Early-season snow and freezing temperatures hit Mexico's Chihuahua

Early-season snow and freezing temperatures hit Mexico's Chihuahua

The first snowfall of the season has arrived in Chihuahua, Mexico, on October 27, 2020, accompanied by rains and below-freezing temperatures as low as -8 °C (17.6 °F). According to meteorologists, the phenomenon was unusual for the month of October.

While the Yucatan Peninsula was hit by Hurricane Zeta on Tuesday, Chihuahua was engulfed by the first snowfall of the season, along with rainfall and very low temperatures. Residents in the state posted photos and videos of heavy snow blanketing the roads.

According to Meteorologia Mexico, some areas shivered through temperatures of -2 °C (28.4 °F) and -8 °C (F).

Several activities were canceled or limited due to the heavy snow, rainfall, and cold temperatures, including the training session of a soccer team as a thick layer of snow covered a field in Juarez.

Tiempo Severo Chihuahua noted that the rainfall in Juarez was part of a rare meteorological phenomenon, with below-freezing temperatures atypical for the month of October.

Meanwhile, Las Cruces in New Mexico-- which is bordering Chihuahua-- measured up to 10 cm (4 inches) on Tuesday, October 27 -- its earliest snow on record, according to the National Weather Service.

Featured image credit: Hydrometeorological and Seismological Information of the State of Chihuahua


Over 1.75 million people affected by floods, 17 000 homes collapsed in north China's Shanxi Province

October 12, 2021

Continuous downpours affecting north China's Shanxi Province since the start of October have affected more than 1.75 million people and forced the evacuation of more than 120 000. In addition, floods damaged over 190 000 ha (469 500 acres) of crops and...

4 000 homes uninhabitable after M6.0 earthquake hit Crete, Greece

October 07, 2021

Nearly 4 000 homes have been declared uninhabitable after shallow M6.0 (M5.8) earthquake hit Crete, Greece at 06:17 UTC on September 27, 2021.1 By Wednesday, October 6, engineering teams from the Ministry of Infrastructure had surveyed a total of 8 540 buildings,...

Bright fireball illuminates the sky over Minas Gerais, Brazil

October 02, 2021

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Minas Gerais, Brazil at 00:44 UTC on September 30, 2021. The event was recorded by Clima ao Vivo platform cameras from the cities of Itamonte, Varginha and Patos de Minas, in Minas Gerais, and from Rio de...

Tornado hits downtown Yantai, China's Shandong Province

October 01, 2021

A damaging tornado hit the city of Yantai, China's Shandong Province on October 1, 2021. According to Eric Wang, an extreme weather enthusiast, the damage is consistent with an EF-1 rating. The tornado went directly into downtown, flipping cars and collapsing...

Deep M6.1 earthquake hits central Sea of Japan

September 29, 2021

A deep earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.1 hit the central Sea of Japan at 08:37 UTC (17:37 JST) on September 29, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 400 km (248 miles). The USGS is reproing M6.1 at a depth of 367.7 km (228 miles). The epicenter was...



REMOVE ADS AND SUPPORT OUR WORK

Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, please consider becoming a supporter.

OPEN AD-FREE ACCOUNT


Comments

No comments yet. Why don't you post the first comment?

Post a comment

Your name: *

Your email address: *

Comment text: *

The image that appears on your comment is your Gravatar