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Late May snowstorm dumped as much as 30 inches of snow in Colorado

Tree branches are laden with heavy wet snow during a late May snowstorm May 21, 2022.
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Tree branches are laden with heavy wet snow during a late May snowstorm May 21, 2022.
The late May snowstorm that dumped as much as 30 inches of snow in the high country of the Arkansas River watershed basin last weekend brought welcome moisture to the region, but drought conditions are expected to persist.

On Monday, the basin's snowpack reading came in at just 66% of normal. Although below average, that reading was more than double last week's figure, according to Natural Resource Conservation Service data compiled by the Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative.

Three-day snowfall amounts from last weekend's storm totaled 30 inches in Buena Vista, nearly 25 inches in the Twin Lakes and Leadville areas, 20.8 inches in Salida, 17 inches in Canon City and 10.7 inches in Westcliffe, according to the National Weather Service.



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Nomads fear losses as unseasonal snowfall triggers cold wave in Chenab valley, Kashmir, India

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Cold wave conditions have engulfed the upper reaches of Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban districts, triggering panic among the nomads who have started their bi-annual migration from the plains in the Union Territory and Punjab.

Unseasonal snowfall in the higher reaches of Chenab Valley has left hundreds of nomadic families in distress as they are compelled to halt their onward journey along with their livestock.

Cold wave conditions have engulfed the upper reaches of Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban districts, triggering panic among the nomads who have started their bi-annual migration from the plains in the Union Territory and Punjab.

Officials said fresh snowfall was reported in Kailash Mountain Range, Kainthi, Padri Gali, Bhaal Padri, Seoj, Shankh Padar, Rishi Dal, Gau-Peeda, Gan-Thak, Khanni-top, Guldanda, Chattar Galla and Asha Pati Glacier surrounding Bhaderwah valley since Monday night.


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Denali's historic, lingering snow season is affecting the park's wildlife in Alaska - snowiest in 99 years of record keeping

Heavy snow cover is lingering late into May
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Heavy snow cover is lingering late into May along the road into Denali National Park.
Denali National Park is still melting out from its snowiest winter season in 99 years of record keeping. The unusually heavy, lingering snow is affecting park wildlife.

Summer operations resumed on May 20, but park public affairs officer Sharon Stiteler says conditions along the Park Road are lagging behind the calendar.


"It definitely looks like winter when you're out at about mile 10 and you're looking into the tundra. I mean, it's still very snow-covered," she said.

The Park Service headquarters got 176 inches of snow this winter, besting the 1970-71 record of nearly 174 inches. As of May 15, there were still 33 inches of snow on the ground at Park headquarters — by far the most on record so late in the season.



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Snow returns to the Pyrenees in late May

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It snowed in the Pyrenees on Tuesday. And Météo-France predicts new falls - mixed with rain - this Wednesday morning in Béarn.

This Wednesday morning, the 0 degree isotherm is around 2000 m.

This did not escape our friends from Météo Pyrénées : the snow made a remarkable comeback this Tuesday in our Pyrenees, especially near our home in Bigorre at Tourmalet or Pic du Midi. Hence the tweets, one of which notes that "after the summer, and the exceptionally hot weather, here is the snow again this afternoon -2 around 2,800 m".


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Colorado hit with more heavy late May snowfall - over 6 inches reported

CBS4 viewer Sheila Skaggs measured 6″ of snow in South Park at 7am Tuesday
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CBS4 viewer Sheila Skaggs measured 6″ of snow in South Park at 7am Tuesday
For the fifth consecutive day, Denver and most of Colorado will stay colder than normal on Tuesday. It will also stay cloudy with more mountain snow and more rain possible in the metro area.

More than 6 inches of snow had fallen in some mountain areas by early Tuesday morning including in Fairplay. The Arapahoe Basin ski area reported 5 inches.

There is a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 p.m. Tuesday for the I-70 corridor between Summit County and Georgetown, US 40 between Winter Park and Empire, and Highway 285 between Kenosha Pass and Chaffee County. Most of these areas will see a total of 5-10 inches of snow from Monday night to Tuesday night. Advisories for snow are not uncommon in late May but it's rare to see so much snow day after day in the high country this late in the season.


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Spring snow falling in Red River, New Mexico

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While most of Texas is dealing with extreme heat, part of the ABC 7 viewing area is getting Spring snow.

The Storm Search 7 Sky Cam in Red River, New Mexico is showing moderate to heavy snow falling in the Sangre De Cristo Mountain range

Storm Search 7 Meteorologist Corbin Voges said this will likely be the last time we see snow falling on any of our Sky Cams until the fall or winter.


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Fresh snow in late May for Himachal Pradesh, India

Snow-covered Dhauladhars after fresh snowfall in Shimla on Monday
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Snow-covered Dhauladhars after fresh snowfall in Shimla on Monday
Traffic movement was halted on Tuesday morning on the Manali-Leh highway in Lahaul-Spiti district following fresh snow at Baralacha Pass and its vicinity.

The district witnessed heavy rain and fresh snow in the higher reaches on Monday, forcing the administration to stop traffic movement on a few routes that pass through the high-mountain passes.

According to police, traffic was restored from Manali to Darcha but stopped beyond Darcha towards Leh.


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Now a global cooking oil shortage what is going on here ?

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Global cooking oil shortages now include Sunflower Oil, Palm Oil, Olive Oil, Canola Oil with areas of the western USA and Canada to have frost over newly emerged plants. This will drive already record high wheat prices even higher.


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Parts of South Africa experience early winter heavy snowfall

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A few posts by Snow Report SA shows KwaZulu-Natal and Lesotho blanketed with heavy snowfall

As temperatures plummet and bitter cold conditions grips several provinces, South Africa has recorded its first winter snowfall for 2022.

A few posts by Snow Report SA shows KwaZulu-Natal and Lesotho blanketed with heavy snowfall.

"Nare and Polo from Sani Mountain Escape at the top of Sani Pass took these photos earlier. It appears that the snow is quite far down the pass but we can't tell how far yet. More snow is expected today and tomorrow so the conditions on the pass will likely make it impossible to drive in any vehicle for a little while."


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Late May snowstorm hits Colorado - up to 20 inches reported - knocks out power for 210,000

Colorado Springs area gets buried under heavy spring snow

Colorado Springs area gets buried under heavy spring snow
Exactly one month until the summer solstice, Colorado is waking up to a winter wonderland.

Here is a look at the latest snow totals:

Top 5:

Near HWY 9 at Fremont/Park County Line - 20"
Black Forest - 16"
Woodland Park - 16"
Cascade - 14"
Colorado Springs - Gleneagle - 13"


Comment: Associated Press reports:
Late spring Colorado snowstorm knocks out power for 210,000

A late spring Colorado snowstorm dumped several inches in the Denver metro area Saturday and knocked out electricity for about 210,000 customers, officials said.

The wet snow weighed down tree branches and sent them toppling onto power lines, the KUSA television station reported. Much more snow fell in mountainous regions of Colorado.

By Saturday night, power had been restored to 160,000 customers but about 50,000 still did not have it back, the Xcel Energy Colorado utility said in a statement.

The small Colorado community of Cripple Creek near the base of Pike's Peak got 20 inches (51 centimeters) of snow, KUSA reported.