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.
February 8, 2012
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January 28, 2012
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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.
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.
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.
February 8, 2010
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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.
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)
January 6, 2010
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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
August 2, 2009
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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.
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.