While news coverage of last week's massive meteor explosion over Russia—which injured over 1200 people, shattered windows and damaged buildings over several hundred square miles—was extensive, this [perhaps] related story was all but ignored. You can decide if it's coincidental or not.
Only a few days after the meteor exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk in Siberia on February 15, the coldest temperature ever recorded in the country took place. The temperature— -71.2°C (-96.1°F)—was recorded on February 19 in the Siberian city of Oymyakon, some 2000 miles away from Chelyabinsk. The previous record for coldest temperature in the region was -68°C (-90.4°F) set in the year 1933. [Citation: No Trick Zone]
The link between asteroid and/or comet impacts/atmospheric explosions has been noted extensively through scientific studies regarding intense climate change in the past, many which have led to mass extinction events on Earth. A [smaller] bolide meteor explosion that took place above the Asian continent in November 2010 apparently caused aberrant weather conditions throughout China and parts of Europe. [Citation: Barry Warmkessel ]
Information is also coming to light how the atmospheric meteor explosion in Russia triggered the country's nuclear defense warning system, in place to detect incoming InterContinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) from the United States or other threatening nations. The infrasonic waves created by the meteor's detonation high in the atmosphere over the Ural Mountains was also detected by 17 nuclear monitoring stations around the globe, including those used by the United States. The explosion has been determined to have been equivalent to 20 Hiroshima sized nuclear bombs. These same monitors also detected the detonation of a nuclear device commissioned by the rogue North Korean government only a few days prior to the "celestial event" taking place. [[Citation: The Christian Science Monitor]
Of course, NASA's stance regarding the meteor explosion in Russia (and a smaller meteor explosion over Cuba less than 24-hours later) and any connection to the large 2012 DA14 asteroid that had a very close flyby with earth on the same day is strictly "coincidental". Just as the Global Warming proponents are claiming the coldest temperature ever recorded in Siberia and the meteor explosion over the same area only a few days before is also coincidental. There certainly are a great deal of coincidences taking place around the world regarding climate and geological events as of late...if you believe in coincidence...