It is very cold in London. “This is the coldest it’s been in 25 years,” said a colleague. People are bundled up in scarves and hats. There are patches of ice on the sidewalk. Heck, it could be Baltimore or New York. London is usually milder. It snows occasionally, here. But rarely do you get [...]
WASHINGTON — Newly analyzed data from East Antarctica say the remote region has set a record for soul-crushing cold.
The record is minus 94.7 Celsius.
A new look at NASA satellite data revealed that Earth set a new record for coldest temperature recorded. It happened in August 2010 when it hit -94.7 Celsius. Then on July 31 of this year, it came close again: -92.9 Celsius.
The snows capping Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak, are shrinking rapidly and could vanish altogether in 20 years, most likely due to global warming, a US study published Monday said.The ice sheet that capped Kilimanjaro in 1912 was 85 percent smaller by 2007, and since 2000 the existing ice sheet has shrunk by 26 percent, the paleoclimatologists said.
Slices of ice the size of footballs are again falling off the side of the Bank of America tower in Manhattan, and the building has put out barriers and warning signs on the sidewalk to help pedestrians avoid being hit. It's not a trivial matter: BofA Tower is, at 55 floors, 1,200-feet tall.
An Ontario cold snap that has seen temperatures dip as low as -45 C near Thunder Bay is expected to last until the weekend, with Toronto temperatures projected to rise above the freezing mark by Monday.
Toronto remained under an extreme cold weather advisory Tuesday afternoon and temperatures are expected to fall to -18 C overnight, said Environment Canada warning preparedness meteorologist Peter Kimbell.
The city is seeing “Edmonton-type weather,” Kimbell added, with temperatures well below normal typical lows of -2 C to -10 C but above the all-time low of -32.8 C.
Early winter snows forced French authorities to close the Eiffel Tower on Thursday and disrupted transport as northwest Europe braced for a pre-Christmas cold snap.The French capital and much of the north of the country awoke to find a three-inch (seven-centimetre) blanket of snow, which delayed flights from Charles de Gaulle airport by up to two hours.The iconic Eiffel Tower was closed to visitors, and train and bus services were delayed in many areas, as daytime temperatures dropped below zero for the first time in the year and black ice coated northern roads.
Ontario continues to battle a wicked spate of winter weather that brought torrents of snow to parts of the province and sent temperatures plunging well below normal.
Toronto’s temperature dipped to -20.7 C on Wednesday morning – the coldest it’s been since January of 2011 – and snow squalls ripped through parts of the province overnight according to Environment Canada meteorologist Geoff Coulson.
Snow squall warnings are still in effect for parts of Bruce County, and below-seasonal temperatures are expected through Saturday, Coulson said.
Winter is not the season when most people yearn for ice cream. Sure, many ice cream makers create seasonal themed flavors such as candy cane and gingerbread to entice sales, but the truth is that people prefer cakes and cookies during the coldest months of the year, not chilled treats.