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  • 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
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 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
    TheLocal.de ^ | 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...
  • Early snow in Norway makes driving hazardous

    09/21/2017 10:29:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 20 September 2017 13:09 CEST+02:00
    Chains and winter tires were recommended by Norway’s Public Roads Administration (Statens vegvesen, NPRA) for motorists traveling on the E6 motorway near Dovre after heavy snow fell in the area this morning. The snowfall comes early in the autumn, when many motorists are still using summer tires. Several centimeters of snow are reported to have fallen in the region on Tuesday night. […] Heavy snowfall was also reported in the Strynefjellet and Sognefjellet areas with “winter conditions” in “all mountain connections in Hedmark and Oppland counties,” according to updates posted by NPRA on Twitter. …
  • Swiss ski resorts wake up to September snow

    09/18/2017 4:27:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 18 September 2017 10:13 CEST+02:00
    It appears the summer hiking season may be over for another year, as many Swiss alpine resorts saw fresh snow over the weekend. A cold front saw temperatures fall last week and over the weekend, with many places in the lowlands experiencing ground frost. With the snow level dropping to 1,500m and heavy precipitation in many parts, on Monday many alpine resorts woke up to fresh snow on the ground. “Winter is coming, how to resist?” tweeted Verbier, its webcam pictures looking distinctly wintry. Laax, St. Moritz, the Jungfrau region and Crans-Montana were among the other resorts whose webcams showed...
  • Heavy snow, significant rain on the way to Montana

    09/14/2017 2:54:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    KRTV ^ | 8/13/17 | Mike Rawlins
    The STORMTracker Weather Team says a major storm system is on track to deliver heavy snow and significant rain to Montana. Cooler air is already spilling south out of Canada and temperatures will get even colder on Thursday and Friday. This storm is expected to be the beginning of the end of fire season across the state.
  • The First Snow of the Season Just Fell in Sweden

    08/16/2017 10:57:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    The first snow of the season has fallen in northern Sweden, but most of the country still remains flake-free. The snowfall came on Monday evening and in the early hours of Tuesday at the Låktatjåkko ski lodge, Sweden's highest mountain station at 1,228 metres above sea level. “We had a lot of snow last winter. It was a good season for skiing,” station attendant Henrietta Backman told regional newspaper Norrbottens-kuriren. There are still large patches of snow left over from last winter in the area, and it is not unusual for the first snow of the new season to fall...
  • Summer is here now, right? Think again. Northern Sweden just had snow – in June! [but Trump…]

    06/03/2017 8:38:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 2 June 2017 12:54 CEST+02:00 | TT/The Local
    June 1st means summer, right? Oh wait — this is Sweden after all. Bring on the snow and hail! Last month in Sweden was a month of extreme weather. The far northern parts of Norrland saw record-low temperatures, the lowest since 1968 according to preliminary figures from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI). So surely, summer should be here by now? Well, think again — this is Sweden, after all. On June 1st, snow was falling over the small village of Kåbdalis in the northern county of Norrbotten. […] In the arctic mining town of Kiruna, also in the...
  • Heavy snow forces postponement of People’s Climate March rally in Colorado

    04/29/2017 8:20:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, April 29, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    At least one of the People’s Climate March rallies scheduled for Saturday in Colorado was canceled as a result of a major snowstorm, providing climate skeptics with a good chuckle. The Colorado Springs march, one of 12 slated to take place in Colorado, was canceled late Friday after heavy snow began falling across the Front Range, with more than a foot accumulating in some areas, as reported by Western Wire. “Sometimes Mother Nature throws you a curveball!” said the Colorado Springs Council for Justice in a Friday post 350 Colorado Springs. “We know we aren’t in the business of risking...
  • Tahoe Glacier Making a Comeback?

    04/26/2017 10:20:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/26/17 | Robert Felix
    Say goodbye to so-called "global warming." If the huge amounts of snowfall that buried the Sierra this past winter continue, we will soon witness the comeback of Tahoe glacier This is not as far-fetched as you may think. In fact, if history is any guide it is inevitable. Not only inevitable, the process may have already begun. California’s Squaw Valley ski resort, just west of Lake Tahoe, has been buried beneath more than 58 feet of snowfall this season. That’s enough snow to completely cover a five-story building.
  • Snowy Mountains [Australia] get blast of pre-winter snow well ahead of official ski season

    04/11/2017 6:50:35 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | 9 April 2017 | Jesse Dorset
    The alpine region of southern New South Wales has received a big blast of snow — months ahead of the official start to the ski season. Visitors and staff at ski resorts in the Snowy Mountains fell asleep last night in Autumn and woke up in what looked like the dead of winter. ...
  • Just started blizzarding here in NY (obvious vanity alert)

    03/13/2017 7:35:12 PM PDT · by onona · 276 replies
    me ^ | today | Onona
    Stay Safe Freepers !!
  • California storms: Wettest water year, so far, in 122 years of records

    03/09/2017 7:10:28 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 36 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/9/17 | Mark Gomez
    Between October 2016 and February 2017, California averaged 27.81 inches of precipitation, the highest average since such records began being kept in 1895, according to data released Wednesday by the National Centers for Environmental Information, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • California Snowpack 185% of normal, another big snow on the way

    03/03/2017 9:05:02 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    warrsupwiththat? ^ | / 12 hours ago March 3, 2017 | Anthony Watts
    From the “California is in a permanent drought due to climate change – because we said so” department comes this good news from NASA, CA DWR, and NOAA From NASA:Abundant Snowpack Blankets the Sierra NevadaMarch 3, 2017 Snowpack on the Sierra Nevada provides one-third of the water consumed by California citizens, farmers, and businesses each year. For the first time in at least five years, there should be more than enough of it.According to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), the water stored as snow in the Sierra Nevada range was 185 percent of the long-term average for the...
  • Blizzard hits Hawaii as record rainfall poised to end California drought

    03/03/2017 1:35:32 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Friday, March 3, 2017 | Ellen Powell
    The blizzard in Hawaii and high levels of precipitation in California contrast sharply with the low snow levels across much of the rest of the country in 2017. It's been a strange year for weather so far, and a recent series of events has confounded expectations. On Tuesday and Wednesday, a blizzard hit mountaintops on Hawaii's Big Island. Most of the snow fell overnight, blanketing the summit of Mauna Kea with eight inches and making the road to the summit impassable. In California, meanwhile, record levels of rain and snow look set to lift much of the state out of...
  • Ras Al Khaimah Sees Snow; Naturally a Snowman Gets Built

    02/06/2017 11:44:13 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The National ^ | February 5, 2017 | Evelyn Lau
    Well here’s something you don’t see every day in the Emirates. This past weekend, we were dealt with some unusual weather with high winds, cold temperatures, and drops of rain appearing. However, up in Jebal Jais in Ras Al Khaimah, something else happened. Temperatures became so low that the emirate actually saw snow. With temperatures dipping to -1.1 degrees Celsius, could we blame those in the area for not wanting to have a little fun? In a series of tweets posted on February 3, we are perhaps introduced to the UAE’s most adorable snowman, waving a UAE flag with a...