Children perish in Peru big freeze

Children perish in Peru big freeze
Jul 26, 2010

Children aged under five have made up most of the hundreds of victims of a severe snap of cold weather sweeping southern Peru.
So far this year at least 409 people have died of pneumonia and illnesses triggered by the cold weather.

Most of the dead have been children younger than five years old and people aged over 60. Poor countryside communities living at more than 3,000m above sea level are the worst hit and doctors say malnutrition, extreme poverty and poor living conditions are another reason so many are dying.

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Record cold in South America causes loss of human life, cattle deaths and gas shortages

175 people killed in South America record cold spell
20 July 2010

…At least 175 people have died in the coldest winter in South America in recent years, officials in six affected countries…

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Thousands of cattle lost

…The polar wave that has trapped the Southern Cone of South America has caused an estimated one hundred deaths and killed thousands of cattle, according to the latest reports on Monday from Argentina, south of Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile and Bolivia…

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Argentine Industries Face Gas Shortages as Record Cold Spurs Demand

…Argentine industrial users such as Dow Chemical Co. are suffering gas shortages amid a record cold winter in the Latin American country where temperatures fell below those in the South Pole…


July in Norfolk was the coldest on record

July in Norfolk was the coldest on record
August 11, 2009

A July that saw many people trading sweaters for swimsuits will go down as the coldest on record.

The average temperature for the month, as recorded at the Delhi weather station (the most complete data recorder in the area), was 18 Celsius. That is almost three degrees off the normal of 20.9C for the month and the coolest July since records started in 1934. The previous record was 18.3C, which was set in 1965.

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Rain, cooler temps hit Delhi farms

Rain, cooler temps hit Delhi farms
August 6, 2009

Delhi and area farmers just can’t catch a break with July weather.

In 2007 there was a drought. July of last year was labeled the soggiest July on record and last month was the coldest.

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Coldest July on record throughout Midwest (except Cleveland)

Coldest July on record throughout Midwest (except Cleveland)
August 03, 2009

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Record or near-record cold swept much of the middle part of the nation in July — with some records being broken from the 1860s — but a late-month rally in Northeast Ohio left the area barely in the top 20 for coldest July on record.Other areas — from Cincinnati to Madison, Wisc. — broke cold records and even Ohio cities such as Akron, Toledo, Youngstown, Columbus and Dayton came close to their historic marks.

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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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FREMONT – Not since 1891 has July been so cool.

July on track to be record cool
July 25, 2009

FREMONT — Not since 1891 has July been so cool.


USA chills: 1077 Lowest max temps and 856 Low temps for week ending Tue 21 July

Cold and wet triggers $21.5 million in insurance payments to farmers

Too wet, chilly to seed
17 July 2009

Farmers get $21.5M in insurance payouts

Springtime flooding and cool, wet weather at planting time caused 420,000 acres of Manitoba farmland to go unseeded this year, triggering $21.5 million in insurance payments to farmers.

The provincial government is expected to announce today that grim economic hit from the bad weather.

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International Falls sets new record low

International Falls sets new record low
July 21, 2009

INTERNATIONAL FALLS – The temperature in “nation’s icebox” dropped to 37 degrees Sunday, enough to set the ninth record low of 2009. The previous record for July 19 was 43 degrees, set in 1958.


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