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  1. James

    NSW’s coldest morning 3 years They havnt made a story for it yet but the next morning was colder.

  2. James

    NSW had its coldest morning in 3 years. The next morning was colder but they havn’t made a story for it yet.

  3. James

    Snow forcasted for the Blue mountains

  4. James

    Brisbane gets cold

  5. James

    NSW to get chilly

  6. Heiner M.

    Argentine industrial users such as Dow Chemical Co. are suffering gas shortages amid a record cold winter in the Latin American country where temperatures fell below those in the South Pole.

    http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-07-19/argentine-industries-face-gas-shortages-as-cold-spurs-demand.html

  7. Heiner M.

    500+ cattle die from freeze in south Brazil(Portuguese only)

    http://www.olhardireto.com.br/noticias/exibir.asp?edt=22&id=116518

  8. Heiner M.

    175 people killed in South America cold spell

    http://en.trend.az/regions/world/ocountries/1723309.html

  9. Heiner M.

    Peru big freeze: So far this year at least 409 people have died of pneumonia and illnesses triggered by the cold weather.

    http://www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk/charity-news/children-perish-in-peru-big-freeze

  10. Heiner M.

    Cold Wave Kills 6 Million Fish in Eastern Bolivia

    http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=361753&CategoryId=14919

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    Snow in Brazil, below zero Celsius in the River Plate and tropical fish frozen

    http://en.mercopress.com/2010/08/05/snow-in-brazil-below-zero-celsius-in-the-river-plate-and-tropical-fish-frozen

  11. Lord Stirling

    Gulf Stream and North Atlantic Current Dying
    Loop Current in Gulf of Mexico Already Dead

    Extreme heat/drought in Russia, Flooding in Asia,
    Killing Cold in South America
    All Connected To BP Oil Disaster

    By The Earl of Stirling

    Our planet is experiencing a real life version of the movie “The Day After Tomorrow” right now. Record breaking heat (up to 39-40C or 100-104F in Moscow) and drought in Russia, heat and flooding in large parts of Asia (China, Pakistan, etc.), and killing cold temperatures in South America are all reflective of a rapidly changing global weather pattern that is caused by dramatic changes in the Gulf Stream and the North Atlantic Current (also called the North Atlantic Drift) and the Norway Current/etc. brought on by the large amounts of oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico by the BP Oil Disaster.

    An Italian theoretical physicist, Dr. Gianluigi ZangariDr. Gianluigi Zangari, of the prestigious Research Division of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics at Frascati National Laboratories (LNF) of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) in Italy, has come up with some startling scientific findings. Dr. Zangari has specialized in global climate research and analysis. He has found that the massive amount of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, from the BP Oil Disaster, has caused a disruption of the Loop Current in the Gulf. And further, that this has resulted in a dramatic weakening in the vorticity of the Gulf Stream and North Atlantic Current, and a reduction in North Atlantic water temperatures of 10C.

    It is a university level physics experiment to use a tub of cool water and inject a colored stream of warm water into it. You can see the boundary layers of the warm water stream. If you add oil to the tub it breaks down the boundary layers of the warm water stream and effectively destroys the current vorticity . This is what is happening in the Gulf of Mexico and in the Atlantic Ocean.

    The entire ‘river of warm water’ that flows from the Caribbean to the edges of Western Europe is dying due to the Corexit that the Obama Administration allowed BP to use to hide the scale of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster. The approximately two million gallons of Corexit, plus several million gallons of other dispersants, have caused the over two hundred million gallons of crude oil, that has gushed for months from the BP wellhead and nearby sites, to mostly sink to the bottom of the ocean. This has helped to effectively hide much of the oil, with the hopes that BP can seriously reduce the mandated federal fines from the oil disaster. However, there is no current way to effectively ‘clean up’ the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, which is about half covered in crude oil. Additionally, the oil has flowed up the East Coast of America and into the North Atlantic Ocean, and there is no way to effectively clean up this ‘sea bottom oil’.

    This massive amount of crude oil, covering such an enormous area, has seriously affected the Loop Current, the Gulf Stream, and the North Atlantic Current system, by breaking up the boundary layers of the warm water flow.

    There are several names to the themoregulation ‘river of warm water’ that keeps the Northern Hemisphere from going into a new Ice Age. The first section is named the “Loop Current” and it begins in the Caribbean, flows around the Yucatan Peninsula and goes into the Gulf of Mexico, then loops around the Gulf and exits on the east side and runs between Cuba and Florida. At this point the current is called the “Florida Current” and it flows from the Keys up the East Coast of America (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and part of North Carolina) to the Outer Banks. At the Outer Banks the current heads east into the North Atlantic where it is known as the “Gulf Stream”. Eventually the Gulf Stream becomes the North Atlantic Current, which itself eventually becomes the Norway Current and the Canary Current. The reason that this system has several names, and not one, is historical. It was not all discovered at the same time and the flow was not fully known or understood for years. Ben Franklin, one of my favorite American ‘founding fathers’ is the person that named one section of this system the “Gulf Stream” in the 1760s. It should be noted that this ‘river of warm water’ does not begin with the Loop Current, it is part of a much larger system that includes the Atlantic South Equatorial Current which flows north along the coast of Brazil (the North Brazil Current), and becomes the Caribbean Current, and is renamed the Yucatan Current as it flows north into the Yucatan Channel. This entire system is one of the main global themoregulation processes that regulates the planet’s temperatures.

    Based on what has already happened (to the Loop Current and the Gulf Stream/North Atlantic Current/etc. and global weather patterns), and what is continuing to happen, we can project increased global climate changes that are both serious and near in terms of time. We may be entering a full new Ice Age.

    There is no known way to clean up the massive amount of free crude oil, stripped of its lighter elements by dispersants, now on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico and in significant parts of the Atlantic Ocean (where the Gulf Stream flows). The use of Corexit and other dispersants by BP, with the full cooperation of the Obama Administration has created the most significant danger to the entire planet in recorded history. This is what happens when a great nation slips into being a Third World type of nation, where money alone is the key driving force in government actions.

    As full knowledge of the scope of the oncoming mega-disaster to the planet becomes known, the Obama Administration will find itself in a political crisis way beyond Watergate (that cost Nixon his presidency) or the sex affair that almost cost Clinton his presidency. The effect on this years mid-term Congressional elections are apt to be dramatic.

    Stirling

  12. Heiner M.

    Obviously a rare event in August: Heavy Snowfall in the European Alps
    http://www.skiinfo.com/News-104-en.jhtml?aic=189611

  13. Heiner M.

    Cold strikes Argentina’s blueberries

    “This past August has been the coldest August in history for Concordia and Tucuman” (…)

    “It actually snowed 4 to 5 inches in Tucuman — that’s like snow in Miami,” Sabato said. “I don’t think it ever snowed there before.”

    http://thepacker.com/Cold-strikes-Argentina-s-blueberries/Article.aspx?oid=1225061&fid=PACKER-CROPS-AND-MARKETS&aid=212

  14. Heiner M.

    Big September Snowfalls in Canada
    http://www.skiinfo.com/News/MarmotBasin-ECAMARMOT-104-en.jhtml?aic=191076

    Huge Snowfalls in New Zealand
    http://www.skiinfo.com/News-104-en.jhtml?aic=191108

    Heavy snow across the world
    http://www.planetski.eu/news/2089

  15. Heiner M.

    “No hurricanes, thank goodness,” Brown said. “No major tropical depressions. No great amounts of wind.”

    Weather wasn’t on the side of growers last season. In January, a record freeze wiped out 80 percent of the state’s tomato crop as it was reaching maturity.

    http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2010/oct/03/Florida-tomato-growers-forecast-freeze-rebound/

  16. Heiner M.

    If manmade global warming causes tropical cyclones to increase in number and intensity, what causes tropical cyclones to decrease in number and intesity?

    ************

    “The global activity (of tropical cyclones) is at 33-year lows and at a historical record low where Typhoons form in the Western Pacific.”

    http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/~maue/tropical/

    ************

    -Despite dire forecasts, season has been benign for U.S.
    -Atlantic weather turned many storms harmlessly north
    -Pacific enjoys one of the quietest seasons on record

    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N06276345.htm

  17. Little Bat

    Snow, wind and rain whip eastern Australia

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/10/16/3040181.htm?site=sydney

  18. Little Bat

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20101027p2a00m0na009000c.html

    Winter officially on its way as chilly winds blast Tokyo

    Ladies hunch their shoulders against the season’s first winter winds in Osaka’s Kita Ward on Oct. 26. (Mainichi)

    The Tokyo region was hit with its official first blast of winter wind on the night of Oct. 26, the Meteorological Agency announced Oct. 27 — seven days earlier than in 2009.

    Much of Japan had a chilly Oct. 26, with snow falling on Sapporo in Hokkaido and Aomori Prefecture, while the Kansai region was also blasted by winter winds.

    The first winter wind is defined by the agency as the first winter pressure pattern — with high pressure in the west and a low in the east — producing northerly winds of 8 meters per second or more. At 11:12 p.m., instruments in Kita no Maru Park in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward recorded a wind blowing from the northwest at 17.7 meters per second.

    Cold weather continued through Oct. 27 in central Tokyo, with morning temperatures dipping to a low of 10.4 degrees Centigrade — the chilliest it has been so far this autumn. The high for the day is expected to be just 15 degrees, in the same range as late November.

  19. Heiner M.

    Europe: More Heavy Snow In The Alps

    “the extreme winter weather has led to temporary closures of some areas”

    http://www.skiinfo.com/News-104-en.jhtml?aic=193525

  20. Heiner

    Ecuador banana production drops up to 40% due to cold weather

    http://www.freshfruitportal.com/2010/11/16/ecuador-banana-production-drops-up-to-40-due-to-cold-weather/

  21. Heiner

    Extreme cold expected during the next week (in Europe and North America)

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/11/18/extreme-cold-expected-during-the-next-week/

  22. Heiner

    MINUS 10C: Britain shivers as temperatures plunge and foot of snow falls… and the big freeze is only just beginning

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1333150/Snow-Travel-chaos-expected-inches-predicted-London.html

  23. Heiner

    California: 2.5m Of Snow In One Weekend Breaks Snowstorm Record

    http://www.skiinfo.com/News/AlpineMeadows-EUSALPIN-104-en.jhtml?aic=196254

  24. Heiner

    PARIS/FRANKFURT, Nov 26 (Reuters) – A cold weather front pushed French power for Monday delivery to one-month highs on Friday, while power grid RTE predicted a new consumption record next week.

    http://af.reuters.com/article/energyOilNews/idAFLDE6AP1T120101126

  25. Heiner

    Most notably both Wales and Northern Ireland recorded the coldest November night since records began.

    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/corporate/pressoffice/2010/pr20101128.html

  26. Hauptmann von Kopenick

    http://www.thelocal.de/national/20101201-31511.html
    Berlin is set for the coldest start to December on record, the German Weather Service (DWD) said Wednesday

  27. Heiner

    BRITAIN IS FREEZING TO DEATH

    Middle class families are among millions of Britons who cannot afford to heat their homes this winter, as elderly ride on buses all day to stay in the warm.

    http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/215510/Britain-is-freezing-to-death

  28. Liz

    Florida: Fort Lauderdale breaks 169yrs old cold record for Dec. 7

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fort-lauderdale/fl-cold-outside-update-20101206,0,6900801.story

  29. Heiner

    Freeze of the century: Army called in to clear away snow in coldest December for 100 years

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1336705/UK-big-freeze-Army-standby-coldest-December-100-years.html

  30. Little Bat

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3998174,00.html

    Storms hit Israel, Hermon gets snow

    The largest snowstorm in over 20 years hit the Hermon Mountain overnight Sunday, leaving 120 cm of snow on the ground in its lower part, and two meters at its peak in just 24 hours. …

    The Sea of Galilee, desperately in need of refreshing, rose by five cm altogether during the three-day downpour, and snow even began to drift into Jerusalem by early Monday morning.

  31. Heiner

    Bitter chills sweeps across China
    http://www.china.org.cn/video/2010-12/16/content_21556809.htm

    Cold snap drops Beijing’s temperature to 10-year low
    http://www.china.org.cn/environment/2010-12/16/content_21553137.htm

  32. naturepattern

    Florida shivers; Hot Arctic-Cold Continents pattern is back

    http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=1710&tstamp=

  33. luka_schmidt

    Germany in coldest December in 40 years
    http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90777/90853/7247950.html

    Berlin sees most snow in December since 1900s
    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-12/29/c_13668400.htm

  34. Heiner

    Heavy snow continued to hit areas along the Sea of Japan on Monday as a cold air mass hung over the country, disrupting railway and highway travel and halting factories at Toyota Motor Corp. and other manufacturers.
    http://search.japantimes.co.jp/print/nn20110118a2.html

  35. Heiner

    UK: Frosts wreck Lincolnshire cauliflower harvest
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-12592105

    Mexico’s freeze not over yet
    http://www.freshfruitportal.com/2011/03/01/mexicos-freeze-not-over-yet/

  36. Heiner

    Baltic Sea: Over a hundred vessels including dozens of tankers loaded with crude oil and refined products were stuck in ice.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/09/us-russia-ports-delays-idUSTRE72857920110309

  37. Heiner

    Greece: Snow, strong winds cause problems
    http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_3443_08/03/2011_381757

    Turkey: Snow slows life in Turkish cities, halts it in capital
    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=heavy-snowfall-halts-daily-life-in-turkey-2011-03-09

  38. Heiner

    Huge Snowfalls Across US Ski Areas Continue
    http://www.skiinfo.com/News/Steamboat-EUSSTEAMB-104-en.jhtml?a=167231

    Mexico: Uncharacteristically cold weather killed off at least half of the crops and weakened the rest.
    http://www.guampdn.com/article/20110309/NEWS01/103090337/Produce-prices-increase-Mexico-freeze-affects-consumers-businesses

  39. Hank

    Not only has Chicago dealt with chilly rain, hail and even snow this week, but temperatures Tuesday were at their lowest for this late spring date since the 1940s.

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/04/20/temperatures-lowest-for-time-of-year-since-1940s/

  40. Heiner

    http://www.skiinfo.com/News/Vail-EUSVAIL-104-en.jhtml?a=168605

    (…) has been a record-breaking winter for snowfall, and those that are still open are racking up fresh snowfall even now.

  41. Little Bat

    The pictures of the hills of New South Wales, Australia, white with snow, are remarkable. The official winter has not started yet.

    Snow falls as Sydney braces for more cold weather

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/snow-falls-as-sydney-braces-for-more-cold-weather-20110512-1ejhp.html#ixzz1MDyAjbYx

  42. Heiner

    Washington highway buried under 75FEET of snow
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1387344/Washington-State-Route-20-Highway-buried-75FEET-snow.html

    NM: Winter weather destroys this year’s apple crop
    http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S2116383.shtml?cat=0

  43. Heiner

    Heavy snows spoil weekend holiday plans in West

    http://www.usatoday.com/weather/storms/winter/2011-05-27-memorial-day-snow_n.htm

  44. Little Bat

    Cold visitor from south hits Top End

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/06/14/3243324.htm

    The tropical Top End is bracing for what is tipped to be its coldest June temperature on record tomorrow morning.

    The weather bureau says a strong high pressure system in the Great Australian Bight is pushing a cold, dry south-easterly flow of air across the Northern Territory.

    ….

  45. Heiner

    Much of Britain suffered the coldest summer for almost two decades, Met Office statistics show.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/8730125/Parts-of-Britain-suffer-coldest-summer-for-nearly-two-decades.html

  46. anderson

    US North-East: Earliest New York City one-inch snowfall predicted since the Civil War

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2054719/October-winter-storm-2011-Snow-hits-New-York-Halloween-East-Coast.html

    **

    US Texas: Amarillo receives record breaking snow for Oct. 27

    http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2011-10-27/amarillo-receives-record-breaking-snow-oct-27#

  47. Little Bat

    Cool summer sees David Jones’ sales fade: the weather has dampened the retailer’s results

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/cool-summer-sees-david-jones-sales-fade-the-weather-has-dampened-the-retailers-results/story-e6frg8zx-1226010970348

  48. anderson

    Thank God it has stopped snowing!
    http://www.planetski.eu/news/3406

  49. anderson

    @Little Bat: Snow in Algeria, too!

    Storm brings snow to Sahara Desert
    http://www.9news.com/rss/story.aspx?storyid=243326

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    Epic Snowfalls In The Alps
    http://en.skiinfo.com/news/epic-snowfalls-in-the-alps-104-en-178596.jhtml

  50. anderson

    Korea: Extreme Cold Temperatures Nation-wide on Lunar New Year
    http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=125053&code=Ne2&category=2

    One Killed, Many Stranded in Heavy Snow in Eastern Europe
    http://www.voanews.com/english/news/europe/One-Killed-Many-Stranded-in-Heavy-Snow-in-Eastern-Europe–138161529.html

  51. Heiner

    UK: FREEZING WEATHER WILL KILL
    http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/298529/FREEZING-WEATHER-WILL-KILL

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    Alaska: Anchorage on track to set record for coldest January
    http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/01/27/2002344/anchorage-on-track-to-set-record.html

  52. MacJuneau

    The true face of “manmade global warming”?

    “…temperatures dipping as low as minus 60 over the past few weeks…”
    “…relentless extreme cold prevented fuel deliveries…”
    “It’s been too cold for people to use their snowmobiles…”

    More from our frozen state:

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-01-14/alaska-winter-fuel/52557582/1?csp=34news

  53. Heiner

    Severe cold in northern India
    http://www.greaterkashmir.com/ShowStoryLatest.asp?NewsID=3127

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    Update on the eurasian freeze (30 January 2012):
    Freeze Kills Dozens In Eastern Europe
    http://www.rferl.org/content/freeze_kills_dozens_in_eastern_europe_awire/24467753.html

  54. levent

    Selam

    Heavy snowfall paralyzed daily life in Turkey, especially in Istanbul, yesterday as the country’s biggest city experienced its coldest day in the last 33 years.

    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/snowfall-creates-havoc-in-white-istanbul.aspx?pageID=238&nID=12645&NewsCatID=341

  55. Heiner

    Due to cold weather: Russian gas supplies down 30% at Austrian hub

    http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n270022

  56. Heiner

    Switzerland: A number of locations in the north-east recorded their lowest February temperatures for 30 years.
    http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss_news/Freezing_temperatures_disrupt_transport.html?cid=32064482

    A must see picture: A woman walks along a frozen waterside promenade on Feb. 6, 2012 in Versoix, Switzerland, along the shore of Lake Geneva
    http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,813662,00.html

  57. aa_ii

    http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_china/2012-02-06/record-low-temperatures-in-north-china.html

    Over the weekend, the lowest temperatures in decades have hit areas of northern China, as the cold wave continues. Some places were as cold as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

  58. Heiner

    Western Canada Looks Set For Record Snowfall Season
    http://en.skiinfo.com/news/western-canada-looks-set-for-record-ECAMARMOT-5453-en-179354.jhtml

    Belgium in longest cold wave since 1941
    http://www.deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/news/120211_cold_wave

    India: At 8.8C, Thursday was third coldest day ever in Mumbai
    http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-02-10/mumbai/31045808_1_coldest-day-western-disturbance-degrees

    Germany: Hamburg lake draws 100,000 skating fans
    http://www.thelocal.de/national/20120211-40681.html

    Scores of ships confined to port – Ice shuts Danube in half-a-dozen countries
    http://new.kuwaittimes.net/2012/02/09/scores-of-ships-confined-to-port-ice-shuts-danube-in-half-a-dozen-countries/

  59. RVDL

    global warming is over

    California Academy of Sciences pulls the plug on their climate change exhibit
    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/02/19/california-academy-of-sciences-pulls-the-plug-on-their-climate-change-exhibit/

  60. anderson

    Rare Dalmatian pelicans, a threatened species, are dying of cold and hunger amid freezing weather in Russia’s usually warm Dagestan, where the birds are currently wintering.
    http://en.ria.ru/Environment/20120220/171425936.html

    With a week to go in the month, and a chance of snow on Monday and Tuesday, Denver’s February snow total could break the all-time mark.
    http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_20026968

  61. Heiner

    Heavy snowfall in northern France and Belgium has left tens of thousands of homes without power, and caused travel chaos for thousands of people.
    http://www.euronews.com/2012/03/06/snow-brings-chaos-to-belgium-and-northern-france/

    Malta: Third coldest February since 1923 with more than twice the average rainfall
    http://www.independent.com.mt/news.asp?newsitemid=140609

  62. Heiner

    The past week has been the snowiest of winter 2011-12 across the USA with resort’s from Alaska to New Hampshire reporting huge snowfalls – most several feet, the biggest as much as 171cm (a few inches short of six feet) at Alyeska in Alaska.
    http://en.skiinfo.com/news/huge-snowfall-for-ski-areas-across-usa-104-en-180809.jhtml

    According to the Association of Banana Producers of Morocco (APROBA), frost has severely affected the banana cultivation in the regions Gharb and Doukkala causing damage that was estimated at more than 85% for mature plantations in production.
    http://www.freshplaza.com/news_detail.asp?id=93908

  63. Heiner

    Mexico: 70% drop in citrus production

    “70% of the lime cultivation and 50% of oranges were lost, due to frosts registered in the last part of 2011 and later due to rain that caused the majority of fruits to fall from trees before they were ripe”.

    http://www.freshplaza.com/news_detail.asp?id=94023

  64. Robertvdl

    Snow arrives with the Spring in Spain

    Mar 19, 2012 – 6:52 PM
    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.

    http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_34077.shtml

  65. Robertvdl

    Major Dust Storm Shrouds Iraq, Arabia

    The dust and sandstorm was kicked up by a strong cold front beginning in Friday eastern Syria and northwestern Iraq. The strong winds and very low visibility spread quickly southeastward, enveloping Baghdad, Iraq, through Kuwait, on Saturday.

  66. Robertvdl

    Snow arrives with the Spring in Spain


    http://youtu.be/L_g4iNvsAH4

  67. saeed

    NEVER-ENDING COLD in the UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

    January 22: UAE temp to dip to an almost freezing 1°C
    http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/uae-temp-to-dip-to-an-almost-freezing-1-c-2012-01-22-1.438804

    January 24: Country continues to shiver as Met department records sub-zero temperatures at Jebel Jais area of Ras Al Khaimah
    http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/uae-cold-snap-to-continue-till-the-end-of-the-week-2012-01-24-1.438960

    February 21: UAE temperatures to dip further: 8°C forecast
    http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/uae-temperatures-to-dip-further-8-c-forecast-2012-02-21-1.443474

    March 20: Temperatures have seen a steady decline over the past few days, with mercury dipping to 8°C in some areas of the country. The weatherman says “another fall in temperatures is expected” today.
    http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/uae-storm-scatters-dh4-000-from-man-at-atm-2012-03-20-1.448988

  68. Heiner

    Variable weather hits Indian mangoes

    “Fruit setting was affected because it was colder than normal after flowering, resulting in lower pollination. It has affected us very badly.” He said normal temperatures from December to February were around the 22-25°C (71.6-77°F) but this season temperatures were only 12°C (53.6°F)

    http://www.freshfruitportal.com/2012/03/21/variable-weather-hits-indian-mangoes-prices-rise/

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    Frosts hit Kenyan horticulture in the Rift Valley

    Frosts have hit Kenyan farmers in the Rift Valley with tea growers estimating losses of US$11.7 million.

    http://www.freshfruitportal.com/2012/01/20/frosts-hit-kenyan-horticulture-in-the-rift-valley/

    ***

    Ukraine: Frost has disastrous consequences for orchards

    What, however, is very alarming, is the fact, that there are many orchards where the trees have suffered serious damage to the branches and trunks. This could have long term consequences for the fruit harvest in the coming years.

    http://www.freshplaza.com/news_detail.asp?id=94415

    ***

    Once again: Heavy Snow In The Alps

    The new snow builds on the deep bases established at many ski areas during what were for many record snowfalls in December and January and means these are now freshened up for the Easter holidays.

    http://en.skiinfo.com/news/heavy-snow-in-the-alps-104-en-182126.jhtml

  69. Keeponbloggin

    Winter in kyrgyzstan so mild, only one third of the livestock froze to death

    http://www.rferl.org/content/kyrgyzstan_stranded_farmers_emergency_aid/245307

    85.html

  70. Keeponbloggin

    http://www.rferl.org/content/kyrgyzstan_stranded_farmers_emergency_aid/245307

    85.html

    Winter in kyrgyzstan so mild, only one third of the livestock froze to death

  71. Robertvdl

    UK
    Change on the way, snow risk in run up to Easter
    http://www.theweatheroutlook.com/

  72. Robertvdl

    There you have it, Global Warming

    Early spring confusing plants in east Iceland

    The plant life in east Iceland is unusually green for the early time of year. Forest rangers can barely remember a greener March and say they worry a cold snap could cause great damage

    http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2012/03/29/early-spring-confusing-plants-in-east-iceland/

  73. Robertvdl

    But most of Europe could be bad bad bad.
    http://policlimate.com/weather/current/gfs_dyntrop_nh.html

  74. Robertvdl

    Emergency Aid In Russia To Combat Effects Of Extended Cold
    Posted on April 3, 2012 by Steven Goddard
    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ordered the government to start preparing emergency aid for Tajikistan to help tackle the aftermath of an unusually cold and long winter, his web site said on Friday.

    http://www.real-science.com/emergency-aid-in-russia-to-combat-effects-of-extended-cold

    http://english.ruvr.ru/2012_04_03/70462660/

  75. Robertvdl

    UK

    Tens of thousands of homes have been left without power after wintry weather hit the North East with strong winds, snow and ice bringing down power cables.

    http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16202242
    http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16201612

  76. Heiner

    Hudson Bay polar bear numbers increase

    “The western science was predicting the polar bear in the Western Hudson Bay was declining, but again, Inuit proved them they were wrong.”

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2012/04/04/north-nunavut-polar-bears.html

  77. Robertvdl

    Amount of ice in Bering Sea reaches all-time record
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/11/bering_sea_ice_cover/

  78. Heiner

    France’s Wheat Area to Slump to Nine-Year Low on Winter Kill
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-06/france-s-wheat-area-to-slump-to-nine-year-low-on-winter-kill-1-.html

    ***

    Antarctica: Emperor penguin population much bigger than previously thought

    “The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) researchers counted 595,000 birds, almost double previous estimates of between 270,000 and 350,000.”
    http://www.3news.co.nz/Twice-as-many-Happy-Feet-Emperor-penguin-population-much-bigger-than-previously-thought/tabid/1160/articleID/250334/Default.aspx

    ***

    Netherlands: Severe damage to fruit cultivation after severe winter

    “In Flevoland it is expected that the average pear harvest will only be 20-30% of normal yields, in North Holland the average is slightly higher. But in both Flevoland and North Holland a number of growers have no harvest at all.”
    http://www.freshplaza.com/news_detail.asp?id=95197

    ***

    Record Winter Snow in Anchorage
    http://blogs.woodtv.com/2012/04/09/record-winter-snow-in-anchorage/

  79. elmer

    Forest Service in quandary about Colorado frozen cows

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/17/forest-service-in-quandary-about-colorado-frozen-cows/

  80. Robertvdl

    Forget The Floods And Get Ready To Shiver
    http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16220251

    After a mini heatwave and the wettest April on record, now parts of Britain are braced for a taste of some wintry weather.
    Forecasters say it will be turning much colder as we head towards the weekend, with some areas seeing unseasonable frost and sub-zero temperatures.

  81. Little Bat

    http://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/rain-hail-and-snow-drive-state-into-an-early-winter-20120503-1y0aq.html

    Rain, hail and snow – even before the official start of winter

  82. Little Bat

    Cold Snap Breaks Records in WA

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8473182

  83. Heiner

    Germany: Coldest Start to June in 20 Years
    (Kältester Junistart seit 20 Jahren in Deutschland)
    http://www.welt.de/vermischtes/weltgeschehen/article106413153/Kaeltester-Junistart-seit-20-Jahren-in-Deutschland.html

    Netherlands: Sunday was coldest summerday since 1975
    (Zondag was koudste zomerdag sinds 1975)
    http://www.ad.nl/ad/nl/9124/Het-weer/article/detail/3265256/2012/06/03/Vandaag-koudste-zomerdag-sinds-1975.dhtml

    Sweden: Stockholm sees coldest June day in 84 years
    http://www.thelocal.se/41220/20120603/

  84. anderson

    Christchurch, New Zealand: Coldest day in 130 years of records
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/7055292/Coldest-day-in-130-years-of-records

  85. Little Bat

    http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=514247&Itemid=1

    Arctic Cold Blasts in South American Regions

  86. Little Bat

    http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2012/06/11/get-out-the-gloves-and-coats

    Get out the gloves and coats [South Africa]

  87. Heiner

    Argentina: Serious frosts have led to a declaration of agricultural emergency and disaster
    http://atcitrus.com/english/noticia.asp?seccion=principales&id=1138

    **

    Florida: Orlando, Daytona Beach reach record-low temperatures
    http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-06-28/news/os-record-lows-orlando-daytona-beach-20120628_1_daytona-beach-cool-front-temperatures

    **

    Finland: Cold snap chills summer in Lapland
    http://yle.fi/uutiset/cold_snap_chills_summer_in_lapland/6199852

  88. Robertvdl

    Brutal Bering Sea ice blocking Arctic supply ships

    http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/brutal-bering-sea-ice-blocking-arctic-supply-ships

    Jul 12, 2012

  89. Elsepth Nicol

    Parts of the UK experienced the hottest day of 2012 so far on Saturday, and forecasters are predicting temperatures could rise even higher later. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19306865. you forgot to tell mother nature it was supposed to be getting colder. the american plains are hot hot hot too. Probably just a blip????

  90. Elsepth Nicol

    Artic sea ice at lowest level since records began. Wildfires in Spain following dryest winter in 70 years. All a blip no doubt.

  91. Little Bat

    Elspeth, the hottest day for 2012 is not very impressive, considering that it is summer, and that at the same time last year in the UK it was warmer. If it was the hottest Aug day since 1990, now that would be notable.

  92. Little Bat

    http://www.itv.com/news/update/2012-08-31/cold-august-night-on-record-for-parts-of-the-uk/

    Coldest August night on record for parts of UK

  93. Little Bat

    http://news.iafrica.com/sa/810481.html

    More Icy Weather on the Way

  94. Elspeth Nicol

    Svalbard has it’s warmest temerature for 1800 years. 9According to analyses of algae). Odd that. Perhaps someone forgot to tell the algae.

  95. Little Bat

    http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2012/10/12/3609277.htm

    Snow Blankets the Greater Sydney Region

  96. Little Bat

    “According to anlayses of algae” … for recording temperatures, it is more ideal to use a thermometer than algae. Proxy data is one of the most controversial of strategies in determining temperatures.

  97. Little Bat

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2012-11/04/c_131949883.htm

    Blizzards, freezing rain hit north China

  98. RobertvdL

    The first snow of winter has fallen across London and the Home Counties, causing delays to flights and rail services.

    http://news.sky.com/story/1020867/weather-flights-delayed-after-snow-in-london

  99. Little Bat

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/fashion/2012/dec/07/cold-weather-cossack-hats-fashion-hit

    Cold weather makes Cossack hats a British fashion hit

  100. Elspeth Nicol

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/01/20131815032959129.html

    While you’re off to the lorthern hemisphere there is news from the southern one. Take time out from the fires to keep us posted on the global freeze though!

  101. Elspeth Nicol

    http://www.livescience.com/21952-record-temperatures-heat.html

    You’ll be safe looking for American cold data now. It’s winter. I wouldn’t go in summer though if I were you,

  102. Elspeth Nicol

    How’s Tasmania by the way? How rude of me not to ask how they are coping with the wild fires.

  103. Little Bat

    The Tasmania fires have reduced, and in wonderful news this morning, the police have announced that it is believed there are no fatalities. Thank God. In the initial news, scores were feared missing/dead. But now they are accounted for. The current cool change has damped down the fires. But the situation could change at a moment’s notice. Fire season continues until April.

  104. Little Bat

    Elspeth, I should have added – no human fatalities yet in Tasmania – but numerous animals. Sad. The RSPCA is doing rescue work.

  105. Elspeth Nicol

    It’s warm here in the UK, but expected to turn seasonably cold at the weekend.

  106. Little Bat

    http://www.aljazeera.com/video/asia/2013/01/201311522354976855.html
    Tokyo struggles with heavy snowfall

  107. Mr Claus

    Global warming in the northern hemisphere is elusive. Finland is having a record flirting winter again. Part I

  108. Elspeth Nicol

    How’s Sydney doing in the 46 degree heat?i understaned it’s the hottest day on record and the bushfires rage.

  109. LittleBat

    Fires come under control as cool change continues

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-01-20/cool-change-eases-fire-threat-across-southern-australia/4473032

    Sydney was fortunate, because the heat wave was brief – only one afternoon – then a cool change came in. Victoria remains volatile and hot. Queensland, by contrast, is having floods.

    There will never be anything as terrible as the summer of 1993-94, when the sky turned red, then black, and fires raced into Sydney itself.

  110. LittleBat

    http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/weather/wild-winter-animal-magic-in-arctic-1240362

    Wild winter in Arctic Britain as our four-legged and feathered friends make the most of the snow

  111. Mr Claus

    Finland’s winter 2012-2013 keeps on delivering: http://yle.fi/uutiset/lapland_experiences_record_freeze/6469117. The North pole ice cap should be in great shape by now.

  112. Mr Claus

    My tips need perspective – Finland’s capital Helsinki is not the coldest in the world this time http://o.canada.com/2013/01/23/ottawa-is-the-coldest-capital-city-on-earth/

  113. Mr Claus

    Unsubstantiated global warming predictions claim victims in Finland – a child dies in roof collapse at riding school because of heavy snow. http://yle.fi/uutiset/child_dies_in_roof_collapse_at_riding_school/6494536

  114. Elspeth Nicol

    It’s cold in the Northern Hemisphere. Surprise! It’s winter. how’s things nearer to home in Melbourne?

  115. Mary Brown

    2010 Snowiest Winter ever, Charlottesville, VA

    http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/article_8fbca772-a3f0-5c2a-85b7-1f24cb2d2087.html

  116. Alice

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-22016519

    March 2013 was one of Northern Ireland’s coldest

  117. LittleBat

    http://www.kaaltv.com/article/stories/S3020609.shtml?cat=10728

    Friday’s Spring Snow Breaks Old Record in Mpls

  118. LittleBat

    http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8664011

    Giro d’Italia stage cancelled due to snow

    …The 19th stage in the 21-leg race had already been altered because of avalanche threats and sub-zero temperatures.

    Organisers say there are “adverse weather conditions and, in particular, snow on the stage route in its entirety.” …

  119. Elspeth Nicol

    2013 Alaska Heat Wave: Record .-Breaking Temperatures Bake 49th State. 19 June 2013 ‘With temperatures topping 80 degrees in Anchorage, and higher in other parts of the state, people have been sweltering in a place where few homes have air conditioning.’

    Not a record breaking cold story, which is all you ask for, but interesting all the same

  120. Elspeth Nicol

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23107652
    Here’s some of it. America baking in a heat wave.

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