Ice & snow

rare snowstorm rome february 26 2018

Heaviest snowfall in Rome in six years and the largest for the end of February in decades

A rare snowstorm hit Rome on February 26, 2018, causing severe traffic disruption and forcing authorities to shut down schools and tourist attractions. Snow fell on Italian capital for the first time in six years today in what authorities described the largest...

February 26, 2018

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'Exceptional mobilization' as cold wave hits Morocco, south blanketed by extremely rare snow again

Moroccan authorities announced February 6 they've temporarily closed nearly 900 schools due to cold wave and severe weather conditions expected to continue affecting the country. At the same time, southern Morocco experienced its second snow of this season and...

February 09, 2018

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Record snow hits Japan, kills 7 and traps 1 400 vehicles for over 48 hours

Record snowfall that hit the Hokuriku region of northwestern Japan this week killed seven people in snow-related accidents and injured at least 34. The storm brought traffic to a standstill and trapped people in 1 400 vehicles for more than 48 hours. Record heavy...

February 09, 2018

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Heaviest snowfall since 1986 gridlocks Paris, record 740 km (460 miles) of traffic jams

A rare heavy snowfall hit French capital on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7, 2018, causing record traffic jams, delaying trains and flights and bringing its bus network to a standstill. With temperatures dropping as low as -10 °C (14 °F), weather...

February 08, 2018

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Erie breaks record for snowiest season ever, Pennsylvania

On Wednesday morning, February 7, 2018, the city of Erie in Pennsylvania has set a new record for the snowiest season ever. As of early February 7, Erie International Airport has measured a total of 386.3 cm (152.1 inches) of snow since the start of the 2017/18...

February 07, 2018

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Snow covers desert town Ain Sefra for the second time this winter, Algeria

Small Algerian town of Ain Sefra, located in a region known as the gateway to the desert, is making headlines again after its sand dunes were covered by second snowfall this winter on Monday, February 5, 2018. Snow has already covered northern Algeria's desert...

February 06, 2018

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Snowfall of the century: Record-breaking snow and freezing rain wreak havoc across Moscow

Heavy wet snow, strong winds and freezing rain are battering Russian capital Moscow since Saturday, February 3, 2018, damaging homes, trees and power lines, and causing hazardous driving conditions. At least one person has been killed and 5 injured as of Sunday...

February 04, 2018

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First snow in 50 years hits southern Morocco, exceptional snowfall paralyzes the country

Following unprecedented road conditions across Morocco on January 20, 2018, when 5 000 km (3 100 miles) of roads were closed due to what authorities described as 'exceptional' snowfall, heavy snow arrived to the country's southern regions on January 29,...

January 30, 2018

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Rare snow, heaviest since 2014 brings Tokyo to a standstill

A rare heavy snowfall hit Japanese capital Tokyo on Monday, January 22, 2018, causing around 700 traffic accident, stranding more than 9 000 travelers and leaving more than 180 people injured. The snowfall began during the morning hours (local time) of January 22,...

January 23, 2018

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Massive blizzard dumps huge amounts of snow on B.C., forces closure of ski resorts

A powerful storm that hit British Columbia, Canada over the weekend, leaving more than 73 000 people without electricity, dumped massive amounts of snow on Vancouver Island, creating dangerous conditions that forced ski resorts and roads to temporarily close. Mount...

January 23, 2018

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Major ice jam flooding, snow and ice as Arctic front moves toward eastern US

A sharp arctic frontal boundary continues moving eastward towards the eastern U.S. into this weekend impacting travel. Significant freezing rain, accumulating snow, and gusty winds producing wind chills can be expected. Ice jams have been reported from Ohio to...

January 12, 2018

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Rare snowstorm hits Shikoku and Kyushu, southwestern Japan

A rare snowstorm is affecting Shikoku and Kyushu, southwestern Japan today, January 11, 2018, causing traffic chaos throughout the region. Numerous traffic accidents were already reported and at least 9 people have been injured. Authorities are advising residents to...

January 11, 2018

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Snow covers northern Algeria's desert for the second winter in a row

Snow has covered northern Algeria's desert around the city of Ain Sefra for the second winter in a row on January 7, 2018. The last time this region saw snow before December 2016 was in 2013. The snowfall in northern Algeria was caused by the same weather...

January 08, 2018

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Boston breaks the highest ever recorded tide, followed by frozen floods

Boston, Massachusetts has officially broken the highest ever recorded tide since 1921 as a major winter storm swept over the region on January 4, 2018. As the storm passed by, the winds shifted and brought viciously-cold winds from the northwest, turning flood water...

January 05, 2018

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First snowfall in 28 years hits parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina

A powerful winter storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain to parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina on Wednesday, January 3, 2017. Although measured amounts aren't impressive at all, compared to what regions further north are used too, in many places...

January 04, 2018

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Extremely cold temperatures across North America blamed for at least 7 deaths

Several blasts of very cold Arctic air affecting North America for over a week now are blamed for the deaths of at least 7 people in the United States. As long-lived cold outbreak continues across Canada and the Northern Plains, Great Lakes, Northeast, New England...

January 02, 2018

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US and Canada: Extremely cold temperatures continue, list of broken records

Extremely cold, dangerous temperatures will continue across much of the United States and southern Canada into next week, with heavy wintry precipitation continuing across the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies into Saturday, December 30. This cold blast is both...

December 29, 2017