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Down to -50C: Russians freeze to death as strongest-in-decades winter hits

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posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 06:01 PM
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Russia is enduring its harshest winter in over 70 years, with temperatures plunging as low as -50 degrees Celsius. Dozens of people have already died, and almost 150 have been hospitalized. ­The country has not witnessed such a long cold spell since 1938, meteorologists said, with temperatures 10 to 15 degrees lower than the seasonal norm all over Russia. Across the country, 45 people have died due to the cold, and 266 have been taken to hospitals. In total, 542 people were injured due to the freezing temperatures, RIA Novosti reported.






posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 06:05 PM
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So, what you are saying is; it's been this cold in Russia before?
Russia is a survivor when it comes to cold.
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posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 06:07 PM
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Isn't the North Pole slowly creeping over Russia?

It's only going to get worse IMHO.



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 06:09 PM
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Looks like the worldwide scene on 'the day after'....i.e. 12/22/12 !!!


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posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 06:11 PM
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Simple solution. More vodka.



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 06:18 PM
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I live in northern Canada and we're experiencing our coldest winter since 1990. Last weeks average temperature was -36 C. I have felt -50 numerous times before but not for long periods of time...I feels Russia's pain, brutal.



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 06:23 PM
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I'm from Australia and have never experienced anything below zero degrees celsius!
That is outrageous! I can't believe it can get that cold where you live and you can survive there!

The average temp here, on the Gold Coast in Queensland is roughly 35 degrees celsius. That is a comfortable temp to me!



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 06:23 PM
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To an Australian -50C in just unbelievable!

At -2C I am shivering uncontrollably.

Of course at the other end of the scale 40C is a nice hot day for us.

-50C Brrrrrr. Brass monkey weather.......Tink tonk.

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posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 06:26 PM
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When I lived in Banff I saw double digit minus temps and extreme wind chills and truth be told I feel for those people stay warm, I wouldn't wish that cold on anyone.

SaneThinking
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posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 06:30 PM
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We had snow in November here in mid europe too. It looks to be another nasty winter. The Sun is pretty quiet as for solar maximum and someone overdid it a bit with geoengineering huh? Anyway time to move south is close. I don't like new temperature records every year.



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 06:32 PM
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Originally posted by samuel1990
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Isn't the North Pole slowly creeping over Russia?

It's only going to get worse IMHO.


its about the same

en.wikipedia.org...


Main article: Climate of the Arctic See also: Climate change in the Arctic The North Pole is significantly warmer than the South Pole because it lies at sea level in the middle of an ocean (which acts as a reservoir of heat), rather than at altitude in a continental land mass. Winter (January) temperatures at the North Pole can range from about −43 °C (−45 °F) to −26 °C (−15 °F), perhaps averaging around −34 °C (−29 °F). Summer temperatures (June, July and August) average around the freezing point (0 °C (32 °F)). The highest temperature yet recorded is 5 °C


its currently colder then then the north pole people ...



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posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 06:32 PM
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I prefer extreme cold over extreme warmth. In extreme warmth you can't even move around without almost dying.



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 06:35 PM
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We had -33C yesterday and its gonna get worse as the wind comes from Russia.. but its not the coldest weather we have had here, couple years ago we had here -45C..

A lot of cars which are not in good condition will freeze still... You will feel icicles in your nose when you breathe and moist freezes instantly..



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 06:35 PM
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Originally posted by Avgudar
I prefer extreme cold over extreme warmth. In extreme warmth you can't even move around without almost dying.


Yeah, but in extreme cold you LITERALLY cannot move.

You're frozen...! haha



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 06:36 PM
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Originally posted by fictitious
Simple solution. More vodka.



Alcohol makes it easier to freeze to death. At those temps you also need a clear head.



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 06:37 PM
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What kind of weather is in Australia this year ? Anything extraordinary?
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posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 06:41 PM
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Originally posted by InnerLogic
I live in northern Canada and we're experiencing our coldest winter since 1990. Last weeks average temperature was -36 C. I have felt -50 numerous times before but not for long periods of time...I feels Russia's pain, brutal.


Saskatchewan hit -50 a couple of years in a row, a couple of years ago. Last year hovered around -30ish a lot.

I've now moved to Alberta. Still cold. -26 C this morning.

At -30 or below, it gets painful. Your nose bone hurts if it isn't covered.



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 06:46 PM
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Originally posted by PapagiorgioCZ
What kind of weather is in Australia this year ? Anything extraordinary?
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Not yet, still early summer. A lot more thunderstorms than is usual but mostly low level. So far so good.

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posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 06:51 PM
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around here, as long as the wind isint blowing
30 above to 30 below is about the same,
my 'coat' is a hoodie, its all i wear in the winter,
unless the wind is blowing i dont need more.

I've been in -45 several years ago, and
even watched fireworks on the 4th of july in a snow
storm.

hope everyone over in russia is warm and safe,
the main problems with temps that low and long is
pipes freezing and other effects.



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 06:56 PM
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Originally posted by Avgudar
I prefer extreme cold over extreme warmth. In extreme warmth you can't even move around without almost dying.


I'm the opposite.
Anyone and everyone that likes the cold can keep it.

Anything below 20C to me is frozen hell.

Give me 40C with 95% humidity and I'm a happy kitten. It's like walking through lotion, especially with high humidity, and if you can't take it, go swimming, drink something on ice, turn on some air-conditioning.
To survive hot weather, all one really needs is to stay hydrated.

Cold weather? The cold follows you like DEATH. One needs put so much work into staying warm it's ridiculous, and by then, all your extremities have turned black.
No thanks.




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