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WorldRare Snow Has Turned Greek Ruins Into a Winter Wonderland This Week

21:30  09 january  2019
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Winter storm blasts Europe; 13 dead amid heavy snow, gusts

Winter storm blasts Europe; 13 dead amid heavy snow, gusts Deadly winter weather has blasted Europe for yet another day, trapping hundreds in Alpine regions, whipping up high winds that caused flight cancellations and raising the risks of more deadly avalanches in the mountains. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related accidents in Europe over the last week, many from avalanches. Austrians were trapped in their homes Tuesday by heavy snow and Dutch authorities were checking to make sure the nation's dikes would hold up against high seas.

The rare snow there has snarled traffic along the coast. While Italy is the most visible case of weird weather in Europe, much of the continent is dealing This weird pattern of cold Europe, warm Arctic is likely to continue for part of this week . After that, we could see a pattern that brings the cold, stormy

See Rome Transformed into a Winter Wonderland After a Rare Snowfall . Tourists and locals alike gathered to admire the city’s famed attractions Those who happen to be in Rome this week have been treated to a rare spectacle as the city has been blanketed in snow for the first time in six years.

Athens just put in a pretty strong bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. A huge dip in the jet stream has allowed polar air to plunge into the normally temperate Mediterranean, dumping snow in Greece’s capital and beach resort towns.

On Tuesday, otherworldly scenes emerged across the country as snow caked iconic tourist attractions like the Acropolis and bent olive and cypress trees’ branches. Tourists and locals alike stopped to gawk at the ethereal sites and snap photos.

1,500 miles of snow: Weekend winter storm to roar from Denver to New York City

1,500 miles of snow: Weekend winter storm to roar from Denver to New York City A sprawling winter storm will spread snow along a 1,500-mile path from Denver to New York City. It will crank up on Friday and should last until at least late Sunday before it peters out. Already, as of late Thursday, over 20 million people were in the path of the storm, the Weather Service said. Other big cities in the path of the storm include Kansas City, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Washington and Baltimore. St. Louis should see the most snow from the storm, with as much as 8 inches likely. Snow should start there on Friday morning, potentially leading to commuting issues.

The winter scene and Christmas celebration is dominated by one of the Bay Area’s tallest Christmas trees adorned with thousands of twinkling lights accompanied by giant toy soldiers greeting guests. This amazing event features millions of lights, creating a holiday event for the entire family.

Kyoto has been experiencing the coldest days this winter with temperatures dropping below 0° Celsius (32° Fahrenheit) and it became a white Being one of the biggest UNESCO World Heritage site in the world, a snow blanket-covered Kyoto has amazing sights to offer for the photographers.

Athens was far from the only locale to see snow. That coastal resort town of Thessaloniki in northeast Greece was buffeted by snow. Drone footage shows the incongruous scenes of snow on the Mediterranean beaches that are normally a tourist hot spot (at least a few locals still decided to take a polar bear plunge).

The snow was more than a photo op, though. It also stranded motorists and led to disrupted rail service. At least one inbound flight was re-routed from Thessaloniki due to poor visibility, according to France24.

And the flakes also came with a blast of polar air, which France24 reports has claimed at least three lives. Reuters reports that the northern Greek city of Florina recorded an all-time low of minus-9 degrees Fahrenheit (minus-23 degrees Celsius). Meanwhile much of the country has seen temperatures dip 20 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) below normal for this time of year.

Winter storm in Midwest sees 5 road deaths, power outages

Winter storm in Midwest sees 5 road deaths, power outages Authorities say a massive winter snowstorm making its way across the Midwest and into the Mid-Atlantic region dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of Missouri and contributed to at least five deaths. The storm moved into Kansas and Nebraska from the Rockies on Friday, then east into Missouri, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana, covering roads and making driving dangerous. Part of Interstate 44 near St. Louis was blocked for several hours Saturday.

Iceland is having a bit of moment – barely a week goes by when it isn’t at the top of another must-visit list or acting as a filming location for some big The country did it again this week when it had record amounts of snow in the capital Reykjavik, turning the city into a magical winter wonderland .

But it also turned the city into a winter wonderland , a rare occurrence for a place with its Mediterranean climate. Romans made it their own: building snowmen, sledding outside the Colosseum, having snowball fights at the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square. “

The pattern befalling Greece has brought wild weather to the rest of Europe as well. Ski resorts in the Alps have seen up to 100 inches of snow fall, creating deadly avalanche conditions. Winter storms have also battered northern Europe with winds and coastal flooding, including some of the worst flooding in decades in Denmark. But it’s the Greek snow that’s been a real show stopper.

[France24, Reuters]

Heavy snow causes jet to pull stationary wheelie at airport.
An airport official says an overnight accumulation of heavy, wet snow caused a rear-engine jet parked at a Lake Tahoe-area airport to do a tail stand before mechanics returned it to its parked position. Truckee Tahoe Airport official Marc Lamb took photos. He tells The Associated Press that most of the 20 inches (51 centimeters) of dense snow that caused the Wednesday morning spectacle melted by Thursday. No one was injured and the Cessna Citation X aircraft was not damaged by the heavy snow that locals dub "Sierra cement.

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