France’s Wheat Area to Slump to Nine-Year Low on Winter Kill

France’s Wheat Area to Slump to Nine-Year Low on Winter Kill

http://www.bloomberg.com
Apr 7, 2012

France’s soft-wheat growing area may fall to the lowest in nine years after freezing temperatures destroyed fields in the European Union’s largest grower of the grain, the government’s crop office reported.

Read more here

Advertisements

6 Nations: France-Ireland postponed due to cold

6 Nations: France-Ireland postponed due to cold

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com
February 11, 2012

SAINT-DENIS, France – The referee’s decision to postpone France’s Six Nations match against Ireland because the field was frozen on Saturday angered the French Rugby Federation president Pierre Camou.

Read more here

Most Snow Since 1966 In Paradiski, France

Most Snow Since 1966 In Paradiski

http://en.skiinfo.com
February 2, 2012

At 1600m in Paradiski the snow depth is at 175cm (just under six feet) and near the yop of the slopes at 3000m it’s at 3.4 metres – more than 11 feet.

“Snowfalls of this magnitude haven’t been seen since 1966,” said a resort statement.

Read more here

Subfreezing weather batters Europe, causing deaths and travel havoc

Subfreezing weather batters Europe, causing deaths and travel havoc

http://cnews.canoe.ca
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.

Source

Fresh snow on four continents

Fresh snow on four continents

http://www.snowboardclub.co.uk
30 September 2009

– Fresh snow in Europe.
– Fresh snow in New Zealand as season winds down.
– Fresh snow in Australia leads some resorts to extend season.
– Fresh snow for Whistler as Olympic season draws near.
– Fresh snow in Chile and Argentina

Read more here

Winter 08/09 – Officially a Record Breaker

Winter 08/09 – Officially a Record Breaker

http://www.chamberyflights.co.uk
June 10th, 2009

…The prevailing cold sets winter 08/09 apart from the two preceding winters. It wasn’t remarkably cold but temperatures remained largely below average from December through to the end of February. The cold meant the snow base was preserved until the very end of the season and that conditions were excellent even at mid-mountain level. Record breaking snow depths were recorded all season, particularly in  resorts on the Franco-Italian border such as Isola and Montgenevre…

Read more here

Icy blast from Siberia set to bring snow and give Britain its coldest winter for 13 years

Icy blast from Siberia set to bring snow and give Britain its coldest winter for 13 years

http://www.dailymail.co.uk
29th January 2009

Freezing weather is on the way from Russia – putting Britain on course for its coldest winter in 13 years.

The chill will sweep in from the east at the start of next week, bringing freezing daytime temperatures and snow.

Read more here

Madrid airport closed as Europe seized by frigid weather

Madrid airport closed as Europe seized by frigid weather

http://www.watoday.com.au
January 10, 2009

A rare, heavy snowfall in central Spain closed Madrid’s airport and paralysed traffic in the city and several German rivers were frozen over as much of Europe remained in the grip of Siberian conditions on Friday.

The bitter cold which has embraced the much of the continent since the end of last year comes amid Russian gas cuts to several European countries.

But not everyone was unhappy about the cold snap, as people in the Netherlands rediscovered the pleasures of skating along the iced-over canals.

Read more here

Eiffel Tower Closed, Record Snow and Low Temperatures in France

Eiffel Tower Closed, Record Snow and Low Temperatures in France

http://www.matrixnewsnetwork.com
08 January 2009

A winter storm forced the closure of an icy Eiffel Tower in Paris and temperatures could plunge in the north and northeast, forecasters said. The cold snap could last until the middle of the month in much of the country.

Source

The day the sea froze (and the cold shut down an ice cream factory)

The day the sea froze (and the cold shut down an ice cream factory)

http://www.mirror.co.uk
8/01/2009

It’s not often you can take your dogs for a walk on the sea…

But things got so cold yesterday that this stretch of coastline at Sandbanks in Poole, Dorset, froze over as the big chill refused to loosen its grip on Britain.

Locals said it was the first time it had happened since 1963, although there was a partial freezing of the sea in 1991.

Temperatures plummet to almost – 12 in some parts of the country making it chillier than Iceland and Greenland, and bringing with it the usual chaos on roads as cars crashed on the ice or broke down.

And the freezing weather claimed its oddest victim yet when an factory in Dartmoor, Devon, had to stop making ice cream – because it was too cold.

Read more here

Next Page »