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  • "Snow in Central Park! In May!": Rare snowfall ties 1977 record, National Weather Service says

    05/10/2020 12:45:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | MAY 9, 2020 | AUDREY MCNAMARA
    Snow fell in Central Park early Saturday morning, tying a record for May snowfall set in 1977, according to the National Weather Service. "In New York City at Central Park this morning, it was- it tied for the latest snowfall we've ever seen," said CBS News meteorologist Jeff Berardelli on "CBS This Morning: Saturday." In upstate New York, a significant amount of snow left the region looking like a winter wonderland – in the middle of spring. According to Berardelli, the disorienting May weather is due to the polar vortex, which normally only touches down in the winter. NWS New...
  • Mother's Day Weekend Snowstorm Could Bring Bomb Cyclone, Thundersnow to Northeast

    05/08/2020 8:15:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 8, 2020 | Kathryn Prociv
    Mother Nature wanted to make an impression this Mother's Day weekend, in what could be a once-in-a-generation May snowstorm.Mother Nature wanted to make an impression this Mother's Day weekend, in what could be a once-in-a-generation May snowstorm poised to drop snow across portions of the Northeast and New England. Snow will begin Friday afternoon across the interior Northeast and spread into New England by Friday evening and continue overnight, when snowfall rates could be heavy at times. This will be a heavy, wet snow, so power outages are likely (especially with leaves on the trees, which will make them heavier...
  • Wyoming pileup involved over 100 vehicles in crashes on Interstate 80, 'rolling closures' in effect

    03/03/2020 4:07:40 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 3,2020 | By Travis Fedschun
    More than 100 vehicles were involved in a series of crashes over the weekend on an interstate in Wyoming that left three people dead and dozens injured, officials revealed on Monday. The Wyoming Highway Patrol said in a news release that the crashes began around 3:39 p.m. Sunday around milepost 181 and 184 on Interstate 80 near the city of Rawlins, about 180 miles west of Cheyenne. "Weather is reported to be a factor in these crashes," police said. The 100-vehicle pileup, and another one nearby around the same time involving 40 vehicles, happened in snowy, blustery weather. A photo...
  • Climate change is threatening winter sports' very existence (only 10.90 years left)

    03/01/2020 12:51:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 2/29/20 | Derek Van Dam
    A warming planet has major ramifications on winter snowpack across the globe, including a long-term drying trend for many. That's a concern for winter sports enthusiasts and communities that depend on snow throughout the year. Not many understand this better than the climate advocacy group known as Protect Our Winters (POW). The group is an organization of professional athletes and like-minded individuals fighting for policy to protect winter sports and mountain communities. "Increased temperatures are melting away both my sport and my livelihood," professional ski mountaineer and POW representative Caroline Gliech told the US Senate late last year. This year...
  • Hollywood Florida NWS Station Reporting Light Snow

    01/22/2020 4:44:35 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 48 replies
    NWS ^ | 01/22/20 | NWS
    Skies are mostly clear, but the airport in Hollywood, Florida just reported light snow during the 6 to 7am hour.
  • Southern California Snow

    01/10/2020 8:47:13 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    NASA Earth Observatory ^ | December 28, 2019 | NASA Earth Observatory
    A potent winter storm slammed Southern California on December 26, delivering heavy rain, snow, and even a tornado. The storm brought between 1 and 3.5 inches (2.5 and 9 centimeters) of rain to low-elevation areas. Several inches—or feet in some places—of snow fell on higher ground. On December 28, 2019, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image of snow stretching across the region. Note there is a line of scattered clouds—not snow—over the Los Angeles Basin that extends south along the coast. Mountain High Resorts (elevation 8,200 feet/2500 meters) in Los Angeles County...
  • Federal government is closing early because of threat of snow. It’s 43 degrees outside in the nation’s capitol now.

    01/07/2020 8:30:54 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 60 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 7, 2019 | Josh Kraushaar
    Federal government is closing early because of threat of snow. It’s 43 degrees outside in the nation’s capitol now.
  • Melania Trump gets into the festive spirit as she unveils patriotic 'Spirit of America-themed' White House Christmas decorations - complete with fake snow, Stars and Stripes ornaments and enormous advent calendar

    12/02/2019 2:16:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/02/19 | Lauren Fruen
    Melania Trump officially unveiled the White House Christmas decorations Sunday night in a festive video which showed the first lady adding the final touches to the patriotic display, dubbed 'The Spirit of America'. In a nearly one-minute-long video posted to Twitter, Melania, wearing a cream coat, matching dress and stiletto heels, enjoys the work of volunteers, who helped to decorate the residence. The first family arrived home to the White House Sunday after spending Thanksgiving in Florida and Melania, who designs the holiday decorations, appeared to be in the same outfit she had earlier teamed with tan knee high boots....
  • Deadly winter storm takes aim at Northeast, snow expected as holiday travel delays pile up

    12/02/2019 2:04:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/01/19 | Bradford Betz
    A deadly winter storm that pummeled the West Coast and northern Midwest as millions of travelers returned home from their Thanksgiving holiday is taking aim at the Northeast and likely to cause further flight cancellations and delays. The storm, which for days has been dumping heavy snow from parts of California to the northern Midwest and inundating other areas with heavy rain, has been responsible for several deaths, according to reports. The National Weather Service (NWS) predicted more than a foot of snow in parts of upstate New York and the New England region, as well as ice accumulations in...
  • The first (San Fran) Bay Area storm of the season is here. When will the rain arrive?

    11/26/2019 7:07:10 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 20 replies
    SF Gate ^ | November 26, 2019 | Douglas Zimmerman
    The [San Francisco] Bay Area awoke to sunny skies on Tuesday morning — and hardly a hint that the first winter storm of the season is bearing down on the region. By the time the sun sets, widespread rainfall will overtake the region, and it will be the precursor for a week of wet weather. Cold weather will also accompany the front with snow levels falling to around 3,000 feet by Wednesday morning. It is possible the highest peaks in the region, including Mt. Hamilton in San Jose and Mt. Diablo in the East Bay, may receive a dusting. A...
  • Snowvember

    11/17/2019 5:26:47 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 29 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-17-19 | MOTUS
    My entire plan for today: reflect on how rarely it snows while autumn leaves are still falling.And how absurdly beautiful it is when it does.Enjoy your day, whatever it looks like.Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • Winter already? Snow, deep freeze from Rockies to East Coast

    11/11/2019 3:16:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 89 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 11, 2019
    An arctic air mass that brought snow and ice to an area stretching from the Rocky Mountains to northern New England on Monday was poised to give way to record-breaking cold temperatures. In Chicago, where as much as 6 inches (15 centimeters) of snow fell, an Envoy Air flight from Greensboro, North Carolina, slid off an icy runway at O’Hare International Airport as it tried to land at about 7:45 a.m. None of the 38 passengers and three crew members were injured, according to the city’s aviation department. And in Kansas, the highway patrol reported that a truck driving on...
  • Snowfall forces flight cancellations at Chicago airports

    10/31/2019 1:49:16 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 19 replies
    AP Via Daily Herald ^ | 10/31/2019 | Uncredited
    Snow has forced the cancellation of more than 200 flights at Chicago's international airports on Halloween. ... National Weather Service meteorologist Todd Kluber told the Chicago Sun-Times that O'Hare was expected to receive up to 3 inches of snow by Thursday night. Midway could get between 1 and 2 inches. Kluber said a heavy band of snow in Illinois' Kane County was expected to move east Thursday, reaching Chicago by noon. The heaviest snowfall is expected between noon and 4 p.m.

    10/31/2019 2:37:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 61 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 17, 2013 | Tim Blair
    The Independent, 2000: Snow is starting to disappear from our lives. Sledges, snowmen, snowballs and the excitement of waking to find that the stuff has settled outside are all a rapidly diminishing part of Britain's culture, as warmer winters – which scientists are attributing to global climate change – produce not only fewer white Christmases, but fewer white Januaries and Februaries … Global warming, the heating of the atmosphere by increased amounts of industrial gases, is now accepted as a reality by the international community … According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit...

    10/10/2019 9:06:50 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 32 replies
    Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | October 10, 2019 | Mike Patrick
    Add white to North Idaho’s fall colors. And don’t blame those beautiful leaves for shivering when there’s no wind. Wednesday’s high in Coeur d’Alene was only 39. Lows in the lower 20s were forecast for this morning. Better get used to it, said Press Climatologist Cliff Harris, who in 2014 predicted — in print, no less — that 2019-2020 could see record snows. “This has led to the earliest winter we’ve ever seen,” he said Wednesday after dusting off from Cd’A’s second snowfall in less than two weeks. “We had icicles on our house at 10 a.m. today,” Harris lamented....
  • Britain braced for 'coldest winter for 30 years'

    10/09/2019 3:07:57 AM PDT · by Norski · 40 replies
    Yahoo News UK ^ | October 5, 2019 | Victoria Bell
    Britain could be in for a new beast from the east as experts predict this winter will be "the coldest weather in 30 years". Temperatures could reach as low as -14C with “snow event after snow event” expected to hit parts of the UK from as early as later on this month. Earlier this month, researchers from University College London forecast an average temperature of just 3.9C for January to February. They found that a freezing vortex of Arctic air could hit the country after studying current sea temperatures and a weather system over the north Atlantic.

    09/30/2019 9:58:38 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 43 replies
    Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | 9/29/19 | Associated Press
    Areas of the northern Rocky Mountains looked more like mid-winter rather than early fall on Sunday as a snowstorm dumped record amounts of wind-driven snow that caused hazardous travel conditions and scattered power outages. Winter storm warnings were posted for parts of western Montana, northern Idaho and northeast Washington. Snow also was forecast for areas in Wyoming, Utah, Oregon, Nevada and California. The brunt of the storm hit Montana where up to 2 feet (61 centimeters) of snow fell Saturday in the mountains and a record 14 inches (35.5 centimeters) fell in Great Falls with snow still falling Sunday. Montana...
  • 40 Inches of Snow in Montana: ‘It’s a February Storm in September’

    09/29/2019 2:49:47 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 74 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 9/29/2019 | Jim Robbins and Vanessa Swales
    HELENA, Mont. — A powerful winter storm socked much of Montana with a wave of heavy snowfall on Sunday, with weekend totals climbing to 40 inches in some places, and breaking century-long daily records. Never mind that it has only just turned to fall. Gov. Steve Bullock declared a winter emergency as cars skidded off highways, communities lost power and farmers despaired at the damage to crops that were still in the ground. “It’s a February storm in September,” said Jeff Mow, the superintendent of Glacier National Park in the state’s mountainous northwest. “We’re used to this kind of storm,...
  • 'Historic' snowstorm may bring blizzard conditions to Montana, several feet of snow to mountains

    09/26/2019 5:28:13 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/26/2019 | Travis Fedschun
    The first day of fall may have just been on Monday, but winter is already well on its way to parts of the northern Rockies, where a potentially "historic" winter storm is setting up for this weekend. The National Weather Service's prediction center said an upper low-pressure system dropping into the Pacific Northwest late Friday is forecast to bring what's expected to become a "significant and possibly historic" early-season snowstorm across portions of the northern Rockies. "Snow, lots of it across the northern Rockies and the northern Plains, it's coming," Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean said on "Fox &...
  • First snow falls as winter arrives in northern Sweden

    09/21/2019 8:19:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies ^ | 19 September 2019 15:07 CEST+02:00
    Winter has (probably) arrived in Sweden, with the first snowfall of the season in northern parts of the country. But first, let us explain the “probably”. Sweden determines the seasons not based on dates, but on meteorological definitions, according to which winter is considered to have arrived when temperatures drop below an average of 0°C five days in a row. And Tarfala in the Kebnekaise mountains is currently on its fifth day of –3°C temperatures. So unless it experiences a sudden heatwave, it means that when the clock strikes midnight, winter has arrived. […] In the Värmland region, the first...