Transcript for Crazy Winter Weather
Stream weather around the globe so warm across much of America that even the cherry blossoms in Washington DC were -- today trying to come out. But other parts of the world are getting slammed in what is an epic winter assault unlike any we've seen before here's ABC's Sam Champion. In Europe it's a full fledged crisis parts of the Eastern Europe are experiencing colder temperatures than they have seen in a century of record keeping. In Ukraine as cold as twenty degrees below zero rivers are frozen blocking shipping roads and rails also shut down. For only the third time in 25 years the Black Sea is frozen enough to walk gone. There is snow in Italy and southern France. Villagers in Bosnia cut off by the snow are finally getting supplies by helicopter. -- about somebody we are barely -- -- the woman says I live on my own it's a real struggle. At least eighty people have died across Europe and more than 700 have been hospitalized for hypothermia or frostbite. In Japan cold and snow is also a headline snow drifts more than ten feet tall at least fifty people there have died. And many have been buried by snow falling off their roofs. The jet stream is keeping the US warm while chilling Europe. And Asia in North America the jet has been acting like -- -- all winter keeping the Arctic air out but in Europe it's now drifting south. Bringing with -- frigid temperatures back in the US what a difference a year makes Chicago just finished the warmest January in eighty years. This -- Chicago just a year ago hundreds of people trapped in their cars on lake shore drive as the city was slammed by one of the worst winter storms. In its history. Heartbreaking pictures out of Europe according to know what our government's forecasters. The unusual warmth and our country continues in the February now this extreme weather comes as NASA releases a new report saying. The last eleven years of the 21 century rank among the thirteenth warmest in the 132 year period. Of record and Diane this study blames our climate change directly on human generated greenhouse gases yes there was some talk about it being from the sun but they say no this is human generation they can -- -- -- -- thanks for coming in tonight.
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