Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ag minute: Cold Weather, Dry Soils Raise Questions About Survival of Wheat - Kansas
MANHATTAN, Kan. – A combination of very low temperatures, dry soils and poorly developed wheat has created concern about the current wheat crop’s survival, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist.
State of emergency declared in Kyiv, capital of Ukraine
The Ministry of Emergency Situations, Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior Affairs have mobilized construction companies and industrial enterprises to help in snow removal.
Ninety-three village roads in Turkey closed due to heavy snowfall
Five high-voltage power lines along the Hakkari-Çukurca highway were knocked down in a snow storm in Hakkari on Friday, causing power cuts in many villages.
Snowfall causes miles-long traffic jam in Germany | Ice Age Now
Heavy snowfall and icy roads cause chaos for commuters across Germany on Tuesday morning. On highways in eastern Germany, many travelers had to stop for hours in miles-long traffic jams.
Heavy snowfall in Moldova - Many towns and villages isolated
Snow-drifts measure 6 feet deep (1.8 meters) in some places.

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