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'Arctic April' grips North America breaking hundreds of all-time cold records

Record cold in North America


Record cold and snowfall hit many parts of North America over the Easter weekend, continuing what has so far been a largely Arctic April.


Records were toppled across many U.S. states, with Montana, Iowa, South Dakota, and Colorado seemingly worst hit.

A winter storm system moved through Iowa on Sunday delivering between three inches and a foot to the majority of locations — several northern Iowa towns saw their all-time records tumble:

The 3.7 inches reported at Sioux Gateway Airport broke the record for April 12th; it also made it the second highest Easter snowfall ever behind the 4.7 inches during Easter 1929.

The town of Ringsted in Emmet County (also Iowa) came in with a record-busting 11 inches. Robert "Lightning" Petersen was the man to logged the new record — he uses his back yard to park measuring equipment to keep track of snowfall, and rainfall. He works in concert with the National Weather Service out of Johnston.

When the snow fell on Easter Sunday, he checked his 12-inch gauge and was shocked to discover the almost 1 foot total, reports whotv.com/news.

"I was flabbergasted because it was not a blizzard activity during the day," said Petersen. "But holy smokes, when I got that gauge up on the deck, it was plum full. I thought it can't be. I must be seeing things."

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Record-breaking April snowfall blankets parts of Finland - 4 FEET of snow recorded

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THE FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE (FMI) has reported that parts of Northern and Central Finland have received record amounts of snowfall in recent days, with the greatest amounts of snowfall being recorded at Paljakka and Sodankylä in Lapland.

At Sodankylä, the record was broken today when the weather station recorded 125 centimetres of snow in the region. Although March across much of Finland was considerably milder than usual, Northern Finland has received greater amounts of snowfall, as has certain parts of Central Finland. Southern Finland, meanwhile, has experienced one of the mildest winters in recent memory.


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Record cold and nearly 18 inches of spring snow in 36 hours hits Boulder, Colorado

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Mother Nature hit Boulder with over a foot of new snow during the most recent storm. The city recorded 17.7 inches of snow in a 36-hour period that ended at 7 a.m. Monday morning.

Boulder also experienced record cold including a new record low daily high temperature of 27 degrees on April 13. The previous record was 38 degrees from 1945.


A low of 10 degrees on April 14 broke the daily record low of 14 degrees set in 2014.


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Storm system leaves foot of snow in northern Wisconsin

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Southern Wisconsin is under a wind advisory as a powerful storm system that dumped more than a foot of snow in northern Wisconsin leaves the state.

The spring storm Sunday into early Monday left 12.5 inches (32 centimeters) of snow in Merrill, 9.1 inches (23 centimeters) in Rhinelander and 7.5 inches (19 centimeters) in Eau Claire.


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Spring storm dumps nearly a foot of snow in southern Minnesota

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A spring storm dumped nearly a foot of heavy, wet snow in southern Minnesota, causing crashes and spinouts for travelers who chose not to stay at home because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The National Weather Service reported nearly 11 inches of snow at Elgin and about 10 inches at Wabasha and Oronoco.

Winds gusts in excess of 35 mph were reported.



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Some areas of Michigan's Upper Peninsula got nearly 2 FEET of snow in 24 hours - in April

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A winter storm - in April - hit Michigan's Upper Peninsula on Sunday and into Monday, leaving nearly two feet of snow in some areas.

According to the National Weather Service, they have received snowfall reports snowing a preliminary map for the last 24 hours.

As of 8 a.m. Monday, areas between Marquette and Munising saw between 18-24 inches of snow.



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Iowa cities set Easter snowfall records with Ringsted receiving 11 inches

Iowa weather: Some cities set Easter snowfall records Sunday

Iowa weather: Some cities set Easter snowfall records Sunday
Several northern Iowa towns saw record amounts of snowfall this Easter Sunday.

Ringsted, Iowa received 11 inches, according to the National Weather Service in Des Moines. Rock Valley received 7 inches. Hull received 6.5 inches. Rock Rapids received 8.3 inches.

Nearby Sioux Falls, South Dakota got 5.2 inches, the most snowfall on any date in the city dating back to 1893, according to the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. Sioux City got 3.7 inches, an April 12 record, and the second-most snow in recorded history there on Easter.

Winds gusts also hit more than 50 mph Sunday at airports in Ottumwa, Ames, Marshalltown and Des Moines, according to the NWS.


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Easter storm drops up to 15 inches of snow on parts of South Dakota

Some parts of the state got up to 15 inches of snow from an Easter snow storm

Some parts of the state got up to 15 inches of snow from an Easter snow storm
An Easter weekend snow storm made its way across South Dakota, dropping more than a foot of snow in some parts of the state.

The storm is expected to continue through Sunday night across southern South Dakota. Several counties in the southern part of the state have been issued a winter storm warning through the day, including Minnehaha County.

Sioux Falls has received over 5 inches of snow as of 1:30 p.m.


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Mega frosts slam Europe with a looming food crisis

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Late season frosts and snow tore through Europe since the beginning of April destroying all crops that had flowered due to the early warm temperatures for the third year in a row. This year there are labour shortages and supply chain bottle necks to add to the looming food crisis across the globe.


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Spring snow in South Korea [PHOTOS]

A car passes through the snow-covered
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A car passes through the snow-covered Daegwallyeong mountain path in Gangwon Province, Sunday. Up to 30 centimeters of snow is expected in the area by Monday morning, as a cold air mass expands from northeast of the Korean Peninsula, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration.