Ice & snow

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Record late May snowfall hits Idaho Falls, U.S.

Several inches of snow fell in Idaho Falls on Saturday, May 23, 2020, with preliminary totals showing that the area accumulated 51 to 102 mm (2 to 4 inches)-- the most snow recorded this late in spring, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). "While...

May 25, 2020

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Rare May snow hits Ayubia for the first time in 100 years, Pakistan

Rare May snowfall hit the province of Ayubia in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, on Tuesday, May 19, 2020-- a rare occurrence in the month of May after a 100-year hiatus in the province's Abbottabad district. Nearby areas also received light snowfall, including the...

May 21, 2020

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Late-season storm brings snow to Sierra Nevada, California

An unseasonal storm system brought snow to higher elevations of California on Monday, May 18, 2020, while thunderstorms developed through the foothills, as well as the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys on Tuesday, May 19. According to the National Weather Service...

May 20, 2020

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Late season snow and unusually cold May temperatures from North America to Europe

A late-season cold blast has been dumping spring snow from North America to parts of Europe since early May, causing records to tumble in several areas as the cold Arctic air ripped through west to east. The intense Arctic outbreak brought rare snow and record cold...

May 18, 2020

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Record-breaking April snowfall, up to 1.25 m (4 feet) engulfs parts of Finland

Parts of Northern and Central Finland received record-breaking amounts of snowfall in April 2020, the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) reported. The greatest amounts were recorded at Paljakka and Sodankyla in Lapland, where up to 1.25 m (4.1 feet) of snow was...

April 15, 2020

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Record snow hits Thompson, prompting city's biggest clearing operations since 2017, Canada

The city of Thompson, Manitoba has set three new daily snowfall records from April 2 to 7, 2020, leading to the Canadian city's biggest clearing efforts since the blizzard of March 2017. On Thursday, April 2, 15.6 cm (6.1 inches) of snow fell, the most since...

April 11, 2020

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Extremely high snowpack poses flooding risks in parts of British Columbia, Canada

Flooding concerns have been raised in British Columbia after a report by the River Forecast Center showed some parts of the Interior have an extremely high snowpack. "Despite cooler than normal temperatures, dry weather contributed to modest snowpack...

April 10, 2020

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Record-breaking snowfall engulfs parts of Norway

A number of snowfall records tumbled across Norway, particularly its northern region, over the weekend. According to state meteorologist Eirik Samuelsen, Northern Norway has been practically buried by snow all throughout the season. With more heavy snow expected...

April 08, 2020

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Intense blizzard hits much of Iceland, nearly 1.5 m (5 feet) of snow in one day

Blizzard conditions were felt across much of Iceland over the weekend. Up to 1.5 m (5 feet) of snow fell in one day, engulfing residential areas and vehicles, while very strong winds up to 111 km/h (69 mph) and near-zero visibility were reported on the coast. In...

April 07, 2020

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Heavy snow hits Arizona on the first day of spring, U.S.

Parts of northwest Arizona saw heavy snow on the first day of spring on Thursday, March 19, 2020, with up to 30 cm (12 inches) in parts of the country. The National Weather Service (NWS) said up to 30 cm (12 inches) of snow fell in Flagstaff by 05:00 LT on Thursday,...

March 21, 2020

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Record-breaking snow - up to 3.3 m (10.8 feet) engulfs Kiruna, Sweden

Heavy snow fell over Sweden's northern town of Kiruna on Thursday, March 19, 2020, adding to the total amount of around 3.3 m (10.8 feet) that has accumulated since the beginning of the winter season on September 30, 2019. The amount broke the previous record of...

March 19, 2020

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Army rescues stranded civilians after heavy snow hits Gurez valley, Jammu and Kashmir

The Indian army airlifted more than 160 stranded civilians from Gurez in Jammu and Kashmir, India on March 15, 2020, as heavy snowfall created difficult conditions in the area. Four of the rescued individuals were in critical condition but were assisted promptly,...

March 18, 2020

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Slow-moving winter storm brings significant snowfall to drought-hit California, up to 1.8 m (6 feet) of snow possible, U.S.

A large and slow-moving late-season winter storm started dumping significant heavy snow on California's Sierra Nevada on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Up to 1.8 m (6 feet) of snow is expected in the following days, replenishing the mountains following the...

March 16, 2020

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Blizzard disrupts power and travel to thousands in Sakhalin Island, Russia

A powerful snowstorm with winds up to 119 km/h (74 mph) hit the Sakhalin Island, Russia, on March 11, 2020. The severe weather caused widespread disruptions to power, travel, and classes, affecting thousands of people. The Ministry of Emergency Situations extended...

March 12, 2020

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Intense lake effect snow wallops Upstate New York, encasing homes in a thick layer of ice

An intense lake effect snow raged across Upstate New York on February 28, 2020, leaving areas along Lake Erie entirely covered in ice-- in some areas up to 4 m (12 feet) thick. Residents described the conditions as surreal, remarking that it was the first time ice...

March 02, 2020

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Blizzard buries village in southeast Turkey under 6 m (20 feet) of snow, leaves dozens more isolated

A powerful blizzard has buried a village in southeastern Turkey under about 6 m (20 feet) of snow, while 70 other villages were left isolated. Residents of the city of Yuksekova had been left without power and water on February 21, 2020, as they also struggle to dig...

February 25, 2020

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Severe winter storm hits Norway with heavy snow, resulting in at least 2 fatalities

A severe winter storm hit Norway this week, dumping heavy snow and causing travel and power disruptions across parts of the country. Dozens of people were left stranded on closed roads and at least 2 people lost their lives after an avalanche hit off the...

February 21, 2020