348 miles of China’s Yellow River frozen solid

Major part (one-sixth of the river’s total) of river frozen solid.

3 Jan 2020 – Driven by cold temperatures, the frozen section of China’s Yellow River in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has reached 559.9 km (348 miles) as of Jan. 3, according to local authorities, who have taken precautions against ice-jam flooding and dam breaches.

The 5,464-km-long Yellow River is the second-longest river in China and its section in Inner Mongolia accounts for one-sixth of the river’s total. The Yellow River rises in the northwestern province of Qinghai and runs through nine provinces and autonomous regions in western, central, northern and eastern China.


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12 thoughts on “348 miles of China’s Yellow River frozen solid”

  1. Funny, the ice is white.
    I expected it to be a bit yellow, remember Frank Zappa’s ‘Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow’ ?

  2. Why are we so rarely told if and how much these events in other countries vary from the norm?

    For all I know, the Yellow River might freeze solid every winter from one end to the other.

    Events like these are only significant if they vary from normal parameters.

  3. Off topic but …
    From Fri, 03 Jan 2020 13:41 UTC report at https://www.sott.net/article/426734-Indian-state-of-Nagaland-gets-its-first-snowfall-in-40-years
    Indian state of Nagaland gets its first snowfall in 40 years
    It’s not just the northeast. Delhi reported its lowest temperature last week in nearly six years at a temperature of 1.4°C.
    It may have taken a while—four decades as some reports claim—but it finally snowed in parts of Nagaland last week and it’s turned the region into a winter wonderland. The rolling green mountains and meadows in the districts of Zunheboto, Kiphire, Phek and Tuensang were blanketed in fresh powder due to a biting cold wave in northeast India.

    Nagaland weather in January 2020

    Snow is an uncommon phenomenon in Nagaland. At this time of the year, the temperature usually drops to 10-11°C, but last week, the temperatures dropped to 2-3°C. Several other parts of the northeast are also experiencing extreme cold conditions. Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday was the most frigid city in the northeast on Monday at a temperature of 2.9°C. The conditions were similar in Imphal in Manipur, while Shillong reported a low of 5°C.
    With videos —

  4. Snow in Thailand

    “A reader from Thailand has sent this [pic] in. Maybe the first White Christmas in Thailand.”

    Bangladesh Death Toll from Extreme Cold – A Warning to us All!

    Charlemagne, Vikings & Global Warming

  5. The river is probably yellow because of all the urine the pheasants produce as a third world 18th century economy.

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