Europe engulfed in blizzards and record breaking snows down to the beaches of southern Italy and Greece. Coldest Orthodox Christian Christmas Eve in 120 years, Bosporus Straight closed due to sea ice and high winds, Istanbul slammed with 2+ feet of snow. Eastern Europe’s roads impassable and the Danube River freezes over.
Europe Freezes….1st Week of January Frozen Fountains https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1lo61hUQ… Frozen fountain Rome http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-08… From Istanbul to Moscow, cold snap wreaks havoc across Europe https://www.rt.com/news/372917-snowst… Istanbul buried in snow, port frozen shut https://fr.sputniknews.com/insolite/2… Crete Snow https://twitter.com/RyanMaue USA temps and snow cover https://twitter.com/BigJoeBastardi 49 of 50 USA states have snow on the ground https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1nFfjEVQ…https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1mAaBHXg…http://www.drroyspencer.com/2017/01/t…https://twitter.com/CollinGrossWx Snowfall SE USA satellite view https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1lrPfNWE… Severe weather EU https://twitter.com/severeweatherEU European Forecast, Frozen https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1oJb2NWg…https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1hvt1TWE… Intense sea effect snow Greece & Italy https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1cZyPtWg… European Snowfall map https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1oaaqXXg… Navigation through the Bosporus Strait is also currently suspended. 25 inches of snow in one day in Istanbul Turkey and Bosporus choked with ice to the point coast guard closed it to traffic, I think it’s here early
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