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Snow makes unexpected autumn appearance in Arizona mountains

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© Sunrise Park Resort
Fall took a back seat to winter-lite in the mountains of eastern Arizona on Thursday, with snow coming down on the last day of September.

Sunrise Park Resort in Greer reported 2 inches of snow dropped overnight and more was dropping. The ski season at the White Mountains park is tentatively scheduled to open Dec. 3.

Top elevation at the park is 10,700 feet.

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff also said snow dusted the San Francisco peaks (highest point is 12,633 feet above sea level) and that temperatures had dropped below freezing at the Bellemont office, which logged 29.6 degrees. The freezing point for water is 32 degrees.


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Scotland's weather sees early snow as temperatures plunge to -7C

2cm of snow was spotted on Lochnagar in the north of Scotland.

2cm of snow was spotted on Lochnagar in the north of Scotland.
The first snow of the season has hit Scotland just weeks after summer officially ended.

Scots woke up to frost this morning and will need to dig out their warm winter gear as snow arrived a bit earlier than usual this autumn.

The Met Office says temperatures plunged as low as -0.5C this morning in Kinbrace in the Scottish Highlands with the mercury below average as we near October.

Ben Nevis saw around 2cm of the white stuff, with reports of 5-7cm of snow landing on the Cairngorm plateau on Monday.

Comment: Related: Unusually early and severe snowstorm hits Iceland


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Unusually early and severe snowstorm hits Iceland

Rescue team at work yesterday.
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Rescue team at work yesterday.
Rescue workers were called out more than 100 times yesterday in the northern and western parts of Iceland, Morgunblaðið reports. A severe storm with heavy precipitation hit those areas with wind gusts in excess of 45 m/sec. Most of the calls involved drivers whose vehicles were stuck in snow.

"We would have liked to see people heed the repeated warnings yesterday, stressing that no travel was advised," states Davíð Már Bjarnason, media representative for ICE-SAR, the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue. "In the afternoon, there were reports of drivers in the most surprising of places," he adds. There was, for instance, one vehicle stuck on Kjalvegur road in the central highlands. "We didn't expect people to be traveling in the highlands in this kind of weather," he explains.


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Early snow falling on mountains in Idaho

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Rain and snow are falling across Idaho Tuesday morning. The snow-cams at local ski resorts are showing anywhere from a half-inch to roughly three inches of snow this morning. Snow levels have been hovering around 6,000 feet and additional light snow showers are expected into the afternoon.


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Two trekkers die of cold at Khemenger glacier during unseasonal snow in Himachal Pradesh, India

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Two mountaineers from Kolkata reportedly died while descending the Khemenger glacier in Spiti valley after crossing Parahio summit, officials said on Monday.

A six-member team from Arete mountaineering club, Kolkata, was on a trekking expedition to the glacier which is the main source of Rongtong stream. The glacier is 5,884 metres above the sea level. One of the trekkers, Abhijit Banik, along with a porter reached Kaza in the morning after trekking for two days and informed that two persons have died.

The duo said that it would take three days to reach the other members of the group, who are stuck in snow.

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Heavy snowfall in Kemerovo, Russia

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On Sunday, September 26, the regional capital of Kuzbass, Kemerovo, was covered with a lot of snow.


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Late snow falls on low-lying parts of Tasmania, Australia

Adventurous Tasmanians headed out to make the most of the snow.
© Rosie Kiselev
Adventurous Tasmanians headed out to make the most of the snow.
Elevated areas of Tasmania were blanketed in snow overnight, but snowfalls in central Hobart that had been hoped for did not come to pass.

That didn't stop Hobartians enjoying a morning walk in the snow on higher ground.

The Bureau of Meteorology said snow was reported to fall briefly to about 100 metres in the Hobart area late on Friday night, but more significant snowfalls were reported in western and southern suburbs above 200 metres.

Icy, sleet-like showers fell in lower elevations around Hobart on Friday night.


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Mount Erciyes in Turkey turns white after early snowfall

Mount Erciyes turned white after the falling snow

Mount Erciyes turned white after the falling snow
Erciyes Mountain, which is the symbol of Kayseri with its 3 thousand 917 meters high peak that pierces the clouds, turned white after the falling snow.

While the operators are waiting excitedly to open the ski season in Erciyes, Kayseri Erciyes A.Ş., which was founded by Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality, announced that she was wearing the white wedding dress of Erciyes Mountain with the falling snow, and in the last post made on its official social media account, "Are our ski teams ready? " it was said.


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5 climbers killed in early snowstorm on highest mountain in Russia and Europe, 14 others rescued

Photo of the heavy rescue operation

Photo of the heavy rescue operation on Mount Elbrus
During a heavy snow storm on Mount Elbrus, which is 5,642 meters tall, the highest mountain in Russia and Europe, five climbers were killed during the night from Thursday to Friday. Fourteen others could be saved. This was announced by the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia.

The group of nineteen climbers were at an altitude of about 5,000 meters when a heavy snowstorm surprised them. Media reports said most of them are not professional climbers.


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Parts of Yukon in Canada experience heavy snowfall on first day of fall with warning issued

Mayo, Yukon, under the snow on Sept. 22.
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Mayo, Yukon, under the snow on Sept. 22. Environment Canada issued the country's first snowfall warning of the season for the Dempster Highway, and forecasted between 15 and 20 cm of snow in parts of the Yukon.
Environment Canada issued the country's first snowfall warning of the season for the Dempster Highway

It's the first day of fall in Canada, but parts of the Yukon are experiencing more winter-like weather.

Environment Canada issued the country's first snowfall warning of the season for the Dempster Highway.

The warning, issued Wednesday morning, said "a frontal system moving through the Yukon will generate heavy snow across the Dempster Highway with the highest accumulation forecast to be near the Ogilvie Mountains."

It said gusting winds of up to 80 km/h, combined with 15 to 20 cm of snow, will reduce visibility for drivers.