Ice & snow

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After heatwave, summer snow and coldest February in a decade

An unseasonal cold front, moving north out of the Southern Ocean, brought chilly, squally winds and strong showers to coastal regions of Victoria on February 19 and 20, 2017, and about 5 to 10 cm (2 - 4 inches) of summer snow to the NSW and Victorian High Country,...

February 21, 2017

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Historic February snowstorm hits British Columbia, Canada

Parts of Canada's British Columbia have experienced heavy snow over the weekend and into Monday, February 6, 2017. Some communities received their entire yearly snowfall average in only 72 hours. The next storm will start affecting the region by Wednesday...

February 07, 2017

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Snowstorm claims over 140 lives in Afghanistan and Pakistan

More than 140 people have lost their lives in mountainous regions of Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan over the past couple of days after unprecedented snow in last 10 years covered much of the region. Most of the people died in avalanches and officials warn more...

February 05, 2017

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Snow, sandstorms and freezing temperatures hit UAE

The United Arab Emirates is currently under the influence of a deep low pressure associated with cold air mass which is causing unstable conditions throughout the country. Snow is falling in the country's north while the rest of the country is experiencing...

February 03, 2017

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Severe snowstorms hit Iran, at least 9 killed in avalanches

A raging blizzard affecting much of Iran over the past couple of days has claimed lives of at least 9 people by February 1. Fatal avalanches started on Sunday, January 26, 2017. According to Tehran Times, snowstorms are affecting 24 Iranian provinces since January...

February 02, 2017

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Military helps New Brunswick after devastating ice storm

A devastating ice storm hit Canada's New Brunswick province last week leaving at least 2 people dead and 133 000 households without power. As of Monday afternoon, January 30, there are still 18 000 homes without power, including 15 635 in northeastern New...

January 30, 2017

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Avalanches in Kashmir claim at least 22 lives

Following days of heavy snow in one of the most severe winters the state has seen in recent decades, a series of avalanches have killed at least 22 people in Indian-administered Kashmir, including 15 soldiers. State authorities have issued a high danger avalanche...

January 28, 2017

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Freezing temperatures claim lives of 27 children in Afghanistan

27 children under the age of 5 have lost their lives in Afghanistan over the past couple of days after heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures hit Darzab district of the northern Jawzjan Province. The sad report came from district governor Rahmatullah Hashar on...

January 27, 2017

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Avalanche buries a house in Gurez, kills 4, Kashmir

An avalanche buried a house in Badugam village in Gurez sector near the Line of Control in Kashmir on January 25, 2017, killing four members of a family. A police official said that the avalanche struck Badugam village in Tulail area of Gurez in the wee hours of...

January 25, 2017

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Snow blankets northern Algeria, paralyzes the country for a week

A low pressure area that brought rare snow to eastern Spain this week has also produced substantial rain and snow across northern Algeria. Heavy snow started Saturday, January 14, 2017, isolating several villages in central and eastern parts of the country. For the...

January 21, 2017

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Historic snow blankets eastern Spain

Eastern Spain is experiencing an extremely rare winter weather for this region since Wednesday, January 18, 2017, when parts of the region saw their first snow in 90 years. Through Friday, January 20, at least 3 000 people became stranded on roads due to heavy snow....

January 20, 2017

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29 dead after massive avalanche hits Rigopiano hotel, Italy

Up to 30 people are missing after a massive avalanche buried Rigopiano hotel in the town of Farindola at the base of the Gran Sasso mountain range in Italy's Abruzzo region around 17:30 local time on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Central Italy was under a severe...

January 19, 2017

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Long duration ice storm continues in central US, death toll rising

Widespread freezing rain produced by Winter Storm "Jupiter" persists for much of western Oklahoma, Kansas, northern Missouri, and western Iowa. Continuing snow is forecast to the north of the freezing rain, and to the south, heavy rain and the potential...

January 16, 2017

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Severe winter storm hits Japan, intense sea-effect snow

A major winter storm is affecting the Japanese archipelago Japan this week. The storm is producing typhoon-force winds and prolonged, intense sea-effect snow. Extreme amounts of snow have fallen in parts of Japan and claimed lives of at least 2 people. More than 40...

January 15, 2017

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Major ice storm hits the central US

A major winter storm is in progress across much of the central US, extending from northern New Mexico all the way to the Ohio Valley this weekend, January 14 and 15, 2017. Significant freezing rain may cause downed trees, prolonged power outages, and travel...

January 14, 2017

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Heavy snowfall, blizzard to affect the West and northern Plains for Christmas

A strong winter storm is expected to hit the US West and northern Plains over the coming weekend. Heavy snowfall, sleet and freezing rains will likely cause traffic disruptions and delays across the affected regions. The winter storm, named Europa by weather.com,...

December 22, 2016

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Rare snow covers sand dunes of Aïn Séfra, Algeria

Residents of a small Saharan desert town of Aïn Séfra in Algerian Naâma Province experienced a rare phenomenon for their region on December 19, 2016 when the sand around their town was covered in a thin layer of snow. Contrary to most media...

December 21, 2016