44 Die from Causes Linked to Mexico’s Cold Winter

44 Die from Causes Linked to Mexico’s Cold Winter

February 19, 2012

MEXICO – The current winter season has left 44 people dead in Mexico from causes linked to the low temperatures such as hypothermia, carbon monoxide poisoning and burns, the Health Secretariat said Saturday.

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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

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: 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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Cold Wave Blamed for 5 Deaths in Argentina, Uruguay

Cold Wave Blamed for 5 Deaths in Argentina, Uruguay

July 17,2010

BUENOS AIRES – The cold wave affecting the Southern Cone of Latin America has killed at least five people and forced the closure of major highways, authorities in Argentina and Uruguay said Thursday.

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‘Polar frost’ leaves 40 dead in Argentina

‘Polar frost’ leaves 40 dead in Argentina


MOSCOW, July 27 (RIA Novosti) – Severe cold weather that has gripped central and southern Argentina for two weeks has already killed about 40 people, the Infobae news website reported on Monday.

According to Argentinean media, “a wave of polar frost” came to Argentina last week and caused “a sensational drop in the temperature to minus 16 degrees Celsius.” The average winter temperature in Argentina is about 10 degrees Celsius, ranging from 20 C in the north to 1 C in the south.

Compounding the cold, several southern regions saw heavy snowfalls, including in the south of Buenos Aires province, where there was 40 centimeters of snow for the first time in 50 years.

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250 Children die in harsh Peru winter as freezing temperatures arrived almost three months earlier than usual

Children die in harsh Peru winter

12 July 2009

Almost 250 children under the age of five have died in a wave of intensely cold weather in Peru.

Children die from pneumonia and other respiratory infections every year during the winter months particularly in Peru’s southern Andes.

But this year freezing temperatures arrived almost three months earlier than usual.

Experts blame climate change for the early arrival of intense cold which began in March.

Winter in the region does not usually begin until June.

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Snow and freezing weather threaten to shut down Britain

Snow and freezing weather threaten to shut down Britain

01 Feb 2009

Arctic blizzards are set to cause a national shutdown on Monday as forecasters warn of the most widespread snowfall for almost 20 years.

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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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