Unusual Cold Threatens Russian Fruit Crop

Unusual Cold Threatens Russian Fruit Crop

http://www.rferl.org
February 12, 2012

Russian agricultural officials say the abnormally cold temperatures are certain to have an adverse effect on this year’s harvest.

In Saratov Kray, where temperatures have dropped to as low as -35 Celsius, First Deputy Minister of Agriculture Anatoly Kutsenko said only about half of the country’s grapevines are sheltered by protective earthen barriers.

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Venice’s famous waterways ice over

Big freeze in Europe shows no signs of letting up as Venice’s famous waterways ice over

http://www.dailymail.co.uk
February 7, 2012

The big freeze shows no sign of letting up in Europe as Venice’s famed waterways fell victim to sub zero temperatures this morning.

Water buses were stranded in some of the Italian city’s canals after they froze solid in temperatures as low as -10C.

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Turkey Day was a record-breaking chiller

Holiday Monday was coldest on record

http://www.kelowna.com
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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New Zealand: Third month in a row with below average temperatures

National Climate – July 2009: The cold continued

http://www.scoop.co.nz
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

http://www.thenews-messenger.com
July 25, 2009

FREMONT — Not since 1891 has July been so cool.

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Lynchburg breaks 84-year cold record

March 4, 2009

roanoke,va – Lynchburg broke an 84-year record Tuesday morning, posting the first single-digit temperature for that date since records have been kept.

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Will the Global Warming protest in Washington, D.C. be canceled because of snow?

Will the Global Warming protest in Washington, D.C. be canceled because of snow?

http://www.tampabays10.com
Mar 1, 2009

One area that appears to be in store for a significant snowfall is Washington, D.C. where a massive global warming protest is planned for Monday. It is being billed as one of the largest ever global warming protests in the U.S. Mother nature will not make it easy as Winter Storm Warnings are posted for the area and snow accumulations could reach as high as 6-8″ with locally higher amounts south and east of the nations capitol.

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