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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.
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.
Almost 7 feet of snow! Videos show the islands of Skopelos and Alonisos before and after the snowstorm.
One record goes back to 1880
Minus 30C (-22F) in a HUGE number of areas (not exactly sure how the ice is supposed to be melting at these temperatures).
But headline talks about 2016 being the coldest year in a decade.
Not the first record broken this winter.
“An absolute record in the history of measurements available to the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute.
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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.
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.
-40ºC (-40ºF) frosts to come in Central Russia.
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).
“Grand froid: – 15°C dans l’Est de la France,” reads the headline.
Boise sets TWO snowfall records
Temperature drops to 6 below zero
Wind chills expected to reach minus 30 (-34C) across eastern Idaho tomorrow.
Minus 45 C to minus 50 C (-49 F to -58 F) for some areas – Snowfall warnings for many areas.
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Snow at elevation zero!
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