Toronto under first blizzard warning since 1978, Canada

Toronto under first blizzard warning since 1978, Canada

A low-pressure system tracking south of the Great Lakes brought significant snowfall and blizzard conditions to parts of Ontario and Quebeck, Canada on Monday, January 17, 2022, forcing authorities to issue the first blizzard warning for the City of Toronto since…

Yakutat declares disaster emergency after 1.8 m (6 feet) of snow, Alaska

Yakutat declares disaster emergency after 1.8 m (6 feet) of snow, Alaska

The City and Borough of Yakutat in Alaska, U.S. has declared a local disaster emergency on January 11, 2022, after accumulating approximately 1.5 – 1.8 m (5 – 6 feet) of snow over the last several weeks. Yakutat is isolated and off the road system, and all local…

Record snow cuts off Seattle from Washington state, U.S.

Record snow cuts off Seattle from Washington state, U.S.

Washington State Governor declared a State of Emergency on Friday, January 7, 2022, after a series of severe winter storms struck Washington State beginning on December 17, 2021, producing extensive rain and snow and causing hazardous driving conditions, flooding,…

Sierra Snow Lab records snowiest December on record, California

Sierra Snow Lab records snowiest December on record, California

A prolonged period of heavy snow falling over the Sierra Nevada mountain range since December 10 dramatically increased its snowpack and by December 27 piled up to 455 cm (193.7 inches) at the UC Berkeley's Central Sierra Snow Laboratory. At the University of…

Record snowfall hits western Japan, disrupting traffic and stranding vehicles

Record snowfall hits western Japan, disrupting traffic and stranding vehicles

Strong winter pressure pattern continues bringing strong winds and dropping heavy snowfall along the coast of the Sea of Japan for the 7th day in a row, disrupting traffic and stranding many vehicles. At least 10 people were injured over the past weekend due to…

Heavy snowfall wreaks havoc in Serbia, leaving tens of thousands without power

Heavy snowfall wreaks havoc in Serbia, leaving tens of thousands without power

Heavy snowfall hit much of Serbia on December 12, 2021, causing traffic chaos, leaving communities cut off and some 90 000 customers without power. Much of western Serbia was left without electricity after heavy snowfall hit the country on December 12. Authorities…

Heavy snow hits Austria, snow levels at almost ten-year high

Heavy snow hits Austria, snow levels at almost ten-year high

Exceptional early-December snowfall was reported across the Alps this week, with parts of eastern Austria receiving the heaviest snowfall in 9 years. In Burgenland, up to 30 cm (11.8 inches) of snow fell overnight on Wednesday, and power outages are impacting…