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Baby, its cold outside.  China is latest victim of plummeting global temperatures. Some sporadic reports of areas potentially reaching as low as -100 degrees F. Take precautions if you live there!

Extreme Cold in China Sparks Blue and Orange Alerts, Freezes Eyelashes and Eyebrows

Northern China is experiencing extreme cold this week, with temperatures lower than minus 43 degrees Fahrenheit measured in Heilongjiang Province. The province was under an orange alert, the second highest of the country's alerts, Monday through Wednesday because of the dangerous temperatures, according to local news site, Locations in Hebei Province, including Shijiazhuang, were under a blue alert on Wednesday.

People from Hulunbuir in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to Mohe City, China's northernmost city, took selfies of freezing eyelashes, eyebrows and hair as the temperatures plummeted. Tourists from southern China ventured north to see snow and experience the extreme cold.

South China Morning Post reported that the cold caused frost fogs, dropping visibility to less than 328 feet in Mohe City.

According to the provincial observatory forecast, the cold spell is likely to last in the region until Friday, and "may have a negative impact on local agriculture, transportation and logistics sectors," reported.

Video is pretty neat. At minus 40 degrees F, hot water instantly freezes when tossed into air.

Extreme cold weather turns hot water into ice in China

Rare ice fog gripped the Chinese city of Mohe in the north of the country after temperatures plunged to a bitter -43.5C on December 6, according to Chinese media.
Videos emerged on social media of people throwing water into the freezing air, causing it to turn to ice immediately.

Ice fog only occurs in the world's coldest regions, as water droplets suspended in air can remain in liquid form down to temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius.

Mr. Bill:

--- Quote from: iam4liberty on December 07, 2018, 10:23:29 AM ---China is latest victim of plummeting global temperatures.

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Make that plummeting local temperatures.  Global temperatures today were 0.3°C above the 1979-2000 average.

Current maps available here:


--- Quote from: Mr. Bill on December 07, 2018, 07:59:03 PM ---Make that plummeting local temperatures.  Global temperatures today were 0.3°C above the 1979-2000 average.

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Let's be specific with apples-to-apples comparisons.  Is the November 2018 global lower atmosphere temperature higher or lower than November 2017?  How about 2016?  How about 2015? 

The answer, of course, is lower.  Temperatures have been dropping quickly globally. We are in the middle of one of the fastest drops since the satellite data began. We are back down to levels seen in the early 2000's.  That is nearly 20 years.  Sure, it isnt like the record minimums of 1970s and 1980s.  But it isnt far off either.


Major Snow makes a cold debut

China has seen a widespread plunge in temperature as the country observes Major Snow - one of the 24 solar terms of the lunar calendar.

Major Snow, the 21st solar term, falls between Dec 7 and Dec 21 this year. During the period, the snow becomes heavy and begins to accumulate on the ground, and the temperature drops significantly.

The temperature in Beijing hit its lowest this winter at-8 C on Friday morning, according to, a news portal for the China Meteorological Administration.

The freezing temperature is coupled with strong winds during the daytime, making it one of the capital's coldest Major Snows in almost 70 years, according to the administration.

The Beijing meteorological center had issued a blue alert on Thursday for continuous low temperatures, which is expected to last until the weekend and could plunge below -10 C.

The mercury in most parts of North China's Hebei province also plunged to-10 C on Friday, and there was also a big drop in temperature in Northeast China's Liaoning province and East China's Shandong province on Friday morning, with the drop ranging from 6 to 10 C.

The freezing temperatures are not limited to the north.
The observatory has urged the public to make necessary precautions against the upcoming weather changes. It also renewed a blue alert for the cold wave, the lowest warning on the country's four-tier weather warning ranking system.


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