Tuesday, February 07, 2012

RT @eatprive: The peppercorn plant is native to tropical evergreen rain forest of Kerala from where it spread to rest of the world.
Accuweather:Newest Snowstorm Blanketing Europe .. http://ow.ly/8URVi
chennai - a warm morning 23.1°C (6:33am) and max. temp touched 30.7°C (12:10pm).. now 1:42pm it's going down.

Accuweather:Newest Snowstorm Blanketing Europe

The latest in a series of major winter storms will dump heavy snow in areas from the Balkan Peninsula and Italy to North Africa early in the week.

Some of these same areas have already received deep, even immobilizing, accumulations of snow following last week's series of storms, which disrupted transportation infrastructure over a wide area. 

Snow has contributed to the weather-related death toll, since late January, of at least 300 people, most of them dying of cold exposure.

About 70,000 people in Serbia were still cut off in snow-bound villages, according to many recent reports. Some mountain areas in Algeria also remained isolated. 

Further disruptions to transportation by road, rail and air will take place. 

Through Tuesday, heaviest new falls of snow will hit eastern and southern Italy to the mountains and inland valleys of Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro. 

By Wednesday, a fresh foot of snow will cover some of these regions.

Hills above the coast in eastern Algeria and nearby Tunisia will also get new falls of snow.

Although the Mediterranean storm will weaken markedly Wednesday and Thursday, a new storm could form over the northwestern Mediterranean Sea late in the week, leading to even more falls of disruptive snow.
Europeans are praying " save us from the Arctic " .. !! http://ow.ly/8URpg
Rare snow whitens Tripoli, Libya, on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012... http://ow.ly/8URm5
Whats with this Severe Cold ?
Temperatures dipped to bitter levels once again this morning from the Low Countries where Amsterdam fell to -10C (14F) to -40C/F over the Finnish Interior. Germany shivered in their coldest morning in quarter of a century with -29.1C (-20F) on the Baltic Sea Island of Usedom, even mainland Germany shivered to -28C (-19F).

Snow/Cold spell now moves into N. Africa: Rare snow whitens Tripoli, Libya, on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012
Much more on vagaries tonite.