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China's winter wonderland of frozen waterfalls and snow-capped mountains

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Tourists are flocking to scenic parks across China to take in the picturesque winter vistas. Frozen waterfalls, snow-capped mountains and icy lakes make up just some of the captivating scenery. From the Yuntai Mountains in central Henan province to the monstrous northern Taihang Mountains, China's scenic areas have been transformed into winter wonderlands.


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Two snowshoers, dog killed by weekend avalanche in Summit County, Colorado

An avalanche that killed two people and a dog on Jan. 8, 2021, in Summit County near Hoosier Pass.

An avalanche that killed two people and a dog on Jan. 8, 2021, in Summit County near Hoosier Pass.
Two Summit County snowshoers and a dog were buried and killed by an avalanche on Saturday.

According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, the party triggered the snow slide around noon on Saturday.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office and volunteers from the Summit County Rescue Group and Flight for Life began searching areas west of Hoosier Pass after the party was overdue for a check-in. Officials found an avalanche on a flank of North Star Mountain, between Breckenridge and Fairplay.

An avalanche rescue dog located the two hikers and their dog, all buried beneath avalanche debris and dead.

CAIC reports that the avalanche broke about 400 feet wide ran about 250 vertical feet.

Authorities will visit the site on Monday for a more in-depth investigation.


Source: The Denver Post

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Climbers flee heavy snowfall in base camp on Manaslu, Nepal - 3 metres of snow in a week

Simone Moro in red and a Nepali team member work on the deeply buried Manaslu BC tents.
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Simone Moro in red and a Nepali team member work on the deeply buried Manaslu BC tents. Everyone flew away from Base Camp on Saturday until conditions improve.
Constant snow falling on Manaslu has pushed everyone away. "[In the] last week we had almost three metres of snow, so we decided to get everyone down to Samagaon, all the Sherpas, all the climbers, the whole group," Simone Moro reported on Saturday.

Two helicopters evacuated most of the expedition members, although a few, including Sophie Lenaerts and Stef Maginelle of Belgium, walked down to the village. "The descent from Base Camp was a bit dangerous because of snow slides," they reported.

"[Of all my] 21 winter expeditions, this one is proving to be particularly hard," Simone Moro admitted.

Unlike the rest of the climbers, who settled in Samagaon, Alex Txikon, Moro, and two others flew all the way back to Kathmandu. Here, they are arranging to fly a resupply of oxygen and cooking fuel to BC. They themselves will wait for conditions to improve before returning to Base Camp. "This is not possible at the moment," Moro wrote.

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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Global undeliverable life needs moving forward

Frozen ship delivers ICE cars covered in ice.

Frozen ship delivers ICE cars covered in ice.
Nature and Economy constrict further our global supply chains. What will be in short supply in the first half of 2022 ? How are we as civilization going to deal with each month forward less goods that cost more? First identify what wont be available and find ways to replenish that.


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Plows facing 6 to 12 foot snow drifts at Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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Powerful winds during and since the significant snowfall over the last week in Rocky Mountain National Park have resulted in six to 12-foot snow drifts in the area, according to officials. Snow and icy conditions are proving to be an obstacle for crews that are trying to clear the roads.

"This morning, snow and wind at higher elevations are again hampering efforts," said Management Specialist and Public Affairs Officer for the park, Kyle Patterson on Saturday in an email.

The Fall River Entrance, Beaver Meadows Entrance and Wild Basin Entrance to the park remain closed to vehicles as crews work.

"Park snowplow operators are encountering drifts from 6 to 12 feet along sections of park roads above 8,500 feet. A drift above Hollowell Park, along Bear Lake Road at approximately 9,000 feet, is 300 yards long, 8 feet deep, and covers the full width of the road surface," Patterson said.


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Millions across US northeast hit by winter storm

Authorities in Kentucky responded to a 50-car pile-up caused by icy and slick roads on Thursday

Authorities in Kentucky responded to a 50-car pile-up caused by icy and slick roads on Thursday

After snow slammed more than a dozen states from Tennessee to Maine, millions across the Northeast were blasted with heavy snow, ice and freezing temperatures


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Road and air traffic suspended, power lines damaged as heavy snowfall hits Indian-controlled Kashmir - 3 feet of snow reported

Srinagar- The heavy snowfall across the Valley has caused massive damage to the power infrastructure, including electricity transformers as well as 11 kilowatt feeders.

Srinagar- The heavy snowfall across the Valley has caused massive damage to the power infrastructure, including electricity transformers as well as 11 kilowatt feeders.
Heavy snowfall hit plains and upper reaches of Indian-controlled Kashmir, leading to the closure of roads and cancellation of flights, officials said on Saturday.

The snowfall began Friday afternoon and was intermittently going on.

"It (snowfall) began yesterday and by the night everything was under a thick white layer. After that, it stopped and today morning resumed again. Even now it is going on," an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official in Srinagar said. "There is a possibility of more snow in the region due to Western Disturbance."

A spokesman of the disaster management department said plains, as well as upper reaches in districts, have received heavy snowfall, leading to the closure of inter-district roads.

"Reports of heavy snowfall are pouring in from Shopian, Kulgam, Anantnag, Kishtwar, Budgam and Ganderbal. Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, also recorded snow," the spokesman said. "At many places in Kulgam, Anantnag and Kishtwar, the depth of snow is over 2 to 3 feet."


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3 FEET of snow in less 24 hours: The city Leavenworth in Washington declares state of emergency due to record snowfall

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The City of Leavenworth declared a State of Emergency on Jan. 7 and requested aid from the National Guard after getting 36" of snow in less than 24 hours.

City officials said some areas received as much as 48" of snow in less than 48 hours, calling it "unprecedented and record-breaking snowfall."

Authorities are concerned about the weight of the snow on homes and buildings.

"The emergency declaration allows the City to use local resources that can aid quickly, instead of going through a normal bidding process, and is a pre-requisite for state and federal emergency aid funding," a city official said.


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At least 22 dead as heavy snow traps THOUSANDS of vehicles in Pakistan - 4 FEET of snowfall overnight

People walk past vehicles trapped in heavy snow in Murree

People walk past vehicles trapped in heavy snow in Murree
Thousands affected at popular destination of Murree with eight of those killed from same family

Atiq Ahmed, an Islamabad police officer, said eight of the 22 fatalities were from the family of fellow Islamabad police officer Naveed Iqbal, who also died. All 16 died of hypothermia, officials said.

Rescue services physician Abdur Rehman said that after evacuating all of the stranded tourists from their cars, the death toll stood at 22, including 10 men, 10 children and two women.

The interior minister, sheikh Rashid Ahmed, said thousands of vehicles had been pulled from the snow but more than a thousand were still stuck in the area on Saturday.



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Snow continues to fall on eastern heights of Algeria

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Snow will continue to fall on the eastern heights of more than 1,000 meters until tomorrow Saturday in the morning, according to a special weather bulletin issued today, Friday, by the National Meteorological Office.

This bulletin concerns the states of Bejaia, Jijel, Setif, Mila, Constantine, Guelma, Souk Ahras, Oum El Bouaghi, Tebessa, Khenchela and Batna and the thickness of the snow will range between 15 and 20 cm.

The validity of the special bulletin lasts until tomorrow, Saturday at nine o'clock in the morning.