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Nearly the entire eastern half of the United States is enduring bitterly cold temperatures not experienced since 1985. Even Florida, which has been hovering around freezing levels overnight recently, is also feeling the almost-nationwide chill.
At least three people have died due to frigid temperatures over the last few days in Memphis.
Volunteers have reported that ‘a large number’ of elderly customers are snapping up hardbacks as cheap fuel for their fires and stoves.
Temperatures this week are forecast to plummet as low as -13ºC in the Scottish Highlands, with the mercury falling to -6ºC in London, -5ºC in Birmingham and -7ºC in Manchester as one of the coldest winters in years continues to bite.
Des Moines bottomed out at 17 below zero, two degrees above the record low on Jan. 2 in the capital. The National Weather Service station in Johnston recorded 22 degrees below zero.
SEOUL, South Korea – Seoul residents slogged through the heaviest snowfall in modern Korean history after a winter storm dumped more than 11 inches (28 centimeters) Monday, forcing airports to cancel flights and paralyzing traffic in South Korea's bustling capital.
Residents of Miami donned heavy coats and wool mufflers Monday to face down the coldest weather to hit the usually balmy city nearly in a decade.
a stock market crash that started in the Bank of England arising in part out of speculative investments in Latin America, including in the fabled imaginary country of Poyais. The crisis was felt most acutely in England where it precipitated the closing of six London banks including Henry Thornton's bank and sixty country banks in England, but was also manifest in the markets of Europe, Latin America, and the United States.
Originally posted by willis7737
I don't have TOO much to do for the time being, and seeing how this is my favorite thread, I'm going to post a few things that may be prevalent in our future.
January 13th resonates with...
...November 19th 1824, the St. Petersburg Flood, the 23rd most deadly flood, in which it killed approx. 10,000 people.
Originally posted by nydsdan
Apparently I do not know how to quantify tragedy. The St Petersbug flood killed 10,000 and the death toll in Haiti is now estimated as high as the "hundreds of thousands".
Originally posted by willis7737
Next up is the five days starting with tomorrow and ending with the 19th...
Hopefully we won't see a similar scenario, but who knows?
Perhaps tomorrow is the day the stock market in America begins to collapse?
Originally posted by EyesWideShut
Just checking to see if there was any correlation with the earthquake in Haiti to any past disasters. .... Anyone?.... Bueller?... Buuuuueler?....
Originally posted by segurelha
There is an interesting correlation of Timewave and current events NOW:
Around 1816, there was a year without summer, and the first decades of that century were of a cold climate. Currently, this winter is showing signs it's going to be one of the COLDEST years.