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3 feet of snow blocks main road between west and east Norway

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Stuck trucks in Hardangervidda , Norway
Trucks got stuck for 11 hours on the mountain passage Hardangervidda.

A column of eight trucks were stuck in the middle of Hardangervidda for eleven hours. Plowing crews worked on getting them off the mountain.

There has been very bad weather in the mountains in the last day.

Plowing crews report there is now up to a meter (more than 3 feet) of snow on the roadway.

See photo. There is a lot of snow.

Thanks to Alf Inge Fagerheim for this link

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Intense heatwave bakes Telangana, India; 67-year-old heat record broken

Situation was equally alarming in Andhra Pradesh where commercial capital Vijayawada recorded 47 degrees Celsius on Saturday

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As Telangana and Andhra Pradesh continue to reel from intensifying heatwave, Khammam recorded an unprecedented 48 degrees Celsius on Saturday breaking almost 67 year old record. The highest ever temperature 47.2 was recorded there in 1947. Nalgonda, Karimnagar and Nizamabad districts followed at second place with 47 degrees Celsius temperature today breaking past records.

Situation was equally alarming in Andhra Pradesh where commercial capital Vijayawada recorded 47 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

With the situation worsening with each passing day, the Indian Meteorological Centre at Hyderabad upgraded the situation to severe heatwave and warned of higher temperatures for another 48 hours as hot winds were sweeping in from the North-West and northern India. The temperature in Khammam was a whopping ten degrees above normal.

Khammam which has the reputation of being the hottest place in Telangana, had recorded 47 degrees on Friday along with Nizamabad, Nalgonda and Ramagundam in Karimnagar district. The updated figure for Hyderabad on Friday evening was 44 degrees Celsius, but the situation was slightly better on Saturday.

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Snow in New England for Memorial Day weekend

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Portage Lake, Maine
The start to the Memorial Day weekend, which is the traditional start to summer, was greeted with a reminder of winter in some areas of northern New England.

Snow came down heavy at times Saturday morning in northern New England. Visibility dropped to a quarter mile at times due to the heavy snow.

The snow was due to a cold upper-level low that moved through the region. Light rain changed to snow in spots early Saturday morning as temperatures continued to plummet. High temperatures on Friday afternoon reached the 50s and 60s but dropped to the 30s and 40s by sunrise on Saturday.

Below is a picture from Portage Lake, in northern Maine, from Saturday morning.

One inch of snow accumulated in Presque Isle, Maine and 5.2 inches was reported near Portage, Maine.

The snow this morning is the second latest measurable snow on record in Caribou, Maine. The latest measurable snowfall in Caribou is 0.2 inches on May 25, 1974.
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Snow covers Arxan City in north China

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Snowfall in Arxan, China
A heavy snowfall falling with northern cold front on Monday brought winter back to the Arxan City of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region while much of China bracing bright summer days.

The snow started to fall early Monday morning and stopped at around 11:00 am. Streets in downtown Arxan were covered by 10 centimeter thick snow and residents going outdoors were seen dressing in layers to keep themselves warm after a sharp drop in temperatures.

Number of cars hit on road apparently decreased due to the snowy weather. Those who hit on road slowed down their speed and drove cautiously.

Local border police division dispatched soldiers to help pull the cars stranded in snow to safety.

Municipal authorities have organized personnel to clear the tough heavy snow from streets since morning. Flights at the local airport were not affected as the snowfall continued only a short time.


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Snowfall in Italy in late May

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Snow in Italy
While the center and south of the peninsula is very sunny and warm, in the north it snows. Even for our latitude snow in late May is not common.

Spring snow in Alto Adige. On the A22 motorway on the Austrian border movement of vehicles partially restricted. Huge traffic jams and many accidents.

Snows from early in the morning at the Brenner Pass: as shown in the photo taken by the webcam Site A22 snow is creating heavy traffic disruption in both carriageways between Sterzing and the state border. Especially heavy vehicles proceeding slowly slowing down the entire flow of vehicles.

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Snow in Italy

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Snow settles in Italy

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Winter returns in late May with 18 inches of snow in German Alps

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Winter return to the Alps
Heavy Snow on May 21!!

Up to half a meter (18 inches) of snow hit higher elevations yesterday Snow covers the landscape around the Herzogstand in the Bavarian Alps at around 1730 meters altitude.

Not far away is the Walchensee, a popular destination for the residents of Munich.

Thanks to Loher for this link
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Snowfall returns to Reykjavík, Iceland

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"What's going on," said Sunna, a staff member of Iceland Review, when she arrived at the office, at 8:30 this morning. "It snowed last night. It was all white when I woke up!"

A thin layer of snow covered the capital area early this morning but had disappeared before 9 am.

The temperature in Reykjavík dropped to 1.2ºC (34.1ºF) during the night but was already up to 3.4ºC (38.1ºF) at peak hour between 8 am and 9 am this morning, according to the Icelandic Met Office. The temperature fell below freezing at many mountain passes around Iceland last night.

The highest temperature in Iceland last night was recorded at Hallormstaðir in East Iceland, 8.8ºC (47.8º F). Papey island off East Iceland had the strongest wind and Patreksfjörður, the West Fjords, had the most rainfall.

Light snowfall returned for several minutes around midday but has now disappeared.

Gleðilegt sumar ('Happy Summer') as we say in Icelandic.

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Mount Evans Highway reopening delayed due to May snow, Colorado

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Spring snow delays Mount Evans Road opening
The Mount Evans Highway will not reopen to traffic by Memorial Day weekend as planned because of heavy May snowfall.

The Colorado Department of Transportation says crews had only cleared six miles of the 14.7-mile road as of Monday.

About four 4 feet of snow has fallen in May, canceling out previous clearing work that began on April 28. CDOT officials say they also have yet to complete work stabilizing eroding parts of the highway above Lincoln Lake.

CDOT officials say they don't know when the road up to the 14,000-foot-plus peak will open.

However, they are still hoping to have Independence Pass to Aspen open on Thursday in time for the holiday weekend.

Source: Associated Press


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Weather chaos: 'Absolutely crazy,' says Fairplay, Colorado resident about all the Spring snow

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Fairplay on Tuesday
Approximately 3,600 customers in Park County were without power because of Tuesday's snowfall.

Both Xcel Energy and the Intermountain Rural Electric Association each had about 1,800 customers without power Tuesday afternoon.


The customers without power live in Alma, Fairplay, Como, and the Grant areas in Park County.

IREA said the heavy, wet snow loaded on power lines and brought them down along with some tree limbs. Some of those branches fell on power lines and brought them down.

More than a foot of snow has fallen in Fairplay since Monday. Some places have received up to 14 inches.

Additional IREA crews are working to make repairs to restore power to all customers. There is no estimate on when power will be restored.

Xcel crews were also out Tuesday afternoon trying to fix dozens of problem areas.
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Snow in Fairplay on Tuesday

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Weather chaos: Snow in May on the Spanish Pyrenees after heatwave in parts of Spain

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Snow in the Pyrenees
Following the heatwave which affected the whole of Spain last week, when temperatures reached 40ºC in many parts of the country, the weather on Tuesday provided a reminder that we are in fact only in the middle of spring, with snow falling in many parts of the Pyrenees.

This snowfall provided wintry tableaux in locations such as Los Llanos del Hospital, a cross-country skiing resort in the Benasque valley in the province of Huesca (region of Aragón), and throughout the Pyrenees and other northern mountain ranges the overnight temperatures are again forecast to drop below zero on Wednesday night. In many parts of the mountains along the border between France and Spain even Wednesday's maximum temperatures were forecast to remain close to 5ºC.

These distinctly cool conditions in the mountains of the north are forecast to continue until the weekend, while maximum temperatures of close to 30ºC will be recorded in parts of the south-west.