Australian Outback – coldest May day in 24 years

Cold spells grips outback

http://www.weatherzone.com.au
May 29, 2009

Parts of outback Australia are shivering through a severe cold spell with daytime temperatures barely reaching 10 degrees on Friday for the second day in a row.

Ernabella in northern SA reached a high of just 10 degrees on Thursday, their coldest day in two years and coldest May day in over 10 years. Tourists visiting Ulura may have been ill prepared for a high of just 13 degrees, the Rock’s coldest day in two years and coldest May day in 24 years.

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Heavy losses as sheep, cattle ranchers slog through blizzards, mud, chilly weather

Heavy losses as sheep, cattle ranchers slog through blizzards, mud, chilly weather

http://www.chicagotribune.com
April 29, 2009

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Snowy, soggy, chilly weather has taken a severe toll on sheep and cattle across the northern Great Plains this spring.

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Denver: Spring snow welcomed at ski areas

Spring snow shuts down 80-mile stretch of I-70

http://www.oregonlive.com
17 April 2009

The storm was welcomed at ski areas, though, where the economic downturn has reduced bookings more than 8 percent from last year at some resorts.

On Friday, the slopes were packed with late-season skiers and snowboarders taking their final runs of the season most resorts close Sunday.

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Cold snap causes iguanas to fall from trees in Naples

Cold snap causes iguanas to fall from trees in Naples

http://www.news-press.com
17 January, 2009

NAPLES — The chilly weather in southern Florida this week was cold enough to force some iguanas to fall from trees.

Experts say the cold-blooded reptiles go into a deep sleep when the temperature falls into the 40s. Their bodies basically shut off and they lose their grip on the tree.

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