Thursday, December 27, 2012

Crystal Mountain - Snowfall 150 percent above normal
More than 9 feet (300 cm) of snow has fallen on Crystal Mountain Ski Area since last week, 150% above normal snowfall for this time of year.
Crystal mountain, the largest ski area in Washington state, is a 105-minute drive from Seattle.
Cold weather invites a silent killer
Public safety officials say cold weather — and, yes, snow storms — each year lead to an uptick in reports of carbon monoxide poisoning, sometimes fatal.
Dead Car Batteries a Big Problem in Cold Weather | WBBJTV West Tennessee's News Channel
Michael Slovekosky, who works for Mann's Wrecker Service in Jackson, said there were more than 20 battery calls early Wednesday morning. He said having a dead battery can be dangerous for drivers in colder temperatures.

"It can be real dangerous and deadly for some people, especially if you don't know anyone, family members and help around if you don't know anybody," said Slovekosky.

Experts said the dead batteries are all thanks to the colder temperatures which freeze the free acid molecules inside each battery.
Nepal - Cold wave kills 17 in 10 days
A cold wave has killed at least 17 people across the Terai plains of Nepal in the past 10 days, reports from across the country said Wednesday.
As of today, seven individuals have died in Mahottari, five in Siraha, four in Rautahat and one in Bara districts since Dec. 15. The number of people visiting hospitals due to weather-related disease is increasing.

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