Cold Wave

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This paper seeks to answer the question whether climate change may have affected the characteristics of a specific extreme event or whether such event would have even been possible in the absence of climate change.
This paper evaluates the effectiveness of the current alerting systems for hot and cold weather used in England to notify the health and social care sector of upcoming extreme weather events.
Crowd waiting for the train during a hot day in London, UK (2022)
Researchers have found that moving further towards an impact-based alert system which focuses on the repercussions of extreme weather conditions could enable participants make more informed decisions.
This study aims to fill the gaps in technical knowledge about the recurrence probability of dzud by estimating the return periods of relevant climatic variables: summer drought conditions and winter minimum temperature.
It's not clear why temperature shifts correlated with more heart attacks.
Experts worry that heavy losses from unexpected summer snowstorms in Kashmir's pastures are a sign of worse to come for mountain communities.
Power lines frozen under moderate snow
Information about past outlier conditions could provide valuable context to help operators better manage the grid during extreme weather.
In Terai, a lowland area, cold waves have been occurring annually since first being recorded in 1990, between mid-December and mid-January. Cold waves are lasting longer now and the impact is becoming more severe.
Long lines at a grocery store following power outages and frigid temperatures in Texas, USA (2021)
Texas was facing a disaster – but the natural hazard was only the trigger. The failure of power grids is a technological consequence: one that can be measured, quantified and ultimately reduced.
Keeping the Texas grid disconnected from the rest of the country means it won’t fall under federal regulations. But it also means Texas can’t borrow power from other states when its power infrastructure fails, as it did in February 2021.