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Northern Mexico cold snap paralyzes Ciudad Juarez

Post by Kennedy on Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:13 am

Northern Mexico cold snap paralyzes Ciudad Juarez


Freezing weather and snow paralyzed the border city of Ciudad Juarez on Friday, knocking out electricity and water in thousands of homes and closing roads and factories.

Record low temperatures hit the city, across from El Paso, Texas, from Tuesday, which is already suffering from some of the worst violence in Mexico's drug war, fluctuating between -0.4 and 10 degrees Fahrenheit (-18 and -10 degrees Celsius).

"There have been cold temperatures in the past, but nothing that has lasted for so many days. It's been 40 years since the city has seen an emergency like this," said Efren Matamoros, head of the city's civil protection service.


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Post by Kennedy on Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:14 am

35 zoo animals freeze to death in northern Mexico


Thirty-five animals at a zoo in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua have frozen to death during the region's coldest weather in six decades.

Serengeti Zoo owner Alberto Hernandez says 14 parrots, 13 serpents, five iguanas, two crocodiles and a capuchin monkey died. He said Saturday that power failures cut off electrical heating at the zoo in the town of Aldama.

Temperatures have dropped to 9 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 13 Celsius) in the area, the coldest weather in 60 years.

Power outages have affected much of northern Mexico, forcing factories and businesses to close. Dozens of people are in shelters. Schools have been closed in Chihuahua state but are expected to open Tuesday as the weather warms.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iI2UI22dNM5fee80Mcftrxids4MA?docId=cd0ffd47df5d4d6d80c5ffb3ebb54a5a
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Post by Earth Cries on Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:54 am

Kennedy wrote:35 zoo animals freeze to death in northern Mexico


Thirty-five animals at a zoo in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua have frozen to death during the region's coldest weather in six decades.

Serengeti Zoo owner Alberto Hernandez says 14 parrots, 13 serpents, five iguanas, two crocodiles and a capuchin monkey died. He said Saturday that power failures cut off electrical heating at the zoo in the town of Aldama.

Temperatures have dropped to 9 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 13 Celsius) in the area, the coldest weather in 60 years.

Power outages have affected much of northern Mexico, forcing factories and businesses to close. Dozens of people are in shelters. Schools have been closed in Chihuahua state but are expected to open Tuesday as the weather warms.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iI2UI22dNM5fee80Mcftrxids4MA?docId=cd0ffd47df5d4d6d80c5ffb3ebb54a5a

That is so sad. That storm stretched from the middle of Mexico all the way to New England. We had an ice storm here and I'm almost in the Gulf of Mexico. The weather is very strange.
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Re: Northern Mexico cold snap paralyzes Ciudad Juarez

Post by Kennedy on Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:18 am

I so agree ... I'm in Louisiana and I've never seen weather act so strangely like this before. What's worse is another ice/snow storm is on the way Wednesday .. (lol and the city is out of salt for the roads.) Not sure how far south this one will go. But here is the forecast

http://www.accuweather.com/blogs/news/story/45409/snow-headed-back-to-dallas-okl.asp

I read an article this morning that it is the magnetic anomalies that is creating all this crazy weather ......
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