“180 pensioners died every day as a result of cold conditions during the 2010-11 winter months in England and Wales,” says this article on Yahoo.com.
When they opened this weekend, some ski resorts such as Stevens Pass, Summit West at Snoqualmie and Mission Ridge had the earliest open in decades.
Forecast calls for heavy snow today, tomorrow and Wednesday.
The snowstorm that disrupted travel across the Upper Midwest this week had already shattered records farther to the west.
The Rapid City Regional Airport, S.D., recorded a total of 12.4 inches. However, 7.7 inches of that snow fell before midnight, shattering Friday’s daily snowfall record of 4.1 inches set in 1985.
East Rapid City, S.D., set two daily snowfall records. The first on Friday when the 4.8 inches that fell exceeded the previous record of 3.7 inches from 1930.
Today’s record of 3.1 inches was surpassed by 12:45 p.m. when 4.5 inches was measured.
Farther to the west, the 3.4 inches that fell on Winnemucca, Nevada late Friday exceeded the previous daily snowfall record of 1.5 inches set in 1971.
See oOther snowfall totals from the storm here:
Thanks to Thomas McHart for this link
“We can go through an entire winter and not get this cold,” said meteorologist Dan Hancock at the National Weather Service in Fairbanks.
Look at these temperatures! … Breaks record set one hundred years ago, in 1911.
Volcano erupts violently after magma breaks through a dome of lava.
“And the wind cries bankrupt…” as Jimi Hendrix might have put it.
Total energy bills could be in excess of $3,000 (£2,000) a year.