Blizzards, freezing rain hit north China

Blizzards, freezing rain hit north China

BEIJING, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) — Beijing authorities released a citywide orange alert and regional red alert concerning blizzards early on Sunday morning as a cold spell swept across northern China.

China has a four-tier color-coded snow warning system: red, orange, yellow and blue, red being the most serious.

By 10 a.m. on Sunday, the capital had received an average daily precipitation of over 58 mm, a post-1951 record for the city during China’s Nov.-March winter period, according to the Beijing Meteorological Center.

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Record Low Temperatures in North China

Record Low Temperatures in North China
February 6, 2012

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.

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One Killed, Many Stranded in Heavy Snow in Eastern Europe

One Killed, Many Stranded in Heavy Snow in Eastern Europe
January 26, 2012

Parts of eastern and central Europe were hit hard by blizzards and frigid temperatures for a second day Thursday, which killed at least one person, and left many trapped in vehicles.

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Once in a lifetime snow storm hits New Zealand

‘Once in a lifetime’ snow storm hits New Zealand
15 Aug 2011

A “once in a lifetime” polar blast of snow, sleet and gales has blocked roads, grounded flights and cut power across New Zealand.

Blizzards lashing the South Island moved on to the more populated North Island, with falls in central Wellington and southern suburbs of Auckland where snow had not been seen since the mid-1970s.

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Winter storm cripples two-thirds of U.S.

Winter storm cripples two-thirds of U.S.
February 3, 2011

Drifting snow and icy winds brought even the hardiest Midwesterners to their knees Wednesday as two-thirds of the nation reeled from what the National Weather Service described as a storm of “historic proportions.”

Dubbed the “Blizzard of Oz” in Kansas, the storm coursed its way through the Midwest and Plains states — collapsing roofs, forcing highway and school closures, leaving tens of thousands without power and breaking snowfall and low-temperature records.

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Snowmageddon: how America is battling a real cold war

Snowmageddon: how America is battling a real cold war
February 8, 2010

The biggest winter snow storm since the 1920s paralysed several eastern US states at the weekend, closing airports and stopping traffic and leaving more than 200,000 households and businesses without power.

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Army rescues 1,000 drivers stranded in cars for 12 HOURS as UK is paralysed by heaviest snowfalls in 30 years (with more on its way)

Ice-bound Britain is paralysed by the biggest snowfall for years . . . and grit and gas supplies are already running low
6th January 2010

● Army drafted in to rescue 1,000 stranded motorists

● Boy, 6, fighting for his life after falling into icy garden pond

● Councils warn they have little more than a day’s grit supply

● Panic buying of salt, shovels, thermal underwear – and sledges

● Driver was treated for shock after his car skidded on to a level crossing

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Record low blows into Siouxland

Record low blows into Siouxland
January 2, 2010

As if the snow piled up from two blizzards in a month wasn’t enough, now Siouxlanders are likely waking up to record-breaking cold.

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Falkland Islands: Antarctic air flow brings record snow fall

Falkland Islands: Antarctic air flow brings record snow fall
August 1st 2009

ALTHOUGH the Falklands can expect cold weather at this time of year, heavy snow which fell over the past week was a record for recent years.

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More blizzards on the way as ice and snow send casualty figures soaring

More blizzards on the way as ice and snow send casualty figures soaring
04 December 2008

ANOTHER blast of Arctic-like weather is predicted for Scotland today, with blizzards and sub-zero temperatures expected to close schools and disrupt travel.

The Met Office warned there was a high risk of severe weather affecting parts of Scotland and northern England. Heavy and persistent snow is forecast, with up to 5cm in low-lying areas and up to 20cm on higher ground.

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