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  • Snow in France and it's almost May? Mais oui, in Normandy!

    04/30/2018 6:43:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 30 April 2018 14:43 CEST+02:00
    The weather in France has been very varied in recent weeks, but nobody could have expected snow on April 30th. Many residents of the northern French region of Normandy woke up on Monday to find a considerable layer of snowfall on their rooftops and cars. The mercury dropped to around zero in many parts of the historical region, with the departments of Eure and Seine-Maritime registering the lowest temperatures. In the city of Rouen, the wind chill made it feel like a frosty –5°C in the early hours of the morning. It may have only been a couple of centimeters...
  • Billings (finally) breaks the snowfall record (106.1 inches)

    04/24/2018 5:36:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | 4/23/18 | Larry Mayer
    Billings-area residents trudged through the slush Monday, but the storm brought some "good" news: The long winter of suffering has not been in vain. Shortly after 10 a.m., the National Weather Service in Billings announced that a scant 0.1 inches of snow had fallen — not enough to accumulate much on the ground or streets, but enough to break the single-season snowfall record. The measuring station at Billings Logan International Airport recorded 2.6 inches by 1 p.m., bringing the yearly total to 106.1 inches.
  • #OpenWhineWednesday: Riding the Corduroy Into the Sunset

    04/04/2018 6:36:24 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-4-18 | MOTUS
    Freshly groomed corduroy slopes at Deer Valley, before they turn to mush So here’s the deal, today is our last ski day of the season. Technically the resort is open through Sunday but the weather for the rest of the week is going to be warm and/or rainy. Now, there was a time when I loved skiing in spring’s soft, slushy, corn snow. But that time was about 20 years ago, when my knees still had reasonably functioning cartilage and tendons that still had a little stretch left in them. So today is it: the last day of the season...
  • Spring storm hits Northeast, bringing NYC the most April snow in over 30 years

    04/02/2018 10:58:36 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 2, 2018 | MAX GOLEMBO and EMILY SHAPIRO
    It may be spring, but it feels like winter for the Northeast this morning as a snowstorm moves through Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and New England. The latest The snowfall rate at New York's LaGuardia Airport reached 2 inches per hour this morning. New York City saw 5.5 inches of snow this morning -- its heaviest April snowfall since 1982 when the city was dumped with 9.6 inches. Kimberly Richardson ✔ @kemrichardson7 Wow! #nyc right now #centralpark Beautiful but enough !!!!! #snow @ABC7NY 8:43 AM - Apr 2, 2018 The New York Yankees canceled today's home opener due to...
  • NYC might get nearly a foot of snow from another nor’easter

    03/20/2018 8:00:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    On the first day of spring, the fourth nor’easter in a month is barreling toward the Big Apple, where it is expected to dump as much as 10 inches of snow and disrupt travel Wednesday. A winter storm warning is in effect from 12 a.m. Wednesday until 8 a.m. Thursday, with heavy snow and winds of about 45 mph expected, according to AccuWeather. “The wintry mix during the evening commute will change to all snow overnight (Wednesday) as the temperatures fall to the upper 20s,” AccuWeather meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said. The snow will intensify during the day Wednesday and is...
  • Thundersnow hammers the East Coast, and so do the jokes

    03/07/2018 3:39:08 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 65 replies
    CNET ^ | March 7, 2018 | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
    Because the snowstorm currently hitting the East Coast isn't enough, it's also bringing with it thundersnow. That weather phenomenon is exactly what it sounds like: a snowstorm that features thunder and lightning. Very, very frightening. "Thunderstorms accompanied by snow are usually of a different character than the 'normal' thunderstorm," Weather.com explained in 2015. "Thundersnow develops when the air is below freezing near the ground, and unlike most summer thunderstorms, it isn't near-ground air that rises all the way into the tall thunderstorm top. The instability is in only a shallow layer aloft. In thundersnow, the 'action' mainly takes place in...
  • Seven Feet Of Snow In Northern California Puts Screeching Halt To State’s Drought

    03/03/2018 7:23:21 AM PST · by rktman · 66 replies
    dalilycallwe.xom ^ | 3/2/2018 | Chris White
    A massive snowstorm Friday in Northern California could bring the state’s lengthy drought to end while leaving two feet of snow in the mountains near Los Angeles. The Sierra Nevada Mountains has seen two feet of snow and winds gusting over 100 miles per hour. More than 22,000 Montecito residents evacuated their homes as rain continued to pound the area — California’s weather comes as a nor’easter clobbers parts of the East Coast. “The worst of the storm has passed, and we are cautiously optimistic that due to a significant amount of pre-storm preparation we have come through this with...
  • Winter storm on tap for late Thursday night - Friday-CNY

    03/01/2018 7:04:03 PM PST · by metmom · 32 replies
    WSYR.com ^ | Mar 01, 2018 | John DiPasquale
    SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - Thursday Daytime: The weather over central New York through sunset Thursday will be dry with no travel issues. Some sun could mix in with the clouds during the middle of the day but regardless temperatures will remain above normal. Syracuse could approach 50 degrees. Thursday Evening: Precipitation will move into central New York from the southwest during the first part of the night. Early in the evening rain (perhaps mixing with snow) will move across the Finger Lakes. Rain should move into the Syracuse area at or just before midnight. Thursday Overnight: As one storm over Pennsylvania...
  • Snow covers SAHARA DESERT for the third time in 40 years as storm sees 16 INCHES in one day (tr)

    01/08/2018 7:50:14 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 8, 2018 | Jo Riley
    Up to 16 inches of snow has fallen on an town in the Sahara desert after a freak winter storm hit the area on Sunday. This is the third time in 37 years that the town of Ain Sefra in Algeria has seen snow cover the red sand dunes of the desert. Snow started falling in the early hours of Sunday morning and it quickly began settling on the sand. While the town saw an inch or two, the sand dunes on its outskirts were covered in snow.
  • Why Are We So Bad at Predicting How Much Snow We’ll Get?

    01/04/2018 5:38:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Slate ^ | JAN. 3 2018 | Geoff Fox
    We’ve gotten better, but there are still a lot of calculations at play.How much is it going to snow Thursday? As a meteorologist, the bane of my existence is predicting snow. It is the most difficult forecast I make with dozens of different ways it can go wrong. More troubling, it’s probably the forecast most scrutinized before and after the fact. But why? What is it about snow that makes it so tough to pin down? Though temperatures at ground level are important, the critical numbers for assessing snowfall are much higher up in the atmosphere. We’re looking for ice...
  • Yes, snow is really falling in Tallahassee, FL

    01/03/2018 6:57:40 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    News 96.5 ^ | January 3, 2018 | Josh Miranda
    It’s true -- you are not dreaming. For the first time in 28 years, snow fell on the streets of Tallahassee, Florida during rush hour Wednesday morning. The conditions are cold enough for the snow to form, but videos show it quickly melting as it hits the ground. The National Weather Service measured 0.1” of snow/sleet on their rooftop. Roughly 50 miles of Interstate 10 have been closed in Tallahassee due to snow an ice. In lieu of the traditional salt, the unusual weather has prompted Florida Highway Patrol to lay down sand to melt the ice, according to ABC...
  • Unforgiving Cold Snap Will Engulf Eastern 2/3rds of Nation Through New Year's Day

    12/27/2017 8:01:49 AM PST · by PBRCat · 79 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Jason Samenow
    For many parts of the nation, a prolonged period of punishing cold is just getting started. The cold snap that descended on much of the nation from the Rockies eastward on Christmas Eve is predicted to become further entrenched and even more biting in the coming days. The worst of the cold may grip the central United States from Saturday through New Year’s Day, when temperatures may fall more than 30 degrees below normal. Then it may spill eastward. As the Arctic air poured over the Great Lakes, it produced astronomical snowfall amounts. An incredible 53 inches of snow piled...
  • Erie gets record snowfall during Christmas blizzard

    12/26/2017 8:25:30 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 26, 2017
    The good news for many in the Northeast and Midwest was that it was a white Christmas. The bad news was that a blizzard swept into parts of New England and bitter cold enveloped much of the Midwest. Erie, Pa., recieved a record 34 inches of snow. NWS Cleveland ✔ @NWSCLE Erie, PA received 34" of snow on Christmas Day! This is a new all-time daily snowfall record. The previous record was 20" set on 11/22/56. For reference, the greatest 3-day snowfall in Erie was 30.2" (12/29-31/2002), greatest 7-day snowfall is 39.8" (12/27/01-1/2/2002) #pawx 1:26 AM - Dec 26, 2017...
  • In Maine, Snow Is Everywhere. But Not Snowplow Drivers.

    12/25/2017 11:12:44 AM PST · by qwerty1234 · 56 replies
    Maine is having trouble finding enough snowplow drivers, another sign of the way low unemployment is taxing states. The state Department of Transportation has about 50 openings among about 700 positions and expects 30 snow storms in the season that stretches from mid-November to mid-April. Exacerbating the problem: some cities like Portland hire their own drivers and pay more, and private sector demand for experienced drivers is also high.
  • VANITY: Show Us Your Weather!

    12/24/2017 11:04:46 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 33 replies
    Post a seven day forecast for Christmas week at your locale.
  • Search For Global Warming Yields Snow

    12/21/2017 8:12:13 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 29 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 21, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    And leaves academics stunned. "A study released Tuesday in the journal Scientific Reports found that snowfall on the highest peak in the Alaska Range has more than doubled since the start of the Industrial Revolution in the mid-19th century, which researchers attribute to climate change," Valerie Richardson reported in The Washington Times on December 19, 2017. "We were shocked when we first saw how much snowfall has increased," Erich Osterberg, an assistant professor of earth sciences who led the investigation with researchers from Dartmouth, the University of Maine and the University of New Hampshire, stated.
  • Climate change driving record snows in Alaskan mountains - study

    12/19/2017 3:17:31 PM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 19, 2017
    Snowfalls atop an Alaskan mountain range have doubled since the start of the industrial age, evidence that climate change can trigger major increases in regional precipitation, according to research published in the journal Scientific Reports on Tuesday. The study by researchers from Dartmouth College, the University of Maine and the University of New Hampshire, shows modern snowfall levels in the Alaska Range at the highest in at least 1,200 years, averaging some 18 feet per year from around 8 feet per year from 1600-1840. [Snip] The research was based on an analysis of two ice core samples collected at 13,000...
  • University compared to HITLER for snow tweet wishing for a ‘white campus’

    12/14/2017 5:42:57 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    The Sun ^ | December 14, 2017 | Gemma Mullin
    A TOP university was compared to HITLER on social media after posting a tweet asking students if they were “dreaming of a white campus”. University College London was forced to apologise for referencing Bing Crosby's White Christmas while informing students they would remain open amid snowfall. @LFizzia Replying to @ucl You know who else dreamt of a white campus? Hitler, that’s who. Disgusting This Twitter user compared a university to HITLER after it tweeted asking students if they were 'dreaming of a white campus' ahead of the forecast snowfall Outraged social media users mocked the tweet, branding uni bosses "a...
  • SNOW-MAGEDDON! Britain is paralysed [trunc.]

    12/11/2017 2:13:18 AM PST · by jjotto · 47 replies
    [UK] Daily Mail ^ | 11 December 2017 | Mark Duell and Martin Robinson
    SNOW-MAGEDDON! Britain paralysed with 50,000 BA passengers stranded, hundreds of schools shut and dangerous icy roads on 'Black Monday' - after lows of -12.2C overnight with WORSE still to come. 'Black Monday' with more snow due and swathes of ice on the roads as temperatures dropped to -8C, Schools across the UK have been shut today after the country was hit by a so-called 'snowbomb' yesterday. Thousands of homes were left without power and Brits faced travel chaos as trains and flights were cancelled. In particular, Birmingham will grind to a halt on Monday after all of its schools will...
  • Snowmen in Alabama? Sledding in Mississippi? From Texas to Georgia, snow blankets the South

    12/09/2017 6:23:36 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 80 replies
    MSN Web site ^ | 9 Dec 2017 | Jenny Jarvie and Jaweed Kaleem
    ATLANTA. Snow blanketed a vast swath of the Deep South on Friday, triggering a flurry of winter weather warnings that closed businesses and schools, canceled hundreds of flights and caused traffic gridlock. It also unleashed a flurry of snowman construction and sledding in places more accustomed to sunshine than snow. The storm dropped a rare coating of snow as far south as Brownsville, Texas - near the border of Mexico - up through southern Louisiana and parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and the southern Appalachians. "This is an unusual event - to see snow falling this early in the season...