17 Jul, 2015 – The Lootsberg Pass between Middelburg and Graaff Reinet, forming part of the N9, as well as the Penhoek Pass between Aliwal North and Queenstown, forming part of the N6, have been closed indefinitely due to the heavy snowfall.
The Barkly Pass on the R58 between Barkly East and Elliot and the Boesmanshoek Pass between Steynsburg and Elliot have also been closed.
Here are some pictures sent into Snow Report on their Facebook Page of the snow. Continue reading »
Record-breaking cold and possibly record-breaking snow.
Major cities in the land Down Under are used to average winter temperatures of around 10 degrees Celsius (50 F). Aussies often run around in flip flops at this time of year. But on Friday, temperatures dropped to zero and sub-zero degrees across multiple states.
A record breaking low of minus 6.9 degrees was recorded overnight in Mount Hotham and Falls Creek, Victoria.
New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and Victoria residents are bracing for damaging winds expected to reach blizzard intensity in the Snowy Mountains over the weekend as the country experiences some of its coldest conditions in 15 years. Continue reading »
27 June 2015 – Remember that awful winter that hit New Brunswick? Well, some of that snow hasn’t disappeared yet.
In Saint John, the remnants of some of the 20,000 truckloads of snow haven’t fully melted, as evidenced by the pile located at Long Wharf along the city’s harbor, just one of the many snow dumps used by the city. Continue reading »
A massive storm far off the coast of New Zealand has left behind bitter cold weather in the country.
On Tuesday morning, Blenheim in Marlborough dropped to -5.1 degrees and central Wellington to -1.7 degrees, according to MetService meteorologist Nick Zachar. The cold air dumped snow in several places including the hills around Wellington and reached as far North as Hawke’s Bay. Continue reading »
More than 100 million Americans are set to be impacted by the arctic blast known as the “Siberian Express” as record (low) temperatures are being broken across the eastern third of the nation. NBC News reports, Chicago is experiencing its coldest February since 1875 with roads in an “ice skating rink-like condition.” From ice geysers to snow-golf and frozen falls, we can only imagine the breath-taking impact this ‘polar-vortex’-esque weather will have on US GDP…
“CHILLY AND BLUSTERY CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH MONDAY. A MAJOR AND POTENTIALLY HISTORIC WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT THE REGION MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY NIGHT…TRAVEL MAY BECOME IMPOSSIBLE AND LIFE THREATENING. DRIER WEATHER FOLLOWS WEDNESDAY INTO EARLY THURSDAY…BUT WILL HAVE TO WATCH FOR ANOTHER CHANCE OF SNOW BY THE END OF THE WORK WEEK.” – National Weather Service