Oct 27

- Coolest Year On Record in the U.S. (Real Science, Oct 25, 2014):

The percentage of US HCN stations to reach 90 degrees was the smallest on record this year, with four of the five coolest years occurring above 350 PPM CO2. The most widespread heat occurred in 1931, when more than 98% of stations were over 90 degrees.

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Oct 27

- “Premature” snow in Greece (Ice Age Now, Oct 26, 2014):

Winter has arrived in Greece with heavy rain, strong winds, early snow in the mountains and sharp temperature drop.

Sudden rain storms turned streets into rivers. the island of Zakynthos (Zante) was hit by a mini-tornado that uprooted trees, swept away stables roofs and destroyed balconies. Continue reading »

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Oct 27

- Up to 80cm of snow this week in Switzerland (Ice Age Now, Oct 26, 2014):

80 cm is 31½ inches – That’s thigh-deep.


The snow fell down to 1000m (which is close to the valley floor in many Swiss regions), but due to the early time of the season, the warmth of the ground means that melting from below took place up to 2000m.

  • Urner Alpen, Glarner Alpen and Nordbunden: 60 to 80 cm
  • remainder of the northern Alps from the Berner Oberland to Liechtenstein, Mittelbunden and the Lower Engadin valley: 30 to 60 cm
  • other regions up to 30 cm, but the extreme south remains precipitation free

After the snowfall ended, freezing levels rose to 3400m, which means that this snowfall, as is normal in late October, will mostly melt way, with only the higher deposits benefitting from freeze-thaw cycles to create a permanent snowbase. Continue reading »

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Oct 27

- Bulgaria – Heavy snowfall leaves 50 villages without power (Ice Age Now, Oct 26, 2014):

Gabrovo and Sevlievo declare emergency because of extremely severe winter conditions. More than fifty villages have no electricity. All roads and passes in the region are blocked.

The main roads in the country are closed, trains are stopped, and thousands of subscribers are without electricity CEZ.

Heavy snow did not stop for ten hours, along with hurricane winds and freezing temperatures. Continue reading »

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Oct 27

- Romania – Snow up to 10 centimeters (Ice Age Now, Oct 26, 2014):

The A2 motorway is closed between Bucharest and Fundulea, according to the Center Infotrafic the Romanian Police.

Meteorologists have issued a code yellow warning for snow and wind in Bucharest and five other counties in the southeast.

According to meteorologists, the municipality of Bucharest and the Ilfov, Giurgiu, Virginia, West counties Calarasi and Ialomita, will receive 5-7 cm of snow, with 10 cm in some areas. The County Teleorman shas received about 5 cm in the last few hours. Continue reading »

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Oct 26

Kazakhstan – Harvesting under 20 cm of snow and minus 10 degrees C (Ice Age Now, Oct 23, 2014):

What grains they collect now can only be used to feed the cattle.


“Of course the MSM in the Netherlands do not bring this news,” says reader. “Snow in Austria and in Sweden? We don’t hear it on the television news, we don’t read it in the big newspapers. Snow in Russia? It is not mentioned. The private plane of the CEO of the French oil company Total crashed on Vnukovo Airport after a collision with a snow blower. Nobody says: Hey, how come we are not being told that there was snow? Why else would a snowblower be on the runway?”


Despite the nearly 20-cm (8-inch) layer of snow on the grain fields of Northern Kazakhstan the harvesters keep working. The snow and cold cannot stop the combine because about 20% of the crop still remains in the fields, reported television channel CTC.

For farmers this year turned out to be difficult. Spring experienced drought, summer torrential rains, and now early autumn snow. But the work does not stop in bad weather and frost. Continue reading »

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Oct 26

- Early taste of winter in Switzerland (Ice Age Now, Oct 23, 2014):

Snowfall could reach as much as 30 cm (12 inches) in some locations, according to MeteoNews.


Parts of Switzerland experienced an early taste of winter on Wednesday with snow falling at levels as low as 600 metres in some areas.


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22 Oct 2014 – Webcam view of La Tzoumaz in the 4 Vallées resort area in the canton of Valais on Wednesday. Photo: Televerbier.ch


In the canton of Uri, unprepared motorists remained blocked on the road in the Alps between Gösechen and Andermatt on Wednesday morning because of snow.

Cantonal police said traffic was halted because some cars were not equipped with snow tires, according to a report from 20 Minuten newspaper. Continue reading »

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Oct 26

- Snow causes chaos in western Austria (Ice Age Now, Oct 23, 2014):

23 Oct 2014 – Winter has come early to western Austria, leaving hundreds of homes without electricity. Snow and rainfall also caused numerous problems on roads, and is expected to continue until Thursday evening.

Four vehicles crashed in Riezlern in Vorarlberg due to the chaos caused by the snowfall. Numerous drivers had to be rescued from the Hochkönig-Bundesstraße road in Salzburg after they got trapped in snow.

Fallen trees also caused power outages in the Tyrolean regions of Brandenberg, Hochfilzen, Zillertall in Zell and Gerlostal. Continue reading »

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Oct 24

- Heavy early snowfall in North America and Siberia may portend brutal winter for U.S. and Europe (Ice Age Now, Oct 23, 2014):

Five times the normal amount of snow.

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Oct 10

- New-All time Record!! North America Sept Snow Cover Highest Ever in 45 years of Data (Ice Age Now, Oct 9, 2014):

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Oct 10

- Snow and cold endanger harvest in Kyrgyzstan and Mid-Ural (Ice Age Now, Oct 7, 2014):

Storm warning – Rain expected to change to snow in Kyrgyzstan on October 8 and 9 in the Chu and Talas valleys, and foothill and mountainous areas, it is reported by Kyrgyzhydromet.

Meanwhile, freezing is forecast for the nights of October 9-10 in Chui, Talas, Kemin valley, in the agriculture areas of Issyk-Kul and Naryn oblasts.

In the foothills of Osh, Jalal-Abad and Batken regions, frosts are expected down to -1 to -3 degrees.

“Such freezings are dangerous for unharvested fruit and vegetable crops, and for dug up and uncovered potatoes and sugar beets.” 

“These weather conditions complicate the most agricultural activities, including grazing on pastures, work vehicles, energy and utilities.” Continue reading »

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Oct 05

- Snow falls in Rockford, just misses record:

Snow is making an appearance in Rockford earlier in the fall than all but one time since they started keeping records.

- Cold Temps Set Record as Snow Arrives in Chicago:

The city set a temperature record with O’Hare Airport recording a high of 47 degrees, marking the lowest maximum high temperature in 79 years, the NWS reported.

- Light snow sweeps in, third earliest on record:

Light snow followed a cold front into the Chicago area Saturday morning, the third earliest we’ve seen a trace of the stuff dating back to 1881.

- Say it ain’t snow:

It may be the first week of October, but already snow was falling in Michigan’s lower peninsula on Saturday. Continue reading »

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Oct 05

- Snow arrives early in Northwoods (FOX 11, Oct 4, 2014):

NORTHWOODS – Parts of Wisconsin saw their first flakes of snow for the season Saturday morning as temperatures dipped below freezing.

The accumulating snow was basically confined to the Northwoods where as much as eight-tenths of an inch was detected in Arbor Vitae in Vilas County. Antigo in Langlade County recorded one-tenth of an inch. Continue reading »

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Sep 13

- Calgary’s summer snowstorm cleanup could take weeks (Ice Age Now, Sep 12, 2014):

Thousands of trees toppled to the ground.


Thanks to a massive volume of snow and an abundance of leaves still on trees, thousands of trees toppled to the ground creating carnage in neighbourhoods and to the power grid.

The city reports some 2,000 trees had collapsed onto roads and thousands more had fallen on private property, though the full extent of the damage wasn’t known. Continue reading »

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Sep 13

- Wyoming – “Pick the tomatoes, put away the hose, and clear a spot in the garage” (Ice Age Now, Sep 12, 2014):

Already 18 inches (45 cm) of snow in some areas.

“Pick the tomatoes, put away the hose, and clear a spot in the garage, it’s going to snow and/or freeze tonight, says the National Weather Service. “And not just in the mountains this time!” Continue reading »

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Sep 13

- Latest lingering winter snow on record in Húsavíkurfjall, Iceland (Ice Age Now, Sep 12, 2014)

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Sep 08

- Snow could hit as many as seven states by Tuesday (Ice Age Now, Sep 6, 2014):

Winter weather isn’t waiting for the calendar.

Snow could hit Montana, Wyoming, the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan during the next week, along with a significant ‘chill in the air’ over the Great Lakes region.

For the lucky in Wyoming, that snow will only fall on the mountains. Continue reading »

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Sep 06

- Still snowing in Australia – Perisher extends ski season (Ice Age Now, Sep 5, 2014):

“Some of the biggest snowfalls in decades.”

“The 2014 snow season has seen some of the biggest snowfalls in decades with over two metres of snow falling in a two week period, setting up the season to be one of the best ever in terms of snow depth and consistency,” says Perisher website. Continue reading »

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Sep 06

- Record Snowfall – Winter Arrives Early In Barrow, Alaska (Ice Age Now, Sep 4, 2014):

Heaviest calendar-day snow on record anytime from August through the first week of September.

Barrow, Alaska, was blanketed by its first significant snowfall of the season Tuesday, turning the town into a winter wonderland just one day after Labor Day.


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Tuesday’s 4.4 inches of snow tied the third heaviest September calendar-day snow on record in Barrow. Only Sept. 13, 1987 (5.1 inches) and Setp. 9, 2003 (4.7 inches) were heavier. Tuesday was its heaviest calendar-day snow on record anytime from August through the first week of September. Continue reading »

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Aug 23

- Montana – A taste of winter in August (Ice Age Now, Aug 22, 2014):

Hikers should prepare for raw, winter-like conditions …  in August!
Up to 5″snow possible at 6,500 feet.
Temperatures 20 degrees below normal.


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National Weather Service – Missoula, Montana – 22 August 2014

An unseasonably cold and very wet weather system will bring significant impacts to outdoor activities & backcountry recreation plans beginning today and lasting through Sunday. Continue reading »

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Aug 23

- Up to 13 inches of snow for Montana (Ice Age Now, Aug 21, 2014):

“This hardly ever happens in mid August – even for that location,” says reader Kenneth Lund. “Normally in August they get temps about 60/40.”


  • Tonight – Rain and snow showers likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 9 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches. Continue reading »

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May 26
Snow closes roads in central Portugal

- Snow closes roads in central Portugal (The Portugal News, May 21, 2014):

While most of Portugal is currently experiencing strong winds and lower than average temperatures, residents in the Serra da Estrela in central Portugal have seen roads shut down due to heavy snow falls.

Access to the peak at Torre were cut on Tuesday evening and remained closed on Wednesday morning, local CDOS rescue services said.

The cooler weather is expected to last until Friday before clearing for a more spring-like weekend across Portugal.

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May 26

- Snow expected Colorado mountains – late May! (Ice Age Now, May 24, 2014):

WINTER weather advisory!

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO… MAY 24 2014 Continue reading »

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Mar 22

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Back on the streets: A snowplow is forced back to work in Montreal on Saturday as a low pressure system is moving rapidly eastward to reach the state of Maine this evening

- Just when you thought it was safe to go outside… Up to SIX INCHES of snow set to fall on East Coast in freak ‘Nor’Easter bomb’ (Daily Mail, March 22, 2014):

  • Snow has already landed in Montreal, Canada and is expected to his Maine by Saturday night
  • Arctic blast to hit several states from Virginia to New England
  • Temperatures more fitting for mid-January are forecast next week

It may officially be spring but it would be foolhardy for those living on the East Coast to pack away their winter coats, as an icy storm is predicted to hit next week.

The weather pattern, known as a ‘bomb’ by meteorologists, is due to hit on Tuesday night, and could dump up to six inches of snow in New York City, Washington DC and Boston.

Continue reading »

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Feb 16

- Record snowfall in Japan kills 12, disrupts power and transport (RT, Feb 15, 2014):

The heaviest snowfall in decades has left 12 dead and more than 1,500 injured across Japan, local media reported on Sunday. The snow has paralyzed the public transport system and left hundreds of thousands without electricity.

One person died in a snow-related traffic accident in the city of Shizuoka located south of the capital Tokyo early on Saturday, police said. Another two people died in car crashes caused by snow in Shiga central Japan and Oita in the south western part of the archipelago on Friday, according to Kyodo news agency.

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Jan 15

1/09/2014 — ☢ ELEVATED LEVELS of Radiation ☢ 69.2CPM in the Snow – St. Louis, Missouri

1/06/2014 — ☢ Radiation Test ☢ 44.5 CPM in the Snow – St. Louis, Missouri

1/02/2014 — ☢ ELEVATED LEVELS of Radiation ☢ 59.4CPM in the Snow – St. Louis, Missouri

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Jan 08

Related info:

- South Lake Tahoe: Radioactive Snow! (Video)


- Fukishima fall-out fears as DOUBLE the normal amount of radiation is found in Missouri snow and San Francisco beach busts safety levels prompting investigation (Daily Mail, Jan 7, 2014):

  • A San Francisco beach has five times the safe level fueling concerns over Fukushima’s impact
  • The findings – reaching over 150 micro-REM per hour – prompted federal officials to launch an investigation
  • Officials said they were ‘befuddled’
  •  Snow in Missouri has been found to contain double the normal radiation amount
  • In September, a BBC report said radiation readings around the Fukushima power plant were 18 times higher than previously reported

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Jan 07

- Massive freeze breaks records, strands people on trains, at airports (CNN, Jan 7, 2014)

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Jan 06

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- On The Coldest Day In America In 20 Years, Here Are Al Gore’s Stupidest Global Warming Quotes (The American Dream, Jan 5, 2014):

 America could actually use some global warming right about now.  It is being projected that low temperatures across the Midwest could be 30 to 50 degrees below average on Monday morning.  On Sunday, fans that attempted to tailgate before the playoff game between the 49ers and the Packers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin were discovering that their beers were actually turning to ice before they could drink them.  That is cold.  But things are going to get really chilly when nightfall arrives.  In fact, it is being projected that much of the nation will experience wind chill temperatures of more than 40 degrees below zero, and wind chill temperatures of more than 50 degrees below zero are expected in parts of North Dakota and Minnesota.  The weather is expected to be so cold that the governor of Minnesota has actually decided to close public schools statewide on Monday.  The last time that happened was back in 1997.  The reason why the governor of Minnesota did this is because when temperatures get this low they can literally be life threatening.  When wind chill temperatures get down to about 50 below zero, if your skin is exposed you can literally develop frostbite in about five minutes.  This is being called the coldest day in America in 20 years, and these cold temperatures have many Americans wondering what ever happened to all of that “global warming” that Al Gore and other “climate scientists” have been warning us about for so many years. Continue reading »

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Jan 05

- Cairo snow: Egyptian capital sees snowfall for the first time in 112 YEARS (Mirror, Dec 13, 2013)

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