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Heat Wave Hits Crisis Levels

As the thermometer mercury hovers well above 100 °F (37 °C) in many southern and eastern Chinese cities for the fourth day in a row during a month-long heat wave, the China Meteorological Administration has issued a level-two...

Hail and Storms Kill 17 in Guangdong Province

A major hail storm has killed 17 people in Guangdong Province, BBC reports: The hailstorms, strong winds and rains fell over Guangdong province, next to Hong Kong, at the weekend. Provincial flood control officials told Xinhua...

“Coaxed” Snowfall Does Little to Quench Drought

Global Times describes the means by which the snowfall was enticed, as well as its side effects: Weather modification staff worked at 33 locations through the night. By 6 am Thursday, 759 silver iodide rods had been burned in...

Cold Weather Hinders Chinese New Year Travelers

The massive annual Spring Festival migration is underway in China, and is off to a rough start, MSNBC reports: Snow and freezing rain at airports in China’s eastern cities of Hangzhou and southwestern region of Chongqing...

Rain Turned Off for ‘Perfect Weather’ Olympics

China has done all it can do to control humans at the Games, now they have turned their attention to the weather. From The Advertiser, Adelaide now. Scientists are primed to launch rockets to stop it raining on the opening...

Weather Engineering in China

The Technology Review reports on how the Chinese plan to modify the weather in Beijing during the Olympics, using supercomputers and artillery. To prevent rain over the roofless 91,000-seat Olympic stadium that Beijing natives...

Severe Snow Hits Central China – BBC

From BBC News: Unusually heavy snow has left at least 16 people dead and brought transport chaos to large areas of central and eastern China, state media said. Worst hit is Hubei province, where crops have been destroyed and roads blocked by the heaviest snow seen in the area for 16 years….[Full Text] – Read […]

Thirsty Beijing wakes to long-awaited snow -Xinhua News Agency

From Xinhua News Agency: In the early hours of Saturday morning, it came fluttering down into the dry, grey city — Beijing is experiencing the first significant snow of the winter. The long overdue snow began to fall at around 2:40 a.m. and lasted into the afternoon. Traffic slowed and caused a number of road […]

China: More Bad Weather Next Year – China Daily

From China Daily: China will encounter more bad weather next year, Qin Dahe, director of the Climate Meteorological Administration (CMA) said in his annual report yesterday. He urged all levels of government to improve weather monitoring. China will witness more severe weather conditions in 2007, the country’s top meteorological official forecast in his annual report […]

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