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 13

Powerful Winter Storm Paralyzes US

By Lee Flynn (Freelance writer and expert in emergency food preparedness and food storage)

Winter comes with treacherous road conditions. Snow, sleet, and freezing rain can quickly cause road conditions to deteriorate.

While none of us like to think that it will happen to us, we should always be prepared for the worst case scenario.

In addition to making sure that your gas tank is always half full there are five must have supplies that should always be kept in your during the winter.

1) Emergency Flares

Whether you slip off the road and down an embankment or come to a halt on the shoulder of the road, it is always important to let other drivers know that you are there.

Emergency flares are small and can be easily stored in the glove compartment or trunk of your car.

An emergency flare lets other drivers know that you are in trouble.

Emergency personnel often use these flares at the sites of accidents and other emergencies to illuminate the area creating a zone of safety.

Other drivers on the road will immediately know upon seeing a flare that the other driver as an emergency.

Flashers on your car may only indicate to another driver that you have stopped and not that you need assistance.

2) Warm Clothes/Blankets

Warm clothes and blankets are especially important during the winter months.

If your vehicle becomes disabled, you will have no source of heat.

Your only way to stay warm will be by layering on extra clothes and blankets.

Blankets made out of thick material such as fleece fabric can also be used to block any areas where cold air may be entering the car.

You should always make sure to group together with other occupants.

Use extra blankets to block off a section of the vehicle if possible and huddle together.

The more people that are huddled together the more you can use each other’s body heat to try and stay warm beneath your layers.

3) Water & Snacks

Hopefully, you will never break down or have an accident during the winter and if you do it will be on a frequently traveled road, where you are soon to be discovered quickly.

However, just in case, you need to make sure that you have an extra supply of bottled water and a few snacks, such as crackers.

You should always keep at least three days’ worth of food and water in your car.

Winter emergency food stashes could ensure that you keep your strength up and keep hydrated for when rescue comes.

These items can be stored under your seats or in the trunk of the car.

4) Cell Phone Charger

Your cell phone will be your only means of communication until help arrives.

You need to make sure that you have a dependable cell phone charger and should keep your phone plugged in and at full power while driving.

This way if your vehicle stops and the battery is dead you will have a full battery on your phone to contact help.

Cell phone chargers are small and easy to store. They will plug into your car’s cigarette lighter or USB port.

5) First Aid Kit

First Aid Kits are handy to have in the car no matter what the season.

You should ensure that at a minimum your kit contains hand sanitizer, bandages or gauze, antibiotic ointment, pain killers (such as Tylenol), a first aid manual, alcohol swabs, tweezers, scissors, and a packet of tissues.

These kits can be purchased from local stores or on the internet easily.

If help cannot get to you quickly, they could prove to be very helpful.

You should always keep your first aid kit within easy reaching distance.

The glove compartment or under the seat is an excellent place to store these kits.

Just remember it is always better to hope for the best, but plan for the worse and be prepared.


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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

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 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 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 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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Sep 01

Tasmania – Coldest winter in 50 years

Melbourne, Australia – Coldest winter in 26 years

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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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Mar 16

Videos – World Record Snowfall in Capracotta, Italy (Ice Age Now, March 12, 2015):

9 Mar 2015 – This is not in Antarctica! This is in the Mediterranean! – Two short videos.

The following video is entitled “Mini Ice Age 2015-2035 | World Snow Record 8+ Feet/18 Hours Southern Italy.”


Continue reading »

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Feb 28

Denver breaks 103-year-old snowfall record (Ice Age Now, Feb 27, 2015):

Most snowfall ever for the month of February. Not just for the day, but for the entire month. More cold and snow are  on the way

Last night’s snowfall led to a record for the month of February with 22.2 inches, breaking the previous record set 103 years ago.

The National Weather Service announced that the new mark surpassed the previous record of 22.1 inches set in February of 1912. Continue reading »

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Feb 21


Ferries frozen out as eastern U.S. braces for more bitter cold:

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Feb 19


Full article and photos here:

Stunning Images Of The “Siberian Express” FreezeNado (ZeroHedge, Feb 19, 2015):

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…

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Feb 17


New England digging out from fourth winter storm in a month – Video:

Another foot of snow on top of 6 feet already. “The Blizzard of 78 was a piece of cake compared to this,” says Peg.

Snow and severe cold for eastern Canada

Bitter cold grips most of US – Incredible video :

Some of the coldest temperatures in decades in New York – Boston has warmed up to 3 degrees (-16 C).

Heavy snowfall brings death and destruction to animals in Spain

Heavy snowfall causes road closures in Mexico

–  Boston monthly snowfall record smashed:

This is already the 3rd snowiest winter on record in Boston.

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Jan 25


Britain on RED alert as ‘displaced Polar vortex’ to unleash weather hell next week (Express, Jan 25, 2015):

Panicked forecasters raised the alert in the past hour after spotting the freak system on the weather models.

Rare in the UK it is identical to the phenomenon which triggered crippling whiteouts and ice storms in the United States.

Sparked by the frenzied and volatile behaviour of the jet stream it threatens to bring the fury of the North Pole tearing across the country NEXT WEEK.

Forecasters say temperatures will plunge to below -15C (5F) while feet-deep snow drifts on a par with the worst winters in history are likely.

The whole of the UK will be scourged by screaming Arctic gales and blizzards right through the first half of February. Continue reading »

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Jan 25

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“Historic” Blizzard To Slam Northeast On Monday Night: Over A Foot Of Snow Expected In New York City (ZeroHedge, Jan 25, 2015):



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Jan 17

Record snowfall in western Norway – 2 to 3 meters (6 to 10 feet) (Ice Age Now, Jan 16, 2015):

Some buildings in Voss have collapsed under the weight and several municipal buildings are in danger of collapsing.

On Tuesday, civil defense authorities asked for assistance in shoveling massive amounts of snow from roofs on municipal buildings. Continue reading »

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Jan 17


– UK weather: Snow warning for most of Britain as temperatures plummet to -6C (Independent, Jan 16, 2015):

Much of the UK could be blanketed in up to 15cm of snow over today and tomorrow as temperatures plummet far below freezing.

More warnings have been issued for severe cold weather and ice until Tuesday, with the elderly and anyone with underlying health conditions being urged to keep warm indoors.

Carrbridge, in the Scottish Highlands, is due to see temperatures of -6C over the next 24 hours as one of the coldest places in Britain.

Snow is on the way and temperatures could plummet to a teeth-chattering -15C (Daily Record, Jan 15, 2015):

WEATHER Channel UK meteorologist Liam Brown warned: “We should prepare for freezing temperatures and very icy conditions for the coming days, and probably much of next week too.

BLIZZARDS swept across the country yesterday – as Scots were warned that the worst of the wintry weather was yet to come.

Continue reading »

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Jan 11

Heavy snowfall in Saudi Arabia (Ice Age Now, 10, 2015):

I love this photo! A snow camel!

Saudi Arabia: Friday, 18 March 1436, corresponding to 9 January 2015
The snow fell heavily on Friday evening (January 9, 2015), in Qurayyat -Jouf, and its environs and the “books”, and parts of the province Tarif.تساقط-الثلوج-على-تبوك-والجوف-صور-وفيديو Continue reading »

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Jan 11

Record snow in Florida (Ice Age Now, 10, 2015):

Snow flurries from Jacksonville through coastal Georgia

“Snow danced over the streets of Jacksonville Thursday for the first time in five years and tied the record for the day of a trace set 57 years ago,” says


“Granted it’s not a Buffalo type record, where the only way of escape out of your house after a snow event is out the second story window. But this is Florida and any flurry, whether one or a dozen is a BIG deal.

“Around 10 a.m. Thursday, multiple reports started pouring into the newsroom of flurries around Jacksonville, then spreading north to Fernandina Beach, Yulee and into coastal Georgia in the afternoon.”

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Jan 11

Iraq – Sulaymaniyah province in a white dress of snow (Ice Age Now, 10, 2015):

9 Jan 2015 – The streets of the province of Sulaymaniyah have been covered in white since early morning on Thursday.

The city seemed to be wearing a white dress designed by the snowstorm that swept the Middle East, called by several names such as ‘Zina’ and ‘Huda.’

See many photos: Continue reading »

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