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Heavy Snowfall in Inner Mongolia as Temperature Plunges

Posted by feww on May 5, 2014


Inner Mongolia buried under heavy snow amid sudden freeze

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Original Caption: Police officers help a herdsman clear snow around his yurt on a grassland in East Ujimqin Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, May 4, 2014. Some parts of Inner Mongolia witnessed a heavy snowfall since Saturday, with the temperature dropping below zero degrees Celsius. (Xinhua/Burengyiya).  More images …

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Freezing Temperatures Impact U.S. Deep South to Mid-Atlantic

Posted by feww on April 16, 2014


Temperatures fall as much as 20 degrees below normal over Northern Plains

A powerful cold front has brought freezing temperatures to the central and eastern U.S. —NWS

Freezing temperatures will dive into the Deep South and to the Mid-Atlantic through Wednesday morning. This will be damaging to sensitive vegetation. Numerous Frost Advisories and Freeze Warnings are in effect. —NOAA

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Freeze, Freezing Temperatures Destroy Crops in NY, PA

Posted by feww on March 27, 2014


Crop Disaster Declared in New York, Pennsylvania due to Freeze and Freezing Temps

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total of 22 counties in New York and Pennsylvania as crop disaster areas due to losses caused by a freeze and freezing temperatures that occurred Dec. 1, 2013, and continues.

Those areas are

New York: Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Oswego, Yates, Allegany, Jefferson, Onondaga, Seneca, Cortland, Lewis, Ontario, Steuben, Erie, Oneida, Schuyler, Tompkins, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

Pennsylvania: Erie, McKean and Warren counties.

i. USDA trigger point for a countywide disaster declaration is 30 percent crop loss on at least one crop.

ii. The total number of counties designated as agricultural disaster areas includes both primary and contiguous disaster areas.

iii. A number of counties may have been designated crop disaster areas more than once due to multiple disasters.

iv. The U.S. has a total of 3,143 counties and county-equivalents.

v. The disaster designations were approved by USDA on March 26, 2014.

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“Complex” Storm System Buffeting Central and Eastern U.S.

Posted by feww on December 14, 2013


Heavy snowfall and freezing rain forecast this weekend

A complex storm system will impact the Central and Eastern U.S. this weekend: NWS

Heavy snowfall is forecast across parts of the Midwest into the Ohio Valley and on to the Northeast, while freezing rain could impact the central Appalachians into southern New England this weekend,  said NWS.

Up to 10 inches of snow could fall on parts of the affected region, including the state of Maine, starting Saturday night.

Emergency Proclamation for Maine

Meantime, Maine Gov. Paul LePage issued an emergency proclamation on Friday waiving the U.S. Department of Transportation rules for at least two weeks and ensuring that heating fuel transport and delivery trucks could operate extra hours because of the frigid temperatures and a propane shortage throughout the region.

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U.S. Weather Hazards Map (Hazmap)  for Saturday, December 14, 2013. Source: NWS.

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Heavy Snow, Cold Temperatures Paralyze East Europe

Posted by feww on December 18, 2012


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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

East Europe Cold Snap: Hundreds Dead or Injured 

  • Ukraine. Cold has killed dozens of people and left hundreds hospitalized in Ukraine as temperatures dipped to minus 24.5 Celsius (-12º F).
    • Heavy snowfall dumped about 55cm of snow in some areas.
    • Night temperatures are expected to fall to -28 degrees this week, forecasters said.
  • Czech Republic. Cold temperatures of as low as -20ºC (-4ºF) left at least a dozen people dead and many others suffering from frostbites.
  • The Balkans. More than 110 centimeters (43 inches) of snow in the Balkans left dozens of people dead or injured in Croatia and Serbia.
  • Romania. “Above-average snowfall cut electricity supplies across Romania, leaving about 90 towns without power amid falling temperatures, the Bucharest-based Economy Ministry said,” according to a report. 
  • Slovenia. Multiple accidents and sliding trucks blocked roads in Slovenia, leaving scores of drivers stranded without food and water.
  • Russia.  Moscow temperature dipped to minus 17ºC, and is expected to further drop to as low as minus 26ºC, with snow flurries forecast.

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Michigan: A 2010 Disaster Area

Posted by feww on December 12, 2010

Weather Severely Affected Michigan Fruit Production This Year

Michigan, USA. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) declared 47 counties, including the entire West Michigan, as “primary natural disaster areas” this week. The designation follows freezing temperatures and frost, as well as severe storms, extreme rain events, hail, flooding, strong winds, tornadoes, and lightening throughout the year, which destroyed/damaged fruits and crops including apples, blueberries, cherries and vegetables.

Tim Tubbs, who farms with his father in Oceana County, holds an apple with a frost ring on it earlier this year. Source:  Muskegon Chronicle. Image may be subject to copyright.

Based on the October harvest projections report issued by the Michigan Department of Agriculture, fruit production will fall across the board— from apples by nearly a half to peaches down by more than a fifth.

  • Apples (49%)
  • Tart Cherries (47%)
  • Grapes (44%)
  • Sweet Cherries (41%)
  • Plums (33%)
  • Peaches (21%)

Source: Michigan Department of Agriculture: October Fruit Report

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Meanwhile, severe weather including 2 major snowstorms hit large parts of the US:

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