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‘Snowbomb’ Begins in the U.K., Polar Vortex Brings End of Winter Freeze

A polar vortex blowing south and west from Iceland has already started dumping snow across parts of the U.K., with the Met Office warning snow and below zero temperatures...

Extreme blizzard hits California, Nevada, Traps Travelers on Mountain Interstate

The National Weather Service in Sacramento CA reported Sunday on their Facebook page that the Blizzard that started on Friday continues now into Monday and possibly Tuesday: A Blizzard Warning...

Colder Weather and Snow Provides a Bit of Relief for Texas Wildfires

Image: 24-hour temperature change from 3 p.m. Tuesday to 3 p.m. Wednesday. Most of Texas saw temperatures drop between 20 and 35 degrees in 24 hours. Graph output from...

With More Snow on the Way, A New Record in Sight for Anchorage Alaska

With a new winter storm on its way, Anchorage, Alaska, where temperatures during the last week of February are seeing daytime highs only in the low teens and nighttime...

Strong Winter Storm Prompts Winter Storm Warnings for 10 States

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued Winter Storm Warnings for Alaska and nine other states from the Northwest through the Rocky Mountains. “The National Weather Service issued alerts for Alaska,...

Saudi’s Picnic in Rare Snow

Harper’s Bazaar Arabia reports that the Tabuk region of Saudi Arabia were greeted by a relatively rare sight on February 15, snow. “After a chilly week and hailstorm hit the...

California’s Sierra Nevada Makes a Remarkable Recovery from ‘Snow drought’

Image by National Weather Service, Sacramento, CA, Data courtesy CDEC/DWR The Los Angeles Times (LAT) reports that recent storms brought the snow levels in California’s Sierra Nevada’s nearly up to...

Beijing Closes Snow Covered Highways

Image: Screencap from video by BNN Breaking News, Beijing, China. The Chinese government closed highways to and around its capitol, Beijing, on February 21, reports Reuters. “Authorities in Beijing shut some...

Mongolia Suffers Under Extreme Cold and Record Snow

Image: Andrew Cullen (UNICEF) Men use sticks to wade through deep snow in rural Khovd province in far-western Mongolia. The United Nations is reporting that 90 percent of Mongolia is...

South Pole Station Having Winterlike Summer

The Amundsen-Scott South Pole (ASSP) weather station, operated by the National Science Foundation’s United States Antarctic Program, is experiencing very winterlike conditions this summer. Both daily high and low temperatures...

Winter Storm Dumps Snow, Rain, in Death Valley National Park

Image: Snow at Death Valley National Park’s CA-190 west entrance on February 8. By Elyscia Letterman, National Park Service. The location where the hottest temperature was ever recorded on the...

Great Falls, Montana Gets “Impactful Snow” and Below Normal Temperatures

The U.S. National Weather Service issued Winter Storm Warnings for western and central Montana in mid-February for extremely cold temperatures and heavy snow. KRTV 3 described the snow as “impactful.”...

More Than 1,100 Flights Canceled Tuesday Due to Nor’Easter

Domestic U.S. air travelers faced major flight headaches Tuesday as a powerful Nor'easter brought a mix of snow, ice, rain, and wind to much of the East Coast and...

Winter Nor’easter Bringing Heavy Snowfall in Northeastern U.S.

A Nor'easter is bringing strong winds and heavy snowfall from the central Appalachians through southern New England which could damage trees, power lines, and disrupt travel. As seen in the...

Winter Storm Warning Issued for Nine States, Heavy Snow Falling

Image: National snow depth map from the National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Winter Storm Warning for nine western states for February...

Missing People in Nevada Snow Avalanche Found Safe

USA Today reported that four people designated missing after an avalanche at a ski area in Lee Canyon/Mt. Charleston, Nevada, have been found safe by search and rescue teams. Lee Canyon,...

Winter Storm Creates Problems in Nova Scotia

Image: Resident of Nova Scotia digs out. Screencap from CBC news video CTV News reports that a severe winter storm dumped more than a meter of heavy snow, nearly two...

China’s Lunar New Year Celebrations Disrupted by Severe Winter Weather

“Hundreds of flights and trains have been canceled as China’s most important holiday approaches, and more bad weather is in the forecast,” reports the New York Times. “Snow and...

Snowstorm Pummels Northern California

Image above from Sacramento, CA National Weather Service Forecast Office. The first major winter snowstorm of 2024 slammed into Northern California during the February 3rd and 4th weekend. The storm...

Snow Blankets Cyprus’ Mountains

Photo: Weather Enthusiasts of Cyprus on Facebook. Cyprus, with its subtropical climate, rarely gets snow, but snow is just what it got in late-January. An Instagram post reported on the storm...

Atmospheric River Brings Snow, High Winds, and Freezing Temperatures to the Rocky Mountain West

Image: Pacific satellite view showing atmospheric river impacting California on Sunday 2/4/24 - Source: IntelliWeather.com  Reporting on extreme winter weather coating Colorado with snow, the Ark Valley Voice wrote on...

Anchorage’s “Pandemic of Snow,” Is Caving in Roofs and Frustrating Residents

Image: Anchorage residents clear snow on Monday. (Elyssa Loughlin/Alaska Public Media) The Associated Press (AP) reports that Anchorage, Alaska is on pace to break its all-time winter record for snow,...

China Issues Emergency Notice in Response to Extended Winter Storm

Image: A man walks by a frozen lake at a park during winter solstice in Beijing, China Dec. 22, 2023. Source: Voice of America China, which has already experienced a...

Turkey Has Been Battered by Severe Winter Weather, Dumping Heavy Snow

Image: Screencap from video posted by Rudaw English As much as 5 meters, about 16 ½ feet of snow, has fallen in some areas of Turkey, leaving villages snowed in,...

Near Record Setting Snowfall in Juneau, Sinks Boats, Crushes Roofs, Poses Avalanche Threat

Image: Sceeencap showing snow causing sinking boats - from the Juneau Harbormaster via their Facebook page. Bitter cold and more than five feet of snowfall in just a few days...