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Snowflake

Parts of Kansas saw up to a foot of snow from winter storm

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Winter weather moved through Kansas Thursday morning, bringing slick roads that led crashes and slide offs across Wichita.

Westbound Kellogg saw delays all morning after a crash near Washington. Northbound 235 was in a similar situation after a crash near 29th N. There were other crashes across the area, but no serious injuries were reported.

The highest snowfall amount recorded in Wichita so far is 2.4-inches. That came from the 21st and Maize area. 1.7-inches of snow was recorded at the Eisenhower airport.


Ice Cube

Record cold, record-fast zonal winds, missing NLCs and an open ozone hole: Antarctic weather has scientists in a spin

Antarctica


Consider it just the tip of the iceberg: noctilucent clouds (NLCs) over the south pole are AWOL this year, writes Dr. Tony Phillips of spaceweather.com.


NLCs are Earth's highest clouds. Water crystallizing around specks of dust 83 km above Earth's surface creates beautiful electric-blue structures, typically visible from November to February in the southern hemisphere, and May to August in its north counterpart. Their appearance over Antarctica in 2020 is now seriously overdue.

"Normally we see the first NLCs of the southern season around Nov. 21st," says Cora Randall of the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP). "But this year, it's already December and we're still waiting."

Ice Cube

Delhi records coldest November in 71 years

Cold temps in Delhi
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The month of November was the coldest in the national capital in 71 years, with the mean minimum temperature dropping to 10.2 degrees Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department.

Delhi had recorded a mean minimum temperature of 10.2 degrees Celsius in November 1949.

The mean minimum temperature for November was 9.6 degrees Celsius in 1938; nine degrees Celsius in 1931 and 8.9 degrees Celsius in 1930, according to IMD data.

Normally, the mean minimum temperature for the month of November is 12.9 degrees Celsius.

The mean minimum temperature was 15 degrees Celsius last year, 13.4 degrees Celsius in 2018 and 12.8 degrees Celsius in 2017 and 2016.

Delhi also braved four cold waves in November -on the 3rd, 20th, 23rd and 24th.

Snowflake

Storm dumps up to 2 feet of snow in 24 hours on Cleveland, Ohio

Image of measuring tape in snow in Cuyahoga County from winter storm on Dec. 1, 2020.
© News 5 Cleveland
Image of measuring tape in snow in Cuyahoga County from winter storm on Dec. 1, 2020.
The National Weather Service has released its 24-hour snowfall total following Monday night's winter storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in some places.

The totals were released late Tuesday night after a collaborative measuring effort from "highway departments, cooperative observers, Skywarn spotters and media," the NWS said in its report.


Ashland County

Hayesville—6.3 inches

Ashtabula County

South Madison—20.7 inches
Orwell—19.6 inches
Cherry Valley—18.2 inches
Trumbull—16.5 inches
Pierport— 15.5 inches
Monroe Center—10.2 inches
Kelloggsville—10.0 inches
Geneva—6.0 inches
Edgewood— 3.6 inches
Ashtabula—2.8 inches

Snowflake

Tasmania wakes up to SNOW on the second day of summer in Australia

Residents in Tasmania woke up to snow (pictured) while the rest of the country sweltered through a heatwave

Residents in Tasmania woke up to snow (pictured) while the rest of the country sweltered through a heatwave
While parts of Australia sweltered through the hottest November on record, regions in Tasmania woke to a dusting of summer snow.

Tuesday night's blustery cold front brought falls to the summit of Hobart's Mount Wellington and elevated areas of the central highlands on the first and second day of summer.

Great Lake Hotel duty manager Truen Johns said sleet in the early evening turned to snow which was several inches deep by the morning.

'I woke up to everything covered in white,' he said.

Bureau of Meteorology's Tristan Oakley explained that Tasmania's low pressure system is what led the state to miss out on the heatwave over the weekend.


Comment: Related: First day of summer in Australia sees temperatures reach a blistering 48C while SNOW is forecast for one state


Ice Cube

British Columbia glaciers 38% thicker than expected, surprising study finds

Ben Pelto, Kindy Gosal, Alexandre Bevington and Jesse Milner take radar measurements while towing the radar high on the Nordic Glacier in the southern B.C. Interior.

Ben Pelto, Kindy Gosal, Alexandre Bevington and Jesse Milner take radar measurements while towing the radar high on the Nordic Glacier in the southern B.C. Interior.
Extensive radar surveys on five glaciers in the Columbia River Basin has found the ice is 38 per cent thicker than originally believed, according to a new study from the University of Northern British Columbia.

Lead author Ben Pelto and his colleagues skied cross country on the glaciers over 182 kilometres, pulling a sled-mounted ice-penetrating radar system to collect thousands of measurements.

They found the total volume of ice in the basin is roughly 122 cubic kilometres, or about 23 per cent more than computer modelling had estimated.

"I was surprised that the models were off by that much," said Pelto, who completed the work with support from the University of Victoria's Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and from B.C. Hydro. "There are about 17,000 glaciers in B.C. and until now we only had ice measurements from a handful of them."

Sun

First day of summer in Australia sees temperatures reach a blistering 48C while SNOW is forecast for one state

Some parts of central NSW, Queensland and SA peaked at 18C above average on Tuesday

Some parts of central NSW, Queensland and SA peaked at 18C above average on Tuesday
Australians have sweated and shivered on a day of extreme weather across the country on the first day of summer.

The brutal weekend heatwave has continued in large parts of the country's east and south, with temperatures reaching well into the mid-forties in central NSW, Queensland and South Australia.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued an extreme heatwave warning on Tuesday after temperatures peaked as high as 18C above average.

On the other end of the scale, snow is due to hit alpine regions in Tasmania on Wednesday.

Snowflake

Heavy snow and lowest-maximum-temperature-records fall across India

Weather India Nov 28 2020
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Heavy snow continued in northern India yesterday, Nov. 26, as southern regions continued to register anomalous, often record-breaking cold.

As originally reported by sify.com, the city of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh was greeted with a fresh spell of snow and sub-zero temperatures on Thursday, November 26 (see featured image), with Keylong district clocking the northern state's lowest temperature, a nippy -2.6C (27.3F).

Sun

Temperature extremes: Severe fire danger for Australia as November high temperatures smash records

The forecast heat map for the first day of summer with a renewed heatwave across inland eastern Australia

The forecast heat map for the first day of summer with a renewed heatwave across inland eastern Australia
Parts of Australia, including Sydney, sweltered through the hottest November night on record with temperatures likely to stay high on Sunday, prompting authorities to issue a total fire ban.

Sydney CBD surpassed 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) on Saturday while swathes of western New South Wales, South Australia and northern Victoria baked through even higher temperatures nearing 45 degrees.

Temperatures are expected to cross 40 degrees for a second straight day on Sunday while the Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a five or six-day heatwave for parts of northern New South Wales and southeast Queensland.


Nebula

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Equatorial eruptions, electric petroglyphs and blizzards

STEVE green cannonballs
Myth and legend come to the skies as plasma ropes follow Earths magnetic field lines and higher voltage interact with atoms and parts of Jacobs Ladder come to life. Equatorial eruption to 50,000 feet Indonesia and a blizzard in the USA.


Comment: See also: It looks like we are beginning to observe what the ancients recorded at times of global upheaval/climate shift. See: Symbols of Transition: Shifting sands unveil 'stick man' petroglyphs on Hawaii beach

petroglyphs plasma
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