Germany Faces Coldest March Since 1883

Germany Faces Coldest March Since 1883
March 28, 2013

Complaining about the weather has reached epidemic proportions in northern Germany this “spring.” And with good reason. With Easter just around the corner, meteorologists are telling us this could end up being the coldest March in Berlin and its surroundings since records began in the 1880s.

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Germany: Coldest Start to June in 20 Years

Record-low temperatures cause sauerkraut disaster in Germany

Record-low temperatures cause sauerkraut disaster in Germany
February 22, 2012

The cold is doing more than snapping temperature records—it’s also playing havoc with daily life. Last week, drivers on the autobahn near Frankfurt were stuck in a 10-km long traffic jam when a truck carrying sauerkraut spilled its load after being involved in a multi-vehicle accident. The pickled cabbage froze instantly and formed such a bond with the highway surface that it took four hours for emergency workers to scrape away the mess.

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Germany: Hamburg lake draws 100,000 skating fans

Hamburg lake draws 100,000 skating fans
February 11, 2012

Some 100,000 skating fans were celebrating winter Saturday afternoon in Hamburg with an ice party on the outer Alster, one of two artificial lakes running through the city.

The festivities started Friday and run through Sunday. It’s being billed as Germany’s largest winter party and occurs when the river freezes over sufficiently to support a crowd.

The last outer Alster festival was 15 years ago. Weeks of below freezing temperature have made this year’s party possible.

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Germany in coldest December in 40 years

Germany in coldest December in 40 years
December 31, 2010

Germany has experienced the coldest December in more than 40 years, the German Weather Service (DWD) said Thursday.

The average temperature in December was 4.3 degrees below the past records on average, the DWD said. People have never seen such a freezing December since 1969.

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Berlin sees most snow in December since 1900s

Berlin sees most snow in December since 1900s

BERLIN, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) — German capital Berlin has experienced more snow this month than any other December of past 110 years, as more bitter cold is expected in the country’s east, the German Weather Service (DWD) said Tuesday.

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Berlin faces record cold start to December

Berlin faces record cold start to December
1 Dec 10

Berlin is set for the coldest start to December on record, the German Weather Service (DWD) said Wednesday, as freezing temperatures and snow continued to cause transport chaos across the country.

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All-time October low recorded in Bavaria

All-time October low recorded in Bavaria
20 Oct 09

Meteorologists on Tuesday morning recorded the lowest ever October temperature in Germany, as the mercury dipped to a chilly -24.3 degrees Celsius in Bavaria’s Berchtesgaden national park.

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Europe shivers at record low temperatures

Europe shivers at record low temperatures
08 January 2009

Temperatures plunged to record lows in Germany and heavy snow forced normally sunny Marseille to close its international airport as freezing winter weather gripped much of Europe on Wednesday.

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Germany gripped by third day of record cold

Germany gripped by third day of record cold
8 Jan 09

Germany marked record low temperatures for the third day in a row on Thursday, with meteorologists measuring a frosty -33.4 degrees Celsius (-28 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Bavarian Alps in the early morning hours.

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