Extreme cold

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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

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UK Met Office: Colder weather on the way as a result of Sudden Stratospheric Warming

Following the occasional colder snap so far this winter, there are now signs that cold winter weather resulting from a sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) is on the way for the UK, the UK Met Office said January 11, 2019. Sudden stratospheric warming started around...

January 11, 2019

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Northern Greece records all-time low temperature, Athens blanketed in snow

Cold Arctic air and snowstorms affecting Greece over the past couple of days claimed lives of at least 3 people and caused record low temperature in the country's north. Heavy snow disrupted both land and air traffic, with the worst of it affecting East...

January 10, 2019

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Arctic outbreak descends on SE Europe, lots of snow and strong Bura winds expected

Frigid Arctic air is descending down from Scandinavia to southeastern Europe this week. Large amounts of snow are expected as well as strong Bura winds along the Adriatic Sea. Meanwhile, a persistent stau-effect snowfall is expected across the northern Alps, with...

January 02, 2019

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Extreme cold grips Asia, Beijing experiences one of the coldest December days on record

Cold Arctic air continues affecting parts of eastern Asia since Monday, December 3, 2018. While Beijing experienced one of the coldest December days on record, residents of the city of Mohe lived through the city's first-ever Red warning for cold weather. High...

December 08, 2018

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Extreme cold, Akureyri receives 105 cm (3.4 ft) of snow in 24 hours, Iceland

Extremely cold temperatures took over parts of Iceland and brought with itself huge amounts of snow. Snowfall was registered in many parts of the country, including capital Reykjavik, today, slowing down traffic and forcing authorities to send out snow plows to...

December 04, 2018

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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