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Dump alert! The Rockies in Colorado gets hit with more snow; 19 inches recorded

Another day, another early season snowstorm for the Rockies! Mother Nature unleashed more than just a dusting in Colorado, as many of the state's resorts are reporting heavy snowfall. Steamboat seems to be the big winner of the storm and is reporting 19 inches.

Arapahoe Basin and Loveland, who are in a race to be the first resorts to open for the season, both received 17 inches. This was a great addition to their already impressive bases and snowmaking efforts.

This storm also caused one of the first snow-related road closures on I-70, as the slick, wet roads may have caught some people by surprise and caused numerous crashes, according to CDOT's Twitter.

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Snowstorm creates havoc on Colorado mountain roads, power outages in 45,000 high country homes


Summit county resident Ron Gilligan clears snow off his driveway in the Summit Cove neighborhood Monday, Oct. 2 near Dillon.
The first major snowstorm of the season came in force overnight Sunday, battering the mountains with heavy, wet snow that clogged traffic, cancelled school and left more than 10,000 high country homes without power into Monday morning.

Simultaneous closures at major choke points on Interstate 70 at the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel and Vail Pass left drivers marooned in Georgetown and at a shelter in Vail, which soon filled to capacity.

"It's been a long morning," said Colorado State Patrol Sergeant Patrick Williams. "Welcome to winter, right?"

Despite the mayhem and lengthy mop-up efforts, which started to wrap up at around 9:30 a.m., Williams said he was not aware of any serious injury or fatality crashes in the Summit County or Vail Pass area.


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Winter is here: Early snowfall hits western U.S (PHOTOS)

© Lowell McCoy
Snow in Breckenridge on Oct. 2
Ready or not, the snowy cold has arrived. Over the last week, snow blanketed parts of the western United States. And last night, storms dumped on Colorado.

As early snowstorms go, the latest round in the west is hefty. More than 12 inches fell in Breckenridge, Colo., last night. Check out the porch above, and town shot below!



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Colorado mountains are expecting up to 2 FEET of snow in what might be the first major storm of the season


Satellite images show the heavy snow cover that has already accumulated in the mountains
Colorado is bracing itself for the first serious snowstorm of the coming winter season - with as much as two feet of snow expected in some areas.

The National Weather Service issued storm warnings and advisories for most of the central and northern Colorado mountains starting on Sunday and lasting through Monday at midnight.

Satellite images show the heavy snow cover that has already accumulated in the mountains.

The most buildup expected in places with elevation above 10,000 feet.

The mountains along Interstate 70 are expected to get some of the heaviest snowfall - and are predicted to have between eight and 18 inches of accumulation.

Mountains south of the highway are expecting between five and 10.

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Snowstorm creates havoc on Colorado mountain roads, power outages in 45,000 high country homes


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Volcanic eruptions to cool Earth, record Arctic sea ice growth occurring


Mount Sinabung unexpectedly erupted, sparking fears over an imminent Mount Agung eruption in Bali

Vanuatu evacuates an island due to volcanic eruption, Bali evacuates villages due to volcanic eruption, Sinabung erupts, but what they dont tell you is that every Grand Solar Minimum there are massive eruptions that destroy global crop production. Now with record Arctic sea ice growth in 2017, the most ever recorded in September, the global warming crowd is just hoping for an eruption so they can blame Earths cooling temperatures on the volcano, not the Sun, which is the true driver of our climate.


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High country in Colorado sees as much as 8 inches of early snowfall

Snow continues to fall over the Colorado high country, with some areas in the state receiving as much as 8 inches of snow.

The most recent storm dropped 5 to 8 inches of snow at Monarch Ski Area, and 5-6 inches at Wolf Creek Ski Area, according to Open Snow estimates. Cameras at Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin ski resorts show a dusting of snow in the high elevations of Summit County.

Here in the southern Front Range, the Pikes Peak Ranger District does not have an estimate for snow totals at the summit, since the road is closed beyond Glen Cove and summit cameras are covered in ice. At Glen Cove, rangers estimate that 2 to 3 inches fell overnight Wednesday into Thursday.


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Record cold temperatures hit southwestern Siberia


The deviation of the average daily air temperature from the climatic norm on September 25, 2017 according to the data of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia (translated by google)
A new record low temperature was registered in Omsk today.

The mercury plummeted to -6.2 degrees C, breaking the previous record for the date of -4.5C, which was set more than 60 years ago in 1955.

Temperatures in the area are abnormally cold, running 5-10 degrees C below the climatic norm.

Thanks to Matin Siebert for these links

"Looks like it started the cold record season," says Martin.

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Silverton Mountain in Colorado opens for first runs of the ski season and says: 'THIS IS NOT A JOKE!'


Silverton Mountain
The first runs of the 2017-18 ski season were made Sunday at Silverton Mountain, North America's highest altitude ski areas with a peak of 13,487 feet.

According to a news release, a snow system that passed through the San Juan Mountains over the weekend dropped just enough snow to open the upper reaches of Silverton Mountain.

"The patrollers could not resist the opportunity to ride the chairlift today to make some turns on the upper mountain as they celebrated the start of the season at Silverton Mountain," the news release said.

Silverton Mountain co-owner Jen Brill said most of the snow was concentrated to the alpine areas of the mountain.

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Early snowfall hits 13 ski resorts in mountains of British Columbia (PHOTOS)


Whistler ski resort
Okay fall is cool and all but who's also ready for ski season? We all know fall in Vancouver can at times be more of like a transition phase from summer to winter. The weather is whack and every day is a new guess of whether to dress like it's warm or cold.

Winter is coming — which means ski season is coming! It's only September but 13 B.C. mountains have already received their first snowfall!!! Whistler here we come. Here's hoping ski season starts early this year.

Check out all the pictures of the B.C. mountains' first dusting of fresh powder.

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First fall storm drops 11 inches of snow on Colorado's Grand Mesa

© Grand Mesa Lodge
The Grand Mesa Lodge reported 11 inches of snow over the weekend.
The snow season is off to a big start in western Colorado!

A weather observer at the Grand Mesa Lodge reported 11 inches over the weekend.

The snow prompted the National Weather Service in Grand Junction to issue Colorado's first winter weather advisory of the season.

Colorado's Grand Mesa is no stranger to early snowfall.

Last year they received almost of foot of snow between Sept. 24-25 and racked up a total of 408.5 inches for the season.