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Another snow storm barrels down on NYC and Boston
Monday, January 10th 2011, 9:22 PM GMT
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(Reuters) - A winter storm bearing down on the Northeast could dump another 6 to 12 inches of snow on New York City by Wednesday, 10 days after a powerful blizzard paralyzed the city and tarnished the image of Mayor Michael Bloomberg over the city's response.

The brunt of storm was expected to hit on Tuesday night and continue into Wednesday morning, likely disrupting travel, the U.S. National Weather Service said.

Boston could get hit with 12 to 15 inches (30 cm to 38) of snow, the weather service said.

The same storm that battered the southern United States on Monday was moving north up the coast and was due to mix with an upper level disturbance in the northern Great Plains that was heading eastward, producing heavy snow and winds with low visibility.

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Snow returns to Britain as council just 50 miles from Britain's biggest salt mine buys fresh stock... from PERU by Liz Hull
Monday, January 10th 2011, 11:25 AM GMT
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A council less than 50 miles from Britain's biggest salt mine is importing thousands of tonnes more than 6,000 miles from Peru to replenish stocks lost to the big freeze.

Rochdale Council took the drastic action after transport bosses became concerned that grit levels could fall critically low for a second year running.

Although much of the UK will enjoy a much welcome spell of milder weather this week, forecasters last night warned that winter is not yet over.

Residents in the north east of England yesterday woke up to a fresh sprinkling of snow and the Met Office refused to rule out a return of the freezing temperatures which crippled much of the UK last month.

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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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Triple whammy of rain, sleet and snow showers to hit southern England tomorrow with Scotland braced for blizzard of up to 4 inches by Fiona Macrae
Thursday, January 6th 2011, 8:18 PM GMT
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It was the coldest December on record and there's a triple weather whammy on the way with rain, sleet and snow hitting the south tomorrow.

A fresh blizzard is expected in long-suffering Scotland with as much as four inches falling on higher ground over the next two days.

By Friday, parts of the West Midlands and Wales could see up to two inches of the white stuff. But London has had a lucky escape with temperatures as high as 10c (50f) this weekend.

Much of the country is at risk of new falls although forecasters admit there is 'a lot of uncertainty' about how bad it will be.

Met Office spokeswoman Sarah Holland said:'There is a chance of snow, but not anywhere near as bad as before Christmas.'

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30-mile backups as snow cuts off passes into L.A.
Monday, January 3rd 2011, 6:51 PM GMT
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Two key highway mountain passes into the Los Angeles area were cut off by blinding snow, causing backups as long as 30 miles.

Motorists found themselves stuck after Interstate 5 was closed for a second day over the 4,160-foot-high Tejon Pass, about 70 miles north of Los Angeles.

The California Highway Patrol closed the 30-mile stretch of I-5 shortly after 12:30 p.m. Sunday because of blowing snow.

Melting snow made the road icy, and the Highway Patrol said Monday morning that the freeway probably will remain closed for hours as snow plows struggle to clear the mountain route.

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Brace yourselves for a 'mini ice age': This winter set to be coldest in 300 YEARS by Fiona Macrae
Thursday, December 30th 2010, 8:27 AM GMT
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If you thought last week was as cold as you could bear it, brace yourself. Forecasters say the worst is yet to come, and this winter could be the harshest since the Thames froze over more than three centuries ago.

Temperatures for December are the coldest on record, with the average reading close to minus 1c – almost six degrees below normal.

And with forecasters warning that this winter’s ‘mini ice age’ might last until mid-March, this winter could be the worst since 1683-84 when a fair was held on the Thames.

‘Dense cold air is just north of Britain and will Met Office figures show that the average temperature from December 1, the first day of winter, to December 28 was a bitter minus 0.8c (30.5f).

This equals the record December low of 1890.

But, with the mercury traditionally at its lowest in January and February, and more bracing weather on the way, this winter could bring the biggest freeze in 327 years.
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Vanilla Sky: The day Times Square was nearly emptied (except for the skiers) as the East Coast is buried in the Blizzard of 2010
Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 3:08 PM GMT
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New York gets December average of snow in a day

The roar of traffic was dulled, the constant hum of voices dimmed, the bustling city smothered and stilled beneath a virtual avalanche of pristine, white snow.

New York's Times Square yesterday looked almost as it did in the 2001 film Vanilla Sky, when a terrified Tom Cruise discovered himself eerily alone in an intersection that is normally one of the busiest in the world.

The only difference yesterday was the snow itself and the occasional skier (well, and the lack of Tom Cruise).

Yesterday's extraordinary blizzard dumped up to 25 inches of snow in some areas as it stormed up the East Coast.

It wreaked havoc on travellers returning from the Christmas period from the Carolinas to Maine, leaving many stranded by the freezing conditions.

States of emergency were declared in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Maine and Massachusetts.

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New York grinds to a halt in heaviest snow in six decades
Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 1:34 PM GMT
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NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- The most severe blizzard in 60 years, making its way across New York City since Sunday, has created chaos for the city's commuters.

By Monday evening, the whole city was covered with snow as deep as 20 inches (51 centimeters). While the snowfall already stopped and the sky was clear, thick snow and ice as well as gusty winds of up to 45 mph are threatening misery for people set to go back to work from the holiday weekend.

The normally overcrowded Fifth Avenue of Manhattan was almost deserted during the morning rush hour, with few cars on the roads. Instead, pedestrians were making their way through the snow-encrusted street, as the sidewalks were blanketed by thick snow.

The local government mobilized 365 salt-spraying wagons and 1,700 snow-plowing trucks to clean the streets. Main avenues were clear of snow, mounds of snow remained on many roads and streets. Despite signs of warnings, cars were seen sliding on slippery roads.

Few buses were running in the city. The city's signature yellow cabs, which normally wait in line to pick up passengers, were hard to find. Phone calls to limo services companies went unanswered.

Though snow stopped, people heading back to work after the holiday weekend found it difficult to get on their way. Public transportation, which New Yorkers normally depend on when going out, was almost paralyzed.

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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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