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Major Winter Storm Sweeps Across Southern U.S., Threatening Millions


Siberia Records An Incredible Freezing Temperature Of -47C

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Extensive cold anticyclone swept most of Siberia and the Far East, capturing the territory of Mongolia. Now the anticyclone is at the stage of its maximum development, its power is 1062.5 hPa. In the coming days, its weakening and destruction will begin, the pressure at its center will drop to 1030.0 hPa.

Surface pressure map and minimum air temperature on December 6, 2018. © Gismeteo

On Tuesday in the south of Eastern Siberia and the western regions of the Far East winter came with frosty weather, after which the frosts in the region intensified every day. The lowest air temperature in the Irkutsk Region is noted in Erbogachen: −47.2 degrees on 4 December. On the night of December 6, throughout the region, with the exception of areas of Baikal, the minimum air temperature was below 30 degrees below zero. In Irkutsk, the coldest night since the beginning of the winter period was observed today: −31.1 in the city, near the meteorological station, and −34.3 degrees near the airport.

Romanovka turned out to be the coldest place in the Republic of Buryatia, where the air temperature dropped to −40.5 degrees on December 5. In the regional center, in the city of Ulan-Ude, on the night of December 6, the temperature at night was −28.4 degrees.

In the Trans-Baikal Territory, it was coldest in the east of the region in Shelapugino: −45.4 degrees at night on December 6. In Chita, the night of December 5 was cold: minus 37.0.

The minimum air temperature in the Irkutsk Region, the Republic of Buryatia and the Trans-Baikal Territory is December 6, 2018. © Gismeteo

In the following days, the frost will gradually decline.

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30,000 cattle dead due to cold in Peru

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Almost 300 thousand head of cattle in Puno and more than 75 thousand in Apurímac will receive attention from the Agro Rural program (of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation), as part of the plan to counteract the frosts that hit several regions of the southern highlands.

The care consists of the delivery of kits of medicines and supplements for animals, in order to reduce morbidity and mortality rates in cattle and camelids in South America.

According to the recent reports of the National Institute of Civil Defense (Indeci), 29,896 livestock have been lost and 2,200,000 have been affected in high areas. Only in the Puno region have died more than 12 thousand animals in recent weeks due to frost .

So far there are more than 407 thousand people affected, according to statistics from Indeci.

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6,800 livestock dead ‘due to cold’ in Huancavelica, Peru

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The number of animals killed by Frost, and crops damaged because of the rains, are not encouraging. The Huancavelica Regional Council room was the setting for the report of this stark reality, and where it was reported that the death of cattle more than 6 thousand 800 animals and more than 3 thousand hectares of farmland affected.

Dead animals. He was the regional director of Agriculture of Huancavelica, Alberto Rondon pots, who began to report these cases during the regular session that took place yesterday the Huancavelica Regional Council.

The official separated by province and animal group losses, being the province of Tayacaja which was more “hit” by the death of cattle that had a balance of 78 cattle.

Followed is Huaytara with 68 dead cows, Huancavelica with 57, Churcampa with 55, 54 Acobamba, Castrovirreyna with 32 and Angaraes with 11.

According to the list of dead sheep: Huancavelica records 1840, 1030 Churcampa, Huaytará 924, 715 Tayacaja, Acobamba 443, Castrovirreyna 288 and Angaraes 163.

In relation to goats: Huaytara recorded 294 dead animals, Acobamba 181, Churcampa 133, 127 Angaraes, Castrovirreyna 124, Tayacaja 78 and Huancavelica 72.

Finally there is the list of pigs: Tayacaja and Acobamba recorded 24 dead animals, 21 Huancavelica, Castrovirreyna 15, Huaytara 6, Acobamba 5 and Angaraes 3.

“This picture is January 2018 the date. In total there are 6 thousand 867 animals that have died due to climate change and the low temperatures. “The loss in monetary terms amounts to 678 thousand 241.50 Suns”, Rondon said.

Damaged crops. On the other hand, Agriculture did her best. According to the registry that manages the DRAH, were 2 thousand 871.5 hectares which were affected by the rains and 776 hectares were lost due to the above mentioned cause, which makes a total of 3 thousand 647 hectares.

“This record is of barley, potato, corn, dry and green bean amilaceo and pea dry and green beans. “In total there are 2 million 188 thousand 520 soles, in monetary loss”, added the director.

Preventive action. Following this report, Rondón explained that he is directing two projects to reduce livestock and crop losses.

“We are currently implementing five projects, three are from continuity. All of them are to improve agricultural production chains. Even there are two projects that we are managing for the prevention of losses,”he added.

“In my province the loss of animals and crops because of the cold and rain is also noticeable. The Regional Government should seek solutions because this not only the producer is affected, but also buy”, said Claudio Torres, Director of Tayacaja.

“As in all province of the Huancavelica region, Angaraes also there were losses in the agricultural sector due to climate change. The director of the DRAH inform us detail at the session “said Alberto Dávila, Director of Angaraes.

According to the agenda of the second regular meeting of June 2018 of the Regional Council of Huancavelica, Alberto Rondon’s report was the fourth point.

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Hundreds of birds fall dead from sky in Nizhny Tagil, Russia

Dead birds appeared on the roadsides in the Nizhny Tagil region, eyewitnesses report.
“Due to the abnormal weather in the Urals, hundreds of swifts fall from the sky from hunger and cold.
On the highway under Nizhny Tagil the birds fell directly to the ground from exhaustion and cold.
A whole flock of birds died, not having had time to fly to a more favorable area to search for food and warmth, ”one of the witnesses told E1.RU.
Thermoregulation swifts can not cope with temperature changes – with a sharp cooling, they hibernate.

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