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Mid-June snowfall on the Okanagan Connector, British Columbia

Okanagan connector hit with heavy snow

Okanagan connector hit with heavy snow
We are less than a week away from the first official day of summer, but that didn't stop snow from falling on Highway 97C Sunday morning.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for the highway between Merritt and Kelowna warning that 2 to 5 cm of snow could fall Sunday morning.

Meteorologist Colin Tam said having snow on the Okanagan Connector at this time of year is not an annual occurrence but isn't unheard of.

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Cold temperatures in the Netherlands hits blueberry production: "Frost means at least 30-40% fewer Dutch blueberries"

frost blueberry
The Dutch blueberry season is set to start in less than two weeks. "Most growers in the south of the Netherlands will harvest in week 26," says the Coöperatie European Blueberry Growers U.A.'s Harm Valckx. "They had night frost, mostly in mid-May. I, therefore, expect 30 to 40% lower regional production."

"The temperature of about -2ºC has been disastrous. Many of the berries froze. There will be large differences between companies. Some have no damage at all, while others have a 70% loss. The same is true for northern Germany and Poland. This has made an easy start impossible. The market is currently almost empty. The Spanish season is ending and volumes and quality aren't entirely satisfactory."

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Intense cold front hits South Africa

Hail in Cape Town
© Alex
Hail in Cape Town at 7am this morning.
As predicted by the South African Weather Service (SAWS), parts of South Africa have been hit by an intense cold front yesterday and today (Wed and Thurs 10-11 June 2020).

Many Capetonians awoke to a scene that looked like snow... but was in fact bucket-loads of hail.

Whilst in other parts of the Western Cape, residents were treated to mountains of actual snow.

SAWS posted a satellite image of the cold front over the central interior of SA this morning. The weather service announced "very cold temperatures" across the western, central and southern parts of the country, and warned of heavy showers still being possible over the Western Cape with snow on the mountains.


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Astonishing, record-breaking gains continue across the Greenland Ice Sheet — MSM silent

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The month of June is breaking records across the Greenland ice sheet, and not records for warmth and melt - as the mainstream media have trained you to expect - but new benchmarks for COLD and GAINS.

The SMB gains occurring right now across Greenland are truly astonishing.

Data-driven FACTS reveal vast regions to the south have been GAINING RECORD/NEAR-RECORD LEVELS of snow & ice all month.

Never before in June has the Greenland ice sheet grown by more than 4 Gigatons in a single day (since 1981 when DMI records began), but now the past week has gone and delivered two such days — June 3, and now yesterday, June 10.

In fact, yesterday's gains actually neared 5 Gts — you can see from the chart below how anomalous that gain is for the time of year:

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Parts of northwestern Ontario receive 10 cm of June snow

Parts of Northern Ontario woke up to as much as 10 centimetres of snow on Thursday
© Rachael Oskam
Parts of Northern Ontario woke up to as much as 10 centimetres of snow on Thursday
Pickle Lake saw a rare heavy dumping of June snow on Thursday and is currently without power.

Snowplows travelling up and down the street and green trees covered in white isn't something you want to wake up to on a June morning, but that's just what greeted several communities in Northwestern Ontario.

Parts of Northwestern Ontario received a rare dumping of June snow, with Pickle Lake seeing as much as 10 centimetres with snow still falling Thursday morning.

"It's not really a great feeling when everyone was wearing shorts a week ago and it was beautiful 20 degree weather and fishing and then looking outside and wondering if we should fire up the skidoo or take the car to work," said Jamie Hussey, clerk treasurer with the municipality of Pickle Lake.

Several trees are down in certain areas due to the heavy wet snow and the municipality is experiencing a power outage town wide due to some trees that are suspected to have fallen on power lines.

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Ice Age Farmer Report: GRAND SOLAR MINIMUM: Chinese HOARD grains after cold kills wheat - Growing zones shifting

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Brutal cold temperatures damaged wheat in the main production area of China -- enough to send locals scurrying into stores to start hoarding supplies! But as they prepare for more crop losses in this deep Solar Minimum, we in the west are scuttling our food supply, and "activists" are moving from urban "protests" to attacks on rural communities and even directly on farms. Defend our farms and start growing food!


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Adelaide CBD records coldest morning since 1944

Donna Buss's frosty yard in Cudlee Creek
© Supplied: Donna Buss
Donna Buss's frosty yard in Cudlee Creek.
Parts of South Australia turned white with frost overnight — and the surface of the River Torrens froze over — as Adelaide's CBD shivered through its coldest morning in 76 years.

The mercury dropped to 0.9 degrees Celsius at Adelaide's central West Terrace weather station about 5:20am — the coldest temperature in the city since June 24, 1944.

The record low at the site is 0.6C on July 24, 1908, although even colder temperatures have been recorded at the former main weather station at Kent Town.

The temperature at Parafield Airport in Adelaide's northern suburbs dipped to minus 2.4C, its lowest minimum since local records began.

Adelaide Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecaster Jenny Horvat told ABC Radio Adelaide a high east of the city was keeping temperatures down.

"It's quite a dry air mass, which is making it easier to get to those low temperatures," she said.

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Summer snow falls in Teller County, other parts of Colorado - at least 5 inches overnight

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© Debbie Kelley/Colorado Springs Gazette
Teller County on Tuesday morning
Rain, snow, thunderstorms and strong winds are expected along the Front Range on Tuesday morning ahead of a sunny, relatively cool day.

The Teller County area received 2-4 inches of snow overnight, with reports of 4 inches in Divide and of 2.4 and 4 inches in Woodland Park, according to Stephen Rodriguez, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Pueblo. Nearly 2 inches was received in Monument, and 4 inches in Silverthorne, according to the weather service. Additional reports have northern Colorado Springs receiving a dusting. A Gazette staffer reported snow in Black Forest.

Snow accumulation also occurred at Rabbit Ears and Cameron passes in Northern Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park, Gazette news partner 9News in Denver reports.


Comment: A report from Loveland Pass states at least 8 inches of snowfall.


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At least 6 inches of June snowfall in 12 hours in southeast Wyoming

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The Cheyenne Office of the National Weather Service is warning about continuing snowfall in areas of southeast Wyoming above 7000 feet.

As of 6:40 a.m., the Interstate 80 summit between Cheyenne and Laramie remained closed, according to WYDOT.


Some areas have received 6 inches or more over the past 12 hours or so. The agency posted this statement on it's website early Tuesday morning:

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Summer snow falls in Qilian Mountains, China

The Qilian Mountains after the snow that fell late on June 7, 2020.
© Wu Xuefeng
The Qilian Mountains after the snow that fell late on June 7, 2020.
A surprising snow fell in the Qilian Mountains from Sunday afternoon and overnight to Monday morning.

Small towns, including Huangcheng, Mati, Kangle and Dahe in Yugu autonomous county of Sunan, Gansu province, have been wrapped in white.

The snow wonder has amazed netizens.

All four seasons can be shown in a single photograph.