State of disaster declared in Bosnia due to heavy snowstorms and freezing temperatures

State of disaster declared in Bosnia
February 4, 2012

A state of emergency was declared in Sarajevo on Saturday due to heavy snowstorms and freezing temperatures that obstructed the traffic in the Bosnian capital over the recent days.
Schools and the university will be closed until Thursday, 9 February.

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Record cold weather kills two in Italy

Record cold weather kills two in Italy
February 2, 2012

ROME, February 2 (Xinhua) — A record Siberian cold current hit Italy, causing at least two deaths and disrupting transport, local media said on Thursday.

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Dozens killed as icy weather grips Japan

Dozens killed as icy weather grips Japan
February 2, 2012

Heavy snow that has blanketed northern Japan for weeks, triggering avalanches and affecting transport networks, has left at least 55 people dead.

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Turkey: Snowfall creates havoc in ‘white Istanbul’…coldest day in the last 33 years

Snowfall creates havoc in ‘white Istanbul’
January 31, 2012

Heavy snowfall paralyzed daily life in Turkey, especially in Istanbul, yesterday as the country’s biggest city experienced its coldest day in the last 33 years.


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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Japan: Record snowfall disrupts railway and highway travel, halting factories at Toyota Motor Corp. and other manufacturers

Snow snarls but looks to abate
Jan. 18, 2011

…Snowfall was seen in central Japan as well, forcing Toyota Motor Corp. to idle factories.

In the Chugoku region in the west and on the Sea of Japan coast Monday morning, snow piled as high as 195 cm in Kitahiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, 137 cm in Maniwa, Okayama Prefecture, 91 cm in Onan, Shimane Prefecture, and 253 cm in Daisen in neighboring Tottori Prefecture — all record highs in western Japan, the weather agency said…

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New Zealand: Coldest October in over 25 years

Coldest October in over 25 years
Nov 02, 2009

New Zealanders have just shivered through the coldest October in more than 25 years – not long after they enjoyed the warmest August on record, says a climate analyst.

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Earliest snow on record blankets Poconos, Penn State

Earliest snow on record blankets Poconos, Penn State
16 October 2009

…The snowfall hit three days before the previous record there, set on Oct. 18, 1901, when only one-tenth of an inch fell…


Austria gets record October snow

Austria gets record October snow
14 October 2009

…Forty centimetres of snow was recorded on Tuesday night near Salzburg. This was the most at this time of year for a quarter of a century…

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