Nov 23


Finland  –  Snowfall causes worst damage in power company history:

70,000 customers lose power – 80,000 phones cut off

The heavy wet snow and sleet over the weekend caused as many as 70,000 customers to lose electricity in central Finland. Worst damage in power company Elenia’s history!”

As of Sunday morning some 55,000 households remained without power. Continue reading »

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Nov 23

Lansing shatters 87-year-old snowfall record:

Saturday’s snowfall more than doubled a nearly 90-year Lansing record, according to the National Weather Service.

The 8.2 inches of snow in the city bested a 1928 record of 3.5 inches for Nov. 21, meteorologist Jared Maples said.

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Nov 23

Record snow buries NE Iowa:

WATERLOO | Northeast Iowa residents spent Saturday digging out from the first major snowfall of the season.

A winter storm blanketed the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area with more than a foot of wet, heavy snow Friday night and Saturday morning, shattering a nearly 60-year-old record.

The National Weather Service reported 12.7 inches of snow fell at the Waterloo Regional Airport. The 10.5 inches that dropped Friday broke the previous Nov. 20 record of 2.6 inches set in 1956.

Six to 14 inches of snow fell in various parts of Iowa, tapering off Saturday morning as the sun rose. Continue reading »

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Nov 22



Chicago – Biggest November snowfall in 120 years!:

With as much as 17 inches of snow across Chicago’s northern suburbs and 11.2 inches at O’Hare International Airport, this became the largest November snowfall in 120 years.

This also makes it Chicago’s fourth snowiest November (the entire month) on record … with more than a week remaining in the month. The three snowiest Novembers were 1940 (14.8 inches), 1895 (14.5 inches) and 1951 (14.3 inches). Continue reading »

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Nov 22

White Christmas expected! Britain odds on after 8 inches of snow forecast for parts of UK

Britain is odds on for a white Christmas after eight inches of snow is predicted for this weekend – with temperatures colder than Moscow.

Parts of high ground in northern Scotland are facing a thick blanket of snow overnight on Saturday as Arctic winds sweep through the nation after Storm Barney.

And the bitterly cold weather means we’re facing the lowest odds this year for a white Christmas.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes says: “As Barney continues to huff and puff the odds of a white Christmas keep falling by the minute.”


The chilly conditions are being blamed on the coldest Atlantic temperatures since records began 80 years ago, with Northern England and Scotland in for especially “full-on cold spells,” according to AccuWeather. Continue reading »

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Nov 22


After the snow comes the deep freeze:

After snow on Friday and Saturday across much of the region, temperatures plunged behind the front. The National Weather Service forecast 20 degrees or lower across six states from North Dakota to Illinois. Fargo, N.D., could dip to 11 degrees by early Sunday. Madison, Wis., could see 7 degrees and Des Moines 12.

Parts of Iowa, northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin could reach below zero, the weather service said.

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Nov 22

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled after the first significant winter storm of the season blanketed parts of the Midwest with a foot of snow overnight

Winter storm Bella dumps 16 inches of snow on the Midwest in the heaviest recorded November snowstorm for a hundred years:

People fired up snowblowers and dug out their shovels Saturday after the first significant snowstorm of the season dumped up to 20 inches of snow across the Upper Midwest – blanketing a swath from South Dakota to Michigan.

The storm created hazardous travel conditions and caused more than 500 flight cancellations. A blast of much colder air was following the storm.

The National Weather Service said the snow, which first fell in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa on Friday, would head northeast into Canada late Saturday after moving through Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.

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Nov 22


Snow piles up beyond expected amounts in Wisconsin, Illinois:

People fired up snowblowers and dug out their shovels Saturday after a storm system dumped anywhere from three to 20 inches of snow across parts of Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.

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Nov 07

Record snowfall in Siberia could bode ill for Northeast:

“Last month, Siberia experienced record snowfall and the worst blizzard in a decade,”

says this article on USA Today. Continue reading »

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Nov 04

Record snowfall in Elko, Nevada:

Breaks old record set in 1957.

The National Weather Service reported a record snowfall of 3.6 inches at the Elko Regional Airport Tuesday. This breaks the old record of 2.4 inches for that date, set in 1957.

The weather service recorded total snowfall of 5.2 inches at the Elko Regional Airport as of late Tuesday afternoon. Preliminary estimates for Spring Creek and Lamoille were between 6 and 11 inches. In Carlin, it was estimated between 8 and 10 inches. Continue reading »

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Oct 31

More than 13 feet of snow Mount Rainier, WA by Monday evening:

Four meters of snow in just four days!

As of yesterday morning, NOAA was predicting between 122 and 162 inches of snow (10 to 13½ FEET!) on Mt. Rainier at higher elevations.

Combined with 65 mph winds and temperatures in the 20-30 degree Fahrenheit range, wind chills will drop to near zero Fahrenheit.

Continue reading »

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Oct 18

Early snowstorms hit U.S. Midwest and New England:

A white OCTOBER?

In Marquette, Michigan, where thermometers dropped to 27°F, about 2.5 inches of snow fell overnight, the city’s highest daily total this early in the season since October 17, 1976, the National Weather Service reported.

In addition to Michigan, a dusting of snow was expected in Maine, New Hampshire, western New York and northwest Pennsylvania Continue reading »

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Sep 28

St. John’s, Newfoundland – Earliest Autumn Snowfall Ever:

Newfoundland’s capital city recorded its earliest autumn snowfall ever on Saturday, beating 0.3 cm way back on Sept 30, 1965.

27 Sep 2015 –  According to Provincial Airlines and Aerospace Meteorologist Brian Walsh, it was only the second time on record since 1874 that snow was recorded in St. John’s in the month of September. Continue reading »

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Sep 28

Winter arrives early in Norway:

Drivers crossing mountain passes advised to change to winter tires today.

And there’s still a lot of snow left in the mountains from last winter. Continue reading »

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Sep 26


Record Snowfall in Alaska:

Major early snowstorm hit Northern Alaska

26 Sep 15 – Fairbanks had 6.7″ yesterday (Fri.).  That obliterated the previous daily snowfall record of 0.8″.  Just north of Fairbanks, 9″ was recorded.  Here’s more snowfall totals. Temps far below average A record low was set at Kodiak AK at 29 and small hail fell at Annette. The high temp. of 34 in Fairbanks was 15 deg. cooler than the average high of 49 for 9/25.  Here’s snow in Coldfoot AK.   Another wintry scene from Fairbanks. Alaska’s a big state and all but one of the first order climate stationshereis reporting colder than average temps. so far this Sept:   Nome -2.6, Anchorage -2.0, Bethel -2.0, Fairbanks -1.9, Barrow -1.9, King Salmon -1.9, Kotzebue -1.7, McGrath -1.6, Annette -1.2, Yakutat -1.1, Kodiak +0.2. Look at how snow is accumulating in Alaska, the Yukon Territory and Russia.


Here’s a pic. from Healy AK.

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Sep 25

Winter comes early to Salzburg:

Snow drifts up to two meters (almost seven feet) high.

24 Sep 2015 – After a summer of record high temperatures winter has already arrived in some parts of Austria – with snowfall forcing closure of the Grossglockner alpine road in the state of Salzburg.

“We’ve had 50 centimetres (20 inches) of snow. Between the Fuscher Törl and the Hochtor, there are snow drifts of up to two meters,” deputy police superintendent Peter Embacher said. Continue reading »

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Sep 22

16 inches of new snow at Montana ski resort:

“Time to break out your splitboard or get your hike on, because it’s been puking at Big Sky Resort,” says snowboarder website.

“The iconic shred zone located just south of Bozeman, Montana is reporting over 16 inches (40 cm) of fresh snow at the top of Lone Peak and 12 inches (30 cm) of snow in the bowl, mid-mountain on Lone Mountain. The clouds have dissipated and the storm is moving along, but this is a great first start to the winter season for the resort. Big Sky is one of North America’s largest resorts with 34 lifts, 5,800 shredable acres, and 4,350’ vertical drop.”


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Sep 18

Some people who are able to read nature predict this to be the winter of the century for Central Europe.

Forecasters have warned Britain faces a repeat of the devastating winter of 1962/63

SHOCK WEATHER WARNING: Coldest winter for 50 YEARS set to bring MONTHS of heavy snow to UK:

BRITAIN is facing the most savage winter in more than 50 years with months of heavy snowfall and bitter Arctic winds set to bring the country to a total standstill.

Sub-zero temperatures and violent snow storms could hit as soon as late October as a freak ocean cooling in the Atlantic threatens to trigger a historic, nationwide whiteout.

Emergency services have been warned to prepare for a repeat of the devastating 1962/63 winter which saw rivers and lakes freeze over across Britain. Continue reading »

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Sep 08

Snow in Calgary on a chilly Labor Day weekend (Ice Age Now, Sep 8, 2015):

“There’s nothing like a bit of summer snow to signal the change in seasons,” says the Calgary Herald.

Some Calgarians woke up Sunday to a sprinkling of the unseasonable white stuff. Continue reading »

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Sep 05

Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain.

A week after heatwave, Bavaria receives snowfall (, Sep 4, 2015):

From 30C to snow in under a week? It’s possible in Germany where seven centimetres of the white stuff fell at the top of the Bavarian Alps on Friday.

It might seem like summer was only last week in Germany – and that’s because it was.

With blazing sunshine and temperatures topping 30C over the weekend, the onset of winter couldn’t have been further from most Germans’ minds.

But in the Bavarian Alps, autumn has been skipped out altogether. Continue reading »

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Sep 04

UK braces for snow this weekend (Ice Age Now, Sep 4, 2015):

Plunging thermometers will push the mercury close to -5C (23F) overnight on Saturday with the risk of frosts on Sunday morning.

Bookies are hedging their bets on the first flakes of the year, with Ladbrokes offering 5/1 from 20/1 on a flurry anywhere in the UK before midnight on Sunday. Continue reading »

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Jul 26

Heavy snowfall isolates more than 700 people in Lonquimay, Chile (Ice Age Now, July 24, 2015):

23 July 2015 – In some places the snow has reached up to 50 centimeters (20 inches).

The most affected sectors are Marimenuco, Icalma, Tunquén, Pichipehuenco and Troyo.

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Jul 19

Snowfall in Hawaii – In mid-July (Ice Age Now, July 18, 2015):

An overnight storm dropped 1½ to 2 inches of snow on the summit of Hawaii’s tallest peak in July.
Cameras at the summit of 13,800-foot Mauna Kea showed some snow still on the ground midday Friday.

National Weather Service meteorologist Maureen Ballard says snow can fall on the summit any time of year, though there’s a greater chance in the winter.

Ballard says temperatures at the summit were about freezing overnight. Continue reading »

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Jul 19

–  South Africa – Mountain passes on two national roads closed indefinitely due to snow (Ice Age Now, July 18, 2015):

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 »

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Jul 19

Queensland, Australia – Biggest snowstorm in 31 years (Ice Age Now, July 17, 2015):

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.

And along with the cold came the snow. Continue reading »

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Jul 12

Australia – Coldest and snowiest in 15 years (Ice Age Now, July 11, 2015):

Major cold front now sweeping Australia.

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 »

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Jul 09


Mid-summer snow in California (Ice Age Now, July 9, 2015)

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Jul 08

 – Heavy  snowfall in Vorkuta, Russia – In July! – Video (Ice Age Now, July 7, 2015):

“Meteorologists report that is very unusual,” says Juan José Cipriano in Spain. “There are so many videos (issued on this fifth of july).”

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Jul 08


July Snowfall in California (Ice Age Now, July 7, 2015):

This weekend’s storm brought a fresh dumping of snow to the Sierra Nevada.

In the above photo, Yosemite’s legendary Half Dome is coated with powder. (Credit: Yosemite Conservancy/NWS) Continue reading »

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Jun 28


Huge snow pile a sign of New Brunswick’s bad winter (Ice Age Now, June 27, 2015):

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 »

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