Extreme Temperatures


Major snow storm dumps 33cm of snow in Brockville, Canada

Snow in Brockville
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A major winter storm that hit our region overnight had people stuck on the roads, the ditch and their driveways according to Brockville Police. The region also spent the day digging out from one of the largest December snowfalls on record.

Brockville Police say if you don't have to go out today, stay at home and off the roads.

"The amount of snow that fell is only realized as people are stuck at the end of their driveways. Good Samaritans can be found stopping to help and now their vehicles are hazards on the roadway. Stay at home if you can." said Inspector Scott Fraser today.

Fraser also said that there have been no major accidents that have been reported so far.


65 percent of USA covered by snow

And it looks like there's a snowy weekend ahead.
Snow Cover USA
This map from NOAA shows that 65 percent of the USA was covered by snow as of Thursday morning, December 27, 2012.

And it looks like there's a snowy weekend ahead, with snow for New York City, Boston and Philadelphia.

Snow is expected to spread from parts of the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley on Friday to portions of the Northeast on Saturday.

Source: The Weather Channel


Europeans freezing by the hundreds, as workers lose their jobs in mindless government attempt to make the weather colder

We truly live in an age of deep stupidity and insanity.
December 26, 2012 Cold Weather Across Europe, Asia Kills Hundreds

Cold weather in the past few days has sadly gone from severe to deadly. While unusually high snowfall has disrupted the travel plans of millions of Americans, freezing temperatures have taken the lives of hundreds of people from Central Europe to South Asia. The BBC reports that in Poland, 49 people have died; in Ukraine, 83; in Russia, 88; and in India, at least 93. The majority of those dead are the elderly and the homeless.
The EU believes that they control weather, and they also believe that they want to make it colder.


Heavy snowfall halts life in Gazar

Snowing In Gaza
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Heavy snowfall has halted life across Gazar city. Lower areas are covered with 1 ft while the upper areas are covered by snow up to 3 ft. The Gazar-Chitral Highway has been closed for last 4 days. There is shortage of eatables in the city.The traffic is closed in Phandar, shamran, Chasi and Tebr areas of tehsil Gopis. The shortage of eatables is rising day by day while the residents are facing difficulties in the supply of fuel. People have remained closed inside in houses due to chili cold after heavy snowfall.The temperature has fallen down till -10 Degree Centigrade in the upper areas.

Ice Cube

Record low temperatures hit Japanese cities

As Japan continues to deal with a persisting cold front, Christmas Day brought record low temperatures to as many as 44 locations, mostly in the northern region and on the island of Hokkaido. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned that cold temperatures would last throughout the week, with more heavy snowfall in the north and areas that face the Sea of Japan.

Tuesday saw temperatures setting a record low for the month of December, with Hokkaido's city of Furano reaching minus 28.4 degrees, the coldest ever recorded since monitoring began. Record lows were also made in Tokyo, at 6 degrees, and the prefectures of Tottori and Saitama with minus 8 degrees. Homes and offices in Japan very rarely have central heating systems, and windows are poorly insulated, making it sometimes difficult to keep warm in the winter. People instead rely on kerosene-powered space heaters, creating a high demand for oil. In areas where snowfall makes it difficult to drive, gasoline stations drive trucks around with tanks of fuel and long hoses, making deliveries so people don't even have to leave their homes.

The city of Monbetsu, also in Hokkaido, reported a meteorological phenomenon known as ice fog occurring on Tuesday. The meteorological agency says this takes place when the water vapors from the ocean rise and meet cold air on land to form thick, low-hanging clouds of very cold fog.

Snowflake Cold

China braces for cold snap

A fresh cold snap will hit most parts of China in the coming three days, according to the National Meteorological Center's forecast on Wednesday.

The cold snap is moving west to east. It will bring snow, strong winds and temperature drops of around 8 degrees Celsius to Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

Snow will hit most parts of Inner Mongolia autonomous region, North China and Northeast China.

Most areas south of the Yellow and Huaihe rivers will see precipitation.

Meanwhile, tropical storm Wukong (local name Quinta) landed in Leyte in the eastern Philippines around midnight on Tuesday and is moving northwest.

It is expected to enter the southern parts of the South China Sea between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Source: Xinhua

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U.S. winter storm Euclid dumps snow from coast to coast, another snowstorm to follow

© AP/Darron CummingsMotorists and pedestrians go past a mound of snow that workers piled up in downtown Indianapolis, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.
Winter Storm Euclid, by the time it departs New England Thursday night, will have deposited snow from California's Sierra Nevada Mountains to New England. Unfortunately, this occurred not only during the Christmas holiday, but also in the peak travel period after Christmas Day in the South, Midwest, and East.

After leaving behind up to six feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada on Saturday and Sunday, Euclid brought the Rockies a fresh blanket of snow on Christmas Eve.

Then, Euclid brought heavy snow to the South on Christmas Day, with up to a foot of snow in Arkansas and blizzard conditions reported in parts of Oklahoma and north Texas.

After dumping a swath of snow in parts of the Ohio Valley and eastern Great Lakes, Euclid is finishing up its long, snowy journey in the Northeast on Thursday.

Ice Cube

Cold snap in Nepal kills 17 in 10 days

Cold wave has killed at least 17 people across the Terai plains of Nepal in the past 10 days, reports from across the country said Wednesday.

As of today, seven individuals have died in Mahottari, five in Siraha, four in Rautahat and one in Bara districts since Dec. 15. The number of people visiting hospitals due to weather-related disease is increasing.

"Around 25 patients are visiting the hospital every day," a report said quoting Dr Prabin Jha of Rautahat district hospital as saying.

The districts where the deaths have been reported are some of the poorest Terai districts of Nepal. "Those people are dying who have no quilt or blanket to sleep with during the nights," Basanta Khatiwada, a Bara-based journalist told Xinhua.

"It would be better if some organizations come forward and distribute warm quilts and blankets to the poor," he added.


Cold snap in Northern India kills 25

© AFPHeavy fog has disrupted train services
At least 25 people have died in a cold snap sweeping across northern India, state-run broadcaster All India Radio has said.

The majority of deaths were in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana are among the other northern states badly hit.

Most deaths were among homeless and elderly people.

Heavy fog has disrupted flights and train services out of the capital, Delhi, and neighbouring states.

The capital Delhi is also affected by the cold spell, with temperatures dipping to 7C and fog disrupting flight schedules.

Dense fog has also affected train services and flights in Rajasthan, where temperatures fell to 3.8C.

An official from the India Meteorological Department said the cold weather would continue for a number of days.


Snowboarder and ski patroller killed in California avalanches brought on by near-record snowfall

A 49-year-old snowboarder was found dead in an avalanche of snow in the Lake Tahoe area Monday, officials said.
Because of deadly avalanches that killed a snowboarder and a ski patroller, the Sierra Avalanche Center issued a warning Tuesday about "considerable risk" of further slides. Two other skiers were injured in a separate avalanche.

Ski resorts, meanwhile, reported near-record snowfalls and brisk business.

The Avalanche Center advised skiers and hikers to choose their routes carefully, particularly on steep back-country terrain, said Marvin Boyd of the National Weather Service in Reno. He said the Sierra snowpack is weak and vulnerable to collapse after a snowfall of nearly 5 feet since Friday.

On Monday, the body of snowboarder Steven Mark Anderson, 49, a resident of Hirschdale near Truckee, was found by a Nevada County sheriff's search dog beneath 2 to 3 feet of snow at the Donner Ski Ranch.