WORLD WEATHER: Kazakhstan blizzard, Warmest Jan day for New Brunswick, -60C Siberia

Lot’s of extremes in the world of weather these days.

A few days ago a severe windstorm with blizzard conditions hit the Kazakhstan capital of Astana.

Following a very cold open to new year over the Canadian Maritimes, a brief surge of warmth flooded eastern North America and yesterday turned out to be the warmest January day on record for New Brunswick.

Even warmer for parts of Nova Scotia.

This morning saw Oymyakon, eastern Siberia hit -59.6C (-75.3C), the coldest of the Northern Hemisphere winter outside of Greenland so far and also the coldest for this location in 7 years.


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