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Wed, 25 Jan 2017 19:14 UTC
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:58 UTC
"The avalanches had hit an Army camp and an Army patrol in two separate locations between January 25 and 26 in Gurez," said an Udhampur-based Army spokesman.
He said ten bodies have been recovered so far.
"The Army is working in extreme bad weather and heavy snowfall. The rescue operations were on immediately after the avalanches were reported," said the spokesman, without identifying the exact location.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 08:22 UTC
Owing to heavy snowfall in Siberia, eastern Europe, Mongolia, and northern China, migratory birds have been flocking at the sanctuary in large numbers. Gurugram's wildlife department has recorded a 60 per cent increase in number of these long-distance fliers, including rare varieties which have been spotted for the first time.
This year the national park has broken all records in terms of the number of domestic and migratory birds. The previous highest recorded figure was of 60,000, while this year the count has more than doubled with at least 1.25 lakh birds visiting, including the 40,000 that have flown in from abroad.
In an interview to Mail Today, Shyam Sundar Kaushik, divisional forest officer (DFO) of wildlife Gurugram range said that migratory birds have been flocking at the park since the onset of the winter season and arrivals will continue if the chill in the air remains the same for the next few days.
He was quoted as saying, "We had registered 25,000 migratory pelicans of 40 varieties last season and the figure in this category has reached 40,000 already with at least 35 more varieties of birds this season. This is an encouraging sign for us and it is also an indication of good air quality in the region."
The Guardian / The Irish Times
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:45 UTC
A powerful "weather bomb" has hit New Zealand, cutting off rural towns, flooding major roads and dumping snow on to bare alpine ski fields at what should be the height of the southern hemisphere summer.
The significant low edged over the South Island late on Thursday afternoon, causing landslips and snow, and went on to lash the country throughout the weekend.
The Seattle Times
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:17 UTC
For buildings in parts of the snow-covered U.S. West, it has become a winter where the weak do not survive.
The accumulated weight of snow has crushed an old lumber mill in Oregon, the main grocery store in a small Idaho town, a sports complex in Alaska and a conference center in Colorado, among others.
The snow has led to some injuries and at least one death, when the roof of a woman's snow-laden porch in northern Idaho fell while she was underneath it, officials say. Authorities fear more collapses will come.
Storms this month have blanketed the West and kept dumping more snow on top of it. Experts say the rare combination of greater snowfall at lower elevations and prolonged cold temperatures that allowed the snow to accumulate without melting away is partly to blame for the collapses.
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:22 UTC
Since New Year's Day, 241 inches of new snow has fallen at Main Lodge, where the records are kept. That easily surpasses the previous record of 209 inches, which was tallied in December 2010.
The latest storm brought the season total to 344 inches, a welcome turn-around from recent drier-than-normal winters. While last year brought 354 inches of fresh powder, according to the website, On the Snow, the most Mammoth received any winter from 2012-15 was 233 inches.
"All the snow this month can get a little tiresome, but I want to find the guy who did the right snow dance and pay him a lot and package him somehow," said Shields Richardson, the mayor of Mammoth Lakes who also owns the Side Door Cafe and Mammoth Village Properties with his wife, Kathy.
Most of the Anchorage Bowl picked up between 11 and 13 inches. This set a new record for the most snow ever recorded on Jan. 21 since records began in the early 1950s. The previous record was 3.8 inches in 1981.
The Straits Times
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 10:26 UTC
Western Japan's Tottori prefecture has seen heavy snowfall since Monday night with a record 1m accumulating in one town.
Tottori Governor Shinji Hirai had requested the military aid early yesterday.
"In addition to 28 personnel who arrived in the early morning, 33 more are on the way," Mr Daisuke Amano of the prefecture's disaster prevention unit told Agence France-Presse.
He said there were about 240 cars unable to move at 7.30am. "The majority of them had been stuck since Monday evening."
But after troops arrived to help clear snow, the number of affected vehicles was reduced to about 100, the prefecture said.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:12 UTC
All along NOAA calling for drought.
Additionally 152 MPH gusts across peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains, but just two weeks ago 172 MPH gusts, what is happening to our worlds weather?
"Provinces of West Azarbaijan, Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari, North Khorasan, Khuzestan, Fars, Qazvin, Kohgiluyeh-Boyer Ahmad, Lorestan and Mazandaran have been hit by severe snowfall and blizzards," said Morteza Salimi, head of the Relief and Rescue Organization at the Iranian Red Crescent Society.
Close to 740 people were provided relief and 156 trapped vehicles were rescued. Also, emergency shelters were provided to 107 people, he said, Salamat News reported.