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Dozens of villages cut off by up to 5 feet of snow in north of India

snowfall continue in northern state

Snowfall continues in northern state
Dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including those near the Line of Control (LoC) besides border towns of Machil, Keran, Karnah, Gurez, remained cut off for the fourth day on Saturday due to heavy snowfall.

The Kupwara-Machil, Kupwara-Keran and Kupwara-Karnah roads besides road to border town of Gurez, surrounded by Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) from three sides, from Bandipora remained closed due to fresh snowfall.

There was about two feet to five feet of fresh snowfall forcing authorities to suspend traffic on dozens of roads leading to far-flung and remote villages, including those near LoC, official sources said.


Snowfall will become a thing of the pass: 18 inches of new snow in 24 hours for White Pass, Washington

White pass
More than 18 inches of new snow has allowed the White Pass Ski Area to open for the Christmas season on Saturday for limited operations.

White Pass General Manager Kevin McCarthy says snow in the past two days helped fill areas that were lacking snow and will allow the area to open for business on Saturday.

He says they'll operate the Great White and Triple chairlifts as well as carpets.

That's great news to thousands of skiers and snowboarders who had been hoping for an earlier opening of the area because of early season snow.


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Brazil meatpackers warn of corn shortages in 2020 -- this is unlike greens or vegetables, as corn is a STAPLE for people and livestock -- and Christian warns that the global warming agenda is shifting: as the world's food supply is destroyed, they will scream "CO2" and push through the totalitarian agenda, holding the world hostage. Spread the word and start growing food.



Thousands' of dead mackerel found in Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand

"The birds had picked the eyes out but the flesh had not been touched," Wendy Morrell said.
There's something fishy going on in the Hauraki Gulf - thousands of dead mackerel were found floating in the sea near an island beach.

Wendy Morrell - steward of the Twitter account 'Adventures of Mr Muppet and first mate, Oscar' - documented the curious event while sailing near Auckland's Kawau Island on Thursday.

The biblical scene got "weirder and weirder" as she got closer to the shore near Bostaquet Bay.

"About midway through our journey from Algies Bay to Kawau Island we saw the odd fish bobbing on the surface," Morrell told Stuff.

Cloud Precipitation

Delhi records highest 24-hour December rainfall in 22 years

Delhi rain
The national Capital recorded its highest 24-hour December rainfall since 1997 on Friday, MeT officials said.

The Safdarjung Observatory recorded 33.5 mm rainfall, the second highest after 70 mm in December 1997.

The Palam weather station registered an all-time December high of 40.2 mm in the last 24 hours. It had measured 33.7 mm rainfall on December 3, 1997, the officials said.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its weekly weather forecast said foggy days will start from Saturday. "Moderate to dense fog from December 14 to December 19," MeT updated in Regional Weather Forecast for Delhi.

For the next week, minimum temperature will remain at 8 degrees Celsius and maximum will fluctuate between 18 and 20 degrees Celsius.


Strange sky sounds recorded in Valkenswaard, the Netherlands

In the southern Dutch town of Valkenswaard strange sounds were heard coming from the sky. Roy van Zon, a resident of Valkenswaard, recorded the sounds that appeared in the evening hours of December 9th and 10th. The video can be seen below:

On van Zon's Facebook page, others in the area wrote they also heard the sounds and one other person also recorded the sounds and posted it in the comments section. In a live radio interview with Radio 538, van Zon said: "I received messages from people saying that I edited this, but I didn't do that. I'm glad I wasn't the only one who heard these sounds, as I thought I was going crazy." In another radio interview, with Qmusic this time, van Zon notes that he heard the sounds on Monday for the first time, and on Tuesday evening for the second time.

Comment: See also: For a possible explanation of these sounds, see this video on our YouTube channel.

Snowflake Cold

Two feet of snowfall hits areas of Nepal

Snowfall has occurred in Mustang and Myagdi districts since Friday morning. Two feet of snow has fallen in the upper parts of Myagdi district, locals said.

With the snowfall, the temperature has gone down, hitting the normal life in the highlands.

Touristic places including Ghodepani of Annapurna Rural Municipality-6, Gurja of Dhaulagiri Rural Municipality have witnessed a heavy snowfall, according to locals.

The biting cold caused by the December snow has forced the locals to stay indoors, hurdling around fires, said Rupesh Subedi, headmaster of Janakalyan Secondary School, Gurja.


A foot of snow dumped overnight on Mount Washington in British Columbia

Overnight Wednesday, Mount Washington Alpine Resort received 31 cm of fresh snow, along with a light snowfall into Thursday morning.
© Screenshot/Mount Washington Alpine
Overnight Wednesday, Mount Washington Alpine Resort received 31 cm of fresh snow, along with a light snowfall into Thursday morning.
It's a welcome sight for those waiting to break out the skis and snowshoes.

Overnight Wednesday, Mount Washington Alpine Resort received 31 cm of fresh snow, along with a light snowfall into Thursday morning.

Last week, the resort announced they were pushing back their original opening day of Dec. 6 due to lack of snow.

"...Without old man winter making an appearance just yet, we're forced to delay the start of the winter 2019/20 season. We're ready and waiting as patiently as possible, and we know you are too," read their posting on social media last week.

Cloud Precipitation

'This is crazy!' Cricket ball-sized hailstones destroy home in Queensland, Australia

Cricket ball-sized hailstones destroy home

Cricket ball-sized hailstones destroy home
A massive hail storm struck the Gympie region in Queensland, Australia, on December 13, with residents reporting hailstones up to 10 centimeters in diameter.

The storm, which reportedly left 8,600 homes and businesses without power, started on the Gold Coast and tracked north via Brisbane.

This footage, posted by Sharlene Stolberg, shows the size of the hailstones. "Our house is destroyed," Stolberg said. "Water [is] coming through our house, massive holes all over our roof. Bloody scary I tell ya!"

The wild weather follows a storm on Wednesday in Brisbane, which dropped more rain in one night than in the previous seven months.

Credit: Sharlene Stolberg via Storyful

Cloud Lightning

Lightning strikes kill 6 in Malawi

Lighting has struck and killed a 44-year-old person in Chikwawa, bringing the death toll of those struck by lightning to six since Wednesday.

Chikwawa police spokesperson Foster Benjamin has confirmed of the deaths due to lightning.

He said three of the victims were struck by the lighting while in their gardens whilst the three others took shelter under trees when it was raining.

Benjamin has since advised people to avoid taking shelter under trees when it is raining, saying lightning strikes tallest objects in an area.

Most of the victims hail from chief Ngabu's area in the district.