Snow, hail, storms and fog hit as autumn weather kicks in across Australia

Snow, hail, storms and fog hit as autumn weather kicks in across Australia
April 09, 2012

SNOW, hail, storms and fog strike as autumn weather plays havoc with Easter weekend celebrations across the country.

While Perth was hit with unusual fog, snow and hail fell in Victoria today, the coldest day of the year so far.

Melbourne reached what is expected to be its maximum temperature of 16.8C just after 1pm – the lowest top since November 2.

Hail has been reported in several areas, including at the AFL blockbuster between Hawthorn and Geelong at the MCG.

The weather bureau said a chilly air blowing up from the south has kept temperatures below the April average of 21C.

Snow has fallen in several parts of the state with sub-zero temperatures in the Victorian Alps

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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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Police: winter cold kills 127 people in Poland

Police: winter cold kills 127 people in Poland
Dec 27, 2010

WARSAW, Poland – Police say 127 people have frozen to death so far this winter in Poland.

The national police said on its website Monday that eight people have died since Christmas Eve alone.


Now the Army moves in to clear away snow in coldest December for 100 years as fuel runs out at petrol stations in Scotland and East Anglia

Now the Army moves in to clear away snow in coldest December for 100 years as fuel runs out at petrol stations in Scotland and East Anglia
9th December 2010

The Army was called in today to help clear away ice and snow as Britain headed towards its coldest December for 100 years.

As temperatures plunged to -15c (5f) David Cameron ordered the military to step in and help the UK’s beleaguered local councils.

Florida: Fort Lauderdale breaks 169yrs old cold record

Fort Lauderdale breaks cold record for Dec. 7
December 7, 2010


South Floridians woke up Tuesday morning to temperatures hovering around the very low 40s that sometimes felt like the mid-30s because of the wind chill factor.

In Fort Lauderdale, a low temperature record of 42 degrees for Dec. 7 that had been in place for 169 years was broken, said Dan Gregoria, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Miami.

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December 5,2010

…The winter death toll is set to rise steeply as official figures show that nine elderly people died every hour because of cold-related illnesses last year. The number of deaths linked to cold over the four months of last ­winter reached nearly 28,000…

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Big chill breaks November temperature records

Big chill breaks November temperature records
28 November 2010

Last night saw November minimum temperature records fall across the country. Most notably both Wales and Northern Ireland recorded the coldest November night since records began. In Wales, temperatures fell to -18.0 °C at Llysdinam, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys. Northern Ireland recorded -9.5 °C at Loch Fea.

Scotland recorded minimum temperature of -15.3 °C at Loch Glascarnoch, whilst England recorded -13.5 °C at Topcliffe in North Yorkshire.

The UK’s lowest ever recorded temperature in November was -23.3 °C recorded in Braemar, in the Scottish Highlands, on 14 November 1919.


Record-breaking cold at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport this morning

Record-breaking cold at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport this morning
November 27, 2010

Almost all of the Austin area had freezing temperatures overnight into this morning and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport set a new record this morning when it reached 22 degrees there, according to Clay Anderson, a meteorologist with National Weather Service.

The old record for cold temperatures at ABIA on Nov. 27th was 28 degrees in 1975, Anderson said.

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Lapland: Again Record Cold

Again Record Cold

Once again, a new record-low temperature for this winter was recorded Friday evening in Lapland. According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute, the thermometer dipped to -34 degrees Celsius at Kevojärvi in the area of Utsjoki in the far north.

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Record cold plunges B.C. into deep freeze

Record cold plunges B.C. into deep freeze
November 22nd, 2010

A blast of Arctic air is barrelling down on the West Coast of B.C., challenging low temperature records that have stood for 25 years.

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