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 [...]
PHILADELPHIA — The latest storm to roll off nature’s assembly line this bustling winter spread heavy snow and sleet along the Northeast corridor Thursday, while utility crews in the ice-encrusted South laboured to restore power to hundreds of thousands of shivering residents.
The sloppy weather shuttered schools and businesses, made driving scary, grounded more than 6,000 flights on Thursday alone and created more back-breaking work for people along the East Coast, where shovelling out has become a weekly chore — sometimes a twice-weekly one.
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.
TORONTO — A nasty ice storm that left hundreds of thousands without power in Ontario and Quebec tracked through the Maritimes on Monday as authorities worked frantically to clear tree-strewn roadways, restore downed hydro lines and get stranded travellers to their destinations.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said there are still 115,000 Toronto Hydro customers without power as of Tuesday morning. Ford said it could be Thursday or Friday before some people regain power, if everything goes well.
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.