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Early snowstorm strikes high areas of Wyoming

Winter is coming early for some mountain areas of western and central Wyoming.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Friday for the Bighorn, Absaroka and Wind River mountains. Up to a foot of snow is possible in high elevations.

Snow was also expected in parts of Yellowstone National Park, including the Old Faithful area.

On Friday morning, snow forced the Wyoming Department of Transportation to close sections of U.S. 212 near the Montana border, including Beartooth Pass, northwest of Cody.

Source: Associated Press

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Carbon tax by stealth Down Under - To save the world by banning *old style* two-stroke lawn mowers, weed whackers, outboard boat motors!

© Daily Telegraph, Australia
A Victa dance during the opening ceremony of the 2000 Olympics.
Cory Bernardi outlines legislation that has just passed banning *old-style* 2-stroke motors from 2019 - meaning lawn mowers, leaf blowers, chainsaws, weed whackers, and outboard boat motors. In Australia mowers and fishing tinnies are heritage material. It's a new carbon tax by stealth, pretending to be about health.

h/t to Tim Blair who adds a movie of Australians dancing with lawn mowers for the Sydney Olympic opening ceremony (just to give you foreigners some appreciation of how attached Australians are to them).

Stock up now. You may not be able to buy them (legally) after 2019. I predict a high black market value decent prices for "Vintage models on ebay".

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First snowfall of 2017-18 season recorded for Lake Tahoe

© Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Kirkwood Mountain Resort reported 3 to 4 inches of snowfall on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Lake Tahoe had its first snowfall of the season on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort reported around 3 to 4 inches of wet snow early in the morning. The resort's base is at 7,800 feet.

Sierra-at-Tahoe, located at 8,800 feet, also reported snow.


"Much cooler temperatures along with showers and isolated thunderstorms are in store for today," the U.S. National Weather Service Reno Nevada posted on Facebook Wednesday morning.

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Early snowfall at Rogers Pass, Montana

It's snowing in Montana!

Snow is finally falling in Montana, and not a moment too soon.

For now, it's only at Rogers Pass, but wet weather is expected across more of Montana this week.



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First snow of winter hits Ben Nevis, Scotland; less than 2 weeks after summer ends


Running coach Paul Lind poses next to first snow on Ben Nevis
The first snow of winter has fallen just days after summer ended.

Scotland is now shivering in a four-day polar chill with frost, snow and hail forecast.

An inch of snow fell on Ben Nevis in the Highlands yesterday less than two weeks after summer finished.

Running coach Paul Lind - who scaled the mountain and caught a glimpse of the snow - said: "Ben Nevis had 2cm of fresh snow on the summit ridge."

Snow expert Iain Cameron added: "The first UK snow of the 2017-18 season is confirmed."

Hikers also battled 45mph polar gales making 0.7C temperatures feel like -8C yesterday on Cairngorm.

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Australian ski fields and thundersnow: Global cooling has started


Heavy snow sweeps across Tasmania
Twisting weather in Australia sees record heat one day followed 18 hours later by snow in the same location. Snow pack for Australian alps at five year highs and more late Spring snow coming through the next week. Tasmania late season snows down to 100 meters, nearly on the beaches in spring, unheard of. Australian MSM claims warmest winter ever, but we all know how the BOM rigged temperature stations to stop registering temperatures cooler than -10.3C, so is this truly the warmest or were the records falsified?


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Unseasonal snowfall continues at alpine resorts in Victoria, Australia

© Chris Hocking
Another icy winter blast at Falls Creek on Thursday, in the midst of spring.
Traditional springtime weather is yet to reach the snowfields, with snow still falling across alpine resorts.

About 30 centimetres of snow was predicted across Thursday, Friday and into Saturday at Falls Creek.

The resort received eight centimetres in 24 hours before Thursday, with average snow depths of 190cm.


Mount Hotham received 15 cm in the 24 hours before Thursday morning with natural snow depths of 175 cm.

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Molltal Glacier in Austrian Alps receives 7 inches of September snow overnight


Molltal Glacier
Austria's Molltal Glacier has reported 20cm of fresh snowfall overnight and this morning has blue skies for perfect powder conditions for the last week of summer 2017.

The Molltal (pictured top at 8.30am this morning) is one of seven glacier ski areas currently open in the Alps and Scandinavia, most of which have received good snowfalls over the first two weekends of September, with more forecast for the coming few days.

It's very good news after the long hot summer in the Alps when most of the old snow cover on Europe's glaciers was melted away and the Molltal was one of two centres that had to temporarily close in late August due to lack of snow.

The most recent snow has been falling down to lower elevations (2000m)

Three more glacier ski areas - the Stubai and Pitztal glaciers in Austria and Val Senales in Italy - are due to open for their 2017-18 ski seasons later this week. Solden opened last weekend.

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Communities west of Edmonton near Alberta Rockies hit with first snowfall

Winter is coming.

Communities along the edge of the Alberta Rockies were walloped with the first snowfall of the season Wednesday.

After periods of drizzling rain, snow began falling over sections of the Icefields Parkway mid-morning.

Between five and 10 millimetres of precipitation is expected to fall in Jasper throughout the day, according to the latest forecast from Environment Canada.

The Hinton area has also been buried in a small dump of wet snow. Photographs posted to social media suggest that area highways were slick.

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Coldest night in 45 years as temperatures plummet in New South Wales

IF you thought winter was over, you might want to think again because spring isn't quite ready to officially take over just yet.

Temperatures across NSW plummeted yesterday with residents in the inland town of Goulburn shivering through the coldest September night in 45 years, with a chilly -5C recorded.

The good news is the cold snap isn't hanging around for too much longer.

Sky News weather meteorologist Tristan Meyer told news.com.au the cold snap was the result of a high pressure system.

"This high pressure system will also lead to predominantly sunny skies and a warm day over the southeast," he said.