A Siberian cold front grips Eastern Europe from Poland to the Balkans. Hundreds of thousands of people are without power. 11,000 Serbians are trapped in a mountain village. More than sixty Ukrainians, many homeless, have died. Temperature at night: 27 below zero. Thousands treated in hospitals for frostbite. Citizens in Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Germany, Slovenia—where the wind has clocked in at 110 mph—and even Italy, dead.
Ten feet of snow fell on parts of Western Japan. 600 injured so far, 50 dead. A steel bridge collapses. Cars plummet into the chasm. More snow is expected.