US: Snow Causes Catastrophic Loss To Onion Crop With As Much As $100 Million In Damages

Snow causes catastrophic loss to onion crop:

As much as $100 million in damages after dozens of onion storage sheds and facilities collapse during the harshest winter in memory.

27 Jan 2017 – The buildings collapsed under the weight of up to 40 inches of snow that buried Idaho and Eastern Oregon,” says this article on capitalpress.com.

“It’s an absolute catastrophe,” said Shay Myers, general manager of Owyhee Produce in Nyssa. Three of the company’s storage sheds and the building housing one of its packing lines collapsed.

An estimated 150 farm- and non-farm-related buildings have been destroyed along with millions upon millions of pounds of onions.  That’s because once the onions are exposed to the cold and freeze, they are no good.

Read moreUS: Snow Causes Catastrophic Loss To Onion Crop With As Much As $100 Million In Damages

Ice on Danube River 13-ft thick – Emergency situation in 6 Serbian municipalities

Ice on Danube River 13-ft thick – Emergency situation in 6 Serbian municipalities:

Ice on the Danube at the Dalj Bend is four meters (13 ft) thick, says MUP Emergency Situations Sector chief Predrag Matic.

According to Maric, two more Hungarian icebreakers  will arrive in Serbia to reopen the river to navigation all the way to Belgrade.

Maric said that low temperatures will continue until January 23, resulting in more ice forming on the river.

Read moreIce on Danube River 13-ft thick – Emergency situation in 6 Serbian municipalities

And Now The Weather… Greek islands buried under 2 meters of snow – Slovakia: Coldest night ever – Extreme cold across the Canadian prairies

Greek islands buried under 2 meters of snow – Before and after videos:

Almost 7 feet of snow! Videos show the islands of Skopelos and Alonisos before and after the snowstorm.

Ukraine – Severe freeze may damage winter grain crops

Record lows in the Maritimes:

One record goes back to 1880

Extreme cold across the Canadian prairies:

Minus 30C (-22F) in a HUGE number of areas (not exactly sure how the ice is supposed to be melting at these temperatures).

Perth, Australia – Coldest winter in more than 20 years:

But headline talks about 2016 being the coldest year in a decade.

Snow on Greek and Italian beaches – Video

Greek islands declare state of emergency after record snowfall:

Record snowfall on Prince Edward Island:

Not the first record broken this winter.

Rewriting history in Slovakia – Coldest night ever:

“An absolute record in the history of measurements available to the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute.

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European Rivers and Bays Freeze, Istanbul Paralyzed & Record Snow Greece AGAIN (Video)

11.01.2017

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With record cold still covering Eastern Europe, parts of the Mediterranean and Turkey, rivers and waterways across the region have begun to freeze. More record snow for Greece, this time 6+ inches on the beaches, Istanbul paralyzed from all time snowfall record 3+ feet in one day.

Read moreEuropean Rivers and Bays Freeze, Istanbul Paralyzed & Record Snow Greece AGAIN (Video)

Europe Freezes: Snow on Greek & Italian Beaches, S.E. USA Snow Covered (Video) – #Snowpocalypse

08.01.2017

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Europe engulfed in blizzards and record breaking snows down to the beaches of southern Italy and Greece. Coldest Orthodox Christian Christmas Eve in 120 years, Bosporus Straight closed due to sea ice and high winds, Istanbul slammed with 2+ feet of snow. Eastern Europe’s roads impassable and the Danube River freezes over.

Read moreEurope Freezes: Snow on Greek & Italian Beaches, S.E. USA Snow Covered (Video) – #Snowpocalypse

And Now The Weather… California: 6½ feet of snow in 72 hours – Far colder than normal in Russia – “Brutal cold” in Germany – Snowing in New Zealand … In high summer

Snow into the South – State of Emergency declared in three states

Saskatchewan – Temps to plummet to near or below -30 C (-22 F)

California – 6½ feet of snow in 72 hours:

Ten to fifteen feet of snow for California

Austria – “Winter is returning – and how!”

Far colder than normal in Russia:

-40ºC (-40ºF) frosts to come in Central Russia.

“Brutal cold” in Germany:

In the east and south German highlands temperatures have already plummeted to – 10 C. But it will get a lot worse.

In the night from Friday to Saturday some parts of Germany temperatures are expected to drop to minus 25 C (-13F).

“Great cold” in eastern France:

“Grand froid: – 15°C dans l’Est de la France,” reads the headline.

Idaho – Most snow on the ground, any day of the year, any year

Boise sets TWO snowfall records 

Villages isolated by snow in Iraq:

Temperature drops to 6 below zero

Schools in E. Idaho (where it’s COLD) – close because it’s TOO cold:

Wind chills expected to reach minus 30 (-34C) across eastern Idaho tomorrow.

Snowing in New Zealand – In high summer

Read moreAnd Now The Weather… California: 6½ feet of snow in 72 hours – Far colder than normal in Russia – “Brutal cold” in Germany – Snowing in New Zealand … In high summer

And Now The Weather…

A bit of cold and snow to start Canadian New Year:

Minus 45 C to minus 50 C (-49 F to -58 F) for some areas – Snowfall warnings for many areas.

Bulgaria – Hundreds of people rescued from snowdrifts

Intense cold and snow in southern Italy

Billings breaks snowfall record for entire month of December

Wisconsin Dept of Natural Resources Gets Honest About Climate Change

Baker City, Oregon, closes in on snowfall record

A record-breaking 48 states could drop below freezing

Bismarck, North Dakota, on track to beat snowfall record

Turkey – Heavy snowfall in Ankara and Konya

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And Now The Weather …

Heavy snowfall on Island of Crete

Snowfall amounts reported for Quebec:

Snow twenty inches deep in Greece – Video

Big snow dump continues in Quebec – Lesser amounts elsewhere

Rare snowfall in Athens:

Snow at elevation zero!

“Terrible storm of snow in Istanbul”

Snowfall forecast for Libya

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And Now The Weather … Boston: Coldest December 16 in 133 years – Record snowfall in Victoria, B.C. – Record snowfall in Kurdistan

Boston – Coldest December 16 in 133 years

Below-normal temperatures expected across entire northern half of U.S.

Record snowfall in Victoria, B.C.

Montana – Two record-breaking days of snowfall in Helena this week

New Hampshire – MINUS 85 Degrees wind chill on Mount Washington

Syracuse breaks 99-year cold record

Canada – Extreme cold in west continues

More record lows in British Columbia

2, 4, even 6 feet of snow for California mountains

Read moreAnd Now The Weather … Boston: Coldest December 16 in 133 years – Record snowfall in Victoria, B.C. – Record snowfall in Kurdistan