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90% of China suffers extremely cold conditions

An intense spell of cold weather wrapped north and east China over the last week. Temperatures have dropped to the lowest point in the last 30 years, according to media reports. Extremely cold and frosty conditions have hit 90% of China. In Harbin, the northern...

January 22, 2016

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Powerful snowstorm causes major traffic disruptions in Japan

A powerful low pressure field brought heavy snowfall across parts of Japan on January 17 and 18, 2016. Extreme weather conditions caused widespread traffic chaos, and at least 250 people reported injuries while 10 000 were advised to evacuate Nemuro region on...

January 19, 2016

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Europe wrapped in a snow blanket as winter finally sets in

A large part of Europe experienced heavy snowfall in the period between January 15 and 18, 2016. Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic were almost entirely wrapped in a snow blanket while Turkey and Greece also reported intense snowstorms. New snow fell across...

January 18, 2016

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A spell of rain and snow in Greece

Heavy rainfall and a strong snowstorm hit northern Greece on the weekend of January 16, 2016. Abundant precipitation caused the Pineios river to overflow. A bridge in Diava, Kalambaka collapsed due to flooding and one person died in a weather-related incident, local...

January 18, 2016

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Rapid decline in glacier coverage of the Cordillera Blanca contaminating surrounding waters, Peru

70% of the world's tropical glaciers are based in the Peruvian Andes and are responsible for providing local communities with drinking water and the water supplies for agriculture, energy production and tourism. According to new research, glacier coverage of the...

January 13, 2016

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Heavy snowfall causing major traffic troubles in Finland

Heavy snowfall blanketed parts of Finland on January 12, 2016. Huge amounts of snow, blizzard conditions and cold temperatures caused traffic disruptions, closures and delays across the country. The large snowstorm that hit southern and central Finland caused...

January 12, 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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Violent tornadoes produce massive damage in Texas, US

Severe weather conditions continued across Texas on December 26, 2015, as several violent tornadoes swept the area killing 11 people. The total death toll caused by extreme weather conditions in the US since December 23 is now 29. Only a few days after the storm on...

December 27, 2015

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Record breaking snowfall marks the beginning of winter for South Dakota, Iowa

A strong winter storm that has been lingering over the US northern Plains for several days, brought record breaking snowfall to South Dakota, Iowa on November 30, 2015. Dry grounds have welcomed the much-needed moisture, and the snow blanket is expected to melt over...

December 01, 2015

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Severe winter storm continues to wreak havoc across the US Midwest

Severe winter storm claimed at least 14 lives across the US Midwest over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, media reported. Tens of thousands of homes have been cutoff the power supplies and heavy traffic disruptions due to icy roads have been reported in the...

November 30, 2015

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Parallel flights in the Arctic and Antarctic collect data on the land and sea ice status

An airborne survey of polar ice, NASA's operation named IceBridge, has recently discovered a big drop in the height of two glaciers in the Antarctic Peninsula and collected a large amount of data on the status of land and sea ice at the end of the Arctic summer...

November 25, 2015

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The largest November snowstorm in 122 years hits Chicago

An intense snow storm hit Chicago on November 20, 2015. Heavy storm brought large amount of snowfall across parts of Chicago, causing traffic delays across the city. According to the National Weather Service (NWS) this snow event was for the record book. The first...

November 22, 2015

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Violent hailstorm wreaks havoc across Conscripto Bernardi, Argentina

An extremely intense, short-lasting, rainstorm accompanied with strong winds and large hail hit Conscripto Bernardi in Argentina in the late afternoon (local time) on November 9, 2015. Video credit: Meteo Tube The storm caused severe damage to buildings and other...

November 13, 2015

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Northern China covered in snow

Large areas of northern China were covered in snow, as of October 26, 2015, media reported. Heavy snowfall hit the region of Mohe in Heilongjiang Province during early morning hours (local time) and caused traffic disruptions across the affected areas. Despite some...

October 28, 2015

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First October snow ever recorded in Kashmir, India

First snowfall of the year seems to have arrived a bit early to parts of Kashmir valley, India, media reported on October 20, 2015. Cold temperature across parts of Kashmir prevailing since mid-October have caused the unusual snowfall in higher parts of the valley....

October 24, 2015

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Worst snowfall in a decade blankets Omsk, Russia

Record breaking snowfall blanketed the city of Omsk in Siberia, causing traffic jams across the affected areas, media reported on October 22, 2015. Video credit: ДТП Омск Although at a first glance the event might appear hardly relevant, after all the words...

October 22, 2015

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2015 maximum sea ice cover lowest recorded since 2008

The sea ice cover of the Southern Ocean reached its yearly maximum extent on October 6, 2015. Sea ice cover at its maximum has spread across the area of 18.83 million square kilometers (7.27 million square miles), which puts it both on the 22nd lowest and 16th...

October 16, 2015