recorded. On Monday, January 8, 2018, the temperature in Tetulia, Rangpur division dropped to 2.6...

January 12, 2018

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Bangladesh hit by coldest temperatures ever

Severe cold wave engulfed Bangladesh this week with record-breaking low temperatures, the coldest the country has seen since record-keeping started in 1948. At least 12 people, including 6 children, died of cold-related ailments in just 4 days. Temperatures in parts...

January 10, 2018

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Mount Washington records -37.7 °C (-36 °F), tied for second-coldest location on Earth

With an ambient air temperature of -37.7 °C (-36 °F), the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire (elevation 1 916 m / 6 288 feet a.s.l.) tied for the second-coldest location on Earth on Saturday, January 6, 2018. "We're only 2 °F [1.1...

January 08, 2018

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Toronto breaks 59-year-old low temperature record, Canada

With chilling -23 °C (-9.4 °F), the city of Toronto, Canada woke up to record-breaking cold January 5 today. Officials are advising people who will be out to cover up due to the risk of frostbite developing within minutes. The Extreme Cold Weather Alert...

January 05, 2018

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Very cold Arctic air reaches as far south as southern Texas and central Florida

After breaking numerous record, very cold Arctic cold air reached all the way to southern Texas and central Florida on Monday, January 1, 2018. Freeze warnings are in place from Texas to the Atlantic Coast and up to the Northeastern US as another cold wave is...

January 02, 2018