Ice & snow

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Earliest recorded snow in history of Western Australia

Residents of Western Australia woke up to extremely rare April snow on Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Ranges on April 19, 2019. This is the earliest snow ever recorded in the history of Western Australia. Matt Boterhoven, a meteorologist with the Australian Bureau of...

April 20, 2019

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Sierra Nevada snowpack at 162 percent of normal, California water supply dream

"With full reservoirs and a dense snowpack, this year is practically a California water supply dream," California DWR Director Karla Nemeth said April 2, 2019, after latest Sierra snowpack measurement. California state officials made their monthly snowpack...

April 03, 2019

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Rare April snowfall in the Carolinas, 2nd time since 1915

Rare snow fell over parts of the Carolinas including Charlotte, NC on April 2, 2019, making it only the second time in over 100 years that snow fell there during the month of April. Snow came along the western edge of a rapidly deepening nor'easter moving up the...

April 03, 2019

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Crater Lake National Park's 7th biggest February snowfall since 1931, Oregon

Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon experienced its 2nd snowiest February since 1949 and 7th snowiest since measurements began in 1931. The park received 391.1 cm (154 inches) in the month of February. Other than 1999, all of the other top 10 years occurred...

March 08, 2019

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Sierra Nevada snowpack at record level, doubles in February, California

Four days of heavy snowfall came to an end on February 28, 2019, leaving statewide snowpack at 153% of normal. Snow depths and water content equaled California's all-time record level for February. While most of the state's reservoirs are at or above 100% of...

March 05, 2019

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Large ice tsunami hits Hamburg, New York

A huge 'Ice Tsunami' or 'Ice Flood' hit the town of Hamburg, New York on February 24 and 25, 2019 as extremely high winds near 110 km/h (70 mph) push huge sheets of ice and water into the eastern shoreline of Lake Erie. Strong southwest winds are...

February 25, 2019

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NWS: Snow at elevation rarely seen in Southern California

A very cold upper low pressure system tracked across California on February 21, 2019, bringing scattered showers, with snow showers down to extremely low levels, and isolated thunderstorms with hail. Snow showers were reported by spotters in Thousand Oaks, Simi...

February 23, 2019

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Flagstaff sets all-time daily snow record, Payson receives yearly snow amount in a day, Arizona

A powerful winter storm dumped record-breaking amounts of snow on Arizona this week, forcing the closure of roads, schools and government offices. Flagstaff Pulliam Airport in Flagstaff, Arizona recorded 911.8 mm (35.9 inches) of snow on February 21, 2019, setting...

February 23, 2019

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Rare snowfall in Los Angeles County, Las Vegas had 5th February snow day, first since 1949

A winter storm named Quiana by The Weather Channel dumped heavy snowfall on parts of the Southwest and brought rare wintry precipitation to parts of Los Angeles County. Snow fell on Las Vegas for the 5th time this month on February 21 - this was the first time since...

February 22, 2019

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Extreme weather wreaks havoc across Pakistan, 93 percent above normal rainfall

At least 26 people have been killed after extreme weather, including thunderstorms and heavy snowfall, hit Pakistan over the past few days. Pakistan's northern regions experienced heaviest January snowfall in 48 years while the entire drought-stricken country...

February 21, 2019

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Rare snow blankets Las Vegas, black ice forces road closures, Nevada

After heavy rain and widespread flooding across the Las Vegas Valley on February 14, the region was hit by a snow-dumping winter storm on Sunday, February 17, 2019. Authorities are reporting black ice on the roads early Monday morning, closing some of them and...

February 18, 2019

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Heaviest January snowfall in 48 years helps drought-stricken Pakistan

Pakistan's mountainous areas received heavy snowfall in January 2019, helping the country whose fresh water is running out at an alarming rate. The country's northern hilly areas received up to 1.8 and 2.1 m (6 and 7 feet) in January and the first week of...

February 11, 2019

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Major winter storm affecting Pacific Northwest, state of emergency declared in Washington

A cold system dropping down the Northwest coast is delivering another round of heavy snow, gusty winds and below normal temperatures. Winter storm warnings remain in effect for Seattle and Portland. The storm has already dumped high amounts of snow and caused major...

February 09, 2019

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Another round of heavy snow, freezing rain and below average temperatures from the Plains to the Northeast, U.S.

An intensifying low pressure system is expected to bring another round of heavy snow and freezing rain across the Central Plains through the Great Lakes into the Northeast. Road conditions are likely to deteriorate quite rapidly even at lower-elevation areas as the...

February 07, 2019

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Ice storm hits Michigan, leaving 50 000 customers without power

An ice storm swept through parts of Michigan late Tuesday, February 5 into Wednesday, February 6, 2019, leaving nearly 50 000 Consumers Energy customers without power. The worst affected is Kent County with more than 25 000 outages, followed by Muskegon County with...

February 06, 2019

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Rapid freezing of Great Lakes

A rapid increase of ice coverage was observed on the Great Lakes following well below normal coverage during the first half of January and extremely cold Arctic Air that brought widespread record-breaking temperatures at the end of the month. After a few days of...

February 05, 2019

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Major disruption after snowstorm hits Czech Republic, 10 killed as series of avalanches hit Alps

Another round of severe winter weather wreaked havoc across parts of Europe over the past couple of days, claiming lives of at least 10 people. A powerful blizzard hit the Czech Republic over the weekend, causing major disruption and leaving approximately 30 000...

February 05, 2019