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Record snow and ice falls in Upper Midwest, new storm to hit California this weekend

Seven states from Minnesota to Kansas are under ice and snow alerts Friday morning.
© ABC News
Seven states from Minnesota to Kansas are under ice and snow alerts Friday morning.
Seven states from Minnesota to Kansas are under ice and snow alerts Friday.

There was record snowfall in the Upper Midwest Thursday. In Grand Forks, North Dakota, almost 10 inches fell and Fargo, North Dakota, received almost 5 inches of snow.

Wyoming saw the largest amount of snowfall, with 21 inches.


Seven states from Minnesota to Kansas are under ice and snow alerts Friday morning.


Comment: More details: Winterlike storm dumps up to 23 inches of fresh snow in Montana and Wyoming


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Mountain passes hit by nearly 10 inches of spring snow in Kyrgyzstan

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After snowfalls on April 2 and 3, the snow cover on the mountian passes reached 20-25 cm in height, the Ministry of Transport and Roads reported.

The Too-Ashuu, Chyirchyk, Taldyk, Tonmurun mountain passes were cleared from snow.

Inert materials were applied to improve traction.

All roads are open.

The Ministry of Transport asked drivers to have winter tyres, tyre chains and a shovel if they plan to drive through mountain passes.

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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: No physical gold and rare Tokyo snow

Rare Tokyo snow
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Rare snows blanket downtown Tokyo and Nagoya during the blossom festival as pink flowers blend with white. Physical gold and silver almost gone across the planet. Toilet Paper Coin record gains.


Comment: Out-of-season snow falls in Tokyo, Japan


Cloud Precipitation

Flash floods hit Castellón, Spain after highest rainfall in 30 years - nearly 8 inches in 24 hours

Flood rescue in Castellon, Spain, April 2020.
© Diputació de Castellón
Flood rescue in Castellon, Spain, April 2020.
Torrential rain caused flash flooding in coastal areas of Province of Castellón in the Valencia Region of Spain on 01 April 2020.

Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET) said some areas recorded their highest daily rainfall totals in more than 30 years. La Pobla Tornesa recorded 197.6mm of rain in 24 hours to 01 April. On the same day, 48 mm of rain fell in 4 hours in Vilafamés.

The worst affected areas were the towns of Almassora, Borriana, Oropesa and Vilafamés. The provincial government also reported some flooding in Benicàssim, Villarreal, Vinaròs, Traiguera, Benicarló and Peñíscola.


Ice Cube

Earth's temperature plunged in March - Global cooling from here on out

Global lower atmosphere chart
The Global Lower Atmosphere plunged 0.28C in March to 0.48C, from its (expected early-year) high of 0.76C in February. Looking at the Sun, the cycles, the past, and the graphs, it is reasonable to assume there's only one trend from here on out, and that's down...

Take the previous anomalous "warming spikes" on the UAH Satellite-Based Temperature of the Global Lower Atmosphere chart (below) — they generally occur at the beginning of a year, and then are quickly followed by a sharp downward plunge:

UAH global temperatures
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A continuation of March's sharp downward plunge (with the odd bump on the way) is highly probable over the months ahead, and we can now consider a reading below baseline by the end of the year "likely".

The Grand Solar Minimum is intensifying.

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Winterlike storm dumps up to 23 inches of fresh snow in Montana and Wyoming

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The proverb 'April showers bring May flowers' might not apply to the north-central United States this year as the start of the new month brought a far-reaching snowstorm to the region.

The largest snowfall accumulations were reported in the higher elevations, with a general 10 to 20 inches of snow falling over the mountains of Wyoming and Montana. One mountain just north of Cooke City, Montana, was buried under 23 inches of fresh snow, the highest snow total reported across the region.

By daybreak on Thursday, most of the snow had shifted over the Dakotas as the storm tracked eastward, covering the Black Hills with nearly a foot of snow.

Rapid City, South Dakota, measured 6.5 inches on Wednesday, making it the snowiest start to April on record, according to the National Weather Service office in Rapid City. The previous snowfall record for April 1 was 3 inches set back in 1927. A few more inches of accumulation are in the forecast before the snow tapers off by the weekend.

Cloud Lightning

Volcanoes, earthquakes, storms, floods and wildfires in March 2020

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The best weather videos of March 2020, including videos from:

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Mt Merapi, Indonesia
Cariacica, Brazil
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Snaith, Yorkshire, England
Republic of Ireland
Esquel, Argentina
Mann, California
Charleston, South Carolina

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Heavy April snowfall closes roads on Mount Hortiatis in Greece - foot of snow overnight

snow greece
Eleven snow ploughs were dispatched by municipal authorities in northern Greece to clear roads on and around Mount Hortiatis, which received more than 30 centimeters of snowfall overnight and on Thursday morning.

Heavy snowfall in the highlands and strong downpours at lower altitudes continued to cause problems on the roads between the village of Hortiatis and Agios Vasilios, Oraiokastro and Melissohori, and also between Langada and Iraklio, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA) reported.


Cloud Lightning

Lightning strike on high-voltage power line kills 20 in Congo

LIGHTNING
Twenty people were killed Wednesday when a lightning strike damaged a high-voltage power line in a suburb of the Congolese capital Brazzaville, the local mayor and witnesses said.

The mayor of Kintele, Stella Mensah Sassou Nguesso, told state radio that seven bodies had been sent to a nearby morgue and another 13 to a mortuary in the capital.


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Spring snowfall covers northern Albania

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As the saying goes, 'April showers bring May flowers'. But many areas around the world just enjoyed an unexpected April treat-snow showers! Over the past few weeks, the weather fluctuated from chilly and damp to warm and spring-like. With a few recent days of sunshine and warmer temperatures, a handful of plants responded to Nature's call for Spring. But clearly, Winter was not ready to let go.

Heavy falling of snow has been recorded this Wednesday in many counties of Albania.

As a result of this blizzard, 5 cm of snow have accumulated in different districts of northern and 20 cm in mountainous areas, but other remote areas have sustained a thickness of 60 cm and lower areas of 20 cm.