Extreme cold

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Winter returns to Europe, severe blizzards, widespread frost damage

As expected, winter has returned to Europe in the middle of spring, bringing huge amounts of snow, blizzard conditions and devastating widespread frost. While this first cold wave will be over soon, another one is already on its way toward central Europe and Balkan...

April 21, 2017

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Get ready, Europe: Significant cold outbreak expected

Current forecast models suggest a very cold air mass will descend from the Arctic down to the Mediterranean Sea over the next 10 days, reaching possibly as far south as northern Africa. If the models play out, central Europe, Balkan Peninsula, and Italy will see a...

April 13, 2017

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Models suggest unusually significant cold outbreak in Europe

Both GFS and ECMWF models are suggesting Europe will be hit by two unusually significant cold outbreaks for this time of year starting next week. If this happens, below freezing temperatures would result in a lot of damage to agriculture and push the storm season...

April 10, 2017

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Europe in deep freeze, over 60 dead as new Arctic blast arrives

More than 60 people have died in Europe since the beginning of the month when cold Arctic airmass started descending south, toward the Mediterranean. The most vulnerable, and many of the victims, are homeless and migrants. The temperatures are expected to somewhat...

January 11, 2017

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Europe in the grip of Arctic outbreak, hurricane-force winds hit Adriatic coast

Cold Arctic air has reached and settled over the central Mediterranean, now causing bitterly cold temperatures across much of Europe. Hurricane-force winds are affecting the Adriatic coast for the second day in a row and producing intense sea-effect snowfall over...

January 07, 2017

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Little Rock breaks daily record low, Arkansas

Yet another daily record low temperature was set in the United States as deadly winter storm continues across much of the country. After record daily low temperatures in Boston on December 16, Denver on December 17, and on two locations in Southern California on...

December 20, 2016

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Denver records coldest December 17 since 1909

Record-breaking temperatures invaded Colorado on Saturday, December 17, 2016, as deadly winter storm engulfed much of the country. A cold front, fresh snow and clearing afternoon skies allowed for record low temperatures for December 17 to 18 across Northern...

December 19, 2016

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Boston wakes up to coldest December 16 since 1883

A blast of frigid Arctic air hit the United States late last week, causing sharp temperature drops across the country and serious traffic chaos. Between December 16 and 17, at least three low-temperature records were broken from California to Colorado and...

December 19, 2016

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Record low temperatures hit Southern California

Cold and dry air streamed into parts of Southern California over the weekend, dropping temperatures to record lows. Cold air and weakest sunshine of the year will not allow maximum temperatures to warm much at all for at least the next couple of days. SoCalGas is...

December 19, 2016

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North Pole in the grip of extreme warmth, parts of Asia suffer frigid conditions

A recently performed temperature analysis shows the North Pole is over 20 °C (36 °F) warmer than over the last decades. At the same time, unprecedented frigid temperatures have been observed in parts of Asia, in a highly unusual temperature anomaly dipole....

November 22, 2016

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Extreme cold wraps the East US

Extremely cold weather conditions wrapped 20 cities across the US East on February 14, 2016. Heavy snowfall and reduced visibility caused numerous traffic accidents. 3 people were reported dead and more than 70 injured. Lake-effect snow has been observed near...

February 15, 2016

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Below zero temperatures claim 21 lives, Poland

A strong spell of cold weather gripped Poland on the weekend of January 2, 2016. Temperatures dropped to -17.8 ºC (0 ºF) causing 21 people to freeze to death. After unseasonably mild Christmas weather in the period between December 18 and 28, 2015,...

January 07, 2016

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Chilly November temperatures observed in Alaska

A spell of extremely cold and frosty weather swept Fairbanks, Alaska on November 16, 2015. The lowest recorded temperature reached -32.8 °C (- 27 °F), while on average - 20 °C (- 4 °F) prevailed across the state. Alaska: statewide average temp of...

November 18, 2015

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Dudinka, frozen Siberian town at -40 degrees Celsius

A state of emergency has been declared in Siberian town of Dudinka earlier this month after a powerful storm left residents without heating, water and electricity at freezing temperatures of up to -40 °C. Later, a water main broke causing several streets to flood an

January 30, 2015

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Arctic air brings dangerously cold temperatures to much of the Central and Eastern U.S.

Arctic air is settling southward from Canada into the central and eastern U.S. This will cause dangerously cold temperatures to be felt by a large portion of country for the next few days, the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) warns.Temperatures will be 20 to 25

January 08, 2015

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Polar air brings record low temperatures to US, crazy lake effect snow in the Midwest

A deep low pressure system centered over southeastern Canada will continue to push polar air over the eastern half of the US this week. Well below average temperatures will reach the Gulf Coast, with most of the Mid-Atlantic states barely getting above freezing on Wedne

November 19, 2014

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The Day After Tomorrow - Blizzards and freezing rain wreak havoc in parts of central and eastern Europe

Parts of central and eastern Europe have been devastated by blizzards and freezing rain in last couple of days. Cold spell and snowstorms disrupted power supplies, travel and schools... some regions are still cut out from the rest of the world. Though the snow

February 06, 2014