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.
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.
Nearly 35 years after a Canadian nurse was savagely murdered in her California apartment, the unrelenting efforts of her grieving sister — a Toronto-area woman who refused to let U.S. investigators, officials or politicians forget the August 1979 killing of Lynne Knight of Stratford, Ont. — have come down to this: a six-week trial of her ex-boyfriend, Douglas Bradford, and a jury deliberating the verdict on one of the oldest cold cases ever to reach a U.S. courtroom.
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.
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.