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Early snow blankets parts of South Island, New Zealand as temperatures drop

A thick layer of snow could be seen at the small township of Becks near St.Bathans, Central Otago on Tuesday.
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A thick layer of snow could be seen at the small township of Becks near St.Bathans, Central Otago on Tuesday.
Parts of Central Otago were blanketed in snow on Tuesday after a strong southerly in the South Island saw temperatures plummet.

The southerly began moving its way up the South Island from about 9pm on Monday and caused high winds and snow in Central Otago.

The temperature in Canterbury dropped suddenly from 18 degrees Celsius to 5 as the southerly front made its way north.

Winds in Canterbury rapidly rose from 10-15kmh to gusts of 81kmh.

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The Northern Hemisphere is having one of its snowiest winters since records began in 1979

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We've long been told that snow will soon be a thing of the past...

In 2013, the Guardian ran with the story that the Arctic would be "ice-free by 2015" due to a catastrophic methane-induced warming "pulse" and a lack of snowfall and ice.

Ten years ago, the same rag claimed that Greenland was going to "collapse" within 10 years. And yet, according to NASA, its largest glacier, the Jacobshavn, has been growing for the past three years, and in Jan, 2020 the island actually set a new all-time record low temperature.

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Winter takes over Romania at the end of March

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Winter has made an unexpected comeback in Romania at the end of this week and is likely to stay at least until Wednesday, March 25.

Temperatures have dropped significantly all around the country on Sunday, March 22, and it has been snowing in the northern regions and the mountain area since Saturday night.

The mountain areas are already under a code yellow for moderate snowfall and, starting Monday morning, at around 2:00 AM, snow will intensify throughout the country, and especially in the southern half, according to the National Weather Administration (ANM).


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Antarctica's coldest March temperature on record - a 'global warming' destroying -75.3℃/-103.5℉

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The MSM has a blatant warm bias, that's been clear for years...

A myriad of news outlets were all-too-happy to run with the Antarctic Peninsula's record warm temperature last month, painting it as further evidence of the coming climate catastrophe (despite the peninsula actually being located closer to Argentina than the South Pole, and the event officially going down as a foehn). But where are those same rags now? Where is their balance? Their credibility? Or is informing the public not the goal anymore, is their mission merely to propagandize...?

Last Friday, Antarctica set its coldest EVER March temperature — somehow, in what we're to believe is a linearly warming world on the brink of "overheating", the world's southernmost continent is currently the coldest its ever been for the time of year.

The Vostok Station clocked a bone-chilling -75.3C (-103.54F) on Friday morning, March 20, as spotted by @TempGlobal on Twitter:

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Snow at the Grand Canyon on the first day of spring

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Snowed here at the Grand Canyon on the first day of spring.


Comment: See in addition: Storm continues to drop heavy snow on northern Arizona on first day of spring - 25 inches in 5 days

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Colorado, Nebraska smacked by blizzard as spring began

A shopper loads groceries into her sports-utility
© AP/David Zalubowski
A shopper loads groceries into her sports-utility vehicle as a spring storm envelopes Colorado while residents struggle with the spread of coronavirus Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Denver.
Spring officially began on Thursday, in the earliest start to the season in 124 years for the United States, but for Americans living in parts of the Central states, it felt more like the first day of winter as a blizzard swept across the region.

Wind-whipped snow caused major disruptions from the Colorado Rockies through Nebraska with as much as 23 inches of snow accumulating near Nederland, Colorado.


The worst of the snow hit Denver between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. MDT when heavy, blowing snow caused travel to shut down across the city. By the time the storm ended, many areas across Denver had picked up between 5 and 10 inches of snow.


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Luxembourg sees late snowfall

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After a few days of temperatures of up to 17 °C, residents of the north of Luxembourg woke up to snow on Saturday morning

Meteolux did warn us of a cold front, and they weren't wrong - it even brought a few snowflakes with it! On Saturday morning, residents of the north of the country woke up with snow on their doorstep.

There's even a chance that the snow will stick around for a while, at least for some, as the lower temperatures are set to stick with us for a few days. Indeed, it seems below-zero temperatures are returning to Luxembourg.

So yes, it will be cold - but the good news is that the sun should not leave us in the coming days. While waiting for milder temperatures, take advantage of confinement to stay warm.

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Snow blankets high areas of Jordan

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Snow has blanketed several high areas in Tafilah and Karak governorates, south of Jordan, leading to road closures in these areas.

The Kingdom is affected by a third-degree weather depression, accompanied by a polar air mass.

The peak of the weather depression was on Saturday dawn, as most areas in the northern and central regions of the Kingdom witnessed heavy rainfall, while some southern regions witnessed snowfall.


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Storm continues to drop heavy snow on northern Arizona on first day of spring - 25 inches in 5 days

Snow in Northern Arizona.
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Snow in Northern Arizona.
Plows were clearing roads on parts of northwest Arizona on the first day of spring after a storm dropped heavy snow and created backups on one major highway.

The Arizona Department of Transportation said roads across the region were snowy and icy Thursday morning.and drivers were urged to postpone travel.

The National Weather Service reported 11.5 inches (299 centimeters) of snow in Flagstaff through 5 a.m. and said snow showers would continue through Thursday.

ADOT said Interstate 40 was open in both directions near Williams about 35 miles (57 kilometers) west of Flagstaff but that it would take time to clear miles of traffic backup.


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All-time record snowfall buries parts of Sweden - 3.25 M (10.7 ft) - Don't tell Greta...

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The first flakes of the season in Kiruna, Sweden fell back on Sept 30 and from then on have continued relentlessly, with accumulations now comfortably surpassing the region's all-time snowfall record.

On Thursday, March 19 heavy snow fell over Sweden's northern town of Kiruna further adding to the record-breaking 3.25m (10.7 ft) that has already accumulated this season-accumulations that busted the old snowfall record from 1997-98 (solar minimum of cycle 22).

Stefan Sydberg, vice chairman of the municipal council, is reportedly more excited than concerned.

"We have already set a record and we know that it can be another meter before the season is over," he said.