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Comment: Hundreds of Thanksgiving snowfall records smashed across the United States

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Hundreds of Thanksgiving snowfall records smashed across the United States

Record snow in US
"You've never seen a Thanksgiving like that before," reads the opening line of an Albuquerque Journal article dated Nov 28.

The Albuquerque area smashed its previous Thanksgiving snowfall record of 1.5 inches, set way back in 1934 (solar minimum of cycle 16), when a comparatively mammoth 3.9 inches accumulated by mid-day Thursday at the Albuquerque International Sunport, said Alyssa Clements, meteorologist for the NWS.

By noon, the city had already easily recorded its snowiest Thanksgiving in history.

Furthermore, the airport -the city's official climate site- actually had one of the lower snowfall accumulations recorded in Albuquerque, Clements added. The entire city was in fact blanketed with 6+ inches of snow, with several locations on the West Side recording 7 inches, while the area around Academy and Tramway registered a staggering 8 inches of snowfall by Thanksgiving afternoon.

Clements said much of the state of New Mexico received historic snow totals this week.

Sandia Park received 12 inches, Glorieta over 9 inches, and Santa Fe 8 inches.

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Thanksgiving storm dumps 4 feet of snow at Big Bear Resort, California

Thanksgiving Storm Drops 4 Feet of Snow on Big Bear Mountain

Thanksgiving storm drops 4 feet of snow on Big Bear Mountain
A Thanksgiving storm brought snow to much of the Inland Empire. Just how much? Up to four feet at Big Bear. Here's a look at snowfall totals at various elevations as of midday Friday, according to the National Weather Service:

Big Bear Resorts (7,100 feet) 48 inches
Snow Valley (6,800 feet) 36 inches
Arrowbear (6,200 feet) 33.5 inches
Lake Arrowhead South (5,200 feet) 30 inches
Mountain High Resort (6,900 feet) 30 inches
Big Bear City ( 6,800 feet) 18-30 inches
Wrightwood (6,400 feet) 24-28 inches
Twin Peaks (5,700 feet) 27 inches
Running Springs (6,000 feet) 27 inches
Mount Baldy (5,000 feet) 24 inches
Idyllwild (5,400 feet) 14-18 inches
Anza-Borrego (4,200) 4 inches
Beaumont (2,600 feet) 1-2 inches
Victorville (2,900 feet) 1-2 inches


Up to 4 feet of snowfall overnight with 100 mph wind gusts in areas around Anchorage, Alaska

As gusting winds thrashed Anchorage and the surrounding areas overnight Wednesday into Thursday, snow was piling up in the Susitna Valley.

The Susitna Valley got around 1 to 3 feet of snow through midday Thursday, with the heaviest snowfall north of Talkeetna. Most of the precipitation along the Parks Highway corridor north of Willow, up to Broad Pass, was expected to shift to the west Thursday evening — but not before another 6 to 12 inches would fall, according to Shaun Baines, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Anchorage.

"And then overnight tonight, that snow is going to sit mostly over the western Susitna Valley," Baines said.

Hatcher Pass got around 4 feet of snow, according to a rough estimate by the weather service Thursday afternoon. In its morning avalanche forecast, the Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center said the avalanche hazard could rise from considerable to high Thursday amid continuing strong winds and heavy snow.


Thanksgiving snow blankets high desert area of Antelope Valley, California

Heavy snow blanketed the Antelope Valley as a Thanksgiving storm hit the high desert area Thursday.

Palmdale saw more than a dusting of snow as more than three inches covered the region. Some parts of Lancaster saw upwards of 5 inches of snow.

"So we wake up, we look outside the window, and there's just snow. It's wild. It's crazy," said 16-year-old Christopher Romero.

Romero says he's never seen his Palmdale home covered in snow.

The snow was a welcome sight for him.

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Frozen harvest leaves bitter taste for U.S. sugar beet farmers

snow on sugar beet

Snow on sugar beet
Weather during harvest season in the U.S. Red River Valley, a fertile sugar beet region in Minnesota and North Dakota, has to farmers felt like a series of plagues.

Rain and snow pelted crops in September and October. That was followed by a blizzard, and then warm temperatures that left fields a boggy mess. Next came a deep freeze, ruining the underground sugar beet crop, and dealing a harsh blow to farm incomes.

"I can take a couple of perils from Mother Nature and after that I'm on my knees," said Dan Younggren, 59, who was unable to harvest 500 acres (200 hectares) of sugar beets, or 40% of his plantings near Hallock, Minnesota. "We've never had a situation like this."

Extreme weather has hampered planting and harvesting of corn, soybeans, and other crops throughout 2019 across the United States and Canadian farm belts.

But in Minnesota and North Dakota, which accounted for 56% of the U.S. sugar beet acres this year, the freeze is a double whammy.


World Snow Wrap, November 29 - Metres of snow in California, Europe's exceptional snowfall continues

Prato Nevoso in the Italian alps on Tuesday after 24 hours of consistent snow.

Prato Nevoso in the Italian alps on Tuesday after 24 hours of consistent snow.
Most of the action has swung to the US this week with big snowfalls in the Sierras and the Rockies and a lot more to come. The snow doesn't want to let up in Europe with more on the way this weekend while consistent snow looks likely next week for Hokkaido. There's also a chance Whistler could see its first real winter storm next week.


The last two weeks of November have turned on plenty of snow with some great powder turns in the open resorts in Colorado last weekend followed by more snow on Tuesday. The southern Rockies did best with Telluride reporting 25cms and there is more on the way, southern Colorado in line for 30 to 60cms over the next 24 hours. However, the big snow news is California where the Sierra's are getting hammered, the Tahoe resorts receiving 30 to 90cms and the snow level was low with up to 50cms at lake level. Further south, Mammoth Mountain also saw big totals with 90cms over 48 hours.

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Heavy snow lowers temperature, disrupts traffic in Xinjiang, China

Braving the cold, police officers and civil border guards patrol a ranch on the border with Mongolia in Changji, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on Sunday
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Braving the cold, police officers and civil border guards patrol a ranch on the border with Mongolia in Changji, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on Sunday

With an upper-level trough moving east, heavy snow swept northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region from Thursday, drastically lowering temperature and forcing closure of some highway sections.

The lowest temperature in Kuitun City in northern Xinjiang dropped significantly to minus 14 degrees Celsius. Local residents put on thicker clothes to combat the cold wave.

The snow also battered Manasi County in Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture, with the mercury dipping below 10 degrees Celsius. The local sanitation department dispatched six snow plows to clear thick snow that had already accumulated on roads.


China Peak Resort in California walloped with 4 feet of new snow in 38 hours

China Peak

China Peak
Ready to hit the slopes?

China Peak Resort will open for the season this Friday after receiving four feet of new snow in 38 hours.

Resort officials say they anticipate they will be open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

They say anywhere from 48" of snow has fallen at the resort and believe that number will rise through the holiday weekend.

If you plan on heading up to ski make sure you pack tire chains and are prepared for changing weather conditions.


Canada-U.S. border crossing closed at Coutts, Alberta due to winter storm

A highway camera in Montana shows near white-out conditions near Sweet Grass, Mont., at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday
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A highway camera in Montana shows near white-out conditions near Sweet Grass, Mont., at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday
Thursday, November 28th 2019, 9:07 am - Last time storm caused closure was nearly two decades ago, town official says

A winter storm information alert was issued Wednesday evening, warning travellers to turn back if they're headed to the Canada-U.S. border crossing at Coutts, Alta. and Sweet Grass, Mont.

The border crossing was closed at 6:30 p.m. Highway 4 remains open in Canada, but travel is not recommended, while the I-15 is closed from the border to Shelby, Mont., where multiple vehicles have slid off the highway.

"If you come to U.S. Customs, they're turning you back," said Lori Rolfe, the Village of Coutts' chief administrative officer. "We have lots of snow and lots of blowing so visibility is not great."

Rolfe said the closure was extremely unusual — the last time she recalls a similar incident was in 2000.