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Heavy snowfall continues to sweep across China's northeastern provinces amid cold wave - up to 16 inches of fresh snow

Sanitation workers clear snow from a street in Hegang City, northeast China
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Sanitation workers clear snow from a street in Hegang City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Nov. 22, 2021. Heavy snowfall hit many parts of Heilongjiang recently. Staff members of various sectors are braving frigid gusts and snowflakes to ensure normal
Heavy snow and blizzards have hit China's northeastern provinces amid this year's third cold wave, which is sweeping across the country.

Snowfall in Heilongjiang and Jilin provinces went through the most aggressive phase on Monday and was forecast to continue into Wednesday, despite the cold wave showing signs of abating.

Certain parts of Heilongjiang were hit hard by blizzards, which netizens said felt like "razor blades slicing their faces."

In Harbin, Jilin and other cities across the provinces, schools and kindergartens were temporarily closed, with some slated to reopen on Wednesday.


Snowflake

Record-breaking early snowfall hits northern Hokkaido, Japan - 80cms (31 inches) of snow

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Due to the strong winter-type pressure distribution in Hokkaido, Northern Hokkaido was hit by record heavy snowfall on November 24th. It is expected that snow will continue even on the 25th, so you need to be careful about traffic obstacles.

Kazuki Nakata Reporter: "When you walk on the sidewalk, your feet are buried. About 80 cm of snow is piled up to the waist on the shoulder." It is a record heavy snowfall in Northern Hokkaido. In Nayoro City, which changed into a "midwinter landscape" in one day, the car was buried in snow. The snowfall reached 59 cm, four times the normal amount, and the citizens were chased by snow shoveling.


Ice Cube

Strange weather phenomenon leaves Lake Manitoba covered in ice balls

Lake Manitoba
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A photo taken on Nov. 21, 2021, shows a weather phenomenon that left Lake Manitoba near Steep Rock covered in balls of ice.
WINNIPEG - A weather phenomenon has left Lake Manitoba near Steep Rock covered in balls of ice, and one expert believes it all could have been caused by snowflakes.

Peter Hofbauer, a resident near Steep Rock, goes out to Lake Manitoba almost every day, but he said he found something he had never seen before when he went out to the lake on Saturday.

The lake was covered in orbs of ice.

"I've never seen ice shaped like that before," he said.

Julienne Stroeve, a professor in the University of Manitoba Department of Environment and Geography, said she was surprised when she saw the pictures of the strange ice formations.

"I have never seen anything like it," she said.

As for what caused the ice balls to form, Stroeve believes snowflakes may be the culprit.

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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Society reset interloopings in a fertilizer shortage

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Record sized cyclonic storms in both hemispheres, food manufacturers increasing prices with countries adding export taxes to grains. The real problem is on the record statements of impending fertilizer shortages, will reduce global crop yields adding to the feedback loop of higher prices.


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Snowflake Cold

Ten regions on alert for snow as early winter storm hits Spain

Spain's weather sees snow and frost as temperatures plunge across the country

Spain's weather sees snow and frost as temperatures plunge across the country
Ten Spanish regions were on alert for snowfall on Tuesday as the country braced for the brunt of the first winter storm of the season.

The storm - which arrived on Monday, 10 days before the meteorological start of winter - is caused by the "arrival of a mass of cold air from high altitudes that has triggered a sudden drop in temperatures," said Rubén del Campo, the spokesperson of Spain's national weather agency Aemet. According to Del Campo, this mass of cold air has also brought about a slow-moving storm system, known officially as an upper-level isolated depression (DANA) but more popularly known in Spain as a gota fría, or literally cold drop.

On Tuesday, Aragón, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León and La Rioja were placed on orange alert for snowfall, which is the second-highest in Aemet's three-tiered warning system. Asturias, Cantabria, Catalonia, the north of Madrid, Navarre and the Valencia region are on yellow alert, which is the lowest.


Snowflake Cold

Roads blocked, schools shut and public transport not working after strong snowfall in Birobidzhan, Russia

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Roads blocked, schools shut and public transport not working after the the second day of strong snowfall in Birobidzhan, the administrative centre of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast by Russia's border with China. Residents are out clearing snow to get cars out, extra snow ploughing equipment is sent out.


Attention

Signs and Portents: Calf born with four eyes and two mouths with crowds gathering to worship 'divine' cow in Madhya Pradesh, India

The two-headed 'divine' calf being held by its owner
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The two-headed 'divine' calf being held by its owner
A calf was born with four eyes and two mouths, leading crowds of people to gather to worship and meet the "divine" cow.

The creature was born at a farmer's house in Bhagirathpura in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.

The unique-looking calf drew plenty of attention, with witnesses deeming it a "divine miracle".

The cow can drink milk from both of its mouths and is believed to be completely healthy.


Boat

Floods affect over 25,000 in Sumatra, 4 killed in Java landslide in Indonesia

Floods in East Aceh, Indonesia, November
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Floods in East Aceh, Indonesia, November 2021.
Flooding has affected over 25,000 people in different parts of the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, over the past week. At least one person has died and another is missing after heavy rain caused a landslide in Aceh Province.

Meanwhile 4 people have died in a landslide that destroyed buildings on a roadside in Central Java Province of Java Island.

Teams are searching for one person reported missing after a landslide in the remote Rikit Gaib District in Gayo Lues Regency, Aceh Province. One person died in a building destroyed by the landslide that struck after heavy rain late 22 November 2021.


Cloud Precipitation

Heavy rains turned roads into rivers, inundate houses & overflow lakes in Bengaluru, India

Four lakes in north Bengaluru overflow, flood adjacent areas

Four lakes in north Bengaluru overflow, flood adjacent areas
Bengaluru has turned into a big pool after days of heavy rains triggered floods in the IT hub of India. The roads in the city have turned small rivers with a lot of people stuck in their homes and residential societies.

At several locals, water has entered shops and residential houses. Police and rescue workers were seen taking out people in boats from vulnerable locations.

Aid workers were seen distributing food essentials as massive rains hit the supplies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Karnataka CM and assured full support to overcome the flood situation in Bengaluru and rest of the state.

Watch this report for more.


Ice Cube

School cancelled in Yakutia, Russia as temperatures plunge to -50C (-58F), rare late-snows hit Argentina, + parts of Antarctica are holding unusually cold

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SCHOOL CANCELLED IN YAKUTIA, RUSSIA AS TEMPERATURES PLUNGE TO -50C (-58F)

Pupils across at least ten villages in the remote Russian region of Yakutia have been ordered to stay at home and study via distance learning as the mercury outside touched -50C (-58F), reports rt.com.

On Monday, November 22, the local government instructed 700 students to stay at home after a low of -50C (-58F) was recorded in the village of Kylaiy, in the Ust-Aldan district of Yakutia province — not too far from the region's largest city of Yakutsk.

Other notable lows in the province include the -45C (-49F) in Batamay; the -44.8C (-48.6F) in Kerbo, Central Siberia; the -39.6C (-39.3F) in Verkhoyansk.