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Storms pelt Las Vegas Valley, Mount Charleston receives snow in May

Mount Charleston sees rare May snowfall

Mount Charleston sees rare May snowfall
May came in like a lion Tuesday, as lightning flashed and thunderstorms pelted parts of the Las Vegas Valley, and snow covered higher-elevation areas on Mount Charleston.

Lightning was seen throughout the western valley, and flashes also were reported with storms over the central and south valley, the National Weather Service said.

"So it's basically everywhere," meteorologist Chelsea Kryston said.

McCarran International Airport received about 0.24 inches of rain in a 24-hour span, Kryston said. Rain fell harder in other parts of the valley, however, as Summerlin saw about 0.27 inches, Centennial Hills recorded about 0.31 inches and southeast Henderson received 0.42 inches.

The weather service issued a flood advisory late Tuesday that was set to end at 10:15 p.m.

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Spring snowfall hits the Sierra

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Another round of winter weather is hitting part of the Sierra.

Snow and ice falling overnight in Nevada County caused some traffic problems, as Interstate 80 was shut down for a couple of hours due to slick road conditions.

The snow and ice fell on Monday.

Watch the above video to see the white powder falling!


Source: CNN

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Students evacuated in southern France as heavy snow surprises them during hike

Mont-Ventoux
© Photo Francis Nicolas/MaxPPP
The Mont-Ventoux peaks at nearly 2000 meters.
Snow and ice during a strong storm surprised around twenty of the 174 participants in a hike organised this Tuesday by the Ecole SupElec in Paris.

They weren't expecting it, and had to be evacuated by the emergency services as weather conditions deteriorated.

Spring temperatures dropped to make way for winter conditions, leaving the youths poorly-equipped for the non-seasonal weather. The cold surprised them, going so far as to prevent them from continuing.

Firefighters were called to pick them up from the slopes of Mont-Ventoux, which culminates at nearly 2000 meters, in the department of Vaucluse in southeast France.

By 4:15 pm, no one was missing from the call. The hike ended with no injuries.

Translated by Sott.net from here

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It's snowing 'like winter' in France - Hikers rescued in Pyrenees

Rescue in the snow for the gendarmes of Luchon in the Pyrenees

Luchon, neige
© Crédit Facebook/PGHM de Luchon
This impressive picture was taken by the PGHM from Luchon during the rescue.
Gendarmes in Luchon intervened this Monday to rescue a couple of hikers buried under snow, one of whom suffered a broken ankle. The intervention took place on the descent of the Pic du Cagire (1912m).

The hiker slipped in the middle of the afternoon and injured her left ankle not far from the Mourtis resort in the south of the Haute Garonne department.

"Initially they thought they could reach the Col de Mente where their vehicle is. But with a growing pain and the weather worsening, the couple resigned themselves to contacting our services for help at around 5:30pm," said the gendarmes.

Despite it "snowing like in winter,"
a team of five gendarmes went to the location. The victim was taken down slopes where 20cm of fresh snow had accumulated.

Translated by Sott.net from here

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May snowfall in Utah National Park

Alpine, Utah
© Robbie lawler
Alpine, Utah
It may be May 1, but snow was falling across the higher elevations of southern Utah. The snow was expected to stick to grassy surfaces while roads would be just wet near Bryce Canyon National Park, according to the National Weather Service.

A Facebook post from the national park said it was "perfect May weather," in the sense that it "may snow, it may rain, it may thunder a bit later on," the post continued. The park shared this footage of snow along with the post.


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: USA record cold and shocking crop report, France snow, EU electrified

neige, Normandie, 2018
© Instagram/@nono_basset_hound_et_steph
Snow in a Normandy garden this Monday.
Normandy Region of France late season snow, with 300,000 lightning strikes over the last 24 hours. US record cold over the weekend Great Lakes region, but national news won't cover that, but if it were record heat it would be front page news. New shocking report US wheat 65% is now low or very low quality.


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It's snowing on April 30th in Normandy, France

neige, Normandie, 2018
© Instagram/@nono_basset_hound_et_steph
Snow in a Normandy garden this Monday.
This Monday, the negative temperatures allowed the snow to fall in places in the Eure and Seine-Maritime, even to hold on the ground.

Northern France is experiencing heavy rainfall. This Monday, they even give snow in places in Normandy.

These snow showers concern in particular the departments of Eure and Seine-Maritime. Temperatures are close to 0°C or even slightly below. As shown on this map provided by Météociel at 11h20, the temperature felt, which takes into account the effect of the wind, was negative in the majority of the department as well as in the South of the Seine-Maritime and the East of the Oise. In Rouen, the feeling was -5°C.

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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: US Planting Report: Delays, cold damage, drought and disease

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With the totals from the USDA as 3% of Spring Wheat planted vs 25% in the 30 year average, and corn at 5% vs 16% for the average and descriptions as "despicable" and a "snail's pace" for planting along with cold damage and drought across the central U.S. states they have described it as the "most stress" a wheat crop can handle. I've included a full timeline for crop losses moving forward to 2025 and this weeks incredible lack of planting. If this video doesn't not wake you up, nothing will.


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More snow and record cold at the end of April in Great Lakes and interior northeast

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Snow fell in upstate New York and northwest Pennsylvania Sunday morning as record lows were set in the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley, putting an exclamation mark on what has a been an awful April in those regions.

Residents in western New York shared photos on social media showing their displeasure of this wintry weather on the next to last day of April.

Accumulations, if any, were light in most areas, but the snow was a fitting end to one of the coldest Aprils on record in parts of upstate New York.

Although it wasn't snowing in the western Great Lakes and Ohio Valley Sunday morning, the cold temperatures did set several daily record lows.

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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: 2018-2019 forecast - where crop yields will decline globally

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This is a forecast based on repeated Y-O-Y losses, and persistent below normal temperatures in the same crop zones. The map series is for 2018-2019 and covers Australia, China, South Africa, USA / Canada. Ive included some commodity prices as well so you get an indication of where food prices are headed.


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