Venice’s famous waterways ice over

Big freeze in Europe shows no signs of letting up as Venice’s famous waterways ice over
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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Finland in the deep freeze all this week

Finland in the deep freeze all this week
January 30, 2012

The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) predicts severe cold to continue until at least next weekend. Early Monday, a new cold record for this winter was set in Kuhmo, where the mercury plunged to -35.4 degrees Celsius.

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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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Arctic freeze and snow wreak havoc across the planet

Arctic freeze and snow wreak havoc across the planet
January 5, 2010

Arctic air and record snow falls gripped the northern hemisphere yesterday, inflicting hardship and havoc from China, across Russia to Western Europe and over the US plains.

There were few precedents for the global sweep of extreme cold and ice that killed dozens in India, paralysed life in Beijing and threatened the Florida orange crop. Chicagoans sheltered from a potentially killer freeze, Paris endured sunny Siberian cold, Italy dug itself out of snowdrifts and Poland counted at least 13 deaths in record low temperatures of about minus 25C (-13F).


‘Strange’ January weather surprises climatologist

‘Strange’ January weather surprises climatologist
January 29, 2009

…While last year’s record-breaking snowfalls across York Region and southern Ontario garnered the winter of 2007/08 the notorious name tag, ‘the season from hell,’ statistics from Environment Canada reveal that the winter of 2008/09 could be freezing and snowing us into the record books yet again…


Cold brings record heat, gas demand

Cold brings record heat, gas demand
January 17, 2009

When temperatures dip into the single-digits as they did Friday morning, people who work or live outside bear the brunt of it.

Workers for Huntsville Utilities, for example, were out in 9-degree weather early Friday, scrambling to fix power lines snapped by the deep freeze, temporarily leaving 2,000 people without power on the coldest morning here in five years.

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