Since the beginning of the last century, similar January cold has occurred only six times. But, of course, someone will try to blame global warming.
17 Jan 2017 – In the last ten days,southeastern Europe has remained in the cold embrace of a Russian winter.
Snowfalls, blizzards, traffic paralysis, accidents, cancelled flights, closed schools, work stoppages, Danube River ice-bound, numerous Middle Eastern refugees literally freezing in the tent camps.
The cold has been intense and prolonged. On more than five consecutive days in Serbia, the maximum temperature did not exceed -10, and the minimum dropped to -15.
In Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia and Bulgaria average daily temperature ran 12-15 degrees below normal. in Italy, Greece, Turkey and Romania it ran 5-10 degrees colder than normal.
Then on January 8-11 came heavy snowfalls in southeast Europe.
Thanks to Martin Siebert for this link