Cold weather and snow hit Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina and other southern states this week.
Tempted to complain about the cold and the snow? Just be glad you’re not part of one of these blisteringly hot events. [Warning: Graphic images]
On a snow day like today, it can be tough to remember that there was a time when we all wished it would cool down. Here are some images of hot events around the world to jog the memory — from sitting in a box full of steam and racing in Death Valley for sport to sweltering over hot coals for spiritual wellness.
While much of the U.S. prepares for potentially record-breaking cold temperatures this week, the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival has visitors flocking to northeast China to, uh, chill out. The event kicked off Sunday with an ice swimming competition, but the festival really heats up (we know, we know) at night when guests stroll past giant ice sculptures illuminated in a winter village.
Palestinian clashes with Israel, waves crash in Wales, Formula One birthday messages, delayed flights at LaGuardia and more in today’s daily brief.
The first snow storm of 2014 hit not only Maryland, but much of New England, the Midwest and the Atlantic Coast, with some regions receiving as much as two feet of snow. Several airports were closed, while flights elsewhere were delayed. Schools closed up and down the East Coast on Friday, while sub-zero wind chills took effect, leaving many to shovel themselves out in the frigid air, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Snow coated domes and minarets Friday as a record Mideast storm compounded the suffering of Syrian refugees, sent the Israeli army scrambling to dig out stranded motorists and gave Egyptians a rare glimpse of snow in their capital.
More than 50 years ago in 1960, snow fell across Baltimore for the first snow day of the year, one that struck early in the season on Dec. 11 and Dec. 12. The snowfall left about a foot of snow in western Maryland as well as 14 inches at Baltimore and Greenbelt.
Dec. 10 Daily Brief: International Human Rights Day, Nelson Mandela’s memorial service and a lot of snow
Groups around the world mark International Human Rights Day, Egyptian students clash with security forces, Nelson Mandela’s memorial service is held in Johannesburg, and more in today’s daily brief.