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Fresh heavy snowfall dumped on Austria - up to a metre deep

Cars also have to be scooped free

Cars also have to be scooped free
Many roads impassable. Thousands lose power. Schools closed.

In the Lesachtal there are so far about 70 cm (27½ inches) of fresh snow.

In Großkirchheim there are almost 60 cm of fresh snow, in Heiligenblut a meter.
All schools and kindergartens in Heiligenblut, Großkirchheim, Mörtschach, Winklern and Flattach are closed. Many access roads are impassable, so school buses can not drive. 80 fitters of KELAG are in action.


Comment: It should be noted that the first snow actually started falling in the country 3 months ago (and significant amounts at that!), see also:

Snowflake Cold

Typical January weather in Sweden - Except it is November

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Winter heavily attacks Scandinavia. In Sweden, the largest November snowstorms in 40 years.

In Sweden we have typical January weather (except it is November), especially in the central part of the country. A first-degree warning was issued for: Värmland, Dalarna (except Dalafjällen), Gävleborg except for coastal areas and Jämtland. It began snowing on Sunday, and an additional 20 cm of snow can fall during the day.

According to the services, this may be the earliest such a strong winter attack has hit Sweden before mid-November in 40 years. After a wave of snowstorms, the mercury in the northern and central parts of the country will fall to -20 degrees by mid-week.


Snowflake Cold

Winter Already? Snow, deep freeze from Rockies to East Coast

SNOW ON BUFFALO

Snow on Buffalo
An arctic air mass that brought snow and ice to an area stretching from the Rocky Mountains to northern New England on Monday was poised to give way to record-breaking cold temperatures.

In mid-Michigan, three people were killed in a two-vehicle crash that the Eaton County sheriff's department attributed to heavy snowfall. And in Kansas, the highway patrol reported that a truck lost control on an icy highway and slammed head-on into another truck, killing an 8-year-old girl in the other vehicle.

In Chicago, where as much as 6 inches of snow fell, an Envoy Air flight from Greensboro, North Carolina, slid off an icy runway at O'Hare International Airport as it tried to land at about 7:45 a.m.

None of the 38 passengers and three crew members were injured, according to the city's aviation department.


Stock Up

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Tapestry for hyperinflationary food prices

European farm closures 2019
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Europe loses 1000 small farms a day, China 1.7X pork prices this year almost double, US corn and soybean harvest far behind schedule as a new blizzard rips through the mid-west grow zones, Hard Red Winter wheat transitioning to sorghum planting, I feel its a grow zone shift in play.


Comment: A good way to invest your money: Store large amounts of food, like now


Snowflake

November snowstorm shocker dumps up to 30 inches in Michigan

Steven Holston of Detroit helps out an aging family member by managing their snow on E. Grand Blvd. as snow hit the region Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.
© Mandi Wright, Detroit Free Press
Steven Holston of Detroit helps out an aging family member by managing their snow on E. Grand Blvd. as snow hit the region Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.
The unseasonable snowstorm that pounded southeast Michigan with more than a half-foot of snow on Monday will conclude in metro Detroit by Tuesday morning — but only to see temperatures plunge to single-digit wind chills.

The snowfall snarled traffic across the region as Metro Airport was hit by 7.6 inches by early Monday evening, Ann Arbor had 9.3 inches, Flint 7.7. The highest snowfall in metro Detroit was 9.6 inches in Wixom.

Elsewhere across the state, snowfall totals varied but were especially intense along Lake Michigan because of the lake effect, with some communities getting about 18 inches of snowfall, said National Weather Service meteorologist Jeff Lutz.

"Lake effect snow can fall very intensely for a short period in a small area," he said.

Grand Rapids and Alpena had 5.5 inches, but Gaylord and Petoskey got only a trace of white.


Comment: Today, MLive reports:
Complete snow totals look from Veterans Day snowstorm, including 30 inches burying a city

Michigan experienced its first widespread snowstorm yesterday. The only sections really missing the snow were far northeast Lower Michigan and part of the U.P. The snow totals following reflect the widespread south across southern Lower and the very heavy lake effect in the snowbelts.

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Statewide look at snow totals

The map above shows the storm system snow that moved across the southern half of Lower Michigan. Southeast Lower was hit the hardest from the widespread storm system, with five to nine inches being very common.

You can also see the huge snow totals around the Leelanau Peninsula.

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Attention

Officials are using the word 'disaster' to describe the widespread crop failures happening all over America

Frosted corn crop losses
We are witnessing "unprecedented" crop failures all across the United States, but the big mainstream news networks are not talking too much about this yet. As you will see below, local news outlets all over the nation are reporting the disasters that are taking place in their own local areas, but very few people are putting the pieces of the puzzle together on a national level.

The endless rain and horrific flooding during the early months of this year resulted in tremendous delays in getting crops planted in many areas, and now snow and bitterly cold temperatures are turning harvest season into a complete and utter nightmare all over the country. I am going to share with you a whole bunch of examples below, but first I wanted to mention the snow and bitterly cold air that are rolling through the middle of the nation right now...
A wintry weather pattern that brought single-digit temperatures and more than a foot of snow to parts of the Upper Midwest rolled across a wide swath of the nation Monday, threatening to break hundreds of records and bring a deep freeze as far south as Florida.

"The coldest surge of arctic air so far this season will bring widespread record low temperatures for much of the central and eastern U.S. even down to the Gulf Coast," said Kwan-Yin Kong, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center.

Comment: Erratic seasons and extreme weather devastating crops around the world

Crop and cattle losses are on the rise everywhere, whether it is due to extensive drought, massive hail, epic flooding, huge dust storms, unexpected frosts, and even epidemics.


Snowflake Cold

France shivers in early cold spell of winter

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Temperatures across France dip 2C below seasonal norms ahead of the expected arrival of a period of 'very bad weather' later in the week

Motorists in mountainous areas of France have been urged to ensure their vehicles are ready for winter driving as the first cold snap of the season sends temperatures plummeting.

A mass of cold, humid air from the north has descended across the entire country, meaning temperatures are about 2C lower than normal for the time of year - and conditions are set to worsen towards the end of the week.

The cold spell comes exactly one month after France basked in summer-like temperatures.


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Anomalously severe cold in Siberia for the time of year

russia cold
I wonder how much ice will melt at −44°C (-47F).

On November 11 in Yakutia, the daily temperature never rose above −30°C (-22F). Some parts of Siberia were even colder: In Evenkia and the northern regions of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the temperature dropped to −41 ... −44°C.

This temperature is considered very low for this time of year.

"""It is important to note that this is not a short-term cooling, but a prolonged atmospheric process. Further it will become even colder. The cold anomaly will expand."""

Ice Cube

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Antarctic sea ice gain causing global cooling

antarctic sea ice seal
© University of Chicago / Yvonne Firing
A new study shows how an increase in Antarctic sea ice could have triggered a chain of events leading to an ice age.
New article describes how growth of Antarctic sea ice moves ocean circulation currents enough to cause mini ice ages or full blown ice ages, and Antarctic sea ice is growing. Eleven thousand scientists sign petition for climate emergency, but there are heaps of fake names on the list including Mickey Mouse, no kidding. Sun spotless days continue in the solar minimum.....


Comment: See also:


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8 inches of snow blankets southern Alberta

Calgarians clear fresh snowfall from cars and driveways Sunday morning after and estimated 20 centimetres blanketed most of the city.

Calgarians clear fresh snowfall from cars and driveways Sunday morning after and estimated 20 centimetres blanketed most of the city.
As much as 20 centimetres of snow fell in southern Alberta this weekend.

The wintry storm meant snowfall warnings were issued for large parts of the province. As of 3 p.m. Sunday, Environment Canada had lifted most warnings, and all were cleared by the evening.

City crews were busy plowing Calgary streets, although despite the heavy snowfall, the city said it wasn't anticipating a snow route parking ban.