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Cold Wave

Marked cooling of the air over a large area. It is an extended period of above normal cold temperatures, a drop of atmospheric average temperature well above the averages of a region, with effects on human populations, crops, properties and services. sources: GLIDE; WMO

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With iceman on the way, US plants and suppliers get ready

20 Nov 2014, Reuters; TRF

Manufacturers and their suppliers are scrambling to avoid a costly repeat if this frigid autumn morphs into Polar Vortex II. Companies are stockpiling parts at factories, increasing the amount of goods in transit, reviewing weather contingencies with their freight carriers and booking extra trucks and trailers so shipments do not get sidelined by nasty storms....



Number of cold-wave occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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