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Largest US food distributor declares force majeure on fresh fruit and vegetables due to "devastating" freeze of "unprecedented magnitude"
Monday, February 14th 2011, 10:27 PM GMT
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Sysco, the largest wholesale food distributor in the US and primary supplier to most supermarket chains, has declared force majeure (the "act of God" clause) that allows suspension of contracted prices and supply of fresh fruit and vegetables due to the "unprecedented magnitude" of "devastating" and "extreme freezing temperatures" in a "very broad section of major growing regions in Mexico." Sysco also reports "Florida is normally a major supplier for these items as well, but they have already been struck with severe freeze damage in December and January and up until now have had to purchase product out of Mexico to fill their commitments, that is no longer an option."
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La Nina yet to peak, may last until 2012 by Vinson Kurian
Saturday, November 13th 2010, 7:45 AM GMT
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The currently strong La Nina condition in the Equatorial East Pacific would continue to grow and reach peak strength over the next few months, according to Japanese researchers.

The Climate Variation Predictability and Applicability Research Programme at the Tokyo-based Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC) has maintained the outlook for La Nina to last long and persist until early 2012.


A La Nina event, in which warming anomaly shifts to the West Pacific, has traditionally favoured a good Indian monsoon as evidenced in the 2010 season.

According to Dr Jing-Jia Luo, Senior Scientist at the RIGC, the strong La Nina would bring colder surface air temperatures over many parts of the globe during this winter and the following spring.

Exceptions are the Northern Eurasian continent and Southeast North America where the odds favour a warmer-than-normal winter.
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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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Put spring on ice: Dry January makes way for another cold snap as more snow is forecast
Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 11:12 PM GMT
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Don't pack the winter woollies away just yet - snow is forecast to return to parts of Britain by the weekend as temperatures plunge once again.

The Met Office warned that the mercury could drop dramatically over the next few days - bringing the chance of snow showers to the North East and Scotland.

And even though the temperatures will remain above freezing in London and the South, blustery winds will make it feel lot colder.

The return of winter follows a drier than normal January - and the coldest December since records began 100 years ago.

Met Office forecaster John Hammond said western parts of the UK would see milder weather - but that temperatures would be lower in the north.

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La Nina Cooling May Mean More Snow and Storms, Higher Fuel Prices for U.S by Brian K. Sullivan
Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 8:23 PM GMT
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Blizzards, droughts, floods and a surge in hurricanes may be in store as a cooling trend in the Pacific known as La Nina alters weather around the world and threatens to boost prices for heating fuels and crops.

The chance of stormier months to come for the northern U.S. may bring some volatility to the natural gas market in the next few weeks, said Cameron Horwitz, an analyst at Canaccord Genuity Inc. in Houston.

In 1995, following one of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, a La Nina combined with other weather patterns to bring about one of the snowiest winters for New York and New England, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration records. Heating oil prices rose 14 percent and natural gas jumped 52 percent that year.

The coming winter “may get off to a really fast start, and by that I mean there may be a monster of a storm relatively early this year, if not in late November then in December,” said Joe Bastardi, chief meteorologist at AccuWeather Inc. in State College, Pennsylvania. “I mean a blockbuster near the Eastern Seaboard.”

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Heavy snow showers forecast for north of UK on Sunday
Sunday, January 9th 2011, 8:05 AM GMT
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More heavy snow showers are on their way to the northern part of the country on Sunday, the Met Office has warned.

Severe weather warnings are in place for the north-west and north-east of England, Yorkshire, the East Midlands, Northern Ireland and across Scotland.

Meteorologists predict heavy snow showers will fall on high ground in the affected areas of England and Northern Ireland on Sunday morning.

Scotland will again be hardest hit, with snow likely even in low-lying areas.

People in parts of Scotland awoke to the sight of snow on Saturday, with up to four inches reported in some places.

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Heavy snowfall cuts off electr in many areas around Moscow
Sunday, April 10th 2011, 2:32 PM GMT
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MOSCOW, April 9 (Itar-Tass) -- The heavy snowfall, which swept the capital and the surrounding region overnight and is still continuing, and gusts of wind have cut off electricity supply from a number of power lines, a source at the Moscow Integrated Electricity Distribution Company said on Saturday.

"As of 10:00, problems with electricity supply are experienced by residents in the Moscow Region’s 70 localities with the population of about 3,000 people. The main strike of the snowfall hit the south and the east of the suburban region. In particular, 123 transformer substations are cut off in the Ramenskoye district, 56 in the Podolsk district, 54 in the Chekhov district, 51 in the Stupino district and 47 in the Kolomna district, said the company’s report received by Itar-Tass.

On the whole in the Moscow region, 481 substations were cut off as of 10:00.
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Public Warning: Arctic freeze to last another month as AA warns of 'worst driving conditions imaginable' for Christmas getaways by Paul Sims
Friday, December 17th 2010, 10:13 PM GMT
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#Millions begin the big Christmas and New Year getaway early
#Experts warn backlog of up to 4m parcels could remain undelivered
#NHS issues urgent appeal for blood donors after concerns of shortages
#Councils reveal plans to share grit amid fears of cold snap until January 14
#Odds shortened even further on ‘White Christmas’ in some parts of country

The Big Freeze will hold us in its grip for at least another month, forecasters warn.

Arctic conditions are expected to last through the Christmas and New Year bank holidays and beyond.

With temperatures expected to fall to -15c (5f), the Met Office said this is ‘almost certain’ to become the coldest December since records began in 1910.

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Snow storm hits New York BBC News with Video Link
Thursday, January 13th 2011, 10:51 AM GMT
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A winter storm that pummelled southern US states in the last few days has now hit the New York region, causing travel disruption in the air and on the roads.

Eight inches of snow fell on Central Park in New York City and up to a foot fell in New Jersey and Connecticut.

Pictures show roads being cleared in Manhattan and residents visiting a snowy Central Park.

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Also see Major winter storm wallops U.S. Northeast-
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Public Warning: Ice and snow nightmare is back by Lynsey Haywood
Friday, December 17th 2010, 9:30 PM GMT
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TRAVEL chaos returned to the UK today as the latest Big Freeze rolled in icing up roads and railways.

A 17-year-old boy was killed when his car careered off the road as motorists were warned they face "possibly the worst driving conditions imaginable".

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for nearly the whole of the country.

Heavy snow storms are set to blanket nearly every part of the UK tomorrow as a fresh blast of Arctic weather sweeps in.

London and the South East will be among the worst hit - but Scotland, the North East, the Midlands and the South West could also see another TEN inches of snow.

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