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Snow walls of up to 16 feet high along road in East Iceland - snowfall considerably more than was once typical

The snow tunnel into Mjóafjörður is five meters high.
© Vegagerðin
The snow tunnel into Mjóafjörður is five meters high.
Summer may have officially started in Iceland on April 23, but you definitely couldn't tell from the weather in Mjóifjörður, East Iceland, where authorities just spent four days digging a traversable roadway through snow walls of up to five meters [16 ft] in height. RÚV reports that the road into the village there has been more or less closed since October.

Fourteen people live in Brekkuþorp in Mjóifjörður year-round (up to 40 during the summer), and the village has its own church, school, tourist office, post service, and coffeehouse. Fishing and aquaculture are also local industries. There is only one road into the fjord, however, and given the immense amount of snowfall that it regularly receives, it is only possible to reach the village by sea during the winter.

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Pikes Peak covered in snow as Memorial Day weekend storm hits Colorado

Denver Snow Takes Some By Surprise In Colorado's Foothills & High Country

Snow Takes Some by surprise in Colorado's foothills & high country
A cold and soggy Memorial Day Weekend storm produced snow in Colorado's high country on Sunday with the snow level as low as 8,000 feet in some spots. The flakes started just after sunrise in areas around Steamboat Springs.

The snow caused some traffic issues along Highway 285 between Denver and Fairplay early Sunday afternoon. Higher up on Pikes Peak at 14,115 feet it was cold enough for the snow to accumulate with a temperature of 23°F at 3:30 pm.


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A week before summer: It starts snowing in Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine

Snow late in spring
© facebook.com/chornogora.rescue
Snow late in spring
A downpour across the entire Ukrainian territory may last for almost the entire week.

It started snowing in the Carpathian Mountains on Sunday, May 24.

As of 13:15 on May 24, the air temperature on Mount Pip Ivan of Chornohora was +2 °C, the southwest wind was 7 meters per second; it was snowing," the Chornohirsky mountain search and rescue post said on Facebook on May 24.

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Late May snowfall in Eastern Turkey - nearly 4 inches

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© DHA
The Limni Lake Natural Park, located in Turkey's Eastern Black Sea region, was covered with 10 centimeters (3.9 inches) of snow this week, giving visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy the beautiful winter scenery one last time as the summer months approach.

Surrounded by pine and spruce trees, the park offers a pleasant view of the snow-covered mountain.

Located 45 kilometers (27.9 miles) from Gümüşhane's city center, Lake Limni is situated on the foothills of Mount Zigana.

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Record late May snowfall hits Idaho Falls - up to 4 inches

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Several inches of snow fell in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on Saturday, May 23, with preliminary totals indicating a record for springtime snowfall in the area, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

The NWS said preliminary totals showed two to four inches of snow accumulated in the city, which would it the most snow recorded "this late in spring" since the area's weather records began in 1948.

This video shows snow falling in Idaho Falls around 11.30 am on Saturday.

Credit: @taylordevin1 via Storyful



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Late May snowfall of 13 inches hits mountains near Sochi, Russia

Sochi snow
In Sochi in the mountains, the snow, the thickness of the cover at the top of rose Peak is 13 inches. Precipitation become possible due to the cooling to minus one degree, which is rare for spring, according to the mountain resort "Rosa Khutor".

As of mid-day Saturday in the lowlands, it was observed 70 mm of snow precipitation that exceeds the norm.

At a height of 2.3 thousand meters above sea level thickness of snow cover exceeds 10 cm.

Snow went to the level of 1.23% of the country, say forecasters. Experts said the reason for the sharp decline of the ambient temperature is the invasion of Northern temperate air masses moving cold atmospheric front passed through the region the night before. In the third decade of May such sharp temperature fluctuations occur very rarely. The increased precipitation occurred on the evening of May 22.


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Late May snowfall in mountains of Wyoming

Teton Pass early on Sat, May 23
© WYDOT, NWS
Teton Pass early on Sat, May 23
The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Western and Central Wyoming for Saturday, May 23.

"Snow will occur in the western Wyoming mountains today into this evening. The most snow will occur at elevations above 8500 feet," said the outlook advisory. "Isolated thunderstorms will be possible late this morning through early evening. Some storms will produce small hail."

Casper has a 30% chance of thunderstorms and showers, possibly producing small hail, mainly between 3:00 and 4:00 pm Saturday.

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Significant snowfall overnight at Okanagan Connector, British Columbia

Winter is still hanging on at the higher elevations Friday.
© DriveBC
Winter is still hanging on at the higher elevations Friday.
While warm weather and longer days in the Valley are sure signs summer is on the way, winter is hanging on at higher elevations.

Those driving the Okanagan Connector Friday morning will find significant snow on the highway, and it continues to fall. About nine centimetres of snow fell on the Pennask Summit through the night, while the Coquihalla saw a light dusting of snow that has since been melted by rain.

Webcams on the Connector shows the snow has also fallen on the Elkhart area, but the lower-elevation Brenda Mine region remains clear.

And while warm conditions have been rapidly melting snow at Big White, getting the mountain ready for its June 26 kick off to the mountain bike season, snow also fell at the resort overnight.

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North America has set 233 new all-time monthly low temperature records in May (so far) vs just the 18 record highs

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The majority of North America has suffered an historically chilly start to 2020, and the cold isn't letting up, continuing through May and busting hundreds of low temperature records as it goes.


The month of May has been a chilly one thus far at Reagan National Airport, located in Virginia on the border with D.C., with the station experiencing its third coldest start to May since records began back in 1966.

According to local news site wjla.com, the area has, through the 19th, seen 14 days below average, one day at average, and only four days above average.

"Our average high for the first 18 days of the month was just 68.8 degrees, with an average low of 50.4," reads the wjla.com article. "Together, that puts us at an average monthly temperature of 59.6 degrees, which is 4.4 degrees below normal."

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Cold spring storm brings back snow to Bogus Basin, Idaho

Several inches of snow Wednesday morning, May 20, 2020.
© Bogus Basin web cam
Several inches of snow Wednesday morning, May 20, 2020.
We all woke up to rain outside Wednesday morning as widespread moisture rotates around a low pressure center in Idaho. While we've had significant rain in the valley, rain transitioned over to snow overnight at Bogus Basin.

The snow stake at Bogus Basin shows several inches this morning with a blanket of white across the base area. A weather station near the Nordic Center reports one inch of precipitation in the past 24 hours. That would've equated to about a foot of fresh snow in winter months.