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Blizzard wreaks havoc from Carolinas to Maine
Monday, December 27th 2010, 11:32 AM GMT
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NEW YORK — A treacherous commute of lashing winds, slick streets and low visibility awaited workers Monday as a winter storm that dumped about a foot of snow on southern New England continued crawling up the East Coast, stranding thousands of airline, bus and rail passengers.

The blizzard conditions wreaked havoc on travelers from the Carolinas to Maine and forced the suspension of operations at some of the nation's busiest airports.

Airlines scrambled to rebook passengers on thousands of canceled flights — more than 1,400 out of the New York City area's three major airports alone — but said they didn't expect normal service to resume until Tuesday.

Amtrak canceled train service from New York to Maine after doing the same earlier for several trains in Virginia. The nation's largest commuter rail system, New York's Long Island Rail Road, also suspended service.
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Public Warning: Public Warning: Heavy snow set to return across the UK
Monday, December 27th 2010, 11:30 AM GMT
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Heavy snow is set to return to parts of the UK over the next two days, the Met Office has warned.

After a freezing Christmas Day, the temperature climbed on Sunday - but that looks set to prove only a temporary reprieve from the cold weather that has caused travel chaos across much of the country over the past ten days.

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for today, with showers likely to add to snow already lying in northern England, Scotland and Wales.

Meteorologists expect the situation to deteriorate during the early hours of Tuesday morning, as a band of snow moves across the country.

London, the West Midlands, Yorkshire, the south-east, north-west, north-east, east and south-west of England are facing the prospect of 10cm of snow, with 15cm expected on higher ground.

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It's chillier than Lapland: Minus 18C makes it our coldest Christmas Day EVER by Christopher Leake
Monday, December 27th 2010, 7:29 AM GMT
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Britons awoke yesterday to the coldest Christmas Day on record.
In parts of the country, the mercury touched minus 18C, chillier than Lapland, and few places saw temperatures rise above freezing.

At 8am in Shawbury, Shropshire, it was minus 15.9C and in Altnaharra, in the Highlands of Scotland, minus 18.2C.

Forecasters predict this December is likely to be the coldest on record. The previous coldest was in 1890, when the average temperature for the whole month for England was minus 0.8C

The average temperature for all of Britain up to Christmas Eve this year was also minus 0.8C, though forecasters said the weather would improve from Wednesday.

The Arctic snap brought travel chaos in the run-up to Christmas, with thousands of passengers having to sleep in terminal buildings after their flights were delayed by snow and ice.

Their spirits will hardly have been lifted by the revelation that airports throughout Europe and America have put Britain to shame with military-style weather-busting operations.

European airport bosses were often able to call on many times more snowploughs, snowblowers and de-icing vehicles than the UK’s busiest airport, which boasts just 46 specialist vehicles.

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India: Met predicts further dip in temperature
Monday, December 27th 2010, 7:24 AM GMT
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JAIPUR: While North India was in the grip of a cold-wave, the weather in Rajasthan remained more or less unchanged. While the maximum temperature in the state capital recorded a drop of one degrees celsius, the minimum temperature rose by a degree. The eastern part of the state, however, did feel the chill and districts like Bharatpur and Dholpur woke up to a dense cover of fog. Most places across the state recorded a dip in the maximum temperature.

On Sunday, the lowest temperature was recorded to be minus 1.2 degrees Celsius in Mt Abu. Churu recorded a drop of more than 4 degrees in minimum temperature. On Saturday, it was 6.6 degrees Celsius while on Sunday it was recorded to be 2.3 degrees. Pilani, where the minimum was 4.2 degrees Celsius, the maximum was 17.9 degrees Celsius. In Jaipur, the maximum temperature was recorded to be a tolerable 21.5 degrees Celsius against 22.7 recorded on Saturday. The minimum temperature recorded is 8.7 degrees Celsius, which is one degree higher than previous day.

The MET office predicts further dip in the temperature during the next 24 hours.

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Big freeze gives way to brief thaw before more snow and ice by Murray Wardrop
Monday, December 27th 2010, 7:21 AM GMT
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The mercury is due to rise steadily this week with temperatures reaching double figures in some parts of the country.

However, the warmer weather – which could see the west of England bask in temperatures up to 52F (11C) – could bring chaos as thawing ice and snow causes floods.

Flood alerts were yesterday put in place for south west England, while much of the country was deemed to be at increased risk.

But forecasters do not expect the warmer spell to last long, as a renewed arctic blast plunges Britain back into sub-zero conditions down to 28F (-2C) on Thursday.

New Year’s Eve revellers will also shiver in temperatures below freezing, the Met Office said.

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Coldwave forces people to remain indoors
Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 6:27 AM GMT
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VARANASI: The coldwave swept across the region, making Wednesday the coldest day of the season.

The Met office recorded temperature at 7.5 degrees Celsius (a fall of 0.7 degrees in the last 24 hours) on Wednesday.

The drop in mercury forced people to remain indoors especially in morning and evening hours.

Very few people were witnessed at public places like Cantonment railway station, roadways bus stand and prominent ghats of the city

Bonfires were lit at a number of crossings including Rathyatra, Gadaulia and Maidagin to beat the chilling conditions.

S N Pandey, a weather expert at the department of geophysics, BHU, said that the region is in the grip of severe coldwave. Temperature is likely to go down further in the next 24 to 48 hours.
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Public Warning: Solar Climate Change from Christmas Day to the End of December
Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 9:00 PM GMT
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Image AttachmentA THIRD period of "Solar Climate Change" on the UK will take place from Christmas Day to the End of December, this comes right after the first & second periods correctly predicted by & Piers Corbyn

The forecast made in November says....Snow deluges and blizzards in most of England and Wales, heaviest in East parts. Snow showers in Scotland. Sleet/rain and less cold in far West Ireland.

This "triple hit" of "Solar Climate Change" announced to users in November, means that the UK will go on to complete the "worst ever" December for High street retailers and business with the lack of essential public service due to road/rail/airport closures and again bring the country to it's knees, and with "road salt" running out fast this "third" wave will take it's toll on the "holiday" work force.

This is likely to add to one of the worst if not THE worst period of disruption in the UK to have been seen in modern times.

I will repeat what was said on the previous statement as this will still apply....

There are potential "life threatening" conditions that will be underestimated by the media (inc. Met Office).

With the aid of this forecast we hope to give some advance warning to those of you who are already suffering hardship and warn you of a very real risk of further and even bigger snow storms and blizzard conditions set for Scotland & England and Eastern Europe.

Please spread news of this forecast to all of those who are vulnerable and try to ensure that food supplies are sufficient to cope with this impending crisis.
Britain braced for another night of plummeting temperatures as transport tsar admits 'we might run out of salt this winter'
Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 7:59 PM GMT
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UK weather: could a white Christmas be on the way?
Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 7:30 AM GMT
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Channel 4 News looks at the weather forecast over the next few days, as snow and ice continue to cause disruption to travellers during the Christmas period.

There's no sign of a let up in the freezing UK weather conditions this week.

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for southwest England and Wales tonight, where they're predicting between two and four inches of snow could fall in many places.

They've warned that there could be up to 10 inches in Somerset - where several main roads are already affected, and a number of train and bus services have been suspended.

The heavy snow warnings - which also cover northwest England and Northern Ireland - will remain in force until Wednesday along with warnings of hazardous ice and snow showers across London, the South East, the Midlands and much of the north.
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BA gives into the snow as 500,000 Christmas holidays wrecked
Sunday, December 19th 2010, 12:21 AM GMT
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#Heavy snow leaves airports shut and motorways at a standstill
#Furious customers demand to know why BA stopped flying hours before Heathrow was closed
#Row between airline chiefs over who was responsible for de-icing
#Weather could stay like this until after Christmas
#Backlog of up to 4m parcels could remain undelivered
#Urgent appeal for blood donors after concerns of shortages
#Grit to be shared amid fears of cold snap until January 14

Half-a-million Christmas travellers had their holiday plans ruined yesterday as heavy snowfalls caused massive disruption nationwide.

Major airports were shut and motorways left at a standstill.
Families heading for the sun queued for hours at check-ins in a desperate bid to re-book flights as Gatwick and Heathrow were closed for much of the day.

British Airways cancelled all its flights from Heathrow yesterday, hours before snow forced the airport to close.

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