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Natural disaster experts warn that the coming storm could result in enormous losses of life and property.
According to local Arab News reports, the current snowstorm in the Middle East is just the beginning of a series of unprecedented polar storms.
Both European and Russian meteorologists agree that the coming snowstorm will be one of the worst blizzards in Middle Eastern history. Several sources confirm that a second wave of snowstorms will hit Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine by the end of the week.
Snow closes roads, forces evacuations at Mt Ruapehu
31 Jul 2016 – White-out conditions at Mt Ruapehu have forced the evacuation of dozens of people from the slopes today.
A blizzard dumped stacks of snow on the mountain’s Whakapapa and Turoa skifields overnight – and left around 30 people trapped in nearby lodges.
Snow sometimes reaches even 30 cm (12 inches) as winter came again.
Flocks and herds should be grazing on the hills. The animals are now huddling in barns and farmers are forced to buy hay to feed them.
Expected to hit during the middle of next week.
More than a foot (30 cm) of snow in some areas
LaPorte County placed under state of emergency due to heavy snowfall, downed power lines.
Some areas received nearly a foot (30 cm) of snow.
3rd year in a row
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The big freeze continues on the US east coast and in the city that never sleeps snow ploughs and snowmen have become a regular feature.
New York’s near record snowfall meant Broadway shows were cancelled on Saturday but that didn’t bring down the curtain on good humour in the heart of Manhattan.
–Potentially Record-Breaking Blizzard Hits East Coast, Worst Yet To Come (Huffington Post)
With the exception of a handful of one-time events, it had been such a mild winter across most of the U.S. that numerous retailers have been complaining how negatively impacted their topline has been as a result of the warmer weather (clearly having forgotten how they complained about precisely the opposite in prior years).
All that is about to change, and all those warm weather-slammed retailers are about to get just the top line-boosting gift they have been waiting for because according to AccuWeather, the Northeast – from Charleston all the way to Boston – is about to be hit with a major winter storm, with the potential for heavy snow to impact more than 50 million people at the end of the week.
“The BBC knows about the snowstorm in Tehran,” says reader Argiris Diamantis. “They reported this news on Persian BBC, as you can see for yourselves. But now look at British BBC. Suddenly this is no longer news.”
“People in Europe and America are not supposed to know this. The BBC has been subjected to the Green Media Training, on expense of the British taxpayeres. During the Paris climate summit no news items about snowstorms are to be published. They know the world is cooling but they are not giving you that information.”
Snow and blizzards and a sharp drop in temperatures in the last two days lead in some parts of transportation problems and in some cases electricity and gas have been cut.
Nasser Chrkhsaz, vice president of the Red Crescent Iranian Students News Agency, said that the snowstorm affected 20 provinces.
Schools in some provinces in Iran, including Tehran, Tehran, Alborz, Qom, Kurdistan and Azerbaijan were closed Monday.
Whoa! This video reminds me why global warming is GOOD! Visibility near zero. More than 300 cars rescued from “snow captivity.”
In the Khabarovsk region continues to rage snow cyclone.
All services Khabarovsk work around the clock.
The powerful blizzard, with storm gusts up to 25 meters per second, has dumped a month’s worth of precipitation per day.
Doesn’t look like there’s much global warming in Kansas.
Three blizzard aftermath pics from yesterday morning in Kansas.
— KAKE Frank Waugh (@FWaughKAKE) November 18, 2015
– Blizzard conditions for New Zealand (Ice Age Now, May 24, 2015):
Southern Hemisphere winter has not even begun.
Another foot of snow on top of 6 feet already. “The Blizzard of 78 was a piece of cake compared to this,” says Peg.
Some of the coldest temperatures in decades in New York – Boston has warmed up to 3 degrees (-16 C).
This is already the 3rd snowiest winter on record in Boston.
– Britain on RED alert as ‘displaced Polar vortex’ to unleash weather hell next week (Express, Jan 25, 2015):
Panicked forecasters raised the alert in the past hour after spotting the freak system on the weather models.
Rare in the UK it is identical to the phenomenon which triggered crippling whiteouts and ice storms in the United States.
Sparked by the frenzied and volatile behaviour of the jet stream it threatens to bring the fury of the North Pole tearing across the country NEXT WEEK.
Forecasters say temperatures will plunge to below -15C (5F) while feet-deep snow drifts on a par with the worst winters in history are likely.
The whole of the UK will be scourged by screaming Arctic gales and blizzards right through the first half of February.
– “Historic” Blizzard To Slam Northeast On Monday Night: Over A Foot Of Snow Expected In New York City (ZeroHedge, Jan 25, 2015):
“CHILLY AND BLUSTERY CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH MONDAY. A MAJOR AND POTENTIALLY HISTORIC WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT THE REGION MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY NIGHT…TRAVEL MAY BECOME IMPOSSIBLE AND LIFE THREATENING. DRIER WEATHER FOLLOWS WEDNESDAY INTO EARLY THURSDAY…BUT WILL HAVE TO WATCH FOR ANOTHER CHANCE OF SNOW BY THE END OF THE WORK WEEK.” – National Weather Service