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First fall storm drops 11 inches of snow on Colorado's Grand Mesa

© Grand Mesa Lodge
The Grand Mesa Lodge reported 11 inches of snow over the weekend.
The snow season is off to a big start in western Colorado!

A weather observer at the Grand Mesa Lodge reported 11 inches over the weekend.

The snow prompted the National Weather Service in Grand Junction to issue Colorado's first winter weather advisory of the season.

Colorado's Grand Mesa is no stranger to early snowfall.

Last year they received almost of foot of snow between Sept. 24-25 and racked up a total of 408.5 inches for the season.


Snowflake Cold

Record cold, record snow - it must be 'global warming'

© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Record early snow from Alaska to Norway. 12 feet in Alaska a foot across the western USA, a foot in northern Europe where Norway govt urged its citizens to put on snow chains while driving on the snowy roads. California summer snow, Tahoe, Montana, Utah, Idaho, all heavy early snows and Utah setting dozens of new cold and snow records over the last few days. More Arctic ice, record ice growth on Greenland, media is silent and stunned.


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Flake News: Early snowfall reported on mountains across Europe with a foot of snow recorded in Austria


Hintertux, Austria
After a very long, hot summer, September has seen large and on-going snowfalls on Alpine glaciers, with the snow now falling to lower elevations and over a wider area of the continent.

The snowfall in the first few weeks of the Meteorological Autumn, and the last three weeks of the astronomical summer appears to have been greater than at the start of the past few winters at some areas. Snow has been reported in The Dolomites, Pyrenees, Scandinavia and even dustings on high points in Scotland and Croatia.

Around 10 glaciers are already open for 2017-18 snowsports in Europe including three that opened last weekend after two weekends of September snowfall. The snow is particularly heavy in Austria where the Hintertux glacier (pictured top) has had 30cm (a foot) of fresh snow and the Stubai glacier 25cm (10 inches) of snow. Both report powder conditions.


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Heavy snowfall strikes East Kazakhstan

Much of the East Kazakhstan region was affected by heavy snowfalls over the weekend, Kazinform correspondent reports.

Precipitation in the form of rain transitioning into wet snow occurred across the whole region, including the cities of Semey, Ust-Kamenogorsk, and Ridder.

Most of the snow fell in the mountainous areas of the region.

According to local authorities, sudden precipitation didn't cause any significant damage or accidents as the residents were properly informed.

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Dozens of cities, towns and villages in Russia get early snow after hot summer

© Aleksei Salamatov
The cold blast is in contrast to last year when the first snow in western Siberia came only in the first week of October.
In Yakutia the snow came earlier - with the first falls on 28-29 August, before the official end of summer.

But in western Siberia the first white blanket has now come to the cities of Omsk, Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, and Krasnoyarsk, as well as both Altai Republic and Altai region.
Drivers have been warned to take care across this large area.

The cold blast is in contrast to last year when the first snow in western Siberia came only in the first week of October.

So far the coldest temperature as the new winter approaches is around minus 5C in Aldan, Neryungi, Aikhal and Verkhoyansk - all in Yakutia region, officially the Sakha Republic.

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Early-season snowfall closes roads in northern Utah; 8 inches deep

© Solitude Mtn Resort
Fresh snow in Big Cottonwood Canyon
Early-season snow continued to fall around northern Utah, with a few first-of-the-season road closures.

Utah Department of Transportation reported just after 10 a.m. Sunday that a gate had been closed on state Route 224, just past Park City Hall in Summit County. The gate would be opened as soon as crews could clear the area.
CLOSURE: the first seasonal gate at SR-224 in @SummitCountyUT due to heavy snowfall. Gate will reopen when crews are able to clear it.

— UDOT Region Two (@UDOTRegionTwo) September 24, 2017
Officials in Alta reported 8 inches of snow on the ground in some places. Snowplows were out in Little Cottonwood Canyon, and drivers should expect snowy roads, especially on state Route 210 in the canyon.

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A foot of snow falls on Mount Bachelor, Oregon; skiing season starts early

© Mt. Bachelor
After a foot of snow this week, Mt. Bachelor has become the first place in North America to offer skiing and snowboard this early in the season.

Officials set up a terrain park in the base area, where snowboarders and skiers used rails to slide around on the snow.

They're offering free access to the terrain park, as well as free "snow-seeing" chairlift rides for foot passengers only.

"The storm gave us an opportunity to try something new and unique," said Drew Jackson, Mt. Bachelor's director of sales and marketing. "There was too much snow to open our bike trails this weekend, so we thought we'd put something together with what we had to work with - which was about a foot of snow."


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9 inches of snow hits the mountains of Colorado

© Grand Mesa Lodge
It will be a chilly and wet weekend around metro Denver.

High temperatures won't make it out of the the 50s on Sunday and Monday.

Colorado will have cloudy skies, fog, breezy winds, and rainfall in the lower elevations with snow in the mountains through Monday.

Rainfall totals for Denver and the Front Range will be anywhere from .25″ to .75″... great news for our current drought. A rain/snow mix possible in the Foothills on Sunday-Monday.

Mountains: Snow will come in two batches during the weekend ... one on Saturday and one on Sunday. The Grand Mesa near Grand Junctions had 9″ of snow on the ground at the higher elevations by late Saturday afternoon.

Arrow Down

Climate science and their money making scam

Forty years ago, the front page of the Chicago Tribune featured astrologer Jeanne Dixon, and a warning that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet was going to collapse and drown us all. That was during the global cooling scare.
It was one of the coldest winters on record in the US. It snowed in Miami, and they blamed the Polar Vortex and California drought on global cooling.

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Australian ad - 'The next Ice Age should be the most serious climate event for humanity'

An advert today describes the real climate change we should afraid of, discusses how past CO2 levels did not cause dangerous global warming, and extra CO2 has a smaller and smaller effect, then connects failed climate models with rising electricity bills.
© Ad in Australian Paper
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