Nearly three-quarters of the U.S. is snow-covered, and there’s still more than a month to go before spring. Data from the National Weather Service shows only three states are without snow: Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.
Several states that don’t usually see much snow are nearly covered. Southern states, like Texas and Oklahoma, have been especially hit hard this winter, with record-breaking cold, snow, ice and widespread power outages.
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Heavy snow and icy winds blasted Spain as temperatures plumetted to -34.1C, the lowest ever recorded on the Iberian peninsula, the State Meterololgical Agency said on Wednesday.
The chilling temperature was recorded at Clot del Tuc de la Llanca in Aragon in the Spanish Pyrenees at 5.19 a.m., the agency said.
This was two degrees lower than in 1956, when temperatures of -32C were recorded in Estany-Gento, in Lleida, in northeastern Spain.
More heavy snowfall is forecast for much of central and northern Spain with temperatures expected to fall -11C.
A 75-year-old man who got lost after he decided to walk to safety when his car became stuck in a snow storm was rescued by police in Navia de Suarna, near Lugo, in northwestern Spain.
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Saudi Arabia is experiencing its coldest weather since 2016, meteorologists said on Thursday, with overnight temperatures dropping below zero in the country’s north over the past two days.
In Tarif, on the border with Jordan, the temperature hit minus 5 degrees Celsius, according to the weather services. It dropped to minus three in Hail further southeast, and minus 2 in Arar on the border with Iraq.
In the capital Riyadh, the temperature dipped close to zero and the streets were deserted on Tuesday and Wednesday nights
“The country is experiencing its most intense cold snap since 2016,” Hassan Abdallah from the Wasm meteorological centre, said on Thursday, February 13.
In neighbouring Iraq, where summers are also scorching, Baghdad residents woke up on Tuesday to find the city carpeted in white from only its second snowfall in a century.
The last recorded snowfall in the city was in 2008.
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Record-breaking cold spell grips eastern Turkey #RecordCold #freeze #snowfall #blizzards #Göle #Ardahan #turkey
Winter takes its toll in Turkey’s eastern regions which are usually the coldest parts of the country during the season. Yet, temperatures broke another record in 2020: Residents of Göle, a small town in the northeastern Ardahan province saw temperatures drop to minus 40 degrees on Sunday night. Göle had the unenviable record last year as well, at minus 32.5 degrees.
Freezing temperatures, accompanied by snowfall and blizzards, also cut off access to critical locations like an area in Van province’s Çaldıran district where 13 migrants are believed missing. Search and rescue crews are already blocked by piles of snow in Van’s Bahçesaray where 41 people were killed last week while one person is still missing due to two avalanches.
Van Governor Mehmet Emin Bilmez says crews can only work in the area once the weather improves, noting another road connecting Van to its Çatak district was already closed due to avalanche risk. Bilmez told İhlas News Agency (İHA) on Monday that they received a tip-off that 13 illegal migrants died in a remote area of Çaldıran, near the border with Iran, but the area was inaccessible. “We had phone calls (from relatives of migrants) from Iran, Germany and (the Turkish city of) Diyarbakır, and these people are believed to have been frozen to death while crossing the border. Even if crews can reach the area, they cannot recover anyone because of storms and blizzards. The visibility is zero now,” he said.
Bilmez said the only way to clear the roads and reach any stranded persons was for the blizzards to end. “Unfortunately, such cases of migrant deaths happen in the region. Last year, we found about 100 bodies and only after the snow thawed,” he said. The governor says that although they were able to clear the snowed road, blizzards led to their closure almost as soon as the road was cleared. He also warns against the risk of avalanche, especially in Çatak district and urged the public in rural areas not to leave for towns or central Van.
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Weather in the Magadan region can be called unfavorable not only because of the strong wind , but also because of severe frosts. This is the only corner of Russia where the average daily air temperature over the past day lagged behind the norm. Frosty weather has been established in the region since the second decade of January. Every day the frosts grew stronger, and over the past day in Magadan the air temperature was already below the norm by 8.5 degrees. But on the Okhotsk coast, the frosts are not so severe, in the morning to -27 degrees. But in continental areas, temperature sets records.
So in the village of Talon, on January 24, the temperature dropped to -46.2 degrees, which is 0.2 degrees lower than the previous record, held since 1978.
But these are not the lowest temperatures in Russia. The pole of cold remains Yakutia. In the east of the Republic last night, frosts intensified to -56 degrees.
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A bitterly cold Arctic ridge of high pressure is bringing extreme cold to the north, east and central parts of British Columbia with some regions dipping close to –50 C.
According to Environment Canada, the Chilcotin region registered –48.5 C Tuesday morning, breaking the previous cold record of –43.4 C for Jan. 14 that was set in 2005
The entire province of Alberta and parts of Saskatchewan are also under the extreme cold warning issued by Environment Canada, which is expected to persist into Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Metro Vancouverites are getting blasted with the coldest day of the winter season with daytime highs expected to hit –5 C.
Gusty winds from an Arctic outflow will make it feel more like –15 C across parts of Howe Sound and Fraser Valley.
CBC Vancouver meteorologist Brett Soderholm says things will gradually warm up over the next few days. However, more snow is expected Thursday night and again toward the end of the week when it could get really messy.
“With cold air already in place, this snow will be light and fluffy. However, we could still see anywhere between five to 15 centimetres of it accumulate between Tuesday and Wednesday across the Lower Mainland,” he said.
“Later this week, temperatures will be moderating slightly but yet another system is likely to impact the region on Thursday bringing with it more snow or a rain/snow mix.”
Snowfall warnings are in place for Vancouver Island, including Victoria, the Southern Gulf Islands and the Sunshine Coast with 10 to 15 centimetres of snow expected by Wednesday morning.
Environment Canada is warning about rapidly accumulating snow and potentially hazardous driving conditions in those regions.
“Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow,” says the alert.
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25+ LOCATIONS ACROSS SOUTH #AUSTRALIA HAVE JUST SUFFERED THEIR #COLDEST JANUARY DAYS EVER: MAINSTREAM MEDIA SILENT
Parts of South Australia have just shivered through some of their coldest January days on record — with Adelaide missing out on beating its 1970 record by just 0.7C.
The temperature at Adelaide’s West Terrace weather station reached just 16.6C on Sunday — about 13C below the average for the time of year, and below the city’s previous lowest January max temp on record, the 17.1C from 1970.
However, because of the controversial way the BOM now measures Australia’s maximum temperatures “as the highest reading during the 24 hours to 9am each day,” an observation of 17.8C at Adelaide’s West Terrace site just before 9am on Monday has gone down as the official max for the 24 hour period.
So Adelaide may have narrowly –and conveniently– missed out, but more than 25 locations across South Australia have just endured their coldest January days on record, as reported by http://www.adelaidenow.com.au and quietly logged by the BOM.
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This #Arctic blast is shattering hundreds of records and causing deadly road conditions. And it’s not over in parts of #USA
Bill Langley tries to clear a blanket of snow Tuesday from the Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, Vermont
We’re still 38 days from the official start of winter, but Mother Nature doesn’t care.
Hundreds of million of people were grappling with bone-chilling weather Wednesday as an Arctic blast grips the eastern two-thirds of the US.
“Freeze warnings continue into the Deep South, with freezing temperatures in Florida this morning,” CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said.
The widespread bitter cold peaked in the morning, when at 7:45 a.m. ET more than 232 million people were in areas 32 degrees or lower. Hundreds of temperature records were set.
The deep freeze is wreaking havoc on travel and has contributed to at least five deaths.
But there’s a shred of good news: After another frigid night, temperatures will draw closer to normal Thursday.
Treacherous weather likely contributed to fatal crashes in at least two states, authorities said.
In Ohio, a 16-car pileup during a heavy snowfall Tuesday killed a 21-year-old woman, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. Several other people were hospitalized after the massive crash.
And in Michigan, three people were killed in a crash Monday during “very poor road conditions,” the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office said.
In Chicago, an 80-year-old man died as a result of cardiovascular disease, with cold exposure as a contributing factor, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said.
The brutal weather has also grounded flights and left passengers stranded.
More than 150 US flights were canceled for Wednesday, according to FlightAware.com.
“Hundreds of cold temperature records have been set over the last few days, including some dating back over a century to 1911,” Hennen said. The freezing temperatures made it as far south as Houston, New Orleans and the Florida Panhandle, he said.
Much of the eastern half of the country will continue below normal temperature-wise through the weekend, but each day will be slightly warmer.
By Thursday morning, the Mid-Atlantic region to Maine could suffer record-low temps, CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said.
The NWS compared this Arctic outbreak to the 1911 “Blue Norther.” Within a day, record-breaking cold temps in the 20s were followed by record-warm temperatures near 80 degrees for much of the Plains to the East Coast.
While this week’s temperatures will rise across much of the country Thursday, they’ll still be 10 to 20 degrees below average, Guy said.
Temperatures that were below zero Tuesday through the Upper Midwest have started to moderate, Hennen added.
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Parts of British Columbia are enduring record-breaking chill.
Environment Canada says the temperature at Vancouver International Airport dipped to 0.7 C Monday morning.
“That’s the coldest Oct. 10 in 123 years, so this is pretty significant,” said Environment Canada meteorologist Matt MacDonald.
It was the second record in two days for Vancouver, which saw thermometers dip to 0.8 C Wednesday, wiping out the old record of 2.8, which had stood since 1960.
The weather office says clear skies and a cold front helped set several other winter-like records across B.C.
“We’ve broken a total of 41 temperature records across B.C. in the last 2 days,” said MacDonald.
Those include a mark of -10.3 C in Clinton on Wednesday, breaking a 2009 record, and -8.2 C in Smithers, smashing the old record set in 1959.
The average historical low for Vancouver in the second week of October is 7 C.
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The National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed that temperatures in downtown Portland, OR reached a high of just 10C (50F) on Sunday which ties the record for all-time coldest September day set back in 1934 (solar minimum of cycle 16)
That reading also busts the old daily record lowest high for Sept 29 — the 12.2C (54F) set in 1971.
Furthermore, at least another five all-time low temperature records were toppled in the region on Sunday, according to NWS data — at Portland Airport, Hillsboro, Troutdale, McMinnville, and Astoria.
To clarify, the above cities set new all-time never-before-seen lows for the month of September in record books going back well-over 100 years.
The cold times are returning, in line with historically low solar activity.
There is no such thing as CO2-induced warming, let alone catastrophic warming.
It is a lie, likely perpetrated in an effort to redistribute global wealth.
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