Chaos at Catalunya: Snow curtails stage three

Snow curtails stage three

http://www.teamsky.com
21st March 2012

Inclement weather conditions played havoc in Spain as stage three at the Volta a Catalunya was shortened due to snow.
The race’s queen stage set out despite the risk of wintery conditions but it soon became apparent that the final climb up to Port-Aine would be impassable due to a thick layer of snow.

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Chaos at Catalunya: Nearly 40 abandon, but officials might let them start Thursday

http://velonews.competitor.com
21 March 2012

Nearly 40 riders abandoned the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya in apocalyptic race conditions during Wednesday’s weather-reduced third stage.
Rain, snow, ice and wind forced race organizers to reduce the 210km queen stage by 50km, eliminating the final two climbs, including the hors categorie summit finale that was covered in an ever-thickening blanket of snow.

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Snow arrives with the Spring in Spain

Snow arrives with the Spring in Spain

http://www.typicallyspanish.com
Mar 19, 2012

Spring arrives at 6.41am on Tuesday with 21 Spanish provinces on alert for cold, wind, and snow. Several provinces of Andalucía, Castilla-La Mancha, Valencia and Aragón are on alert for snow.

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Spain braces herself for a freezing weekend of polar weather, coldest for 60 years

Spain braces herself for a freezing weekend of polar weather

http://www.typicallyspanish.com
February 2, 2012

Forecasters say it be the coldest for 60 years this weekend

The spell of polar weather which is about to hit Spain is a phenomenon which happens every seven or eight years, but forecasters think this time could be the worst in 60 years.

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Madrid airport closed as Europe seized by frigid weather

Madrid airport closed as Europe seized by frigid weather

http://www.watoday.com.au
January 10, 2009

A rare, heavy snowfall in central Spain closed Madrid’s airport and paralysed traffic in the city and several German rivers were frozen over as much of Europe remained in the grip of Siberian conditions on Friday.

The bitter cold which has embraced the much of the continent since the end of last year comes amid Russian gas cuts to several European countries.

But not everyone was unhappy about the cold snap, as people in the Netherlands rediscovered the pleasures of skating along the iced-over canals.

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Early snowfalls in Europe hit Historic Levels

Early snowfalls in Europe hit Historic Levels

http://wattsupwiththat.com
December 7, 2008

  • 20 year record snowfall in Dolomites enough to last all season
  • Some Swiss train services cancelled due to excess snow
  • Still more heavy snow in the Pyrenees
  • More snow for Scotland

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Winter resorts revel in white gold after best snowfall in decade

Winter resorts revel in white gold after best snowfall in decade

http://www.timesonline.co.uk
November 29, 2008

Ski resorts across Europe will open this weekend ahead of schedule after the biggest November snowfalls for at least a decade.

The exceptional conditions, including 60cm (23in) of snow on Alpine slopes and even more in the Pyrenees, has given a much needed boost to the ski industry after claims that global warming could devastate its multibillion-pound business.

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Heavy snow keeps children away from school in Spain

Heavy snow keeps children away from school in Spain

http://www.typicallyspanish.com
Nov 26, 2008

The wintery conditions seen in the north and centre of the country are now forecast to head towards the South East.

Heavy snowfalls are complicating traffic flow in the north of Spain as the rain there moves south to be replaced by colder temperatures and freezing.in heads south.

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Winter weather continues across Spain this weekend

Winter weather continues across Spain this weekend

http://www.typicallyspanish.com
Nov 28, 2008

Spain is seeing a weekend of harsh winter weather with snow, rain and strong winds across the country.

The snow line is between 500 and 600 metres in the North and the Centre of the country, and between 800 and 900 metres in the south. As much as 20cms of snow is expected in parts of Lugo, Ourense and Granada.

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