Blizzards

Winter Storm "Argos" batters US, three people dead

The snowstorms from Argos, the first winter storm of the season, have blanketed parts of the US and claimed lives of at least 3 people. Heavy snowfall caused widespread traffic disruptions and power outages since the end of the last week. The snow and wintry weather...

November 21, 2016

1st major winter storm of season blankets Northern Plains

Argos, the first major US winter storm of the season has already blanketed parts of the Northern Plains. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), further heavy snow accompanied with strong winds is expected in the region of the Great Lakes and inner...

November 18, 2016

Intense blizzard strands 542 passengers in Xinjiang, China

An intense blizzard hit the northwest Xinjiang, China on November 11, 2016, causing reduced visibility and major traffic disruptions in the region. The blizzard reportedly caused between 0.6 and 1 m (1.96 and 3.28 feet) deep snow drifts and low visibility conditions...

November 14, 2016

Major snowstorm disrupts traffic in Romania and Ukraine

A major snowstorm blanketed parts of Romania and Ukraine on November 13, 2016, causing traffic disruptions across the affected areas. The worst of the storm affected northern Romania and western Ukraine as over 20 cm (8 inches) of snowfall was reported to fall on...

November 14, 2016

Snowiest November day in 111 years, Stockholm

On November 9, 2016, Swedish capital Stockholm has broken its all-time snowfall record for any November day since measurements began in 1905. During the early morning hours of November 9, national weather agency SMHI recorded 21 cm (8.26 inches) of snow with another...

November 10, 2016

Major winter storm underway from Central Rockies to High Plains, US

A major winter storm is well underway from the Central Rockies to the High Plains on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Blizzard warnings are in effect from across northeastern Colorado to southeastern Wyoming, southwestern Nebraska, and northwestern Kansas. The storm is...

March 23, 2016

Powerful blizzard hits northern Japan

Northern Japan has been hit by one of the worst winter storms of the season on Monday, February 29, 2015. JMA warned another blizzard, the worst in years, was expected to hit Hokkaido early Tuesday, March 1. Hokkaido Shimbun reported on Monday one person was found...

March 01, 2016

The Aurora Australis research ship successfully rescued after strong blizzard strands it on East Antarctica

The Aurora Australis, a polar research ship was left stranded on February 25, 2016, after an intense blizzard hit Mawson Station on East Antarctica, a day before. 37 people have been rescued on February 26 and 31 remained onboard to refloat the vessel. A 94-meter...

February 27, 2016

Extreme cold wraps the East US

Extremely cold weather conditions wrapped 20 cities across the US East on February 14, 2016. Heavy snowfall and reduced visibility caused numerous traffic accidents. 3 people were reported dead and more than 70 injured. Lake-effect snow has been observed near...

February 15, 2016

Winter Storm "Kayla" buries Midwest in snow, triggers tornadoes in the South, US

Large snowstorm and blizzard conditions slammed parts of Midwest and South US on February 2, 2016, causing traffic disruptions and road closures. At least 8 tornadoes battered the region, leaving a trail of destruction across the states. Winter Storm...

February 03, 2016

Massive snowstorm hits Nova Scotia, Canada

A strong winter storm brought heavy snowfall to Nova Scotia, Canada on January 29, 2016. 30 000 residents were left without power by the afternoon hours of January 30 (local time), and it could take another day to restore the power in all the homes, according to...

January 30, 2016

Blizzard 2016 claims at least 30 lives across the US East Coast

Although the massive Winter Storm "Jonas", that was battering the US East Coast since January 23, 2016, is now over, its effects are still felt. Some areas are still buried under large amounts of snow, and residents are unable to leave their homes. At...

January 25, 2016

Extremely cold air mass brings heavy snowfall to Japan, China and Taiwan

An extremely cold weather system brought chilly temperatures and record amounts of snowfall across parts of China, Taiwan and Japan over the weekend of January 23, 2016. 2 people died and Japan and 85 in Taiwan due to severe weather conditions. Record-breaking...

January 25, 2016

Major to historic winter storm impacts the mid-Atlantic and Northeast US

A major winter storm, known as Winter Storm "Jonas" and Blizzard 2016, hit the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, US, with heavy snowfall, blizzard and high winds on the morning of January 23, 2016. 9 people died so far in the weather-related incidents across the...

January 23, 2016

90% of China suffers extremely cold conditions

An intense spell of cold weather wrapped north and east China over the last week. Temperatures have dropped to the lowest point in the last 30 years, according to media reports. Extremely cold and frosty conditions have hit 90% of China. In Harbin, the northern...

January 22, 2016

Europe wrapped in a snow blanket as winter finally sets in

A large part of Europe experienced heavy snowfall in the period between January 15 and 18, 2016. Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic were almost entirely wrapped in a snow blanket while Turkey and Greece also reported intense snowstorms. New snow fell across...

January 18, 2016

Heavy snowfall causing major traffic troubles in Finland

Heavy snowfall blanketed parts of Finland on January 12, 2016. Huge amounts of snow, blizzard conditions and cold temperatures caused traffic disruptions, closures and delays across the country. The large snowstorm that hit southern and central Finland caused...

January 12, 2016