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Yet More Snow for Turkey, Jerusalem This Weekend:

Snow totals for western and central parts of Turkey and down to the city of Jerusalem

Greek islands buried under 6½ ft (2 m) of snow – Video:

At least 8 villages isolated – Normally sun-drenched islanders lose power and water

Up to 5 feet (1½ m) of snow to hit western New York:

SNOWFALL RATES…OVER 3 INCHES PER HOUR AT TIMES.

Romania – Coldest morning in 50 years:

It feels like a Siberian winter in Romania.

Winter storm bringing misery to millions of refugees:

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Hawaii: Breaking More Low-Temperature Records

Breaking more low-temperature records in Hawaii (Ice Age Now, Jan 7, 2015):

Honolulu – Coldest January 5th in more than 122 years.


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5 Jan 2015 – The National Weather Service said Monday morning’s low temperature of 57 degrees at the Honolulu Airport beat the previous low for this date of 60 degrees.

It also beat a older low temperature record for Honolulu set in 1893 of 58 degrees.

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Bitter Cold Puts U.S. Wheat Crops In Danger

From the article:

“The cold put wheat crops in danger in parts of Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kansas,” says the Associated Press.


Bitter cold puts U.S. wheat crops in danger (Ice Age Now, Jan 6, 2015):

Brings record low temperatures to Hawaii

Snow followed by a wave of frigid air is moving eastward, threatening to bring wind chills into the single digits even in the Deep South.

The cold is expected to extend deep into Georgia by early Thursday. In metro Atlanta, wind chills below 5 F (-15 C) are expected. Even in Cordele in south Georgia, the wind chill could hit 8 degrees (-13 C).

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Deadly cold to strike half of the US

Deadly cold to strike half of the US (Ice Age Now, Jan 4, 2015):

Will bring sub-zero temperatures (colder than minus 17.8 C), heavy rain and snow to 50 MILLION people* in 24 states. 

The first arctic blast will hit on Monday, and will rival last January’s arctic outbreak that was linked to ‘polar vortex,’ say forecasters

New York City will be ‘lucky’ to see temperatures above 20 degrees (-6.7 C).

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150,000 customers without electricity in and around Montreal

150,000 customers without electricity in and around Montreal (Ice Age Now, Jan 4, 2015):

Quebec’s icy weather continues into night as temperatures plummet.


More than 150,000 Hydro-Québec customers were without electricity this afternoon in and around Montreal after freezing rain encased southern Quebec in ice.

The blackouts are widespread across Montreal, the Montérégie (South Shore and areas west of the island of Montreal), the Richelieu Valley and elsewhere in southern Quebec.

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Heavy snowfall shuts down Kosovo – Heavy Snow and Cold Paralyzes Macedonia – Blizzard hits Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia and Libya

Heavy snowfall shuts down Kosovo (Ice Age Now, Jan 3, 2015)

Heavy Snow and Cold Paralyzes Macedonia (Ice Age Now, Jan 3, 2015)

Blizzard hits Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia and Libya (Ice Age Now, Jan 3, 2015)

Arctic Polar Blast Coming: Midwest Temperatures To Plunge 35 Below Average, Chicago Facing Record Lows

Arctic Polar Blast Coming: Midwest Temperatures To Plunge 35 Below Average, Chicago Facing Record Lows (ZeroHedge, Jan 4, 2015):

Following several weeks of economic data that has been, despite erroneous expectations of a Fed rate hike, one major disappointment after another including regional Fed reports, housing data, manufacturing surveys, construction spending, and durable goods data, the US economy is about to get the slowdown scapegoat it so desperately needs: according to Weather.com, following a brief overnight respite from cold temperatures, entering the first full week of January, both the Midwest and the East will see a plunge to the coldest temperatures of the season.  As a result, high temperatures are expected to be up to 35 degrees below average in parts of the Midwest by midweek. Chicago may see a subzero high temperature on Wednesday. The last time the mercury did not reach zero was on January 6 of last year. Chicago may also set a daily record cold high temperature on Wednesday (current record is 3 degrees set just last year) and a record low temperature on Thursday morning (current record is 10 degrees below zero).

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Greece covered in snow, but the free press in Europe don’t report this

Greece covered in snow, but the free press in Europe don’t report this (Ice Age Now, Jan 2, 2015):

However it is front page news in China: “Greece welcomes New Year blanketed in snow”.

ATHENS, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) — Greece welcomed the New Year gripped by extreme weather conditions of heavy snowfall, rain, strong wind and sub-zero temperatures which have caused major disruptions in traffic nationwide.

The thermometer has dropped to minus 16 Celsius degrees in the region of Macedonia and Thrace in northern Greece and minus 1 Celsius in the southern part of the country.

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Midwest and East Brace for Brutal Cold Next Week

Midwest and East Brace for Brutal Cold Next Week (Ice Age Now, Jan 2, 2015):

It is possible temperatures fail to climb above zero F (-17.8C) on one or more days in northern New England next week, warns accuweather.com. “Highs may be in the single digits across upstate New York and central New England with night time lows well below zero.”

“Temperatures may hold in the single digits around Chicago and the teens around Chicago or lower on multiple days.”

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Record Snowfall in Pueblo, Colorado

Record Snowfall in Pueblo, Colorado (Ice Age Now, Dec 31, 2014):

And temperature record tied

The 2.3 inches of snow that fell on Dec 29 broke a 41-year-old record for the date, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo, Colorado. (The original article used the word “shattered,” but I don’t think that word really applies here.)

The previous record snowfall for the day of 2 inches was set in 1973.

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