UK: FREEZING WEATHER WILL KILL

FREEZING WEATHER WILL KILL

http://www.express.co.uk
January 28,2012

HEALTH chiefs issued a nationwide alert yesterday warning of a killer freeze on the way.

Dubbed the “Beast from the East”, the weather system is set to roar in from Siberia bringing widespread snow and freezing temperatures.

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Record-breaking cold at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport this morning

Record-breaking cold at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport this morning

http://www.statesman.com
November 27, 2010

Almost all of the Austin area had freezing temperatures overnight into this morning and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport set a new record this morning when it reached 22 degrees there, according to Clay Anderson, a meteorologist with National Weather Service.

The old record for cold temperatures at ABIA on Nov. 27th was 28 degrees in 1975, Anderson said.

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South Africa: Winter strikes with a vengeance, some towns recording their first snow falls in almost 20 years

Winter strikes with a vengeance

http://www.news24.com
2010-06-15

Cape Town – Winter has struck with a vengeance in the Western Cape with some towns recording their first snow falls in almost 20 years.

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Siberian winds usher in record lows in Beijing

Siberian winds usher in record lows in Beijing

http://www.theage.com.au
The Age, January 4, 2010

A FREEZING cold front swept over much of northern China on Sunday with snowstorms snarling traffic and air travel, while some of the coldest temperatures in decades were forecast for coming days.

Gale-force winds sweeping down from Siberia could result in temperatures as low as minus 16 degrees in the capital today, the Beijing meteorological station said.

Such temperatures are believed to be the coldest in the capital in 40 years.

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Britain facing one of the coldest winters in 100 years, experts predict

Britain facing one of the coldest winters in 100 years, experts predict

http://www.telegraph.co.uk
02 Jan 2010

They predicted no let up in the freezing snap until at least mid-January, with snow, ice and severe frosts dominating.

And the likelihood is that the second half of the month will be even colder.

Weather patterns were more like those in the late 1970s, experts said, while Met Office figures released on Monday are expected to show that the country is experiencing the coldest winter for up to 25 years.

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Start cursing the weather gods, Chicago. Snow could be coming to town as early as this weekend!

No Kidding: Snow on Sunday!

http://www.nbcchicago.com
Oct 8, 2009

Start cursing the weather gods, Chicago.

Snow could be coming to town as early as this weekend. That’s right, snow. Flurries and flakes.

The forecast says that Saturday night rain will turn into the white stuff early Sunday morning.

If the snow sticks, it would be the earliest recorded measurable snowfall in Chicago. The record was set just three years ago when it snowed on Oct. 12.

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250 Children die in harsh Peru winter as freezing temperatures arrived almost three months earlier than usual

Children die in harsh Peru winter

http://news.bbc.co.uk
12 July 2009

Almost 250 children under the age of five have died in a wave of intensely cold weather in Peru.

Children die from pneumonia and other respiratory infections every year during the winter months particularly in Peru’s southern Andes.

But this year freezing temperatures arrived almost three months earlier than usual.

Experts blame climate change for the early arrival of intense cold which began in March.

Winter in the region does not usually begin until June.

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‘Snow bomb’ brings record snowfall across New Brunswick

‘Snow bomb’ brings record snowfall across New Brunswick

http://www.cbc.ca
February 24, 2009

The winter storm that swept across New Brunswick on Monday blew in record levels of snow in some parts of the province.

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GUINEA: Record cold snap destroys crops, kills hundreds of animals

GUINEA: Record cold snap destroys crops, kills hundreds of animals

http://www.irinnews.org
20 February 2009

DAKAR, 20 February 2009 (IRIN) – Near-freezing temperatures in north-central Guinea in January destroyed crops and livestock on which thousands of people depend for food as well as cash.

Elderly locals told IRIN they had never seen cold this intense in Mali, a town in Guinea’s Labé region.

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Snow and freezing weather threaten to shut down Britain

Snow and freezing weather threaten to shut down Britain

http://www.telegraph.co.uk
01 Feb 2009

Arctic blizzards are set to cause a national shutdown on Monday as forecasters warn of the most widespread snowfall for almost 20 years.

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