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Overnight snow puts March 2021 second all-time for snowiest Marches in Denver, Colorado

Also puts this month tied for fifth place all time for snowiest months ever in Denver

Denver International Airport picked up 1.6 inches of snow Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, putting it at 32.5 inches of snow so far this month and putting March 2021 in a tie for second place for snowiest Marches ever in the city.

The 32.5 inches of snow that have fallen so far this month ties March 1944 for second place in the record books. The March snow record for Denver was set in 2003, when 35.2 inches of snow fell.


Late March storm brings snow, wind to New Mexico

Damaging Winds and Snow Sweep Across Central New Mexico as Severe Storm Hits

Damaging winds and snow sweep across central New Mexico
A late March storm is bringing snow, rain and strong winds to northern and central New Mexico.

The storm ramped up around midnight.

At 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, PNM reported that more than 14,000 customers were without power in the Albuquerque area. However, service had been restored to most customers by midday.

The storm has also prompted dozens of closures and delays across the state.

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Skier dies in avalanche near Colorado's Beaver Creek Resort - 35th such death for US this season

A skier has died in an avalanche in the backcountry near Beaver Creek Resort, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center reports.

The avalanche happened at about 3 p.m. Monday in a steep, northwest-facing chute at an elevation of around 10,500 feet (3,200 meters), said the center, which is still investigating.

The victim was Gary Allen Smith, 37, an Eagle County resident, the coroner's office told the Vail Daily.

Smith was a backcountry skier, worked at a backcountry ski shop and was a gear editor for a backcountry skiing website, the newspaper reported.

Smith's death is the 35th avalanche related fatality in the U.S. this season and the 12th in Colorado, matching the state's 1992-93 avalanche death toll.

Source: AP

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Avalanche kills at least 5 in Pakistan-administered Kashmir

At least five people were killed when an avalanche hit a village in Pakistan-administered Kashmir late Wednesday, according to state-run media.

A house in the Sargan village of Neelum Valley was buried under snow resulting in the death of a woman and her four children, Radio Pakistan reported.

Local people and police retrieved the bodies while rescue work is still underway.

The country's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and Kashmir were lashed by heavy rain and snow during the last three days.

According to the provincial rescue service 1122, at least two people were killed in rain-related accidents on Tuesday.


Hemkund Sahib in Uttarakhand, India covered in deep snow

deep snow

Hemkund Sahib, formally known as Gurudwara Shri Hemkund Sahib Ji, is a Sikh place of worship and pilgrimage site in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India.


Late March snow hits Algeria

Batna : Exclusive, enchanting scenes of the world-rare Atlantic cedar trees, clad in white ... from the heights of Theguentest

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Fresh snowfall hits Himachal Pradesh, India - up to a foot deep

Unexpected snowfall thrilled tourists at Solang valley near Manali on Monday. The entire Lahaul valley also wore of a blanket of white and snowfall was continuing when this report was filed.

Snowfall and blizzards blocked many roads in Lahaul and upper Manali on Monday morning. The Manali-Atal tunnel road has been closed to tourists as it has become slippery. Tourist movement has been restricted to Solang valley. Only four-wheel-drive vehicles are being allowed to enter Lahaul valley, where traffic on most roads has crippled partially. Border Roads Organisation (BRO) had started clearing snow since early morning.

Both portals of Atal tunnel have received 25 to 30cm of fresh snow. Solang valley near Manali received 5cm snow. Udaipur received 26cm and Keylong received 9cm snow. Sissu and Gondhla received 15-20cm of fresh snow. Gulaba, Marhi, Rohtang Pass, Hamta and all upper regions of Manali donned a white mantle. Some parts of Spiti valley also received light snow. Hansa village of Spiti recorded 5cm of fresh snow.


Late March snow falling on Taiwan's Yushan

Taiwan's tallest peak, Yushan, this morning (Wednesday, March 24), saw 1 centimeter of snow, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

As a cold air mass continues to impact Taiwan, the CWB reported that at 7:10 a.m., snow began falling on the north face of Yushan. At 8:05 a.m., snow was falling intermittently, with the temperature fluctuating between 0 and 1 degrees Celsius.

By 8:40 am, the snow had stopped falling, with 1 cm having accumulated at the CWB weather station on Yushan that morning. According to the bureau, precipitation is continuing to fall, but it is a mixture of sleet and ice pellets.


Late March snowfall as Cyprus waits for spring to set in

Cyprus is enjoying what is probably its last winter spell before spring sets in, with the Troodos mountains seeing their last snowfall and temperatures taking a dive of more than 10 degrees from Tuesday.

Following a brief summer spell with temperatures rising to 26 degrees Celsius in previous days, Cypriots woke up to chilling weather on Wednesday as temperatures are expected to reach 17 ֯C inland, three degrees below the average for late March.

A webcam operated by Kitas Weather near the landmark Jubilee Hotel showed steady snowfall.

Speaking to the Financial Mirror, a Met Office official said Cyprus will be leaving the hot weather behind as temperatures on Wednesday are not expected to rise above 17C inland, and 18֯ C on the coast. The Troodos mountains will see temperatures of 8C.

Snowflake Cold

19th coldest February in 127 years for continental US

At 30.6° Fahrenheit (-0.8°C), February 2021's mean continental U.S. temperature was 3.2° F (9.5%) below the month's 20th Century average, ranking this the 19th coldest February since 1894 (127 years).

Of course, this very severe drop accords with our mid-1990s 140-year post-Little Ice Age "amplitude compression" thesis, positing serial 50-40-30-20 year warm-cold spells from AD 1890 to 2029. At that point, intra-decadal oscillations, whipsaw global temperatures, will confirm the onset of a cyclical 102-kiloyear Pleistocene Ice Age dating from AD 1350, ending the 12,550-year Holocene Interglacial Epoch.