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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Freeze Kills Dozens In Eastern Europe

Freeze Kills Dozens In Eastern Europe
January 31, 2012

Heavy snow and a severe cold snap are reported to have killed dozens of people across Eastern Europe.

Ukraine’s Emergency Situations Ministry said 18 people have died of hypothermia in recent days, and nearly 500 people have sought medical help for frostbite and hypothermia.

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One Killed, Many Stranded in Heavy Snow in Eastern Europe

One Killed, Many Stranded in Heavy Snow in Eastern Europe
January 26, 2012

Parts of eastern and central Europe were hit hard by blizzards and frigid temperatures for a second day Thursday, which killed at least one person, and left many trapped in vehicles.

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Frigid weather extends its reach over U.S.

Frigid weather extends its reach over U.S.
January 16, 2009

“Cold enough for you?” was no longer a funny smart-aleck question to ask many Americans on Friday.

A bank’s sign in Plainville, Massachusetts, displays the temperature there on Friday.

There was little humor to be found in the rawest weather for years in many parts of the nation.

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Blistering cold temperatures hit Midwest

Blistering cold temperatures hit Midwest
January 13, 2009

Blistering temperatures and winds battered parts of the upper Midwest on Tuesday, delivering to some states the coldest weather in decades.

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Blizzards could blight Barack Obama’s inauguration

Blizzards could blight Barack Obama’s inauguration
January 12, 2009

A STEEP temperature drop, a blizzard and a downpour could assail the millions expected to attend Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration on January 20, officials said.

“Just given a sunny pleasant 50-degree day, just having that many people around town will be a problem, so any sort of weather issue on top of that is only going to exacerbate that,” warned Christopher Strong, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

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Dangerously Cold Weather to Impact Wisconsin Next Week

Dangerously Cold Weather to Impact Wisconsin Next Week
January 9, 2009

From Wisconsin Emergency Management:

Wisconsin will be under a deep arctic freeze next week. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a combination of brisk winds and cold temperatures will result in dangerous wind chill values between 20 and 30 below zero or colder. So far this winter, at least two deaths in Wisconsin are attributed to the bitter cold.

Meteorologists with the NWS say the cold snap will begin Tuesday morning with temperatures in the single digits in the south and 10-15 below in the north with wind chills of 15-30 below. The arctic air will remain in the state for at least 4 to 5 days. Some areas in northwestern Wisconsin could see wind chills reaching 40 below zero. This is expected to be the coldest weather in the last 15 years.

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