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 »
Some people who are able to read nature predict this to be the winter of the century for Central Europe.
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 »
– 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 »
– 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 »
– 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 »
– 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.”
– 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.
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…
Another foot of snow on top of 6 feet already. “The Blizzard of 78 was a piece of cake compared to this,” says Peg.
Some of the coldest temperatures in decades in New York – Boston has warmed up to 3 degrees (-16 C).
This is already the 3rd snowiest winter on record in Boston.
– 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 »
– “Historic” Blizzard To Slam Northeast On Monday Night: Over A Foot Of Snow Expected In New York City (ZeroHedge, Jan 25, 2015):
“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
– 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 »
– 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.
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– 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 News4jax.com.
“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.”
– 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:
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Snow totals for western and central parts of Turkey and down to the city of Jerusalem
At least 8 villages isolated – Normally sun-drenched islanders lose power and water
SNOWFALL RATES…OVER 3 INCHES PER HOUR AT TIMES.
It feels like a Siberian winter in Romania.
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– Breaking more low-temperature records in Hawaii (Ice Age Now, Jan 7, 2015):
Honolulu – Coldest January 5th in more than 122 years.
5 Jan 2015 – The National Weather Service said Monday morning’s low temperature of 57 degrees at the Honolulu Airport beat the previous low for this date of 60 degrees.
It also beat a older low temperature record for Honolulu set in 1893 of 58 degrees. Continue reading »
From the article:
“The cold put wheat crops in danger in parts of Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kansas,” says the Associated Press.
– Bitter cold puts U.S. wheat crops in danger (Ice Age Now, Jan 6, 2015):
Brings record low temperatures to Hawaii
Snow followed by a wave of frigid air is moving eastward, threatening to bring wind chills into the single digits even in the Deep South.
The cold is expected to extend deep into Georgia by early Thursday. In metro Atlanta, wind chills below 5 F (-15 C) are expected. Even in Cordele in south Georgia, the wind chill could hit 8 degrees (-13 C). Continue reading »
– Arctic Polar Blast Coming: Midwest Temperatures To Plunge 35 Below Average, Chicago Facing Record Lows (ZeroHedge, Jan 4, 2015):
Following several weeks of economic data that has been, despite erroneous expectations of a Fed rate hike, one major disappointment after another including regional Fed reports, housing data, manufacturing surveys, construction spending, and durable goods data, the US economy is about to get the slowdown scapegoat it so desperately needs: according to Weather.com, following a brief overnight respite from cold temperatures, entering the first full week of January, both the Midwest and the East will see a plunge to the coldest temperatures of the season. As a result, high temperatures are expected to be up to 35 degrees below average in parts of the Midwest by midweek. Chicago may see a subzero high temperature on Wednesday. The last time the mercury did not reach zero was on January 6 of last year. Chicago may also set a daily record cold high temperature on Wednesday (current record is 3 degrees set just last year) and a record low temperature on Thursday morning (current record is 10 degrees below zero).
– Greece covered in snow, but the free press in Europe don’t report this (Ice Age Now, Jan 2, 2015):
However it is front page news in China: “Greece welcomes New Year blanketed in snow”.
ATHENS, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) — Greece welcomed the New Year gripped by extreme weather conditions of heavy snowfall, rain, strong wind and sub-zero temperatures which have caused major disruptions in traffic nationwide.
The thermometer has dropped to minus 16 Celsius degrees in the region of Macedonia and Thrace in northern Greece and minus 1 Celsius in the southern part of the country. Continue reading »
– Midwest and East Brace for Brutal Cold Next Week (Ice Age Now, Jan 2, 2015):
It is possible temperatures fail to climb above zero F (-17.8C) on one or more days in northern New England next week, warns accuweather.com. “Highs may be in the single digits across upstate New York and central New England with night time lows well below zero.”
“Temperatures may hold in the single digits around Chicago and the teens around Chicago or lower on multiple days.” Continue reading »
– Record Snowfall in Pueblo, Colorado (Ice Age Now, Dec 31, 2014):
And temperature record tied
The 2.3 inches of snow that fell on Dec 29 broke a 41-year-old record for the date, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo, Colorado. (The original article used the word “shattered,” but I don’t think that word really applies here.)
The previous record snowfall for the day of 2 inches was set in 1973. Continue reading »
– 180 motorists rescued in Southern California snow (USA Today, Dec 31, 2014):
Firefighters in Southern California completed the rescue early Wednesday of more than 180 motorists who were stranded when a winter storm brought snow to the San Bernardino Mountains.
The San Bernardino County Fire Department said in a news release that 136 people were rescued on State Highway 138 near the communities of Crestline and Mount Baldy, about 50 miles from Los Angeles. Continue reading »
– Greece – Snowfall traps dozens of cars in the tunnel of Artemisium (Ice Age Now, Dec 31, 2014):
Most the country has been dressed in white since early this morning
31 Dec 2014 – Experts estimate that the cold will continue until the New Year, and snow is expected even in coastal areas.
Due to the intense snowfall in many parts of the country, the use of snow chains has become necessary in many places. Continue reading »
– Snowfall records “smashed” in Oklahoma and Texas (Ice Age Now, Dec 29, 2014):
27 Dec 2014 – “Oklahoma City’s one-day snow fall record of 1.3 inches set in 1968 was smashed with 3.5 inches of snowfall on Saturday,” says this article in the Duncan Banner.
Just across the Red River in Texas, Wichita Falls saw 2 inches of snow.
“According to the National Weather Services, the oldest records show there has never been snow on Dec. 27 in Wichita Falls.” (italics added)
(Two inches of snow may not sound like much, but compared to “never,” it’s a definite record.)
– Massive snowfall traps thousands in French Alps (Ice Age Now, Dec 28, 2014):
Officials open emergency shelters in at least 12 towns.
France’s Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve urged drivers “to exercise the utmost caution” and asked those who could delay their trips to do so.
The country declared an orange weather alert — one step under the maximum red alert — in 19 regional departments. Continue reading »