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Fresh June snowfall in Kashmir, India

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The border town of Gurez, and some other upper reaches, including Baltal Base Camp near Amarnath holy cave, received fresh snowfall on Wednesday while rains lashed other parts of Kashmir valley, resulting in considerable dip in the maximum temperature.

An official said that Gurez sector of Bandipora district, received light to moderate snow since late last night, resulting in dip in the maximum temperature.


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Summer snow blankets central Afghanistan

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According to the local sources, unprecedented and heavy snowfall in central Afghanistan's Bamyan province at this time of the year will pose a threat to the livestock and damage agricultural products.

Several people in various regions of Bamyan province have reported that it has snowed to an unusual level in their localities at the start of the summer season, sharing images of the snow.

Residents of villages in Bamyan and the Qarghanato area of the province report that snow fell last night in many of these villages, and the weather was substantially colder.


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Over a foot of June snowfall in Uttarakhand, India

Hemkund Yatra stopped as a precautionary measure due to bad weather

Hemkund Yatra stopped as a precautionary measure due to bad weather
Pilgrimage to Hemkund Sahib Gurdwara, the revered Sikh shrine in Chamoli district, was stopped by the district authorities on Monday following heavy snowfall along the yatra route.

Nearly 7,000 pilgrims were stopped at Govindghat and Ghangriya by the authorities from undertaking the yatra till there is improvement in weather conditions. Moreover, pilgrims staying at Rishikesh, Srinagar and Nagrasu gurdwara have been advised to remain there.

SP Chamoli, Shweta Choubey, said, "Hemkund Sahib witnessed over one feet of snowfall on Monday morning following which the yatra was temporarily halted, keeping in mind the safety of the pilgrims."

Hemkund Sahib Gurdwara is situated at a height of around 15,000 ft in the Garhwal Himalayas.


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Fresh snow in Utah marks beginning of summer

Alta Ski Area Sugarloaf Peak webcam at 10 am on June 20th, 2022.

Alta Ski Area Sugarloaf Peak webcam at 10 am on June 20th, 2022.
Ah, summer in Utah. Clear blue skies, sunshine, hiking and biking. And snow?!

Yup, a fresh layer of snow fell on Utah ski areas yesterday June 20th, 2022.

Today is officially the first day of summer.

Let it snow!


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Did Powder Mountain, Utah just get one of its biggest dumps of the season? On June 20th?!

Powder Mountain, UT

Powder Mountain, UT
The mountains of Utah got a dusting of snow yesterday morning, June 20th, 2022, as a cold front moved across the Wasatch.

While the dusting was gone by the afternoon in most areas, it looks like Powder Mountain was definitely the 'winner' from this 'storm'.

The picture and tweet above, from Wasatch Snow Forecast, show the parking lot yesterday morning of cars with at least a few inches of fresh snow on them.

Looking at the snow history for the season, it could definitely be a top ten storm of 2022, but I'm not sure about the season?

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2-feet of fresh June snow in Glacier National Park, Montana

Going To The Sun Road in Glacier National Park, MT on June 18, 202
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Going To The Sun Road in Glacier National Park, MT on June 18, 202
Glacier National Park, MT reported 2′ of fresh snow at 6,250′ on the Going-To-The-Sun road yesterday, June 18, 2022.

It's been a very strange spring in North America with plenty of cold and snow after many areas saw almost no snow in January, February, and March this season.

There is currently no estimate on when the road will open for the summer season.

Ice Cube

On Saturday, Greenland's surface mass balance gained a record-smashing 7 gigatons

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If you want proof of mainstream media manipulation and agenda driving drivel, you need look no further than the "official" reporting of the Greenland ice sheet - the poster child for anthropogenic global warming. If today's intensifying energy crisis wasn't rooted in said obfuscations, all of this would be laughable.

Impressive surface mass balance (SMB) readings - a calculation to determine the 'health' of a glacier - have been posted across the Greenland ice sheet all season. But the cherry, at least for me, is taken by Saturday's record-smashing 7 Gigaton GAIN - particularly when you consider the glacier should be losing mass at this time of year.

The MSM appears to love dumb, decontextualized headlines to advance their AGW narrative. So here's one for them:

Greenland's Recent SMB Gains Enough To Bury Central Park, New York City Under 7,833 Feet Of Ice... (it's true, do the math).

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Snow flurries hit Lake Tahoe — in June! — the third time this month

The views from the trails near Lake Tahoe’s Incline Village are spectacular.
© Angela Rudolph
The views from the trails near Lake Tahoe’s Incline Village are spectacular.
INCLINE VILLAGE, NEV. — Snow in June?

The summer season at Lake Tahoe has been off to a chilly start, with snow flurries at Incline Village and rain showers around the lake Saturday hampering sunbathing and boating.

"It doesn't look or feel anything remotely like mid-June," said meteorologist Scott McGuire of the National Weather Service's Reno office.

Saturday's snow marks the third time so far this month that snow, however light, fell on the Tahoe area. And as much as it may have ruined picnic plans, "it won't do anything remotely to put a damper into the drought we're experiencing," McGuire said.

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British Columbia's snowpack 198% of normal, flood risk remains high for much of the province

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© BC River Forecast Centre
As the warmer weather of July approaches, flood risk across the province remains high due to the delayed snow melt following a much cooler and wetter spring.

The BC River Forecast Centre's final snow bulletin for 2022 indicates that snowpacks across the province continue to be well above normal, increasing to 198% of normal over the past two weeks, up from 165% in early June.

Normally, about three-quarters of the accumulated snowpack has melted by mid-June. However, snow melt was delayed by two to four weeks due to the extended cooler weather in April and May.

All regions across BC with snow measurements have snow basin indices greater than 140% of normal levels.

Snow basin levels range from a low of 170% of normal in the Peace to a high of 1,331% in the Stikine region of northern BC.

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June-uary! Winter returns to Mount Washington, New Hampshire with snow, ice and below-freezing temperatures - hiker dies

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© MWObs
Winter returned to Mount Washington, NH, over the weekend with a couple of inches of snow, below-freezing temperatures, and icing affecting the peak.

Check out these beautiful pictures shared by the Mount Washington Observatory.
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© MWObs
A view of our June-uary weather this morning. The higher terrain of NH and ME will continue to see winter-like conditions through the day and into Sunday evening (June 19, 2022). Elevations above 4500 feet will continue to experience ambient air temperatures close to or below freezing, high winds (which will make it feel even colder on exposed skin), for summits in the clouds, rime/glaze ice coating everything, and some summits could even see some additional light snow accumulations (in addition to the 1.3 inches of snow/sleet that has fallen so far). Icy/snowy trail conditions can be expected in areas. If not adequately prepared, hypothermia and even frostbite can occur, especially with prolonged exposure. Winter weather could affect operations on/around Mt Washington and other mountain related operations around NH/ME. Please check websites or social media feeds and/or contact various services in advance to see if their operations might be affected on the day(s) you might be interested in visiting.

- MWObs