New Mexico: Winter weather destroys this year’s apple crop

Winter weather destroys this year’s apple crop

It’s hard times for New Mexico’s most famous apple orchard – bad winter weather has almost completely destroyed this year’s crop at Dixon’s Apples, near Cochiti Lake.

Growers blame the terrible deep freeze cold snap of early February for strangling the crop before it even blossomed. Dixon’s has only about 5 percent of its usual crop this spring. Old Man Winter gobbled up the other 95 percent.

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New Zealand: Mercury plunges to record lows

Mercury plunges to record lows
Jul 14, 2010

An extreme cold snap has broken temperature records and produced what are likely to be the country’s coldest nights this year.

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research said the past few days had seen some of the lowest temperatures on record.

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Extreme cold kills coral; 1st time since ’70s

Cold kills coral; 1st time since ’70s
January 27, 2010

Conservation groups assess damage, fear long-term effects

Coral bleaching is a condition often associated with the summer doldrums, but extreme cold weather, like what the Florida Keys experienced earlier this month, also can cause coral to bleach and die.

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Britain facing one of the coldest winters in 100 years, experts predict

Britain facing one of the coldest winters in 100 years, experts predict
02 Jan 2010

They predicted no let up in the freezing snap until at least mid-January, with snow, ice and severe frosts dominating.

And the likelihood is that the second half of the month will be even colder.

Weather patterns were more like those in the late 1970s, experts said, while Met Office figures released on Monday are expected to show that the country is experiencing the coldest winter for up to 25 years.

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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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Subfreezing weather batters Europe, causing deaths and travel havoc

Subfreezing weather batters Europe, causing deaths and travel havoc
December 20, 2009

WARSAW, Poland – Snowstorms and subfreezing temperatures have battered Europe, killing 29 people in Poland alone and wreaking havoc on air, train and car travellers from the Nordics to Italy on the last weekend before Christmas.


Brrr! Record cold for the North Olympic Peninsula

Brrr! Record cold for the North Olympic Peninsula
December 09. 2009

The cold snap that gripped the North Olympic Peninsula in its icy claws this week set several records for low temperatures in Clallam County.

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All-time October low recorded in Bavaria

All-time October low recorded in Bavaria
20 Oct 09

Meteorologists on Tuesday morning recorded the lowest ever October temperature in Germany, as the mercury dipped to a chilly -24.3 degrees Celsius in Bavaria’s Berchtesgaden national park.

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Turkey Day was a record-breaking chiller

Holiday Monday was coldest on record
October 16th, 2009

Turkey Day was a record-breaking chiller, according to Environment Canada.

Meteorologist Doug Lundquist says last weekend’s cold temperatures, thanks to clear skies and a northerly flow from the Northwest Territories, were some of the coldest on record.

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European cold snap kills four in Poland

European cold snap kills four in Poland
October 16, 2009

A cold snap with unseasonable early snow storms killed at least four Poles, cut off power and heating to hundreds of thousands and caused traffic chaos across central Europe, media reported.

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