Temperatures in parts of the US are the coldest on the planet when wind chill factors are added in, with -73C (-100F) being predicted for one spot in New Hampshire. The 1,916m-high Mount Washington, a ski resort in the White Mountain National Forest, was forecast to be the coldest spot in the US, according to the weather observation station located on its summit.On Saturday, it had fallen to -38C (-37F), with a wind chill equivalent of -69C (-93F), tying it with Armstrong, Ontario, in Canada, as having the lowest temperature in the world.The coldest air temperature was recorded at -39C (-38F) in Eureka, Nunavut, in Canada and Jakutsk, Russia, but those places are not thought to have had low wind chills.Other New England locations also saw record lows.Burlington, Vermont, was -18.3C (-1F) and -34.4C (-30F) with wind chill; and Hartford, Connecticut, was -12.2C (10F) and -29C (-20F) with wind chill.The north eastern cities of Philadelphia and New York went down to -13.3C (8F) and Boston … [Read more...] about US weather station colder than the Arctic and Siberia
BRIDPORT and Balti Sports have seen their respective clashes against Bridgwater Town and Sherborne Town Reserves postponed due to waterlogged pitches. The Bees have not fulfilled a home fixture since December 2, when Adam Fricker's men earned a 3-0 win over Hallen. Since then, the St Mary's Field pitch has been beset with drainage issues, today's development being the third successive home fixture to be postponed. Staff at Bridport had cleared the club's drains in a bid to deal with the excess water, but those attempts have proven unsuccessful amidst heavy prolonged rainfall. Bridport next play Clevedon Town away on Saturday, January 13. Meanwhile, Balti Sports’ hopes of returning to action since early December were thwarted after their Dorset Premier League clash at Weymouth College with Sherborne Town Reserves was postponed yesterday due to a waterlogged pitch. Nott’s men were due to face a Zebras’ side that has experienced … [Read more...] about Football: Bridport and Balti Sports thwarted by weather again
A cold snap is set to grip London and the UK as arctic air sends temperatures plummeting as low as -14C in parts of Scotland, bringing widespread frost. Met Office forecasters warned “cold air and clear skies” mean the mercury is set to fall below zero throughout UK overnight on Saturday. Londoners may experience temperatures below 0C, while much of the UK could be as cold as -5C. Some showers are expected in parts of northern England and Scotland, meaning a severe yellow weather warning for icy conditions is in place for these parts until 10am on Sunday. The NHS has warned of an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes and breathing problems in freezing conditions. Met Office forecaster Helen Roberts told the Standard: “It’s going to be dry, clear and cold for most of the country overnight and into Sunday. “It will be a cold night, I think below -10C is likely in Scotland. “But we could see as low as -14C.” Ms Roberts said it will … [Read more...] about UK weather: Subzero temperatures overnight could fall as low as -14C
MET EIREANN has issued a low temperature weather warning for 14 counties as they are set to plunge to -5C.The yellow status caution put in place by forecasters which will last until 12pm on Sunday.The bitter chill will hit Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal.While they are the worst affected areas, the rest of the country will not be much warmer.On the weather warning, a Met Eireann forecaster said: “Turning very cold tonight with lowest temperatures falling to between -2 and -5 degrees and staying very cold Sunday morning.”The east coast will avoid the worst of it and have above zero temperatures.There will be severe frost and fog overnight into tomorrow morning.A spokesman said: “Most places dry this evening with long clear spells, but isolated light showers will continue to affect southeastern counties for a time.“Cold, with moderate to fresh northeasterly winds, strong and … [Read more...] about Met Eireann issues low temperature weather warning for 14 counties as bitter chill hits country
IN BRITAIN the scariest weather patterns tend spark memes about bins rolling down the street with friendly names like Storm Eleanor.In the US it is slightly more apocalyptic sounding - what could be more terrifying than a bomb cyclone? Here's what the phenomenon is and how a bomb cyclone is formed.The first thing to know is that the term bomb cyclone is just a name, it's not a literal bomb.A weather bomb is a term used to describe a specific low-pressure system which falls 24 millibars within a 24-hour period.This process is known as explosive cyclogenesis and sees dry air flow into an area of low pressure.As a result, this causes the depression within the storm to rise very quickly and increase its rotation, further deepening the pressure and making the storm even more powerful.The Met Office describes the phenomenon as similar to "the way that ice skaters spin faster by drawing their arms in" as they rotate.Storm Grayson's bomb cyclone isn't your typical weather bomb.The phenomenon … [Read more...] about What is a bomb cyclone, what’s the weather in the US and how does explosive cyclogenesis develop?