Ice & snow

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'Unprecedented' 1.8 m (6 feet) of snow this late in June in Labrador, Canada

Canada's easternmost province of Newfoundland and Labrador is experiencing 'anomalously' high June snow this year and frozen lakes, making both locals and meteorologists nickname the month Junuary. Because it looks more like January than June. ...

June 15, 2018

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Swiss winter of 2017-2018 broke records

Swiss winter of 2017-18 brought an exceptional amount of snow – but only in the mountains. Following three years with little snow, record snowfall, avalanches, and severe storms were all part of the picture from December 2017 to the end of April 2018. In the...

May 07, 2018

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Double the average: Snowiest winter on record in Billings, Montana

The winter of 2017/18 will go down in the record books as the snowiest on record in Billings, Montana's largest city. After an additional 6.6 cm (2.6 inches) of snow on April 23, Billings officially reached its snowiest winter on record, with 269.5 cm (106.1...

April 24, 2018

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Winter storm Xanto brought historic April snowfall, US

A powerful late-season winter storm named Xanto by The Weather Channel brought record April snowfall to the upper Midwest and Great Lakes in mid-April 2018. Xanto was the heaviest April snowstorm on record in Minneapolis/St. Paul, it also was the second-heaviest...

April 19, 2018

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Ice storm wreaks havoc across Toronto area, Ontario

A powerful ice storm brought freezing rain and ice pellets to much of southern Ontario on April 14 - 15, causing power outages, fallen trees, flooding and an ‘almost unprecedented’ over 1600 collisions on slippery Toronto-area roads. Ontario Provincial...

April 16, 2018

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Massive storm system sweeps through US, at least 3 deaths reported

A massive storm system reaching from Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes has afflicted the central United States on April 13 - 15 with heavy snow, tornadoes, rain, and hail, forcing flight cancellations, creating dangerous road conditions and killing at least three...

April 15, 2018

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Snow depths in Swiss Alps passed 7 m (23 feet) mark

Snow depths in the Alps have passed the 7m mark for what is believed to be the first time in many years. Snow reported by Engelberg so far in 2017/2018 winter season has hit 740 cm (24.27 feet) on Sunday, April 1, 2018. Engelberg in Switzerland, which reported snow...

April 06, 2018

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Wilbur: Records break after heavy snow across Upper Midwest

A significant winter storm, named Wilbur by The Weather Channel, moved through the Upper Midwest, US over the past few days and dumped heavy snow across the region. It delivered snow from the northern Rockies to the upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and northern Maine...

April 05, 2018

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April snowstorm covers parts of Saudi Arabia in white

The Asir region of Saudi Arabia was covered with snow as the weather witnessed a change in temperature, Saudi news Agency SPA reported on April 3, 2018. The region experienced rain and snow for six hours, which covered the mountains and roads in white including the...

April 04, 2018

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New York City sees heaviest April snow since 1982

14 cm (5.5 inches) of snow had accumulated in Central Park, New York by 10:00 EDT on April 2, 2018 (14:00 UTC). It was the most amount of snow in April since 1982, when 24.38 cm (9.6 inches) fell on the 6th of the month. The amount was also 7th most on record in...

April 04, 2018

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Avalanches, bad weather isolates Arctic community, Norway

The municipality of Berlevåg, in Norway's Lapland (Finnmark) has been experiencing problems of food deliveries and transport for six consecutive days. An avalanche and heavy snowing blocked the county road leading to the village on Friday, March 23, 2018....

March 28, 2018

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Orange snow carpets parts of eastern Europe

Parts of eastern Europe, especially mountainous regions in Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Bulgaria and Romania, transformed into Mars-like landscape on March 23 - 25, 2018 as sand and dust from desert storms in northern Africa caused snow to turn orange. According to...

March 26, 2018

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Heaviest snowfall in Rome in six years and the largest for the end of February in decades

A rare snowstorm hit Rome on February 26, 2018, causing severe traffic disruption and forcing authorities to shut down schools and tourist attractions. Snow fell on Italian capital for the first time in six years today in what authorities described the largest...

February 26, 2018

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'Exceptional mobilization' as cold wave hits Morocco, south blanketed by extremely rare snow again

Moroccan authorities announced February 6 they've temporarily closed nearly 900 schools due to cold wave and severe weather conditions expected to continue affecting the country. At the same time, southern Morocco experienced its second snow of this season and...

February 09, 2018

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Record snow hits Japan, kills 7 and traps 1 400 vehicles for over 48 hours

Record snowfall that hit the Hokuriku region of northwestern Japan this week killed seven people in snow-related accidents and injured at least 34. The storm brought traffic to a standstill and trapped people in 1 400 vehicles for more than 48 hours. Record heavy...

February 09, 2018

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Heaviest snowfall since 1986 gridlocks Paris, record 740 km (460 miles) of traffic jams

A rare heavy snowfall hit French capital on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7, 2018, causing record traffic jams, delaying trains and flights and bringing its bus network to a standstill. With temperatures dropping as low as -10 °C (14 °F), weather...

February 08, 2018

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Erie breaks record for snowiest season ever, Pennsylvania

On Wednesday morning, February 7, 2018, the city of Erie in Pennsylvania has set a new record for the snowiest season ever. As of early February 7, Erie International Airport has measured a total of 386.3 cm (152.1 inches) of snow since the start of the 2017/18...

February 07, 2018