Thursday, January 03, 2013

Hottest year ever update: Bitter cold roundup

Bitter cold grips northern New England - Times Union
The temperatures fell far below zero on Wednesday night. The National Weather Service says some locations in northern New Hampshire and Maine fell to 20 degrees below zero overnight as arctic high pressure was centered over the region.
India Bone-Chilling Cold Weather Surprises Northern Parts Without Heating Systems | The Guardian Express
Call it Global Warming, Climate Change or just a historical anomaly, India’s recent bone-chilling cold weather wave has caught many residents in the north without adequate central heating systems.

Experts and officials alike are viewing events as coldest winter in a generation.
Bay Area cold snap drives homeless indoors |
LIVERMORE, Calif. — The new year is starting off with a cold snap in the Bay Area and freezing temperatures are beginning to take a toll on pipes, plants and people.
Record cold snap grips Korean Peninsula | YONHAP NEWS
SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Yonhap) -- A prolonged cold spell sent the mercury plummeting nationwide on Thursday, with temperatures dropping to their lowest levels in decades, the country's weather agency said.

The South Korean capital city of Seoul recorded a temperature of minus 16.5 C in the morning, the lowest in 27 years since a minus 16.9 C was recorded in 1986, the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said.
Mercury drops to record low in much of China|Holiday China|
People in many parts of China welcomed the new year in record-low temperatures, and the cold weather is expected to move farther south, the National Meteorological Center said on Wednesday.
...The winter in northern and northeastern China is the coldest in the past 27 years, the administration said.

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