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Spring snowfall closes mountain roads in Portugal

snow road
Access to the central highlands of Serra da Estrela has been cut today (Friday) following snow and adverse weather conditions.

The local rescue operations centre told Lusa that at around 9am on Friday morning there were road closures between Piornos/Torre, Torre/Lagoa Comprida, Lagoa Comprida/Loriga and Lagoa Comprida/Cruzamento do Sabugueiro.

The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) is forecasting "periods of very cloudy sky with showers that may fall as hail and snow above 800/1,000 metres in the north and centre of the country ".

Snowflake Cold

Oppenheimer Ranch Project Report: Record cold & snow - Epic flooding continues - More snow on tap - Yellowstone fear mongering fraud

The fourth snow survey of the water year
© Department of Water Resources
The fourth snow survey of the water year recorded 106.5 inches of snow depth and a snow water equivalent of 51 inches, which is 200 percent of average for this location, 90 miles east of Sacramento in El Dorado County.
Snow and cold smash Tri-City records.

April records also could fall .

'A California Water Supply Dream': Record Snowpack Measured In Sierra Nevada, Lake Tahoe Region.



Spring snow hits the far south of Spain

This is the moment snow fell on the hills behind Estepona this weekend.

The footage was shared by the El Refugio restaurant which said even more snow fell on the sierra yesterday.

It comes as a cold snap has swept across the country following a warmer than average winter.

Snow has also fallen on the sierras behind Malaga and areas around Ronda.


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Winter 2019 - Weather extremes corporate media wants you to forget

cyclone idai damage
© Reuters / Philimon Bulawayo
Children in Zimbabwe carry drinking water over debris created by Cyclone Idai, March 22, 2019.
These are the events as winter 2019 winds down that the corporate media would like you to forget because of how far outside the Global Warming narrative these events have been.

Comment: For more information check out SOTT's latest monthly summary: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - March 2019: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

To understand how and why these extreme weather events are occurring read Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection by Pierre Lescaudron and Laura Knight-Jadczyk.


Pakistan receives record snowfall this winter - 50% more than normal

Malakand, Hazara, Murree, Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) and Kashmir divisions have received 22.5 inches of snow so far.
Malakand, Hazara, Murree, Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) and Kashmir divisions have received 22.5 inches of snow so far.
Pakistan faces unusually long winter, more snow expected

With an unusually long winter facing Pakistan this year, chief meteorologist of the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Khalid Malik on Wednesday said Malakand, Hazara, Murree, Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) and Kashmir divisions have received 22.5 inches of snow so far.

In an interview with BBC Urdu, Malik said, "This winter, 50 per cent more snow has been recorded as compared to the previous years. By the end of the winter in March, as much as 50 inches of snow would have fallen."

He added, "More than 25 to 30 per cent rain has been recorded this winter in various parts of the country, due to which the Tarbela and Mangla dams level are also more than normal."

Arrow Down

Heavy April snowfall heightens Swiss avalanche risk

The avalanche risk in Switzerland for Friday April 5th.
The avalanche risk in Switzerland for Friday April 5th.
After a healthy dose of spring weather, winter made a return in the early hours of Wednesday with the country waking on Thursday to cold, wet - and sometimes white - conditions.

Up to a metre and a half of new snow has fallen in the Alps in the last 24 hours while the Swiss plateau also saw snowfall during the day on Thursday.

The heaviest snowfalls were seen in central Switzerland and in the western part of the canton of Ticino.

Traffic on the crucial north - south A2 axis was subject to regular delays during the day.

Fireball 5

Meteor outburst detected in the Southern hemisphere

Meteor Portal
Peter Jenniskens and Jack Baggaley announced today in CBET telegram 4617 that Ian Crumpton and Peter Aldous of CAMS NewZealand detected a brief outburst of 5 meteors from comet C/1907 G1 (Grigg-Mellish) on March 31 in the nine minutes between 17:36 and 17:45 UTC (see the CAMS radiant map for March 31). According to Jenniskens, this is the first instrumental evidence that this comet is a meteor shower parent, after visual observers long reported an annual shower named the delta Pavonids (IAU 120, DPA) radiating from the theoretical radiant of this comet.

The poorly observed comet could be of long period type (orbital period > 200 years), in which case the outburst is dust ejected in the previous return and future outbursts can now be predicted. If the comet is of Halley-type (orbital period 112-200 years), then the outburst could be from a number of different returns and the activity could signal the return of the comet.


World Snow Wrap, April 5 - Spring in the US, a powder week in Hakuba and snowing in Whistler and Europe

Mid-winter vibes this week in Hakuba on April 3.
© Hakuba.com
Mid-winter vibes this week in Hakuba on April 3.
While it is officially spring, winter hasn't let go in many parts of the world with snow forecast this week in Europe, North America and Japan.


The last couple of weeks saw a mix of snow and weather conditions across the western US with good falls in Colorado on the last weekend of March while California also saw out March with some nice powder after a 40cm snowfall on March 29.

Of course, after the huge amounts of snow in February, most resorts in the US have a very deep snowpack and the spring skiing has been excellent. After a couple of days of sunshine, the first week of April saw 20-30cms on the upper mountain in Squaw Valley and 15cms in Mammoth.


Spring snowfall endangers newborn lambs across the UK

Farmers are concerned for the well-being of their newborn lambs during the cold snap

Farmers are concerned for the well-being of their newborn lambs during the cold snap
Farmers are worried about the effects a spring snowfall and cold weather snap will have on livestock during lambing season.

A cold weather snap bringing snow and ice to parts of the UK this week has raised concerns for farmers trying to protect their newborn lambs from the elements.

Lambing season, which is recognised by many as the start to spring, is a significant event in British farming calendars.

But the wintry weather during this season's peak has roused worries over the newborns' ability to survive.


Meanwhile in northern Sweden - 4 metres of snow and more on the way

Four metres of snow has fallen at Sweden's
© Riksgränsen
Four metres of snow has fallen at Sweden's most northerly resort.
Spring and milder weather might have arrived to most of southern Sweden, but it's a different story in the far north. At the country's most northerly ski resort, an unexpected four metres of snow has already fallen, with even more of the white stuff forecast.

"It is more snow than average for sure, and we've had lots of snowfall combined with storms over the last couple of days adding to the massive buildup and snowdrifts," Magnus Ormestad from the Riksgränsen ski resort, close to the northern border with Norway, told The Local in a message.

"As an example, the road passing us to Narvik was closed for at least two days due to an avalanche closing the road adding to the massive amounts of snow.

"But this is the Arctic so people here take it with ease."

Comment: Tromso in nearby northern Norway is also seeing heavy spring snowfall: