Record Cold Expected in Alaska

Record Cold Expected in Alaska
November 14, 2009

Record cold will grip interior Alaska this week. Low temperatures may dip as much as 50 degrees below zero.

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U.S. wraps up record summer lows

U.S. wraps up record summer lows
September 11, 2009

The USA’s summer was cooler than average in 2009, for only the second time this decade, according to data released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Several Midwest states — including Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and South Dakota— recorded one of their 10 coldest summers on record. Northwestern Pennsylvania recorded its coldest summer ever. Climate records date to 1895.

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Australia: Cold air brings a bone chilling morning

Cold air replaces warmth in southeast
August 8, 2009

…In New South Wales, minimums tended four to eight degrees below average across the southern inland in particular. Goulburn Airport fell to minus seven, eight below average and their coldest August night in six years. Thredbo’s minus nine, six below average, was their coldest in a month.

In Victoria, the inland froze as the mercury fell to seven below average. Mildura hit minus one, their coldest August night in 10 years. Tatura’s minus three, their coldest in 12 years for August, was remarkable after an unusually warm 11 degrees the previous night.

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New Zealand: Third month in a row with below average temperatures

National Climate – July 2009: The cold continued
Monday, 3 August 2009

…It was the third month in a row with below average temperatures over much of the country – although the cold temperatures in July were not as unusual as those in May or June. Well below average temperatures for July (between 1.2 and 2.0 °C lower than normal) were recorded in North Otago, alpine areas of Canterbury and Westland, and Waiouru. Most other regions around the country experienced below average July temperatures (between 0.5 and 1.0 °C lower than normal), except for near average temperatures at either end of the country (in the southwest of the South Island and the north of the North Island). The national average temperature of 7.3°C was 0.4°C below the long-term average for July…

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New York City on track for its second coolest July on record

New York City on track for its second coolest July on record
July 20, 2009

If you have not felt the summer heat yet, there is good reason. This month is on track to be the second coolest July on record in New York City since 1869.

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Canada: Summer’s wacky cold weather

Cold waters, brave souls
The Observer, July 21, 2009

This summer’s wacky weather is keeping residents out of the area’s frigid waters.

“There’s hardly anyone here, most days,” said Michael Raiger, a lifeguard at Canatara Beach. “People just aren’t going in the water; and if they do, they’re not in there for long.”

Environment Canada pegged southern Lake Huron at a cool, 64 degrees, Tuesday. This time last year, the temperature was nearly 72 degrees.

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CHICAGO: July so far the second coldest in history

July One Of Coldest On Record In Chicago
Jul 17, 2009

Summer has been elusive in Chicago–and July is so far the second coldest in history.

The average temperature so far this month has been 77.8 degrees–far off the average of mid-80s for this time of year. The coldest July ever was in 1967 when the average temperature was 76.5 degrees.

Another rarity for July in Chicago: We have failed to reach 90 degrees at any time. Two days have had highs only in the mid-60s.


Tasmania as cold as ice: Temperatures plummet eight below average

Tasmania as cold as ice
July 8, 2009

Bitterly cold weather has been gripping Tasmania as temperatures plummet as much as eight below average.

Widespread frost has affected much of the state in the last few mornings and has been severe in central and eastern parts. Liawenee has had minimum temperatures of minus seven degrees in the last two days, six degrees below average.

Some valley locations, such as Bushy Park and Ouse, which dipped to minus four on Wednesday morning, failed to get within seven degrees of the average maximum. Bushy Park only reached three degrees and Ouse four. Fog and a lack of wind were the main culprits, hampering any warmth from the sun. For Bushy park this is likely to be its coldest day in more than two years and coldest July day in at least eight years.

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New Zealand: June temperatures well below average

June temperatures well below average – Niwa
Jul 02, 2009

Temperatures were well below average during June, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa) climate summary says.

Extremely low temperatures were recorded in the Waikato, Taumarunui, Taupo, southern Hawke’s Bay, Central Otago, the Kaikoura Coast, and some alpine areas of the South Island.

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The Climate In May: Cold!
Tuesday, 2 June 2009, 2:23 pm


The national average temperature of 9.0 °C for May 2009 was 1.6 °C below average for this time of the year. Temperatures were below average (by between 2.0 and 2.5 °C) over most of the South Island, lower parts of the North Island, King Country, Waikato, Auckland and parts of Northland. Most other locations experienced well below average temperatures (between 1.2 and 2.0 °C lower than normal). Record low May maximum or minimum temperatures were recorded in multiple locations throughout the country.

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