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Early snow covers local ski hills in British Columbia - up to 10 inches in depth

Gnorm the Powder Gnome (27cm | 10.6in tall)

Gnorm the Powder Gnome (27cm | 10.6in tall)
Several ski resorts hit by first significant snowfall of the season

Ski and snowboard fanatics rejoice, as it looks like we are getting closer to the winter season.

Ski resorts across the Interior got their first taste of the snow season Saturday night, ranging from a light dusting to serious snowfall.

Silver Star Mountain got its first significant dump Saturday night, covering the village with a blanket of snow Sunday morning. The hill got a dusting of snow at the end of September, but this Thanksgiving weekend marks the first real snowfall up on the mountain.

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It's snowing in October in parts of Nova Scotia, Canada

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It's snowing!? That is the question being asked after some Canadians woke up to a blanket of white snow this morning, in October.

Residents from a town called Antigonish, in Nova Scotia, were in for a big surprise when they looked out of their windows and saw snow covering the ground and in some cases, mounted on their cars.

They quickly took to social media to share the news and show the rest of Canada just how epic the precipitation got so early in the year.

One resident woke up to her car covered in snow, but was very cheerful and welcomed the unexpected mix of seasons into town.

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Heavy early snow hits Iran

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In recent days, significant thicknesses have accumulated, especially in the East Azerbaijan province.


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Snowy howl: Power outage in stormy Nunavut, Canada community sends many to emergency shelters

Qulliq Energy Corp. crews are now in Sanirajak to restore full power to the community of about 900. Power went out in Sanirajak early on Tuesday morning.
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Qulliq Energy Corp. crews are now in Sanirajak to restore full power to the community of about 900. Power went out in Sanirajak early on Tuesday morning.
A power outage, which started early on Tuesday, Oct. 6, continues to affect some households in the Nunavut community of Sanirajak.

The Qulliq Energy Corp. said this morning that its crews were on site investigating a power outage in part of the community, which recently changed its name from Hall Beach.

At 2 p.m. the QEC said in an online update that "crews have identified a broken power pole and require an emergency power outage for public safety."

"Repairs will be made to the distribution system once additional crews arrive by charter when weather conditions improve."

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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: How quickly we forget our past - Reality check

Tulip craze graph
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Looking back at the beginning of the Maunder Minimum around 1635-1640, the Tulip craze collapsed, food & grain prices spiked in Asia & Europe, land prices declined. Silver vs currency trade also hit a 6X against metals in the same period. What caused the 1650's reset in society? The same event that is here again in 2020, a Grand Solar Minimum.


Comment: Related articles include: David DuByne of Adapt 2030 recently had a two part discussion with Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Pierre Lescaudron, editors at SOTT.net and authors of Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection: The Secret History of the World.

See here for Part 1 and Part 2.

Review of Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection. The book is available to purchase here.


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Temperature extremes: Late snow falls in Victoria, Australia just a day after 37C heatwave

Snow at Snake Gully at Mt Hotham on Monday.
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Snow at Snake Gully at Mt Hotham on Monday.
Snow has fallen in Victoria just a day after a spring heatwave saw parts of the state reach almost 40C.

Both Mt Hotham and Falls Creek in the state's northeast ranges saw enough snow on Monday for a blanket to settle on the ground as a cold front crossed the state.

There has also been widespread rain with the city and suburbs recording 13mm up to 9am on Monday.

It comes after a spring scorcher saw some Melburnians flout coronavirus restrictions and flock to bayside beaches over the weekend to try and escape the heat.

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Michigan's Upper Peninsula sees early snowfall

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Michigan's Upper Peninsula got its first measurable snowfall in the last few days and it is a breathtaking sight.

We'll circle back and ask you just how beautiful you think it is a few months from now, after you've shoveled, slipped on the ice, and navigated snow-covered roads. But for now, it's lovely.

YouTube user Deependra Nath posted the video below of what appears to be wet, heavy snow weighing down branches in the U.P. The video was taken on October 1.


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Early snowfall at low elevations in Spain - up to 10 inches thick

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3 Oct 2020 - The effects of storm Álex are felt at low elevations with snow thicknesses up to 25 cm.

The mercury dropped to 5C below zero in Cerler, the coldest temperature in Spain on Saturday, followed by Torla with minus 2.1C, and Panticosa with minus 1.8C, according the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet).

Along with this strong cooling, the Huesca Pyrenees has registered snowfalls ranging from 8cm in the Casa de Piedra Refuge at 1,600 meters to 30 cm (1 ft) in the Refuge from Bachimaña at 2,200 meters.


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Winter arrives early in southern Siberia

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Northern Siberia has been tracking anomalously warm of late, while the south has been unusually cold — a setup serving as yet another example of the meridional (wavy) jet stream flow brought about by the historically low solar activity we're currently receiving.


On Sept 15, 2020 NOAA and NASA announced that the new Solar Cycle 25 has begun. Since then, the sun has been blank almost 90% of the time, writes Dr. Tony Phillips of spaceweather.com. Our star has been devoid of sunspots for 199 day in 2020, or 71% of the time. This sustained lack of spots shows that Solar Minimum of SC24 is not over; that SC25 is still too weak to break its icy grip.

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Ice and fire in Argentina - 2 feet of late snowfall in Patagonia after storm

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Two feet of snow and far below freezing in some areas, temperatures up to 43°C in others.

Meteorología de la República Argentina

PATAGONIA - Snowflakes 50 to 60 cm (2 ft) of snow in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego. With temperatures below zero, it differs from the North Argentina, registering thermal contrasts of + 40°C.