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  • Thundersnow hammers the East Coast, and so do the jokes

    03/07/2018 3:39:08 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 65 replies
    CNET ^ | March 7, 2018 | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
    Because the snowstorm currently hitting the East Coast isn't enough, it's also bringing with it thundersnow. That weather phenomenon is exactly what it sounds like: a snowstorm that features thunder and lightning. Very, very frightening. "Thunderstorms accompanied by snow are usually of a different character than the 'normal' thunderstorm," explained in 2015. "Thundersnow develops when the air is below freezing near the ground, and unlike most summer thunderstorms, it isn't near-ground air that rises all the way into the tall thunderstorm top. The instability is in only a shallow layer aloft. In thundersnow, the 'action' mainly takes place in...
  • Seven Feet Of Snow In Northern California Puts Screeching Halt To State’s Drought

    03/03/2018 7:23:21 AM PST · by rktman · 66 replies
    dalilycallwe.xom ^ | 3/2/2018 | Chris White
    A massive snowstorm Friday in Northern California could bring the state’s lengthy drought to end while leaving two feet of snow in the mountains near Los Angeles. The Sierra Nevada Mountains has seen two feet of snow and winds gusting over 100 miles per hour. More than 22,000 Montecito residents evacuated their homes as rain continued to pound the area — California’s weather comes as a nor’easter clobbers parts of the East Coast. “The worst of the storm has passed, and we are cautiously optimistic that due to a significant amount of pre-storm preparation we have come through this with...
  • Winter storm on tap for late Thursday night - Friday-CNY

    03/01/2018 7:04:03 PM PST · by metmom · 32 replies ^ | Mar 01, 2018 | John DiPasquale
    SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - Thursday Daytime: The weather over central New York through sunset Thursday will be dry with no travel issues. Some sun could mix in with the clouds during the middle of the day but regardless temperatures will remain above normal. Syracuse could approach 50 degrees. Thursday Evening: Precipitation will move into central New York from the southwest during the first part of the night. Early in the evening rain (perhaps mixing with snow) will move across the Finger Lakes. Rain should move into the Syracuse area at or just before midnight. Thursday Overnight: As one storm over Pennsylvania...
  • Snow covers SAHARA DESERT for the third time in 40 years as storm sees 16 INCHES in one day (tr)

    01/08/2018 7:50:14 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 8, 2018 | Jo Riley
    Up to 16 inches of snow has fallen on an town in the Sahara desert after a freak winter storm hit the area on Sunday. This is the third time in 37 years that the town of Ain Sefra in Algeria has seen snow cover the red sand dunes of the desert. Snow started falling in the early hours of Sunday morning and it quickly began settling on the sand. While the town saw an inch or two, the sand dunes on its outskirts were covered in snow.
  • Why Are We So Bad at Predicting How Much Snow We’ll Get?

    01/04/2018 5:38:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Slate ^ | JAN. 3 2018 | Geoff Fox
    We’ve gotten better, but there are still a lot of calculations at play.How much is it going to snow Thursday? As a meteorologist, the bane of my existence is predicting snow. It is the most difficult forecast I make with dozens of different ways it can go wrong. More troubling, it’s probably the forecast most scrutinized before and after the fact. But why? What is it about snow that makes it so tough to pin down? Though temperatures at ground level are important, the critical numbers for assessing snowfall are much higher up in the atmosphere. We’re looking for ice...
  • Yes, snow is really falling in Tallahassee, FL

    01/03/2018 6:57:40 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    News 96.5 ^ | January 3, 2018 | Josh Miranda
    It’s true -- you are not dreaming. For the first time in 28 years, snow fell on the streets of Tallahassee, Florida during rush hour Wednesday morning. The conditions are cold enough for the snow to form, but videos show it quickly melting as it hits the ground. The National Weather Service measured 0.1” of snow/sleet on their rooftop. Roughly 50 miles of Interstate 10 have been closed in Tallahassee due to snow an ice. In lieu of the traditional salt, the unusual weather has prompted Florida Highway Patrol to lay down sand to melt the ice, according to ABC...
  • Unforgiving Cold Snap Will Engulf Eastern 2/3rds of Nation Through New Year's Day

    12/27/2017 8:01:49 AM PST · by PBRCat · 79 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Jason Samenow
    For many parts of the nation, a prolonged period of punishing cold is just getting started. The cold snap that descended on much of the nation from the Rockies eastward on Christmas Eve is predicted to become further entrenched and even more biting in the coming days. The worst of the cold may grip the central United States from Saturday through New Year’s Day, when temperatures may fall more than 30 degrees below normal. Then it may spill eastward. As the Arctic air poured over the Great Lakes, it produced astronomical snowfall amounts. An incredible 53 inches of snow piled...
  • Erie gets record snowfall during Christmas blizzard

    12/26/2017 8:25:30 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 26, 2017
    The good news for many in the Northeast and Midwest was that it was a white Christmas. The bad news was that a blizzard swept into parts of New England and bitter cold enveloped much of the Midwest. Erie, Pa., recieved a record 34 inches of snow. NWS Cleveland ✔ @NWSCLE Erie, PA received 34" of snow on Christmas Day! This is a new all-time daily snowfall record. The previous record was 20" set on 11/22/56. For reference, the greatest 3-day snowfall in Erie was 30.2" (12/29-31/2002), greatest 7-day snowfall is 39.8" (12/27/01-1/2/2002) #pawx 1:26 AM - Dec 26, 2017...
  • In Maine, Snow Is Everywhere. But Not Snowplow Drivers.

    12/25/2017 11:12:44 AM PST · by qwerty1234 · 56 replies
    Maine is having trouble finding enough snowplow drivers, another sign of the way low unemployment is taxing states. The state Department of Transportation has about 50 openings among about 700 positions and expects 30 snow storms in the season that stretches from mid-November to mid-April. Exacerbating the problem: some cities like Portland hire their own drivers and pay more, and private sector demand for experienced drivers is also high.
  • VANITY: Show Us Your Weather!

    12/24/2017 11:04:46 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 33 replies
    Post a seven day forecast for Christmas week at your locale.
  • Search For Global Warming Yields Snow

    12/21/2017 8:12:13 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 29 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 21, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    And leaves academics stunned. "A study released Tuesday in the journal Scientific Reports found that snowfall on the highest peak in the Alaska Range has more than doubled since the start of the Industrial Revolution in the mid-19th century, which researchers attribute to climate change," Valerie Richardson reported in The Washington Times on December 19, 2017. "We were shocked when we first saw how much snowfall has increased," Erich Osterberg, an assistant professor of earth sciences who led the investigation with researchers from Dartmouth, the University of Maine and the University of New Hampshire, stated.
  • Climate change driving record snows in Alaskan mountains - study

    12/19/2017 3:17:31 PM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 19, 2017
    Snowfalls atop an Alaskan mountain range have doubled since the start of the industrial age, evidence that climate change can trigger major increases in regional precipitation, according to research published in the journal Scientific Reports on Tuesday. The study by researchers from Dartmouth College, the University of Maine and the University of New Hampshire, shows modern snowfall levels in the Alaska Range at the highest in at least 1,200 years, averaging some 18 feet per year from around 8 feet per year from 1600-1840. [Snip] The research was based on an analysis of two ice core samples collected at 13,000...
  • University compared to HITLER for snow tweet wishing for a ‘white campus’

    12/14/2017 5:42:57 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    The Sun ^ | December 14, 2017 | Gemma Mullin
    A TOP university was compared to HITLER on social media after posting a tweet asking students if they were “dreaming of a white campus”. University College London was forced to apologise for referencing Bing Crosby's White Christmas while informing students they would remain open amid snowfall. @LFizzia Replying to @ucl You know who else dreamt of a white campus? Hitler, that’s who. Disgusting This Twitter user compared a university to HITLER after it tweeted asking students if they were 'dreaming of a white campus' ahead of the forecast snowfall Outraged social media users mocked the tweet, branding uni bosses "a...
  • SNOW-MAGEDDON! Britain is paralysed [trunc.]

    12/11/2017 2:13:18 AM PST · by jjotto · 47 replies
    [UK] Daily Mail ^ | 11 December 2017 | Mark Duell and Martin Robinson
    SNOW-MAGEDDON! Britain paralysed with 50,000 BA passengers stranded, hundreds of schools shut and dangerous icy roads on 'Black Monday' - after lows of -12.2C overnight with WORSE still to come. 'Black Monday' with more snow due and swathes of ice on the roads as temperatures dropped to -8C, Schools across the UK have been shut today after the country was hit by a so-called 'snowbomb' yesterday. Thousands of homes were left without power and Brits faced travel chaos as trains and flights were cancelled. In particular, Birmingham will grind to a halt on Monday after all of its schools will...
  • Snowmen in Alabama? Sledding in Mississippi? From Texas to Georgia, snow blankets the South

    12/09/2017 6:23:36 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 80 replies
    MSN Web site ^ | 9 Dec 2017 | Jenny Jarvie and Jaweed Kaleem
    ATLANTA. Snow blanketed a vast swath of the Deep South on Friday, triggering a flurry of winter weather warnings that closed businesses and schools, canceled hundreds of flights and caused traffic gridlock. It also unleashed a flurry of snowman construction and sledding in places more accustomed to sunshine than snow. The storm dropped a rare coating of snow as far south as Brownsville, Texas - near the border of Mexico - up through southern Louisiana and parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and the southern Appalachians. "This is an unusual event - to see snow falling this early in the season...
  • Here comes the snow: 50 departments in France placed on alert

    11/29/2017 7:17:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies ^ | 29 November 2017 09:50 CET+01:00
    Much of France is getting its first taste of winter this week, with 50 departments placed on alert for snow and ice. Snow and ice is expected to hit much of France, with national weather agency Météo France placing 50 departments on yellow alert — the third highest warning level. The departments, including nine in Brittany, Normandy and the Pays de la Loire were placed on yellow alert — the third highest warning which advises people to be careful and stay up-to-date with the situation — at 6 am on Wednesday morning. Drivers are warned to be particularly vigilant. “Our...
  • As high winds blow across the Sierra, surf's up on Lake Tahoe

    11/14/2017 1:56:59 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 33 replies
    SFGATE ^ | y Amy Graff
    Southwesterly wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour are forecast to blow across Lake Tahoe Wednesday, churning waves up to three feet high, according to the National Weather Service. This could bring some surfers to the lake's north and northwest shores, says Scott McGuire with the Weather Service's Reno office. "The winds are coming unaffected across the entire length of the lake and it builds up those waves as it moves across," McGuire says. "Southerly winds are ideal but southwesterly still provides a decent fetch." Tahoe's waves aren't nearly as popular as its slopes, but when the winds kick...
  • Ireland will be hit with snow in the coming weeks

    11/14/2017 9:17:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Irish Central ^ | November 13, 2017 02:18 PM | Irish Central Staff
    A late-November freeze is predicted for Ireland and the UK, and snow is also likely on the way in the coming weeks for the region. According to weather experts, this winter could be one of the coldest on record for Ireland. Snow showers will “engulf” Ireland and the UK in late November, according to a forecast chart on the Express. Piers Corbyn, forecaster for WeatherAction, said: “Apart from some cold snaps, the first half of November is looking relatively average for the time of year with some milder periods. However, during the second half of the month there is a...
  • Winter is here! Polar air brings storms, sleet and snow [Germany]

    11/11/2017 10:09:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies ^ | 10 November 2017 16:18 CET+01:00 | Anja Samy
    The first snows of the season have begun to fall in Germany, as a cold front from the north moves across the country, bringing heavy rain, storms and snowfall at regions over 1,000 meters. The cold polar air has reached the north of Germany and is moving south, bringing heavy showers and the possibility of sleet and one or two storms, DWD predicts. Temperatures will reach highs of 5°C to 11°C, and most of the country will have cloudy skies throughout the day on Friday. There will be a fresh west wind with strong gusts in the north and particularly...
  • Interstate 70 closures at exit 205 in Silverthorne a ‘highly dangerous ballet’

    11/05/2017 1:11:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Vail Daily ^ | November 1, 2017 | Ben Trollinger
    In the winter, when Interstate 70 shuts down at exit 205 due to car crashes or a deluge of snow, Silverthorne police chief John Minor gives his officers the same piece of advice: “You better have your head on a swivel and your head in the game, because it’s about to get a little sporty.” For the officers and state patrollers who ride herd over the chaotic cattle drive of cars and semis during an interstate evacuation, being on high alert means the difference between life and death. “If you’re actually on the interstate staffing that closure just before the...