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'Ridiculously Heavy': Spring snow breaks branches, causes power outages in Denver, Colorado

As the snow tapers off around Colorado Friday

As the snow tapers off around Colorado Friday morning, it leaves behind some roads that are proving treacherous or difficult for drivers.
The heavy spring snow broke branches and downed power lines, leaving thousands without power Friday morning.

At 6 a.m., Xcel Energy reported about 6,400 customers without power across Colorado.

About 3,400 of those are in the Denver metro area.


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Brrrrr! - Storks in Europe nesting in the snow

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After their long journey from tropical Africa, these poor fellows arrived at the wrong time.

The stork is a symbol of Central Europe. Their population numbers several thousand individuals. Each spring, these majestic large birds make a long journey from tropical Africa. But sometimes they arrive at the wrong time ...

During these April days, Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland were covered with snow. The height of freshly fallen snow reaches 10-15 cm (4 to 6 inches).


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Tahoe ski resorts receive up to a foot of April snowfall

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Skiers and riders have one more chance this season to play in some fresh snow.

One Lake Tahoe ski resort is reporting up to a foot of new snow Wednesday morning while it was hit and miss at others that are still open.

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe received anywhere from 10-12 inches of fresh snow, Northstar California received 8 inches as the North Shore received the heaviest precipitation.


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Winter strikes back with more April snow in Hungary

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© Zoltán Máthé/MTI
Snowy bicycle in Tés on April 14, 2021.
We were too hopeful last week in regard to a good weather forecast, as another snowy front arrived in the country. Seemingly, the weather does not care what month it is, as there was a real winter atmosphere in several regions of Hungary including Bakony, Kékestető, Pécs, Komárom-Esztergom county, and Normafa.

The snowfall that started on Tuesday continued overnight as the cold front and the stormy wind brought together 30 cm of snow in some settlements of Bakony.

Observers measured a snow thickness of 29 centimeters in Zirc and 24 cm in Tés. The unexpected weather has caused traffic disruptions in many parts of the country.


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Cold weather causes unusual red algae bloom in Mexican lagoon

Santa Maria del Oro lagoon

Santa Maria del Oro lagoon
The mystic Santa Maria del Oro lagoon has turned brownish-red overnight, surprising locals and residents of Nayarit, Mexico.

The Santa Maria del Oro Laguna, nearly 2.25km long and 1.2km wide, is located inside a crater, formed by a meteorite fall thousands of years ago.

Lagoon in Mexico changes color overnight

Comment: All over the planet unusual algae blooms are occurring with an increasing frequency, and, historically, this tends to correlate with times of great shifts in climate and general upheaval:


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Winter returns to Saskatchewan Monday morning

Much of Saskatchewan has been hit with heavy wet April snow, including Regina, where about ten centimeters has already fallen.
© Mitchell Blair
Much of Saskatchewan has been hit with heavy wet April snow, including Regina, where about ten centimeters has already fallen.
Put the lawn mower away and bring out the snow shovel one more time.

Much of Saskatchewan is waking up to a blanket of wet heavy snow Monday morning.

Most areas have seen five to ten centimeters, with the heaviest accumulation so far in the Wynyard region, where close to 20 cm's has come down.

The winter weather is expected to continue until later in the day Tuesday, before tapering off after that.


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Spring snowstorm hits Manitoba

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Winnipeggers traded their t-shirts for parkas Monday, as the city got hit by an April snow storm. Stefanie Lasuik reports on what to expect weather-wise for the rest of the week.


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Fresh snow in spring covers Hawaiʻi Island summits

This USGS Hawiian Volcano Observatory image, taken Monday morning from a temporary research camera positioned on the summit of Mauna Loa, captures a look at the snow covering the Mokuʻāweoweo caldera.

This USGS Hawiian Volcano Observatory image, taken Monday morning from a temporary research camera positioned on the summit of Mauna Loa, captures a look at the snow covering the Mokuʻāweoweo caldera.
A Winter Weather Advisory was issued for the summits of Maunakea and Mauna Loa on Sunday.

A fresh coat of snow covered the Hawaiʻi island summits of Maunakea and Mauna Loa volcanoes on Monday morning.

On Sunday, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Big Island summits, as well as Haleakala on Maui. Only an inch of accumulation was expected. The advisory is no longer in effect.

As of Sunday evening, the access road to the summit of Maunakea was closed to the public above the Visitor Information Station at the 9,200 foot elevation "due to fog, flurries and below freezing temperatures." The Maunakea Rangers said they will be monitoring the summit and will provide updates as conditions change.


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Spring snowstorm hits Yakutsk, Russia

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Russia's Spring ❄ Terrible snow storm hits Yakutsk! Snow buries homes, cars and streets!


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Songhua river freezes in April in China

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Incredible event! Songhua river freezes in China - April 10, 2021.

The Songhua River generally freezes in November each year, but this time it freezes in April!!!!