Ice & snow

arizona snow march 19 2020

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

canada pileup due to blizzard feb 19 2020

Massive 200-vehicle pileup in Quebec after sudden whiteout conditions, Canada

Two people died and nearly 70 were left injured in a massive 200-vehicle pileup in Quebec's Montreal city in Canada on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. According to authorities, sudden whiteout conditions due to blizzard likely caused the incident. The pileup...

February 20, 2020

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Heaviest snowfall of the season hits Seoul, causing flight cancellations and traffic disruption, South Korea

Seoul received its largest daily snowfall this winter season on Monday, February 17, 2020, when up to 4.1 cm (1.6 inches) of snow fell in the South Korean capital, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA). The record came after the country felt its...

February 20, 2020

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Brutal cold, ice storms and snow worsen conditions for displaced in northern Syria, children freezing to death

Piercing cold, ice storms, and heavy snow have worsened the living conditions of over 80 000 Syrians sleeping in the open air after fleeing a government offensive in the country's northern province of Idlib. Save the Children organization confirmed on Tuesday,...

February 18, 2020

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Arctic sea ice sees drastic recovery, reaches largest early February ice extent in 11 years

The arctic sea ice has reached its largest early February ice extent in 11 years, surpassing the average size from 2001 to 2010. The recovery is a result of a strong polar vortex. Sea ice analysis indicated that during this rather mild winter in the middle...

February 15, 2020

afghanistan avalanche kills 21 feb 14 2020

At least 50 homes destroyed, 21 dead as series of avalanches strike Afghanistan, death toll expected to rise

A series of avalanches killed at least 21 people in Afghanistan's Daykundi province, authorities confirmed on Friday, February 14, 2020. The death toll is feared to climb as severe weather conditions hamper rescue efforts. Ahmad Tameem Azimi, a spokesman of the...

February 14, 2020

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Severe snowstorms claim at least 8 lives, cause widespread disruptions in northern Iran

Severe snowstorms claimed the lives of at least eight people and injured 78 others in northern Iran, the country's emergency organization confirmed on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The harsh weather also caused widespread disruptions in parts of the region,...

February 12, 2020

turkey cold feb 11 2020

Severe cold snap grips eastern Turkey as record cold temperatures hit Ardahan, blizzard hampers search for 13 missing

Eastern Turkey is under the grip of freezing weather, with some areas seeing snowstorms and piercing temperatures including a record-breaking -40 °C (-40 °F) in the town of Gole, Ardahan, on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Heavy snow and blizzard also caused...

February 11, 2020

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Rare snowfall blankets Baghdad for the second time in more than 100 years, Iraq

Residents of Baghdad, Iraq woke up to the city blanketed in rare snow on Tuesday, February 11, 2020-- a sight last seen in 2008 and the second time in more than a century. According to the Iraqi Meteorological Organization, the country is exposed to a cold polar air...

February 11, 2020

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Avalanches in eastern Turkey claim at least 41 lives, many of them first responders working under blizzard conditions

At least 41 people (up from previously reported 38) have been killed in two avalanches that hit eastern Turkey on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 4 and 5, 2020. Many of them were first responders who were searching for the survivors of the first incident, in which a...

February 05, 2020