Giro d’Italia stage cancelled due to snow

Giro d’Italia stage cancelled due to snow

http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au
Fri May 24 2013

Any hope that Cadel Evans had of reeling in Giro d’Italia race leader Vincenzo Nibali have dwindled further after Friday’s 19th stage was cancelled due to snow along the route.
The Australian sits just over four minutes behind the 28-year-old Italian following Thursday’s time trial.
The 19th stage in the 21-leg race had already been altered because of avalanche threats and sub-zero temperatures.
Organisers say there are “adverse weather conditions and, in particular, snow on the stage route in its entirety.”
With snow and ice predicted, the Gavia and Stelvio passes were cut from the route.

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Record cold continues in Interior Alaska

Record cold continues in Interior Alaska

http://www.newsminer.com
May 15, 2013

FAIRBANKS — More cold temperature records fell at several locations around the Interior on Tuesday morning, though not in Fairbanks, and more may fall today as the result of a cold air mass that is holding spring hostage in much of the state.

Eielson Air Force Base recorded a temperature of 22 degrees Tuesday morning, breaking the record of 26 set in 1954. The College Observatory at the University of Alaska Fairbanks had a low temperature of 21 degrees, which broke the old mark of 24 set in 1964.

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Rare Spring Snow Cancels Bentonville First Friday

Rare Spring Snow Cancels Bentonville First Friday

http://5newsonline.com
May 3, 2013

The Bentonville First Friday Event on May 3 has been cancelled due to a rare and historic spring snow event.

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Friday’s Spring Snow Breaks Old Record in Mpls

Friday’s Spring Snow Breaks Old Record in Mpls

http://www.kaaltv.com
3 May 2013

Parts of the East Metro and southern Minnesota were hit with snow Friday, breaking a past record.

The 0.5 inch of snow that fell in Minneapolis was an official record. It broke the old record of 0.2 inches set back in 1954.

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Sweden, Finland in grip of lingering ice on the Baltic Sea; 5 icebreakers deployed

Sweden, Finland in grip of lingering ice on the Baltic Sea; 5 icebreakers deployed

www.alaskadispatch.com
April 5, 2013

Never before has so much ice built up so late in the year on the Baltic Sea and in Gulf of Bothnia between Sweden and Finland — and records have been kept for 50 years, according to Swedish news agency TT.

“We have never seen anything like this,” says icebreaking manager Ulf Gulldne, to the Swedish newspaper Örnsköldsviks Allehanda. A stubborn area of high pressure camped over Scandinavia has contributed to freezing temperatures late in the winter and to the new record.

On March 29, some 176,000 square kilometers of the Baltic were covered by ice. The previous record came in 2008, when just 49,000 square kilometers of sea ice were recorded as late as March 25.

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South Africa – Frost will see vegetable prices rocket- so much for global warming

South Africa – Frost will see vegetable prices rocket- so much for global warming

http://www.meattradenewsdaily.co.uk
15 Jul 2010

The severe cold and frost that hit Limpopo could prove very costly to vegetable farmers in those areas.

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India Meteorological Department: “It could turn out to be the coldest Calcutta winter ever.”

It’s 11.4 degrees and dipping

http://www.telegraphindia.com
December 28, 2009

Calcutta is galloping towards the 10-degree mark with the Celsius on Sunday dipping to a decade’s December low of 11.4 degrees.

The minimum temperature touching three degrees below normal, the weatherman was eyeing the coveted cold reading “within 48 hours”.

An official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Delhi said: “It looked a little uncertain on Saturday, but Sunday’s further fall seems to have sealed the deal, with the minimum temperature likely to be around 10 degrees Celsius by Wednesday. It could turn out to be the coldest Calcutta winter ever.”

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Unusually cold weather blamed for boar boom

Homes, cold blamed for boar boom

http://www.thestandard.com.hk
February 06, 2009

The encroachment of housing developments on the countryside and the unusually cold weather have been blamed for the increasing number of wild animals straying into populated areas over the past three years.

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