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Easter Egg

Easter eggs under 10 centimetres of snow in the Doubs, France

snow, eggs, Easter
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Weird Easter egg hunt this Sunday in Chapelle-des-Bois. 10 good centimetres (3.9 inch) of fresh snow, fallen in the night, covered the sweet sweets. But in the commune, we are far from being surprised: "Ten centimetres on April 1st, it is normal in Chapelle-des-Bois. But we knew better, remembers François, a resident. Last year, we had 20 centimeters (7.9 inch) of snow on May 1st!"

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Ice Cube

Alberta breaks 80 year records as temperatures drop 15 degrees in minutes

Icicles in Calgary March 31, 2018.

Icicles in Calgary March 31, 2018.
Albertans have been dealing with winter-like conditions this Easter long weekend, but some locations have had it worse than others.

According to Environment Canada, three locations - Red Deer, Grande Prairie and Pincher Creek will remember Saturday as the coldest March 31 on record.

A cold front passed through the southwest corner of the province Saturday morning dropping temperatures in places like Cardston by 15 degrees within an hour.

Grande Prairie dropped to -30 C overnight breaking an 83-year-old record. Pincher Creek hit -21 C, edging an 82-year record, and Red Deer hit -22 C, breaking a record low of -19.4 C that was set in 1975.

Comment: All over the planet we're seeing the seasons behaving erratically, and most notably extreme cooling - all signs of an impending ice age:


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: European blizzards, UK snows, Norway cliffhangers and golden globes

Fuente del Tesoro

Fuente del Tesoro
SW Russia intense blizzard, more European delayed planting reports. Arctic vortex to split again bringing snow and cold temperature to UK, USA, and Europe. Ice Floes in the Netherlands with avalanche warnings in Norway. The sunset on our society as the Grand Soar Minimum intensifies bringing us iridescent skies and sunset globes of frozen color.



Spring storm dumps a foot of snowfall on central Minnesota

Mother nature dumped anywhere from 5-9 inches of new snowfall overnight Friday, into Saturday morning, March 31st.

Mother nature dumped anywhere from 5-9 inches of new snowfall overnight Friday, into Saturday morning, March 31st.
If the official start of spring tricked you into believing we would soon be frolicking in green pastures under the sun, Saturday's overnight snowfall was a sobering reminder that it won't be happening anytime soon.

A fierce snowstorm, combined with strong winds and temperatures significantly below average for this time of year, created treacherous conditions for drivers across much of the state. More than a foot of snow fell in the hardest-hit areas of central Minnesota overnight Friday and early Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen.

The Twin Cities also saw its fair share of snowfall, with 2.8 inches officially recorded at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport by morning. More snow fell to just north: 5.5 inches and 6.1 inches were recorded in Andover and St. Cloud, respectively.


Chaotic situation due to snow on the Gotthard in Switzerland

Gothard snow
Heavy snowfalls fell on the plain. However, vehicles can only use the Gotthard Tunnel in dropper mode.

31.03 Night snowfalls in the plain of the canton of Uri made the A2 unusable on Saturday morning.

31.03 Night snowfalls in the plain of the canton of Uri made the A2 unusable on Saturday morning. The highway had to be closed in both directions by the time the snowplows were cleared. The important North-South road link was partially reopened around 8.00 am. However, vehicles could only use the Gotthard Tunnel in dropper mode.

Comment: Yale's Two Climate Bombs Point to Impending Ice Age

Ice Cube

Long cold winter continues for western Canada

Icy lashes
© Reuters
Temperatures have dipped more than 10 degrees lower than normal in many parts of Saskatchewan.
Several stories appearing in local media this week highlight changing environmental conditions in western Canada, and suggest a continued overall pattern of cooling and not warming, as some climate change pundits still maintain.

From The Weather Network spring forecast...
Much of Canada has struggled to maintain any consistent warm weather, and that struggle will continue through most of April as winter will still have a few more parting shots for most Canadians. The coldest weather (relative to normal) will be found across western and central Canada.
British Columbia

The arrival of consistent spring weather will be delayed this year across the province. Cooler than normal temperatures are expected, especially during the first half of the season across most of B.C.

Consistent spring weather will be delayed this year as we expect a colder than normal March and April across the region.
Ontario and Quebec

A sluggish start to spring is expected as colder than normal temperatures will dominate during the second half of March and much of April. In addition, we have a higher than typical threat for winter-like storms, especially for central and northern regions.

Ice Cube

Extreme weather and avalanches isolate Arctic community in Norway

norway mountains finnmark

Finnmark, Norway
The municipality of Berlevåg, in Norway's Lapland (Finnmark) has been experiencing problems of food deliveries and transport for six consecutive days. An avalanche and heavy snowing blocked the county road leading to the village on Friday, March 23, 2018. In addition, the ship from Hurtigruten cruise lines has had problems to dock due to bad weather conditions. On March 26, The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate issued nationwide avalanche warnings due to the huge amounts of snow in the mountains and suddenly shifting temperatures.

Since Friday, the only road leading to Berlevåg, county road 890, has been largely closed due to the danger of avalanche. It was managed to be opened for short periods of time on Sunday and Monday by Norwegian Public Roads Administration. On Tuesday evening, a Hurtigruten ship was allowed to dock in the village, which was empty of food supplies like vegetables and milk. The avalanche danger level remains high, level 4 on many parts in Norway's Lapland (Finnmark).

Comment: This winter has brought unprecedented events to the entire North hemisphere - and winter in the southern hemisphere wasn't much different:


Another metre of snowfall forecast for Easter in the Alps

Snow in the Alps

Snow in the Alps
Forecasters are currently expecting up to a metre of snow to fall on higher slopes in the Alps over the coming week.

After a mostly sunny weekend conditions have been turning snowier, particularly in the Western Alps, and up to two feet (60cm) of snow is now being forecast, much of that for Wednesday.

But the (less certain) longer term forecast is for it to keep snowing through the Easter weekend and in to the first week of April next week.

Avoriaz (pictured) says it expects 65cm of snow by Friday and nearly a metre by this time next week.

Cloud Lightning

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Elements of the Grand Solar Minimum easily explained

deep snow
A graphic to describe all of the changes we as a planetary civilization will see unfold over the next 7 years culminating in reduced global crop production. We collectively need to start the conversation so we can begin to find solutions. What to expect: 1. Declining Solar Output 2. Weakening Magnetosphere 3.Out of season storms 4. Massive rain events, rivers from the sky 5.Huge and ever increasing size of hailstones 6. Increased meteor sightings and rattling explosions 7. Jet Streams wandering far out of their normal zones 8. Increases in cosmic rays which will trigger more eruptions and create thicker cloud layers 9. REDUCTION IN GLOBAL GRAIN YIELDS

Cloud Precipitation

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Record rains, early snows in southern hemisphere and newest cosmic ray count

Flash flood

Torrential rain causes flash floods in Belo Horizonte in Brazil
Just weeks after David Taylor forecast record cold for Australia this year, early snows and frost appear, 8 weeks ahead of schedule. Record rains now confirmed for Brazil and Dominican Republic in March. Floods and Freak Storms during the dry season in eastern Thailand. Newest cosmic ray counts by Carlos Ramirez.