Vrijdag 26/04/2019

Wereldwijd sneeuwtapijt

Niet alleen België wordt vandaag bedekt onder een mooi laagje sneeuw. Ook andere delen van Europa en Noord-Amerika worden hard getroffen. Zo wordt het op bepaalde plaatsen in de Verenigde Staten maar liefst -29 graden.

A snow-covered Jeremy Buckta snowblows his driveway in whiteout conditions during a snowstorm Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Manitowoc, Wis. ( Joshua Clark/The Post-Crescent via AP) sneeuw wereldwijd AP
België, brussel , 30/1/2019.sneeuw in brussel bij het park van tour&taxis. - sneeuw wereldwijd Tim Dirven
België, brussel , 30/1/2019.sneeuw in brussel bij het park van tour&taxis. - sneeuw wereldwijd Tim Dirven
België, brussel , 30/1/2019.sneeuw in brussel bij het park van tour&taxis. - sneeuw wereldwijd Tim Dirven
A BMW motorbike is covered with snow and ice as it is parked on top of the Feldberg mountain near Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. A cold front has impacted on the region, bringing freezing conditions. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) sneeuw wereldwijd AP
A man walks his dogs in the snow on a cold winter day in Montreal, on January 29, 2019. - The frigid cold blanketing much of the US's northern neighbor, from Manitoba in the western Prairies region to Atlantic Canada, prompted a rare "hazardous" cold warning from Environment Canada. (Photo by MARTIN OUELLET-DIOTTE / AFP) sneeuw wereldwijd AFP
Chicago's El train moves along the snow-covered track Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Chicago. The plunging temperatures expected later this week that have forecasters especially concerned. Wind chills could dip to negative 55 degrees in northern Illinois, which the National Weather Service calls "possibly life threatening." (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato) sneeuw wereldwijd AP
Andy Maxfield brushes snow from his truck outside his home after heavy snow overnight Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Rochester, Minn. Heavy snow and gusting winds created blizzard-like conditions Monday across parts of the Midwest, prompting officials to close hundreds of schools, courthouses and businesses, and ground air travel. (Joe Ahlquist/The Rochester Post-Bulletin via AP) sneeuw wereldwijd AP
Snow covered Red Square with the Spasskaya Tower, and St. Basil's Cathedral after a snowstorm in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. The storm dropped about 44 cm of snow on Moscow over the weekend, with meteorologists warning that more is yet to come. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) sneeuw wereldwijd AP
epa07324729 Some of 464 people lie in snow before they go swimming in Tuliglow, Poland, at the same time to break the record in cold water swimming, organized by the Walrus Association in Krasnystaw, Poland, 27 January 2019. EPA/Wojciech Pacewicz POLAND OUT - sneeuw wereldwijd EPA
Anglers take part in the XVI World Ice Fishing Championship in Shiroka Polyana dam near Batak on January 26, 2019. - They battled with snow drifts and waded in knee-deep slush to get to their competition ground on a frozen lake in Bulgaria's southern Rhodope mountains. The world's ice angling pros converged this weekend on Shiroka polyana lake at an altitude of 1,500 metres above sea level to vie for the world ice fishing title. Fifteen countries have sent teams to the 16th Ice Fishing World Championship this year -- Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech republic, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United States. After a week of trainings at nearby dams and lakes, the 150 competitors in their astronaut-looking outfits and rubber boots stepped on the ice on January 26, for the first round of the two-day championship. A chosen seventy-five anglers dug holes in the ice with hand augers and remained bent over them fishing with their small palm rods for three hours. The aim was to catch as many fish as they can -- mainly tiny perches and roaches. The rest of their team mates and captains gathered around the competition's five sectors to encourage and cheer them and there were also quite a few referees and spectators eager to see how the pros do it. "The idea is to have more fish than anyone else as a team and be a world champion -- as simple as that. To find out if you are wiser than the fish," Finland's team captain Elisa Saarela told AFP. And as competitors were mostly catching fish that were smaller than their palms, she highlighted that small fish bring even bigger pleasure."When the fish is smaller, it's much harder to get it. Bigger fish is much more easy to catch. If you catch a big amount of small fish, you are very professional," sneeuw wereldwijd AFP
A communal worker cleans a parking lot during a heavy snowfall in Moscow on January 26, 2019. - In Europe's largest city - with an official population of 12 million but likely home to several millions more - some 60,000 people and 14,000 vehicles are employed by the roads department to clear the snow. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP) sneeuw wereldwijd AFP
A woman walks in a snow-covered street during a heavy snowfall in Potenza, southern Italy, Friday, Jan. 25 2019. (Antonio Vece/ANSA via AP) sneeuw wereldwijd AP

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