Ice & snow

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Historic storm brings up to 5 m (16 feet) of snow to the summit of Mt. Hutt -- Canterbury, New Zealand

A severe storm has brought rain and heavy unseasonal snow to parts of Canterbury's ski fields this week. As much as 5 m (16.4 feet) of snow fell at the summit of Mt. Hutt between Monday and Tuesday, May 31 and June 1, 2021. The same weather system brought 2 to 3...

June 03, 2021

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Ushuaia hit by heaviest snowfall in more than 20 years, Argentina

A snowstorm has been pummeling Ushuaia City in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, since May 24, 2021. According to the Civil Defense, the storm dumped more than 0.5 m (1.6 feet) of snow over the weekend alone, an amount not seen for more than two decades. "For more...

June 03, 2021

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Potent storm system to unleash late-season, long-duration snowstorm in Northwest U.S.

A potent storm system is forecast to slam into the Northwest U.S. this week, unleashing late-season snowfall, rain, and thunderstorms for the region. The long-duration snowstorm is set to develop along the northern Rockies and the Bitterroot Range Wednesday night,...

May 19, 2021

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Czech Republic sees extreme snow as another Arctic front descends on Europe

Wide swaths of the Czech Republic, including Labska Bouda, have been buried in extreme snowfall this late in the season. The unseasonal winter weather conditions were brought by a cold Arctic air mass descending on Europe and keeping much of the continent under...

May 19, 2021

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Unseasonal snow and exceptional cold hit parts of UK following frostiest April

Parts of the UK saw unseasonal snow and exceptional cold beginning Tuesday, May 5, 2021. The wintry weather conditions came following the frostiest April on record, in which the country also saw the lowest average minimum temperatures since 1922. Snow began falling...

May 07, 2021

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'Snow chaos' - Finland braces for severe snowstorm, up to 30 cm (12 inches) of snow expected

A severe snowstorm is forecast to hit Finland from Thursday to Friday, May 6 to 7, 2021, with up to 30 cm (12 inches) of snow accumulation possible. The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) has warned of poor driving conditions due to sleet, with experts saying...

May 06, 2021

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Unseasonal May snow falls in South Korea for the first time in 22 years

Up to 18.5 cm (7.3 inches) of snow fell in parts of Gangwon Province, South Korea, from Saturday evening to Sunday morning, May 1 to 2, 2021. It was the first time in 22 years that it has snowed in South Korea in the month of May. The Korea Meteorological...

May 04, 2021

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Unseasonal, record-shattering cold and snow engulf central and eastern U.S.

An unusually cold front swept through the central and eastern U.S. Tuesday, April 20, 2021, bringing chilly conditions and snow all the way to Mid-South. By Wednesday morning, April 21, scores of record cold temperatures were set. The cold is expected to settle in...

April 22, 2021

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Rare April snow falls in Brussels after unusually warm weather, Belgium

Snow fell in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, which is considered an unusual weather event for this time of the year. The country, along with much of northwest Europe, previously experienced unusually warm weather and record temperatures at end of...

April 08, 2021

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Yukon sets new daily snow record, nearly 300 percent of normal, Canada

Whitehorse City in Yukon, Canada, registered 70 cm (27.5 inches) of snow on the ground on April 4, 2021 -- the area's most snowfall on record for the day and almost 300 percent of normal. The snowpack usually peaks around 30 cm (11.8 inches), and by late April,...

April 07, 2021

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Switzerland sees unusually fatal avalanche season

Switzerland's winter season this year has been 50 percent deadlier than the average season, resulting in around 27 fatalities as of March 31. Around 296 people have been affected, which is a 67 percent increase, as the number of people caught in avalanches over...

April 05, 2021

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Up to 3 m (10 feet) of fresh snow hits Valcea, Romania

Up to 3 m (10 feet) of snow fell in a mountain resort in Valcea, Romania, in 7 days to March 28, 2021. This county usually sees the heaviest snow and precipitation around May. Heavy snow blanketed the mountain resort Varful Lui Roman in Valcea County. The owner...

March 30, 2021

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Unseasonal snow grips Istanbul following mostly dry winter, Turkey

Heavy snowfall hit Istanbul, Turkey, on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, after a mostly dry winter season the country's third-warmest winter in the last five decades. The snow was also an unusual occurrence for this time of the year in the city, which experienced two...

March 25, 2021

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Heavy rain and snowfall persist in Jammu and Kashmir, landslides leave hundreds stranded

The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, following heavy snowfall in the Jawahar Tunnel area that led to multiple landslides, stranding more than 300 vehicles. Heavy precipitation continued into Wednesday, March 24, for the fourth...

March 24, 2021

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Deadly snowfall leaves 94 injured, hundreds of cars trapped in South Korea

One person was killed while 94 others sustained injuries as heavy snowfall engulfed South Korea's northeast region, authorities reported Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Hundreds of vehicles were trapped on some parts of a highway along the east coast, while more than...

March 02, 2021

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More than 7 700 households without water supply as record snow hits Hokkaido, Japan

Heavy snow has been falling intermittently in Hokkaido, Japan, since Tuesday, February 23, 2021, with Iwamizawa city recording its second-highest snowfall of 2.05 m (6.7 feet) on Thursday, 25. It resulted in disruptions in the city, particularly in train services...

February 26, 2021

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Libya sees first snow in 15 years as cold snap hits parts of northern Africa and Middle East

The Green Mountain in northeastern Libya saw its first snowfall in 15 years this week as a cold wave swept through parts of the southern Mediterranean region, northern Africa, and the Middle East, including Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, and Israel. The rare snow started...

February 18, 2021