The National Weather Service said 8.8 inches (22.4 centimeters) of snow fell on Anchorage between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. That's a record for March 29 in Anchorage, said meteorologist Rebecca Duell.
The Anchorage School District canceled classes for the day, and the deep snow slowed traffic.
One enterprising person on a bicycle with fat tires was caught by a camera from Anchorage television station KTVA. The cyclist was slowly trudging along a bike path adjacent to a long line of cars waiting to move off a highway exit ramp.
The snowfall wasn't unusual for Anchorage, or for the time of year, Duell said.
The latest snowfall on record of at least one-tenth of an inch is May 22, which occurred in 1964.
Since 1952, the average final snowfall in Anchorage occurs on April 18. The previous high snowfall for March 29 was 3.4 inches (8.6 centimeters) set in 2001.
Ice Age Now
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:46 UTC
The lowest temperature in the morning was 0 - 3 degrees in Kimitsu Sakanohata, 0 - 6 degrees in Narita - shi, 0 - 9 degrees in Sakura city and Katori city, the same as in the middle of winter. In the morning, it became snowy in some areas such as Chiba city and Narita city and the outside bay toll road was temporarily closed due to snowfall.
Ice Age Now
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:29 UTC
When he uses the word "hot," Prieto is talking about 88 degrees Fahrenheit (31C) hot. He thinks this El Niño will therefore be more devastating than the last one because that one contained water "only" 81F (27C) hot.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) confirms Prieto's observations (at least partially). "During January and February 2017, above-average SSTs (sea-surface temperatures) expanded within the eastern Pacific Ocean," says NOAA. "(There are) increasing chances for El Niño development into the fall." When you look at the NOAA map, you can clearly see the gigantic intensely red spots - the hot water masses - sliding towards Peru. The hot water masses measure more than 1,000 miles long (1600 km) and 450 meters deep. The first mass should hit the Peruvian coast in April and last until July. The second mass, a super monster, should arrive in August and last until October.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:14 UTC
A Siberian Times article suggested that 7,000 underground gas bubbles are set to "explode" on the peninsulas of Yamal and Gydan as a result of melting permafrost. The article differentiates these small gas bubbles from enormous craters in the tundra landscape, but asserts that the huge craters are the result of subsurface methane gas exploding as global warming heats up Earth. That is far from certain, scientists told Live Science. In fact, the craters may be thousands of years old.
"These craters are recently discovered by scientists," said Katey Walter Anthony, a biogeochemist at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, who studies methane release from permafrost. "It doesn't mean they are new."
Comment: Is there something much bigger happening on our planet? Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection
Strong snow blizzard in Madrid March 2017...Springtime!! :)
But, at some point, it must be said, the beauty disappears, and a snowy vista prompts a negative response.
We would venture to say that moment has been reached in the capital area. We're getting more than a little tired of setting records.
More than 20 cm of snow fell across the region Friday, more in some places, making it the snowiest March 24 in history, according to one veteran observer.
The "YOW Weather Records" Twitter account said it was Ottawa's snowiest Mar 24 since records began in 1872.
Meanwhile...If the forecasters are to be believed, we're finally going to get some TRUE spring-type weather. Or, at least warmer.
Real Climate Science.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 02:00 UTC
Earth's worst-ever mass extinction of life holds 'apocalyptic' warning about climate change, say scientists
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:14 UTC
Researchers studying the largest-ever mass extinction in Earth's history claim to have found evidence that it was caused by runaway global warming - and that the "apocalyptic" events of 250 million years ago could happen again.
About 90 per cent of all the living things on the planet were wiped out in the Permian mass extinction - described in a 2005 book called When Life Nearly Died - for reasons that have been long debated by scientists.
Comment: Aha! Finally a reasoned voice who admits that we have to 'wait and see' but that we are definitely in for some seriously dangerous and destructive weather patterns, which he probably concluded by checking the monthly Sott Earth Changes Summary!
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:21 UTC
Dave McCoy, an environmental educator at Evangola State Park in New York, told the News that more than two-dozen ice volcanoes sprung up along Lake Erie's shoreline for the fourth time this winter season.
"I've never seen them form in March," McCoy told the News.
They also formed on Lake Superior and Lake Ontario, the latter shown in video provided by The Weather Network:
English Radio News
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:34 UTC