Vegie price soars with cold spell

Vegie price soars with cold spell
25th August 2012

COLD weather has caused vegetable prices to skyrocket and some crops have reached “one-in-10-year” heights.
The booming prices have provided some much-needed relief to vegetable farmers across the Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim.

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Skiers and snowboarders rejoice as Gore Effect hits Australia!

Al Gore praises inspirational Australia

Canberra Times
August 21, 2012

…Labelling Australia one of the “canaries in the coalmine” for the effects of global warming, Mr Gore told a breakfast launch in Canberra of a new Climate Commission report there was much cause for optimism about global efforts to solve the problem…

Snowy businesses gear up for bumper week

August 20, 2012

Business operators in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains are gearing up for the biggest week of the season after the best snowfalls in nearly 10 years

Snow flurries as state hit by cold blast
August 18, 2012

SKIERS and snowboarders were last night rejoicing – Thredbo reported more than 60cm of new snow since Thursday afternoon.

Snow flurries were also recorded across much of inland NSW, including Canberra, Katoomba and Oberon as the cold front moved north.

The Great Western Highway between Bathurst and Mount Lambie was closed in both directions earlier this morning due to alpine conditions.

Strong winds also battered Sydney yesterday as another cold front rolled across the state, sending temperatures plunging, cutting power supplies and bringing down trees…

Bureau of Meteorology says Sydney set for a cold, cold, weekend

Bureau of Meteorology says Sydney set for a cold, cold, weekend
August 10, 2012

…But the cold snap is not all bad news, producing the heaviest snowfalls so far this winter over the southern ranges.

“Fresh snow over the past two days has averaged around 20cm across downhill ski resorts, the heaviest snowfall in over a month,” The Weather Channel’s senior meteorologist Tom Saunders said.

“The higher slopes of Perisher have received the most snow with around 50cm but lower resorts and slopes have only picked up about 10cm.”

Perisher Resort recorded its highest snow depth reading since 2004…

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Australia: Coldest August morning in 12 years

Freezing morning in NSW as ice closes roads
August 2, 2012

Parts of New South Wales endured the coldest August morning in 12 years as fog and frost descended on the state.

The Central West Slopes and Plains had their lowest August temperatures since 2000 this morning, Weatherzone meteorologist Ben Domensino said.

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Central Australia’s frostiest winter in a decade

Central Australia’s frostiest winter in a decade
July 19, 2012

Much of central Australia is experiencing an unusually frosty winter, the frostiest in more than a decade in some parts and there’s much more to come.

Alice Springs has chilled to zero-degrees or below 24 times this winter so far, 12 times more than the winter average, Brett Dutschke of Weatherzone reports. This is the highest number since 2002, when there were 36.

Leigh Creek, in South Australia’s far north, has dipped to zero or below 10 times so far, the most in at least 30 years. This beats the previous winter record of nine, set in 1997.

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Brutal Bering Sea ice blocking Arctic supply ships

Brutal Bering Sea ice blocking Arctic supply ships
Jul 12, 2012

Brutal sea ice conditions that northwest Alaska battled all winter haven’t receded in parts of northern Canada. Two resupply ships are stuck waiting at the mouth of Frobisher Bay in Iqaluit because of tough ice conditions.

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Australia: Melbourne shivers through coldest morning in four years

Melbourne shivers through coldest morning in four years
July 7, 2012

Melbourne endured its coldest morning in four years today, with the mercury dipping to just 2.3 degrees at 6.42am.

It was a chilly start to the day even for July, which is Melbourne’s coldest month. The usual mean minimum temperature is just six degrees.

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Tasmania: Winter off to (record) freezing start

Winter off to freezing start
July 04, 2012

TASMANIA shivered through a cold first month of winter, with lower-than-usual night-time temperatures recorded in the South and Liawenee posting its coldest June day in almost 30 years.

Temperatures in some areas fell to almost 10 degrees below average between June 20 and June 28.

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Cold snap chills summer in Lapland

Cold snap chills summer in Lapland
29 June 2012

Lapland has been blanketed in snow over the past couple of days, as a low pressure zone dumped sleet and snow in the north.

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Orlando, Daytona Beach reach record-low temperatures

Orlando, Daytona Beach reach record-low temperatures
June 28, 2012

Record low temperatures were shattered in Orlando and Daytona Beach overnight after a cool front moved through the area.

According to the National Weather Service in Melbourne the temperature dipped to 64 degrees at Orlando International Airport, shattering the previous record of 66 set in 1920.

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