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By 4 p.m. Friday, the temperature had dipped to -0.5°C at Vancouver International Airport, ending 586 consecutive days of above freezing temperatures in the city.

"The last time it was below freezing in Vancouver was on January 19, 2012. On that day, the airport recorded a low of -1.1°C," explains Brian Dillon, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/friday-ends-nearly-600-day-streak-of-above-freezing-temperatures-in-vancouver/17509/


Good ol' Frozen Canada eh? LOL

 

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Frozen nation: At least 10 dead as cold, ice and snow grip U.S.
650x366_12041402_hd14.jpgDecember 7, 2013 – ARKANSAS At least 10 deaths — including three in California — were blamed on the deep freeze that continued to grip the U.S. on Friday, canceling hundreds of flights and leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power. The Santa Clara County, Calif., Sheriff’s Office said hypothermia — an extremely low body temperature — had killed three people since frigid conditions rolled in late Wednesday, NBC Bay Area reported. An earlier report from the medical examiner’s office said four people had died, but it included a person who was found dead last week, before the current weather system hit the region. With icy conditions stretching almost coast to coast, the cold blast was blamed for deaths as far east as Indiana, where a woman died in a four-vehicle crash in Wayne County, and as far south as Arkansas, where an ice-coated tree fell on the camper housing a 62-year-old man in Pope County, authorities told NBC News.

 

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Cold rewrites Oregon history books

 

Coldest temps in a quarter-century

By KOIN 6 News Staff

 

December 8, 2013

 

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) - The record cold temperatures throughout Oregon continue to rewrite the history books, or at least add new chapters to them.

"The city of Portland has not had a day with temperatures in the single digits since 1989 -- a quarter-century ago. KOIN 6 News meteorologist Sally Showman said Portland stands a good chance of dropping into the single digits early Sunday morning.

The high in the city on Saturday was only 30, the third day in a row with highs in the 30s.

Sunday will also be cold, and the record low for December 8 is 8 degrees, set in 1972.

The city of Portland opened up warming shelters for people to stay warm and keep warm. But the biggest problem is there is not enough space."
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http://www.koin.com/news/oregon/oregon-cold-snap-120713

 

Biggest Freeze Since 70's for Parts of Oregon; Coast, Portland Close

December 7, 2013

 

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(Oregon Coast) – More freezing temperatures are on tap for the Oregon coast as well as inland parts of the valley, including Portland, Eugene, the Cascade foothills, Salem, Silverton, Corvallis and more. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a special weather statement saying some inland areas may dip below 0 degrees overnight. (Photo above: Pacific City yesterday, courtesy Inn at Cape Kiwanda).

While a warming trend is on the way starting Sunday (tomorrow), low temps in coastal cities like Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport and Yachats may still be in the low 20's on Sunday night.

Extremely cold temperatures tonight into Sunday morning,” the NWS said in its statement. “Clear skies combined with dry air and light winds will result in extremely cold minimum temperatures. Widespread single digit temperatures are expected with some locations dipping below 0.”

The NWS said those areas still with snow cover will get the coldest, such as Corvallis, Eugene and around Scapoose.

“This will be the coldest night since 1972,” the NWS said."

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http://www.beachconnection.net/news/freez120713_614.php

 

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Cold dis-comfort: Antarctica set record of -135.8<<<<<<brrrrrr

December 9, 2013

Seth Borenstein

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Feeling chilly? Here's cold comfort: You could be in East Antarctica which new data says set a record for "soul-crushing" cold.

 

Try 135.8 degrees Fahrenheit below zero; that's 93.2 degrees below zero Celsius, which sounds only slightly toastier. Better yet, don't try it. That's so cold scientists say it hurts to breathe.

 

A new look at NASA satellite data revealed that Earth set a new record for coldest temperature recorded. It happened in August 2010 when it hit -135.8 degrees. Then on July 31 of this year, it came close again: -135.3 degrees.

 

The old record had been -128.6 degrees, which is -89.2 degrees Celsius.

 

Ice scientist Ted Scambos at the National Snow and Ice Data Center said the new record is "50 degrees colder than anything that has ever been seen in Alaska or Siberia or certainly North Dakota."

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http://bigstory.ap.org/article/cold-dis-comfort-antarctica-set-record-1358

 

NASA Spots Coldest Place on Earth in Antarctica at a Record -94.7C

December 10, 2013

 

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ANTARCTICANASA announced the discovery of the coldest place on Earth after examining global surface temperature data collected over a period of 32 years by remote sensing satellites including the new Landsat 8. The coldest spot identified is a high ridge located on the East Antarctic Plateau where the temperatures drop below -133.6 degree Fahrenheit during winters. This new record temperature on the icy plateau was set on Aug.10, 2010. The research team was led by Ted Scambos, lead scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo., who discovered that the temperatures dropped to a record of low, several times, in clusters of pockets near an ice ridge located between Dome Argus and Dome Fuji, two ice summits on the East Antarctica Plateau. “We had a suspicion this Antarctic ridge was likely to be extremely cold, and colder than Vostok because it’s higher up the hill,” Scambos said in a statement. “With the launch of Landsat 8, we finally had a sensor capable of really investigating this area in more detail.” The new record is in fact several degrees colder than the previous low of -128.6 Fahrenheit that was set at the Russian Vostok Research Station in East Antarctica in 1983. 

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Earliest Subzero Temps Since ’95; More Bitter Cold And Snow Coming

December 10, 2013

 

"CHICAGO (CBS) – Chicagoans were hit with the coldest December temperatures in nearly 20 years on Tuesday, and the Wednesday morning commute could be a challenge as the area will get hit with more snow.

 

The last time Chicago had subzero temperatures this early in the season was Dec. 9, 1995. Unfortunately for Chicagoans, it won’t be long before the mercury is back below zero.

 

Chicago could see subzero temperatures again Wednesday night. Before that, Chicago likely will get more snow–up to 2 to 4 inches.

 

Wednesday night, temperatures could again drop to zero or below.

The frigid temperatures make it especially dangerous for drivers, as road salt loses its effectiveness when temperatures dip below zero.

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http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/10/temps-reach-18-year-low-more-bitter-cold-and-snow-coming/

 

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Cold dis-comfort: Antarctica set record of -135.8<<<<<<brrrrrr

December 9, 2013

Seth Borenstein

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Feeling chilly? Here's cold comfort: You could be in East Antarctica which new data says set a record for "soul-crushing" cold.

 

Try 135.8 degrees Fahrenheit below zero; that's 93.2 degrees below zero Celsius, which sounds only slightly toastier. Better yet, don't try it. That's so cold scientists say it hurts to breathe.

 

A new look at NASA satellite data revealed that Earth set a new record for coldest temperature recorded. It happened in August 2010 when it hit -135.8 degrees. Then on July 31 of this year, it came close again: -135.3 degrees.

 

The old record had been -128.6 degrees, which is -89.2 degrees Celsius.

 

Ice scientist Ted Scambos at the National Snow and Ice Data Center said the new record is "50 degrees colder than anything that has ever been seen in Alaska or Siberia or certainly North Dakota."

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http://bigstory.ap.org/article/cold-dis-comfort-antarctica-set-record-1358

 

NASA Spots Coldest Place on Earth in Antarctica at a Record -94.7C

December 10, 2013

 

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ANTARCTICANASA announced the discovery of the coldest place on Earth after examining global surface temperature data collected over a period of 32 years by remote sensing satellites including the new Landsat 8. The coldest spot identified is a high ridge located on the East Antarctic Plateau where the temperatures drop below -133.6 degree Fahrenheit during winters. This new record temperature on the icy plateau was set on Aug.10, 2010. The research team was led by Ted Scambos, lead scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo., who discovered that the temperatures dropped to a record of low, several times, in clusters of pockets near an ice ridge located between Dome Argus and Dome Fuji, two ice summits on the East Antarctica Plateau. “We had a suspicion this Antarctic ridge was likely to be extremely cold, and colder than Vostok because it’s higher up the hill,” Scambos said in a statement. “With the launch of Landsat 8, we finally had a sensor capable of really investigating this area in more detail.” The new record is in fact several degrees colder than the previous low of -128.6 Fahrenheit that was set at the Russian Vostok Research Station in East Antarctica in 1983. 

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This post reminds me of when i was told that the Southern Hemisphere will become colder with the snow and ice creeping Northwards to Australia and to the Equator as it is now.

 

Clicking the link below will show you a Gif image of 7 secs worth of data from 21st Nov - 6th Dec 2013

 

http://spaceweather.com/images2013/09dec13/nlc_anim1024.gif?PHPSESSID=k7q00ss3k1d2gfntc26dopegq0

 

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Snow In Egypt For The First Time In 100 Years, Reports Say

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/12/13/snow-egypt-middle-east_n_4438571.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

 

 

The snow that has blanketed much of the Middle East turned Cairo white on Friday - with local news reports claiming it was Egypt's capital's first snowfall in 112 years. The city averages less than an inch of rain each year, and hundreds stopped their walk to work or school to snap pictures of the falling flakes, tweeting their delights. In Jerusalem, local media reported that schools and roads were closed, and transport suspended after four inches of snow - the most since 1953.

 

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Over 2000 cold and snow records set in the USA this past week

December 13, 2013

 

 

Compare to 98 high temperature records, and 141 high minimum temperature records.

 

Quite an imbalance in weather records this week. Even the AGU fall meeting in San Francisco where the best and brightest global warming scientists were meeting was surrounded by record (such as 25F in San Jose Dec 9th) and near record setting low temperatures, though the irony was lost on many of them.

 

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Source: NOAA National Weather Service and HamWeather records center

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http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/12/13/over-2000-cold-and-snow-records-set-in-the-usa-this-past-week/

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Snow In Egypt For The First Time In 100 Years, Reports Say

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/12/13/snow-egypt-middle-east_n_4438571.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

 

 

The snow that has blanketed much of the Middle East turned Cairo white on Friday - with local news reports claiming it was Egypt's capital's first snowfall in 112 years. The city averages less than an inch of rain each year, and hundreds stopped their walk to work or school to snap pictures of the falling flakes, tweeting their delights. In Jerusalem, local media reported that schools and roads were closed, and transport suspended after four inches of snow - the most since 1953.

 

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This is not new....

 

I 'remember' from a past-life, where there was heavy snow there, and it was cold, but then, that was before the last pole-shift, and the North Pole was then where Lake Chad is today.

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SNOW IN SUMMER DOWN UNDER

 

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http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/snow-falling-in-australia-in-summer-that-is-all/story-e6frflp0-1226775945701

 

"Thredbo resort in new South Wales is now in the very unusual position of desperately needing its snow to melt. Thredbo has a huge mountain bike event this weekend but the course is currently snow-covered. Hopefully, forecast warmer tempreatures will take care of things."

 

 

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Updated much recent images are in the article.

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2013 Will Finish One Of The Ten Coldest Years In US History, With The Largest Drop In Temperature
 

Before NASA and NOAA start tampering with the data, 2013 is one of the ten coldest years  in the US since 1895, and has had the largest year over year decline on record.

 

NOAA of course won’t talk about this, and will massively tamper with the data before releasing it.

The graph below is the monthly average of all daily high and low temperatures at all NOAA USHCN stations.

 

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http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/2013-one-of-the-ten-coldest-years-in-us-history-with-the-largest-drop-in-temperature/

 

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Winnipeg deep freeze as cold as uninhabited planet

Manitoba Museum reports Winnipeg's temperature as cold as surface of Mars

Posted: Dec 31, 2013 8:23 AM CT Last Updated: Jan 01, 2014 10:01 AM CT

 

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Parts of Manitoba hit -53 C, colder than Mars

 

"In terms of astonishing weather facts, it doesn't get much more impressive than being as cold as a distant planet for a day

 

The Manitoba Museum is reporting Winnipeg's temperatures on Tuesday were actually as cold as the surface of Mars.

 

According to the Curiosity Rover, Mars reached a maximum temperature of -29 C on Tuesday, a temperature Winnipeg only reached shortly before 3 p.m." 

 

The deep freeze over much of Southern Manitoba prompted extreme wind chill warnings in the area and most of the north.

In Winnipeg, the daytime high temperature for Tuesday was only expected to reach –31 C, but the windchill made it feel more like –40 to –50. That means exposed skin can freeze in less than five minutes."

 

On Monday, it got as warm as –28 C.

 

In the northern half of the province, in places like Thompson, Nelson House, Lynn Lake, Leaf Rapids and Churchill, the wind chills on Tuesday made it feel like 48 to 53.

 

The entire province was under an extreme wind chill warning on Monday, but it was later lifted in the central portion of Manitoba as well as the southwest and southeast corners."

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-deep-freeze-as-cold-as-uninhabited-planet-1.2479967

 

and in the US.

 

U.S. ushers in 2014 with record-low temps, snow

 

"LA CROSSE, Wis. -- The recent surge of arctic air in Wisconsin has led to record-breaking low temperatures in places like Owen, a Clark County town that hit minus 31 degrees this week.

 

A La Crosse Tribune report says records were tied or broken in about half a dozen cities in the region.

 

The La Crosse airport hit a low of minus 17 degrees. That tied a record set in 1976. Friendship also tied a record with temperatures of minus 22.

 

Owen got down to minus 31 degrees, two degrees colder than the previous record set in 1963.

 

Zack Taylor is a meteorologist with the National Weather service. He says the cold is part of an arctic front. He says temperatures should warm up a tad later this week, but another arctic front could arrive by the weekend."

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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-ushers-in-2014-with-record-low-temps-snow/

 

 

 

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Winter Storm Ion: Rockies, Midwest, Great Lakes Snow Followed by Brutal Cold

Jan. 3, 2014  Chris Dolce

 

  Winter Storm Ion will spread a swath of snow from the Rockies to portions of the Midwest and Great Lakes this weekend. Following closely behind Ion will be a blast of brutally cold air in the Midwest.

 

What can you expect from the snowy side of Ion? We have the forecast details below.

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and this is after Hercules goes through..brrrrr.

 

http://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/winter-storm-ion-midwest-snow-bitter-cold-20140103?hootPostID=4d6a449c3a174349f56640a36baa53e4

 

Every one in the path of these storms, I sure hope you are prepared for all of this, Stay warm and safe one and all. The map below indicates the cold for one week from today.

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I will add this link.  Lots of good pictures that show exactly what these storms are dishing out.

 

"After the snow come the floods: East Coast hit with walls of water following massive winter storm which left 13 dead"

  • First departure left JFK at lunchtime on Friday after hundreds of cancellations at New York's main airport
  • 4,000 flights canceled on Thursday and Friday across the U.S.  - 2,200 flights canceled today
  • Warnings plummeting temperatures and wind chills below zero could freeze exposed skin within 15 minutes
  • Man died outside Philadelphia when 100ft pile of salt fell on him as he prepared it for gritters
  • 'Ready for whatever hits us': New NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio remained confident in first test since taking office
  • Outreach teams looked to get homeless people off the frigid streets of New York City and Boston

By Louise Boyle and Alex Ward and Michael Zennie

January 3, 2014

"After heavy snowfall and dangerously low temperatures gripped the northeast on Friday - grounding flights, closing schools and causing at least 13 deaths - people were now bracing themselves for severe coastal flooding. 

Massachusetts officials were monitoring flooding in communities including the wealthy town of Scituate, about 30 miles south of Boston, and parts of the Cape Cod beach resort areas.

Some roads and waterfront parking lots were submerged by midday as waves crashed over sea walls and flowed around the foundations of homes when high tide hit at noon local time (EST).

Boston was hard-hit by the first major winter storm of 2014, getting nearly 18 inches of snow, while some towns north of New England's largest city saw close to two feet of accumulation.

Homeowners and motorists dug out across the white-blanketed Northeast on Friday as extreme cold ushered in by the storm threatened fingers and toes but kept the snow powdery and mercifully easy to shovel."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2533458/Flood-Hercules-grip-Northeast-Canada-records-temperatures-cold-MARS.html

Just one picture lots more at site.

Cars in a storage lot are covered with snow after a storm passed through the region leaving near two feein Danvers, Massachusetts

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2013 was Australia's hottest year on record thanks to hot days, warm nights across the country

Updated Fri 3 Jan 2014, 11:26am AEDT

 

Long stretches of hot weather, with little respite at night, have combined to make 2013 Australia's warmest year since records began over a century ago.

 

According to Bureau of Meteorology data, the Australian area-averaged mean temperature for 2013 was 1.20 degrees Celsius above the average since 1910.

 

Temperatures across the nation have been "well above average" since September 2012, the BoM said.

 

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Article with maps and graphs:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-03/australia27s-climate-in-2013/5183378?section=australianetworknews

 

Article:  How Australia's hottest year on record unfolded:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-03/how-australias-hottest-year-on-record-unfolded/5183234?section=australianetworknews

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I think it's 'Old Nick' (the devil) leaving the door to hell open when he comes and talks to out politicians here in OZ

 

But then, it is good training for most of us, as the priests insist we will be going to hell when we die, for us in OZ, we'll need an overcoat

 

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Polar Vortex’ pushes subzero temperatures into much of U.S. Midwest

January 6, 2014

 

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CLIMATEA whirlpool of frigid, dense air known as a “polar vortex” descended Monday into much of the U.S., pummeling parts of the country with a dangerous cold that could break decades-old records with wind chill warnings stretching from Montana to Alabama. A polar vortex is a Arctic cyclone of cold air. For a big chunk of the Midwest, the subzero temperatures were moving in behind another winter wallop: more than a foot of snow and high winds that made traveling treacherous.

 

Officials closed schools in cities including Chicago, St. Louis and Milwaukee and warned residents to stay indoors and avoid the frigid cold altogether. The forecast is extreme: 32 below zero in Fargo, N.D.; minus 21 in Madison, Wis.; and 15 below zero in Minneapolis, Indianapolis and Chicago. Wind chills — what it feels like outside when high winds are factored into the temperature — could drop into the minus 50s and 60s. “It’s just a dangerous cold,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Butch Dye in Missouri. It hasn’t been this cold for almost two decades in many parts of the country.

 

Frostbite and hypothermia can set in quickly at 15 to 30 below zero. Between a heater that barely works and the drafty windows that invite the cold air into his home, Jeffery Davis decided he’d be better off sitting in a downtown Chicago doughnut shop for three hours Monday until it was time to go to work. He threw on two pairs of pants, two t-shirts, “at least three jackets,” two hats, a pair of gloves, the “thickest socks you’d probably ever find” and boots, and trudged to the train stop in his South Side neighborhood that took him to within a few blocks of the library where he works. 

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ps: I heard the naked cowboy was still out there strumming his guitar in the snow in Times Square NYC :cheesy:   

 

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Pacific posts record high temperatures in 2013

Updated Mon 6 Jan 2014, 10:24am AEDT

 

The Pacific Islands experienced record temperatures in 2013 due to warmer oceans.

 

Neville Koop, the Meteorology and Climate adviser to the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program told Pacific Beat increasing ocean temperatures have contributed to new highs in the region.

 

"Minimum temperatures in particular above average and we have seen warmer than normal daytime temperatures as well," he said.

 

"In some cases, we definitely have set new records, some places have recorded the monthly average temperatures that are warmest ever seen and over the course of 2013.

 

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"I have thought we would see more cyclone activity by now, given that sea temperatures around Vanuatu to Fiji to Tonga to Samoa tend to be about at least one to one and a half degrees warmer than normal," he said.

 

But countries such as Tonga, Samoa and Fiji are experiencing tough rains.

 

 

Link to article: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-06/an-pacific-posts-record-high-temperatures-in-2013/5186062?section=australianetworknews

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As US shivers, northern Europe waits for winter to arrive

January 8, 2014

 

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"While part of North America is suffering through a record freeze, northern Europe is enjoying unusually balmy temperatures that are disturbing wildlife, traffic and the winter sports season.

 

The month of December was one of the mildest in a century in the Nordic countries, according to meteorologists, with temperatures exceeding their normal seasonal average by four to five degrees Celsius (24 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit) in Norway and Finland.

 

Oslo experienced its warmest Christmas since records began in 1937, while in Helsinki and southern Finland the second half of December was the mildest in 30 years. In Koege outside Copenhagen the mercury reached 11.6 degrees C (52.9 F) on Christmas Eve.

 

This year began in a similar vein: pavements in all the Scandinavian capitals were uncharacteristically free of ice and snow, with the white stuff appearing only briefly in Oslo and Stockholm in early December.

 

Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter said several types of migratory birds have yet to leave for warmer climes, and showed cherry blossoms that normally only appear in the spring.

 

"In the north, winter has arrived, but in the south it's autumn according to the meteorological definition," the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) said.

 

On Norway's west coast, local newspaper Sunmoereposten published reader photographs of crocuses, daisies and dandelions, and budding branches of honeys.

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http://www.terradaily.com/reports/As_US_shivers_northern_Europe_waits_for_winter_to_arrive_999.html

 

 

 

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From memory, someone here on Chani said that either the Americas or Europe was going to cop it bad during the winter but it wasn't decided, at that stage, of who it would be.  I guess the Americas pulled the shortest straw.  

 

I think this poster was implying weather modification.  I just can't remember who or where this comment was posted.  

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Kangaroos, emus, parrots drop dead, as Australia sizzles in record-breaking heatwave

January 10, 2014

 

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'AUSTRALIAAnimals are collapsing and falling down from the sky as Australia continues to sizzle in record-breaking temperatures. After news of 100,000 bats falling from the sky, reports of kangaroos “fainting” because of exhaustion and scorching heat have circulated in the country.

 

A large number of kangaroos, parrots and emus were reportedly found dead in Winton, one of the hottest spots in Queensland. Winton Shire Council chief executive Tom Upton stated the deaths of animals had as much to do with the prolonged dry season and the heat wave. Hunters claimed to have seen groups of kangaroos staying near waterholes to cool down and seek relief from rising temperatures.

 

Australia’s weather bureau has recorded a temperature of 50 degrees Celsius in the sparsely populated Pilbara region on Jan 9. According to historical records, the highest recorded temperature in Australia was set in 1960 with 50.7 C in Oodnadatta in South Australia. Weather experts say this record may be broken in the coming days if current temperatures continue to rise. Temperature records across Australia have already been broken in the past few weeks with the heat wave’s onslaught.

 

Australian Bureau of Meteorology Climate Monitoring Manager Karly Braganza stated that the delayed arrival of a monsoon in northern Australia is contributing to the sweltering heat. The monsoon is said to have a cooling effect in the region. Mr. Braganza added global warning as another contributing factor to the ongoing heat wave.'

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Zoos use ice treats to keep animals cool, as Brazil suffers through heatwave

January 10, 2014

 

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'RIO DE JANEIROSure, it’s mind-bogglingly cold in the Northern Hemisphere. But the sweltering weather on the opposite end of the Earth has man and beast alike dreaming of ice. Brazil is sizzling, and with the heat index sometimes soaring above 120 F, keepers at the Rio de Janeiro zoo are giving the animals ice pops to beat the heat. T

 

The homemade treats come in various flavors. For the big cats, there are bloody, 66-pound (30-kilo) blocks of ice and raw meat. There are bucket-sized cornucopias of iced fruit for Ze Comeia, a brown bear rescued from a circus, and a supply of chilled bananas for Karla the elephant. The simians’ treats, strawberry or mango-flavored frozen yogurt pops on sticks, looked the most appealing to the crowds of human visitors who stood Wednesday in the blazing sun and 94-degree weather to gape at the apes.

 

“When I saw them eating them their ice creams, I asked my parents to get me one, too,” said Damaris Pereira Dias, 11, as she licked a rapidly melting treat in Brazil’s adored green corn flavor. “It made me really hungry to watch them.” The apes couldn’t get enough. Paulinho the chimpanzee reached long, leathery fingers through the bars to snatch a strawberry-flavored treat from zookeeper Karla Cunha’s hand, then gobbled it down. He then delicately handed the stick back through the bars — a trick he’s learned wins another ice pop."

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The sea froze so fast that it killed thousands of fish instantly

Jesus Diaz

January 13, 2014

 

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"Norwegian public radio (Google-translated) reports on the instant dead of thousands of fish in a bay in the island of Lovund, Norway. An air temperature of -7.8 C (17.96 F) combined with a strong east wind froze the sea water instantly, trapping and killing the fish you can see in this fishapocalyptic image

 

The dog owner says that he has never seen such a phenomenon. NRK claims that the herrings were chased by cormorants into the bay when the deadly freezing happened. Aril Slotte—the head of pelagic fish department at Norway's Institute of Marine Research—says it is not uncommon for herring to get very near the shore when chased by predators, sometimes getting trapped by the low tide in areas like this bay."

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/this-sea-water-froze-so-fast-that-it-killed-thousands-o-1500143812

 

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January 13, 2014

'Ice quakes' hit Wisconsin: Deep booms heard in the middle of the night cracks open in frozen ground

 

Some strange booms have shaken residents in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.

The series of explosion-like sounds rattled residents from Waupun, Campbellsport and elsewhere Tuesday and sent Fond du Lac County sheriff's deputies out looking for a cause.

Geologists say the booms were likely a phenomenon commonly known as an ice quake.

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pictures from AP at sitehttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2538979/Wisconsin-cold-experiencing-ice-quakes.html
 


 

  • Ice quakes occur when water sinks into the soil, freezes and expands
  • The expansion causes a popping sound that can sound like gunshots and even feel like an earthquake


 

 

 

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