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Britain experiences coldest night of winter so far

Yellow warnings for snow and ice in place after temperature plunges as low as -10.7C

Thursday night was the coldest of the winter so far as temperatures plunged to as low as -10.7C (12.7F).

The low was recorded by the Met Office at Aboyne in Aberdeenshire, beating the previous mark of -10.5C (13.1F) recorded on 3 January in Braemar.

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Massive snowstorm to drop as much as 20 inches over Greater Bangor

Bangor will see the season’s first significant snowstorm this weekend, and it promises to bury much of Maine under nearly two feet of fresh powder.

The storm is expected to start late Saturday night and last until well past dark Sunday night, dumping 12 to 20 inches of snow as it moves across eastern and northern Maine, according to Mal Walker, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Caribou.

Snowed-in Nuns Refuse to Leave Mountain Monastery Despite Being Cut Off From the World for Days

(BERLIN) — Authorities in Austria tried to reach dozens of Catholic nuns whose Alpine monastery has been cut off from the world for days because of heavy snowfall.

But public broadcaster ORF reported Thursday that the nuns say they’ve got enough food and fuel, and want to stay put.

Study: Global Warming Does Not Cause Hurricanes

Global warming has not caused an increase in the frequency or intensity of hurricanes, a study published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation has confirmed. Climate alarmists such Michael Mann, Kerry Emanuel, and Al Gore often claim that hurricanes are among the extreme weather events that have been exacerbated by man’s selfishness, greed, and refusal to amend his carbon-guzzling lifestyle. But there is “little evidence” that this is so, according to the study’s author Paul Homewood.

The polar vortex has fractured, and the eastern US faces a punishing winter

The swirling winds tens of thousands of feet high in the sky above the Arctic — the dreaded polar vortex — broke apart into three parts to ring in 2019. Now the eastern half of the United States is about to feel the consequences.

Weather models project the onset of a severe and punishing winter weather pattern in just over 10 days, with extreme cold and heightened storminess. In fact, the transition to this harsh winter pattern has likely already begun.

Onlookers share theories, find meaning in giant Maine ice disc

As one might expect when a circular ice formation appears, crowds are lining the Presumpscot River in Westbrook and the internet is going wild over the spectacle.

“I think it’s amazing,” said Bob Mains, who lives nearby in Westbrook and went to the top of a nearby parking garage to look over the ice disc late Tuesday morning. “It’s one of God’s creations. Everything works in a circular way.”

Jean Bryenton, whose backyard overlooks the spinning pool of water where the circle formed, called the area “special.”

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