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Colombian National Park receives 1st snowfall in over 60 years

Entrance to PNN Sumapaz
© William Herrera/Alcaldía de Bogotá
Entrance to PNN Sumapaz
It's been a wild, wet month for weather all around. Hail resembling snow in Mexico City. Historic flooding in Yellowstone. Two feet of new snow in Montana. The snowiest start to ski season in New Zealand that anyone can remember.

And now this.

Colombian National Park Sumapaz got snow last week—the first in over 60 years, according to The City Paper. Sumapaz is a remote location approximately 90 miles south of the Colombian capital city of Bogota and is a vital water source for upwards of 8 million people.


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Shepherd dies as heavy summer snowfall hits Pakistan

Shepherds start leaving summer grazing meadows in upper parts of Kaghan valley after the area received heavy snowfall.
© Dawn
Shepherds start leaving summer grazing meadows in upper parts of Kaghan valley after the area received heavy snowfall.
A shepherd was found dead while few others went missing after snowfall occurred in Chambar Banda area of Swat district on Friday.

Deputy Commissioner Swat informed that a young shepherd was found dead while two others were injured and some missing after unexpected snowfall occurred in Chambar Banda, Swat.

The dead shepherd belonged to Kabal tehsil.

The injured shepherds were shifted to DHQ Hospital Swat.


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Fresh June snowfall in Kashmir, India

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The border town of Gurez, and some other upper reaches, including Baltal Base Camp near Amarnath holy cave, received fresh snowfall on Wednesday while rains lashed other parts of Kashmir valley, resulting in considerable dip in the maximum temperature.

An official said that Gurez sector of Bandipora district, received light to moderate snow since late last night, resulting in dip in the maximum temperature.


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Summer snow blankets central Afghanistan

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According to the local sources, unprecedented and heavy snowfall in central Afghanistan's Bamyan province at this time of the year will pose a threat to the livestock and damage agricultural products.

Several people in various regions of Bamyan province have reported that it has snowed to an unusual level in their localities at the start of the summer season, sharing images of the snow.

Residents of villages in Bamyan and the Qarghanato area of the province report that snow fell last night in many of these villages, and the weather was substantially colder.


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Over a foot of June snowfall in Uttarakhand, India

Hemkund Yatra stopped as a precautionary measure due to bad weather

Hemkund Yatra stopped as a precautionary measure due to bad weather
Pilgrimage to Hemkund Sahib Gurdwara, the revered Sikh shrine in Chamoli district, was stopped by the district authorities on Monday following heavy snowfall along the yatra route.

Nearly 7,000 pilgrims were stopped at Govindghat and Ghangriya by the authorities from undertaking the yatra till there is improvement in weather conditions. Moreover, pilgrims staying at Rishikesh, Srinagar and Nagrasu gurdwara have been advised to remain there.

SP Chamoli, Shweta Choubey, said, "Hemkund Sahib witnessed over one feet of snowfall on Monday morning following which the yatra was temporarily halted, keeping in mind the safety of the pilgrims."

Hemkund Sahib Gurdwara is situated at a height of around 15,000 ft in the Garhwal Himalayas.


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Fresh snow in Utah marks beginning of summer

Alta Ski Area Sugarloaf Peak webcam at 10 am on June 20th, 2022.

Alta Ski Area Sugarloaf Peak webcam at 10 am on June 20th, 2022.
Ah, summer in Utah. Clear blue skies, sunshine, hiking and biking. And snow?!

Yup, a fresh layer of snow fell on Utah ski areas yesterday June 20th, 2022.

Today is officially the first day of summer.

Let it snow!


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Did Powder Mountain, Utah just get one of its biggest dumps of the season? On June 20th?!

Powder Mountain, UT

Powder Mountain, UT
The mountains of Utah got a dusting of snow yesterday morning, June 20th, 2022, as a cold front moved across the Wasatch.

While the dusting was gone by the afternoon in most areas, it looks like Powder Mountain was definitely the 'winner' from this 'storm'.

The picture and tweet above, from Wasatch Snow Forecast, show the parking lot yesterday morning of cars with at least a few inches of fresh snow on them.

Looking at the snow history for the season, it could definitely be a top ten storm of 2022, but I'm not sure about the season?

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2-feet of fresh June snow in Glacier National Park, Montana

Going To The Sun Road in Glacier National Park, MT on June 18, 202
© Glacier National Park
Going To The Sun Road in Glacier National Park, MT on June 18, 202
Glacier National Park, MT reported 2′ of fresh snow at 6,250′ on the Going-To-The-Sun road yesterday, June 18, 2022.

It's been a very strange spring in North America with plenty of cold and snow after many areas saw almost no snow in January, February, and March this season.

There is currently no estimate on when the road will open for the summer season.

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On Saturday, Greenland's surface mass balance gained a record-smashing 7 gigatons

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If you want proof of mainstream media manipulation and agenda driving drivel, you need look no further than the "official" reporting of the Greenland ice sheet - the poster child for anthropogenic global warming. If today's intensifying energy crisis wasn't rooted in said obfuscations, all of this would be laughable.

Impressive surface mass balance (SMB) readings - a calculation to determine the 'health' of a glacier - have been posted across the Greenland ice sheet all season. But the cherry, at least for me, is taken by Saturday's record-smashing 7 Gigaton GAIN - particularly when you consider the glacier should be losing mass at this time of year.

The MSM appears to love dumb, decontextualized headlines to advance their AGW narrative. So here's one for them:

Greenland's Recent SMB Gains Enough To Bury Central Park, New York City Under 7,833 Feet Of Ice... (it's true, do the math).

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Snow flurries hit Lake Tahoe — in June! — the third time this month

The views from the trails near Lake Tahoe’s Incline Village are spectacular.
© Angela Rudolph
The views from the trails near Lake Tahoe’s Incline Village are spectacular.
INCLINE VILLAGE, NEV. — Snow in June?

The summer season at Lake Tahoe has been off to a chilly start, with snow flurries at Incline Village and rain showers around the lake Saturday hampering sunbathing and boating.

"It doesn't look or feel anything remotely like mid-June," said meteorologist Scott McGuire of the National Weather Service's Reno office.

Saturday's snow marks the third time so far this month that snow, however light, fell on the Tahoe area. And as much as it may have ruined picnic plans, "it won't do anything remotely to put a damper into the drought we're experiencing," McGuire said.