There is the potential for the coldest air in a couple of years for the Northeast and perhaps the Midwest during the first week of January 2013.
The cold push from the Arctic is coming in stages during the first seven days or so of 2013. During next weekend the flow could deliver lower temperatures than all of the winter of 2011-12 and perhaps close to that of 2010-11 for part of southeastern Canada and New England.
The strong storm which moved up the East Coast on December 26-27 brought record rainfall amounts from North Carolina to Connecticut. National Climatic Data Center reports show 196 daily precipitation records broken and 7 tied for a total of 203 across the U.S. on the day after Christmas.
South Korea is suffering the coldest early winter in 27 years. Many places in the country are experiencing cold weather with heavy winds or blizzards.
Councils are gearing up for what could be Britain's coldest winter in 100 years, as sub-zero temperatures and snow follow days of downpours that have devastated large parts of the country.
If the forecasters have it right, then we’re set for what could be the coldest winter for 100 years in the UK. Don’t get caught out with cold, wet fingers and toes!
We love to talk about the weather in Britain, and this year has been no exception. It doesn’t seem that long ago we were complaining about the wettest summer for 100 years and now, following a short respite, some forecasters believe that we’re about to experience what could be the coldest winter for 100 years. With temperatures expected to drop as low as -20° and snowfall expected any day now, this could be the time to stop talking about it and start preparing.
The horrible July heat wave , lasting weeks in some cities, the entire month in others, affected nearly 200 million people in the United States at some point. Preliminary data show that 2,712 high-temperature records were either tied or broken in July, compared with 1,444 last year, according to the NCDC. At least one weather station in all 50 states set or tied a daily high temperature record at some point during July.