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Sheep buried in deep snow in northern Spain

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"Welcome to the next Little Ice Age!" says reader."SEVERAL FEET of Global Warming hit Northern Spain on October 31st and Basque farmers were caught out very badly."

"The video shows them digging sheep out from heavy, wet snow. This amount of snow this early is almost unheard of in the modern climate record."

"Herd casualties across the whole of Europe and Eurasia, are already exceeding historic records for the time of year."

Gorbea, Basque mountains (max elevation 1481 m), north Spain

Recovering sheep buried deep in fresh snow on Gorbea, Basque mountains (max elevation 1481 m), north Spain on October 31!

Thanks to Caroline Snyder for this info and link


120 rescued as heavy snowfall blocks Mughal road in Jammu and Kashmir - accumulations of 3 feet

120 people rescued as heavy snowfall blocks Mughal road in J-K (Representative Image)

120 people rescued as heavy snowfall blocks Mughal road in J-K (Representative Image)
Over 120 persons, mostly truckers, were rescued from Peer Ki Gali along the Mughal road, which recorded the season's first heavy snowfall over the past couple of days, a senior traffic police officer said Saturday.

Some of the rescued people, including an aged woman, were sick and shifted to hospital, but none of them is serious, Deputy Superintendent of Police, traffic, Mohammad Rafiq told PTI.

Over three feet of snow had accumulated in the high altitude Peer Ki Gali stretch of the road, connecting the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu with south Kashmir Shopian.

"A joint rescue operation was launched last evening after it was reported that over 70 vehicles, mostly trucks, were left stranded on both sides due to the heavy snowfall and subsequently over 120 persons were rescued and shifted safely to Surankote," Rafiq, who led the rescue operation, said.


Pajarito Mountain in New Mexico gets over 8 inches of early snow on Halloween - Sipapu Ski resort hit with a foot

snow falling at Pajarito Mountain
With more than six inches of snow falling at Pajarito Mountain on Halloween, General Manager Tom Long is optimistic that Mother Nature will be more cooperative this year and provide the area with a good ski season.

In the first major snow of the season, the bottom of Pajarito Ski Area received six inches of snow, while the top received more than eight inches. Last year, the ski area received almost no natural snow, and was forced to operate at reduced capacity throughout the winter.

Now, with snow falling so early and the long term forecast pointing toward more winter weather moving forward, Long believes that everything is on track for Pajarito Mountain to open its lifts for skiers on Dec. 21.

Comment: Another report via the Los Alamos Daily Post states that one foot of the white stuff was dumped on Sipapu Ski resort.



Storm dumps 16 inches of snow on Colorado's southern mountains, more on the way

Telluride Ski Resort

Telluride Ski Resort
The storm that dampened Denver's morning commute dropped substantial snowfall along the Front Range and Continental Divide, 10 days before two Summit County ski areas open for the season.

The storm favored southern Colorado with more than 16 inches falling near Cuchara in the Sangre de Cristo Range, 13 inches at Wolf Creek Pass and 12 at La Veta Pass. The Wolf Creek ski area, which is open on weekends for now, reported 14 inches of fresh snow this morning and a 30-inch depth at mid-mountain. A winter storm warning remains in effect for the Sangre de Cristos until 3 p.m.

The northern mountains near the Continental Divide also did well. The Estes Park-Longs Peak area received 8-10 inches. Berthoud Pass picked up 10 and the Winter Park ski area eight.


World snow wrap: Winter kicks off early in the Northern Hemisphere

Passio Stelvio in Italy received a metre of snow when a huge snow storm hit the Alps

Passio Stelvio in Italy received a metre of snow when a huge snow storm hit the Alps
The Alps have been dumped on, good snowfalls in the Rockies and the first snowfall in Japan.

Winter is starting to arrive in the northern hemisphere with snow falling during the past week in North America, Europe and Japan. The biggest falls have been in Europe with parts of the Alps receiving a metre of snow in 72 hours followed by another 50-70cms on Oct 29 and more snow is expected over the next few days. The totals are hitting the two metre mark in the higher resorts, a number of which are already open and more resorts are set to open soon.

While this early season snow is great news for most European resorts, it is not good news for the Stomping Grounds camps in Saas Fee, with the second session currently on hold due to the consistent snowfalls. For Stomping Grounds director Charles Beckinsale, it is a frustrating situation.


Ski resorts in the Alps report 1.8m (six feet) of fresh October snowfall since the weekend

Verbier has announced they'll be opening some slopes this Friday, November 2nd, following heavy snowfall across the Alps, which brought the Swiss resort 60cm of fresh snow so far.

"The Indian summer has indeed ended and gave way to a winter scenery that has been on the station for a few days. Indeed, more than 60cm of fresh snow cover the slopes of Lac des Vaux. Thanks to this snowfall and the machine-made snow, we can open our domain as of Friday 2 November with excellent conditions," a resort statement reads.

The opening of the Attelas-Ruinettes sector will follow as soon as possible according to the next weather conditions and the work done by our snowmakers.

Comment: Xinhua reported on Oct 30th that:
According to ANSA, at least 170 people have been stuck in a hotel near the Stelvio Pass in the mountains between Italy's northeastern Trentino region and Switzerland for the past three days due to record snowfall, making access impossible.
(ANSA is an Italian news agency.)


Heavy snowfall in Algeria

Snow Algeria
Army intervenes to provide assistance in snow removal, blocked roads and tracks.

29 Oct 2018 - Detachments of the National People's Army (ANP) in Sidi Bel Abbes intervened at the level of the communes of Dhaya, Oued-Sbaa and Tamlaka to open up these localities which experienced heavy snowfall during the last 48 hours, said Monday a statement from the Department of National Defense (DND).

The statement added that the elements of the ANP" have provided assistance to citizens and proceeded to snow removal. blocked roads and tracks ".

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links

Comment: At the same time just to the west of Algeria early snowfall blanketed Ifrane in Morocco to a depth of 30 centimeters (almost one foot).


Unseasonal snowstorms sweep across central France, cause road chaos

The Route National 88 in central France were hundreds of motorists were left stranded by the snow.

The Route National 88 in central France were hundreds of motorists were left stranded by the snow.
Heavy snowfall across south-central France, with up to 40 centimeters (16 inches) falling in some towns and villages, has caused chaos on the roads and knocked out electricity to nearly 200,000 homes, authorities said on Tuesday.

The unseasonal and unexpectedly large snowstorms hit across Auverge-Rhone-Alpes and nearby regions, south and west of Lyon. TV footage showed thick blankets of snow falling across highways and in towns, with hundreds of vehicles brought to a halt.

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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Northern hemisphere weather behaving strangely

High velocity winds pushing massive storm floods through the Mediterranean, record snows across European Alps, earliest remembered snows in Morocco, North America east and west coasts epic early snows and this is only the last week of October.

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Early snowfall blankets Ifrane, Morocco to a depth of 30 centimeters (almost one foot)

Sunday's drop in temperatures throughout Morocco has led to the first snowfall, reaching 30 centimeters in Ifrane.

Ifrane, known as Morocco's "Switzerland," is not used to seeing snowfall this early before winter. Most snow falls in January.

With snow-covered evergreens and steep-peaked houses, Ifrane becomes a winter wonderland with each snowfall. The temperature in Ifrane was -1 degree Celsius yesterday.

Locals in the Atlas Mountain villages of Imouzzer, El Hajeb, and Boulemane and the city of Midelt also woke up to snow on the ground.