LONDON — Snow fell in Britain on Tuesday, an unusual event that provoked surprise and excitement among some locals.
A brief flurry of snowflakes landed in London and other parts of southern England in the afternoon, accompanied by dark skies and thunder. The temperature in the capital was 45 F on Tuesday afternoon. There has been heavy snow in parts of Scotland, where the CairnGorm Mountain ski resort said it had enough of the white stuff to stay open until May 2, the BBC reported.
“Snow this late in April is unusual,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys. “Much of the accumulating snow will be across the mountainous terrain of Scotland and northern England.” Continue reading »
“This has never happened before in recorded history,” says reader Ronald Baker. “Snow in the Caribbean islands in the spring. Wait until La Ninã kicks in this fall.”
1 Apr 2016 – “No, it is not an April Fools Day joke, snowflakes actually fell in the neighbouring French island of Guadeloupe.” Continue reading »
That’s 2,112 miles. That’s more than the distance from Moscow to Rome.
Moscow received 20 cm (8 inches) of snow overnight, which, according to the Russian Hydrometeorological Center, is the heaviest snowfall for this particular day since 1966.
The blizzard dumped more than half of the average monthly snowfall on the Russian capital from late Tuesday to early Wednesday. Continue reading »
Expected to hit during the middle of next week.
More than a foot (30 cm) of snow in some areas
LaPorte County placed under state of emergency due to heavy snowfall, downed power lines.
Some areas received nearly a foot (30 cm) of snow.
3rd year in a row
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Snow and cold in Canada shatters records back to the 1800s
Record one-day-snow total of 51.3 cm in Ottawa, Canada as well as hundreds – hundreds! – of cold records and snow records shattered in North America.
Lake Erie magically 60% frozen in a single weekend.
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“I am tall but the snow reached up to my waist.”
5 Feb 2016 – All schools are closed in Patreksfjörður in the West Fjords due to heavy snowfall last night. An avalanche alert is still on in the small town. “We’re totally snowed in,” says director of the town council Ásthildur Sturludóttir. “I am tall but the snow reached up to my waist.” Continue reading »
Biting cold has brought snow to many places, including some that have never had it before.
The vice president of the Red Crescent society said that of the 9,515 injured in the country during the last week, 7,450 of the injuries were related to snow.
This included 283 road accidents due to snow and blizzard.
Applies to 446 municipalities
Snow has been reported across forested upland areas in northern Laos as extreme cold persists across much of Indochinese Peninsula,
Baguio plunges to new 10.8°C low
In the Bitlis area, single-story houses are completely buried under the snow, and life has come to a standstill.
Fishing boats trapped in sea ice in a port at Xikou Village in Yantai City, East China’s Shandong province.
An 80-year-old man in a mountainous area in Nghe An failed to survive the worst cold in history earlier this week, officials said Tuesday. Continue reading »
Punjab authorities have closed down schools from Jan 26 to 31 because of biting cold, a private TV channel reported.
Life is almost paralysed by the biting cold in nine upazilas of the district. The poor are burning hay and fallen leaves to keep them warm.
Nine deaths believed to stem from hypothermia reported in Bueng Kan, Nakhon Phanom, Tak, Rayong and Udon Thani provinces.
Along with severe cold
In addition, the accompanying low temperatures have caused disasters for farmers across the nation.
Buffaloes have recently died due to the extremely cold weather.
Guangzhou residents were excited Sunday to observe snow falling in their subtropical city for the first time in 88 years.
Schools light bonfires, army readies help
People and livestock in upland areas of northeastern Laos are struggling with the freezing cold.
Okinawa’s main island in southwestern Japan gets its first measurable snowfall in history.
In the south, sleet fell on Amami Oshima Island for the first time since 1901. Residents there usually enjoy temperatures of around 17 degrees Celsius this time of year.
“To people here, it means fighting the deadly cold.”
Farmers in Sa Pa District, where the temperature dropped to minus 4.2 degrees Celsius on Sunday afternoon, said snow is falling at “a sensitive” time.
Many hope to sell vegetables grown on hundreds of hectares and chickens and buffaloes for Tet, the country’s most important festival, which comes in two weeks’ time.
But according to official statistics, snow has caused losses of more than VND2.3 billion ($103,500) to the district’s farmers after affecting more than 170 hectares of vegetable fields and killing five calves.
Dinh Viet Phuong, a vegetable farmer, estimated his loss at at least VND50 million (US2,250) since his vegetable garden is buried under snow and has little chance of survival.
“We’ve lost Tet.”
The cold snap in northern Vietnam is considered the worst in decades, bringing snow even to Ba Vi mountain near Hanoi, which is a mere 1,281 meters (4,200 feet) tall.
The capital city of Vietnam has experienced the most frigid weather after almost 40 years, way lower than expected, local meteorologists said. Continue reading »
–Potentially Record-Breaking Blizzard Hits East Coast, Worst Yet To Come (Huffington Post)
Potential life-threatening conditions – 24 to 30 inches of snow in western suburbs – That’s waist deep for some people!
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Michigan, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and New York.
Snow exceeds 1 meter high (more than 3 ft) in some places.
South Korea’s power demand soared to an all-time high on Tuesday as the country was hit by a severe cold wave, the government said Tuesday.
Some 232 cm (7½ ft) of snowfall in the Sukayu hot spring resort in Aomori.
Four feet (120 cm) of snow is expected in areas of Hokkaido by Wednesday morning, according to local media.
More than 2 feet of snow in some areas. Traffic in mountainous and semi-mountainous areas conducted only with snow chains.
And it’s only the 19th!
The heavy snowfall forced the international airport to cancel over a dozen flights this week.
Helicopters a new weapon against ice
With the exception of a handful of one-time events, it had been such a mild winter across most of the U.S. that numerous retailers have been complaining how negatively impacted their topline has been as a result of the warmer weather (clearly having forgotten how they complained about precisely the opposite in prior years).
All that is about to change, and all those warm weather-slammed retailers are about to get just the top line-boosting gift they have been waiting for because according to AccuWeather, the Northeast – from Charleston all the way to Boston – is about to be hit with a major winter storm, with the potential for heavy snow to impact more than 50 million people at the end of the week. Continue reading »
Heavy snow across the country caused more than a third of the 81 provinces to close down schools on Thursday, said Turkish officials.
Not just for a day, but for the entire month
Crater Lake National Park recorded close to 197 inches (500 cm) of snow in December, besting the previous record of 196 inches set 67 years ago in December 1948.
It’s expected to take the city two more days to clear all 264 miles (425 km) of sidewalks and walkways in Greater Sudbury, after a record 13-inch (33-cm) snowfall Tuesday.
“We have heavy snow in İstanbul and other cities of Turkey,” says reader Caner Demir.
Hundreds of flights in and out of Turkey were canceled at Istanbul’s two airports after the city was blanketed by heavy snow
The snow forced closure of schools, brought chaos to roads and disrupted ferries across the Bosphorus Strait bisecting Europe’s largest city. Continue reading »
More spectacularly, snow drifts ranged from 1-4 feet deep in Lubbock to 7-10 feet in areas along the Texas/New Mexico border.
Not just in Lubbock, snowfall totals ranged from 4 inches in Crosbyton to a whopping 20 inches in Friona.
The 11 inch mark for Lubbock, which fell from late Saturday through early Monday morning, is now the 3rd greatest amount in a 1-2 day period over the last 50 years. Continue reading »
Parts of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico could expect 8-20 inches (20-50 cm) of snow, said weather service meteorologist Mark Wiley.
Snow and ice brought whiteout conditions in New Mexico, where the “dire situation” prompted Gov. Susana Martinez to declare a state of emergency. Continue reading »
Russia – In Kamchatka, the airport “Yelizovo” was closed due to coming to the region of a snow cyclone.
The ministry reported that a powerful cyclone from Japan hit the southern regions of Kamchatka and brought heavy snow and wind. Continue reading »
Today through Sunday night. Whiteout conditions and snowdrifts 3 to 5 feet deep. Power outages likely.
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM 226 DEC 2015
“While they talk about nothing but warm temperatures in New York, cropping the maps so you can’t see the cold, they don’t mention that it’s snowing south of the Rio Grande in MEXICO out west,” says Ryan.
As of 8 pm Sunday night, Dec 27, it was 28 F and headed for a low of 17 F in Chihuahua.
Chihuahua, Mexico, is about 245 miles south of El Paso, Texas