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Extreme Weather Prevails Across the U.S.

Posted by feww on December 25, 2012

Xmas Madness: 93.3 million Americans expected to travel 50 miles plus from home

More than 93.3 million travelers are expected to travel longer than 50 miles from home, including 84.4 million by car and at least 5.6 million by air, through January 1, said AAA.

  • Snowstorms have already forced airlines to cancel thousands of flights.
  • Thunderstorms and multiple  tornados are forecast on Christmas Day.
  • Heavy snowfall and strong winds are forecast for the Northeast, which could lead to more flight delays or cancellations.
  • Tough driving conditions are reported in parts of New York state, Ohio, Pennsylvania and northern New England.

weather hazmap xmas day 2012
Weather Hazards Map for December 25, 2012. Source: NWS

Russia

The authorities have declared a state of emergency in Khovu-Aksy, the Republic of Tyva, and evacuated thousands of people as the temperature fell to -38ºC (-36ºF), a report said.

  • As the coldest ever December rolled through Russia, hundreds more were evacuated in Siberia, where the temperatures plunged below -50ºC, and Moscow experienced its coldest night in the season, so far.
  • A lingering anticyclone, has forced the temperatures below -50 degrees Celsius (-58ºF) in some parts of Russia over the past ten days, the report said.
  • “Yakutia, which makes up the bigger part of Russia’s Far East, is set face frosts down to -54C (-65F).”

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