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Subfreezing Temperatures in the Sierra Nevada

The National Weather Service in Reno, Nevada issued a “special weather statement” warning of below freezing temperatures in parts of Nevada and the Sierra Nevada, due to an early...

Lake Tahoe Region Benefits from Early Snow

The Press-Democrat reports that the Lake Tahoe region received an early and welcome snowfall on September 18. “On Sunday, the National Weather Service’s Reno office tweeted that the first snow...

Sonora Pass, CA, Closed Due to Ice and Snow

An early winter storm currently in progress in California is bringing snow to the mountain passes. Snow is expected to fall today near Yosemite. According to the California Dept. of...

European Alps and the Andes Among Areas Receiving Snow Over the Weekend

Snow-Forecast.com reports snow fell in spots across a wide range of areas of Earth, perhaps most heavily in parts of the Alps and the Andes this past weekend. For example,...

End of Summer – Snow Falls in Colorado and Parts of Canada

Skiers are gearing up in Colorado, according to InTheSnow.com, after Colorado reported its second round of snowfall in September. “Most of the states ski areas posted pictures and video of...

Winter Arrives on Mount Washington

The New Hampshire Union Leader is reporting that Mount Washington dropped below freezing overnight, and iced over on Thursday morning. Mount Washington stands at 6,288 feet, and contains a meteorological...

A Third Colder than Normal La Niña Winter Might be Coming for Washington State

The Seattle Times is reporting that a rare third consecutive La Niña winter could be in the forecast. This would likely put Washington state into a colder than usual winter,...

Youngstown Ohio Temperature Well Below Normal

WKBN News 27 notes that temperatures have taken a big dip: “Temperatures Tuesday only rose into the 60s. The official high at the Youngstown climate reporting site, the Youngstown/Warren Regional...

Parts of Finland, Russia, and Belarus Getting an Early Taste of Winter

Electroverse reports that Finland experienced below freezing temperatures in the first week of September, and Kaliningrad, Russia and Minsk, Belarus saw temperatures dip sufficiently to experience frost on the...

Polar Vortex Forming In the Upper Atmosphere That Will Impact Winter

Severe Weather Europe is reporting that a polar vortex is forming in the Stratosphere over the North Pole. “It began forming as seasonal cooling intensified and will continue to strengthen...

Winter Lingers in Australia as late-Winter “Cold Front,” Brings Rain, Hail, and Snow

Nature World News reports a late winter cold front combined with a low pressure system is bringing an extended period of wet weather including heavy rains, large hail, and...

Christchurch New Zealand Wakes to Subzero Temperatures

From Stuff.co.nz comes this frigid report: It’s been a cold start after temperatures plummeted overnight, with Christchurch the coldest main city and Auckland dropping near zero. The temperature at Christchurch Airport...

Third Straight Year of La Nina suggests Western U.S. Will Have Low Snowfall this Winter

The Western United States may be in for another below normal water year. Below is a series of excerpts of winter 2022/2023 snowfall predictions based on the La Nina pattern...

Temperatures ‘colder than 0C’ to hit New Zealand

New Zealand's weather service, NIWA MetService, said on Twitter that sub freezing temperatures will hit the island nation on Tuesday and Wednesday. MetService said the cold blast means large parts...

Sydney temperature dropped 13 degrees in three hours when cold snap hit

Australia's ABC News reported: Thermometers at Badgerys Creek in Sydney's west dropped 13 degrees Celsius (23F) in just three hours shortly after lunchtime. By 4pm it was 10C at Observatory Hill,...

Late Winter Snowfall Blankets Australia’s Blue Mountains, Ice Closes Various Roads

The Guardian reports that a “cold blast,” hit New South Wales in late August, ending the official winter season in Australia’s Blue Mountains with a coating of snow and...

Ski Resort Thriving in Lesotho, Southern Africa

Lesotho, a small African kingdom completely surrounded by South Africa, boasts the continent’s only operating ski resort south of the equator. Due to good snowfall this year, Africa News...

Snow Came Early to Alaska, Complicating Highway Travel

In early August the National Weather Service (NWS) issued an earlier than usual Winter Storm Warning for parts of Alaska. Fox Weather reports a “combination of cooler air, plenty of...

Scotland Experienced Coldest Winter in a Decade, Says BBC

The BBC recently reported that Scotland’s 2021/2022 winter season was unusually cold. Met Office forecasters said the Scotland recorded its coldest winter since 2011, with the west of Scotland being...

NWS Predicts More Winter Snow for Chicago, Great Lakes

NBC Chicago reports: Let it Snow? Chicago Area Could See More Precipitation Than Normal This Winter, NWS Models Show While we’re still enjoying summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the winter could...

Cooler than Normal August in the Balkans

Electroverse notes: While the Western half of Europe has witnessed a hot summer, the opposite has been true across the Eastern part of Europe. Continuing that trend, the Balkans and also...

Midland Texas Sets a ‘record cold high’ – In August

After a scorching heat wave during much of July and August, Texas has now received below-average temperatures, and even set a new record. The National Weather Service in Midland Texas...

‘Rare’ Summer Frosts Sweep Siberia and Central Asia

Electroverse reports: The first Arctic air masses of the season are already sweeping Siberia and Central Asia, weeks ahead of schedule. Rare summer freezes are affecting Siberia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, as well...

Ireland Stuck in a Cold Wave That Has No End in Sight

An interview on Irelands’ Newstalk Breakfast with Met Éireann’s meteorologist Joanna Donnelly had a cold, candid, admission according to this article on Newstalk Breakfast’s website. They write: While parts of...

Namibian Farmers Losing Crops to Unusual Frost

The Namibian reports farmers in Etunda, Namibia have lost crops due to unusually cold weather and plant killing frosts. “The recent cold weather in the country has Etunda fresh producers...

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