Brrr! China’s coldest winter in decades at new low

Brrr! China’s coldest winter in decades at new low

www.adn.com
January 5, 2013

BEIJING — China is experiencing unusual chills this winter with its national average temperature hitting the lowest in 28 years, and snow and ice have closed highways, canceled flights, stranded tourists and knocked out power in several provinces.

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It’s Already Snowing in Chile | Valle Nevado is getting pounded!

It’s Already Snowing in Chile | Valle Nevado is getting pounded!

http://unofficialnetworks.com
April 27, 2012

It is the equivalent of late October below the equator and  Valle Nevado, Chile is already getting pounded with snow. Here are some photos from their Facebook Page showing the extent of the new fallen snow.   For more info on Valle Nevado and their new gondola check out this article by The Ski Channel - Chile Prepares For Big Winter.

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Britain: Forget The Floods And Get Ready To Shiver

Forget The Floods And Get Ready To Shiver

http://news.sky.com/home
May 02, 2012

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.

Sky weather presenter Nazaneen Ghaffar said: “It’s all thanks to a cold front slowly moving southwards across the UK on Friday. This will bring with it colder air into northern areas.

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Australia: Rain, hail, and snow drive state into an early winter

Rain, hail, and snow drive state into an early winter

http://www.theage.com.au
May 3, 2012

Winter’s official arrival may still be a month off but it won’t feel so far away today with rain, hail and snow set to fall on Victoria.

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NL: Severe damage to fruit cultivation after severe winter

NL: Severe damage to fruit cultivation after severe winter

http://www.freshplaza.com
12 April 2012

Fruit cultivation has suffered tens of millions of euro damage as a result of severe cold this Winter. Almost all over the Netherlands there is damage. The damage is most severe in Flevoland and North Holland, in the north of the country. Also parts of Utrecht and North Brabant further south have been hit hard. Pears have been especially damaged, but other fruit as well.

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Twice as many Happy Feet: Emperor penguin population much bigger than previously thought

Twice as many Happy Feet: Emperor penguin population much bigger than previously thought

http://www.3news.co.nz
13 Apr 2012

Twice as many emperor penguins live in Antarctica than was previously thought, a satellite mapping study has shown.

Scientists used Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite images to estimate the population of each penguin colony around the Antarctic coastline.

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Record Winter Snow in Anchorage

Record Winter Snow in Anchorage

http://blogs.woodtv.com
April 9th, 2012

Anchorage, Alaska has broken a 57-year old record for the snowiest winter in history.

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France’s Wheat Area to Slump to Nine-Year Low on Winter Kill

France’s Wheat Area to Slump to Nine-Year Low on Winter Kill

http://www.bloomberg.com
Apr 7, 2012

France’s soft-wheat growing area may fall to the lowest in nine years after freezing temperatures destroyed fields in the European Union’s largest grower of the grain, the government’s crop office reported.

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Australia: Wintry blast chills on after record cold across Victoria

Wintry blast chills on after record cold across Victoria

http://www.heraldsun.com.au
April 10, 2012

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a top of 17C, making it the fourth day in a row below the average April temperatures.

A bureau spokesman said early April would usually see maximum temperatures about 21C or 22C.

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April snowstorm hits Moscow

April snowstorm hits Moscow

http://www.dailystar.com.lb
April 05, 2012

…The snowstorm comes as a major test of patience for Muscovites who have endured an unusually cold and long winter lasting five months. Russians consider that spring begins on March 1…

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