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Winds gusting to 100km/h and lots of snow: Winter strikes back in Saskatchewan

The winter storm pushed into western Saskatchewan early Monday morning and by noon, had reached central regions of the province.
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The winter storm pushed into western Saskatchewan early Monday morning and by noon, had reached central regions of the province.
Well over a week into spring, conditions in Saskatchewan took a decidedly wintery turn Monday.

A low-pressure system moving in from Alberta brought snow and high winds as it tracked across the province.

Meteorologist Terri Lang of Environment and Climate Change Canada said temperatures that rose well into the mid-teens Sunday helped fuel Monday's storm.

"It's the clash of the really warm air and still that cold air to the north that can form these really potent systems," Lang said.

The storm hit the western portion of the province early Monday morning and was expected to deposit as much as 10 to 15 centimetres of snow in areas around Saskatoon throughout the afternoon and evening.


March ends like snowy lion ...in Hawaii!

Snow and ice often caps the higher summits of Hawaii, like this view of Mauna Kea, where more snow and ice is expected today on Hawaii’s Big Island.
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Snow and ice often caps the higher summits of Hawaii, like this view of Mauna Kea, where more snow and ice is expected today on Hawaii’s Big Island.
With days moving deeper into spring, Old Man Winter is taking his time depart the island of Hawaii with another round of snow and ice falling there. With accumulating snow and ice, the National Weather Service in Honolulu on the island of Oahu is extending a Winter Weather Advisory for Big Island summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa at/above the 12,000 foot level.

According to the National Weather Service, an upper level trough over the Hawaiian Islands will produce layered middle and upper level clouds over the highest summits of the Big Island through the afternoon. These clouds will produce periods of snow, freezing drizzle, and freezing fog; additional snowfall of 1-2″ is expected this afternoon. Winds will also be stiff: winds could gust up to 60 mph, making travel on icy roads even more hazardous.


Three meters of snow in a mountain resort in Vâlcea, Romania

You can't even see the roof of the house.

Three meters (about 10 feet) of snow in the mountain resort Vârful lui Roman, in Vâlcea County, Romania. The images were captured by the owner of a holiday home in the area, who was amazed by the thick layer of snow.

(View video here)

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One dead in Alaska avalanche - 36th such death for US this season

A woman has died in an avalanche near Matanuska Glacier, between Palmer and Glennallen Saturday.

Alaska State Troopers identified the victim as 40-year-old Erin Lee of Fairbanks. Officials say she was a skier that got caught in the avalanche.

Just after 12 p.m. on Saturday, AST received a report of an avalanche. Lee was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Next of kin has been notified.

Comment: Related: Skier dies in avalanche near Colorado's Beaver Creek Resort - 35th such death for US this season

Cloud Lightning

Super-cold thunderstorm sets temperature record, scientists note increase in last 20 years

Cumulonimbus incus: The anvil shape forms when the rising cloud reaches the tropopause
We've all seen those majestic anvil storm clouds that form on a hot summer's day, but what do you think is the temperature right at the very top?

It's very cold, obviously; at high altitude it is well below freezing.

But would you be surprised to learn it is sometimes below even -100C?

Indeed, scientists have just published research showing the top of one tropical storm cloud system in 2018 reached -111C. This is very likely a record low temperature.

Comment: That we are experiencing a significant shift in conditions on our planet can be seen in the numerous, varied and unusual phenomena in our skies: Also check out SOTT radio's:

Snowflake Cold

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Unprecedented global snows continue with the economic reset catalyst

Unprecedented Global Snow events from Taiwan to Cyprus and now the emergence of the excuse for a global financial lock up as oil drips to a halt by way of export from the Middle East Suez Canal Route.


Remote areas remain cut off due to snow up to 3 feet deep in north Kashmir for 4th day

Dozens of far flung and remote villages, including those near the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir districts of Kupwara and Bandipora remained cut off for the fourth day on Thursday due to fresh snowfall, avalanches and landslides.

Border towns of Keran, Karnah, Machil and Tanghdar remained cut off with their district headquarter Kupwara, a Police Control Room (PCR) official told UNI over phone today.

Meanwhile, traffic to the border town of Gurez remained suspended since January 1 due to the accumulation of snow at Razdan pass and adjoining areas.

He said traffic continued to remain suspended to dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including those near the LoC, due to slippery road conditions following intermittent moderate to heavy snowfall on Monday and Tuesday.

However, yesterday weather was dry and sky clear, he said adding there was no snowfall during the night.

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Olympic snowboarder and guide die in Alps avalanche

In this file photo, Julie Pomagalski from France

In this file photo, Julie Pomagalski from France speeds down the course 23 February, 2006 during the Turin 2006 Winter Olympics Ladies’ Parallel Giant Slalom in Bardonecchia, Italy.
"Suddenly there was an avalanche for reasons that are still unknown," the police statement said

Julie Pomagalski, a former Olympic snowboarder from France, has died in an avalanche in the Swiss Alps. She was 40.

Pomagalski competed in the parallel giant slalom at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and the 2006 Turin Games. She won gold in the snowboard cross at the world championships in 1999.

The French ski federation said Wednesday that Pomagalski died Tuesday but did not specify the location. French and Swiss media widely reported that the avalanche took place on Gemsstock mountain in the Swiss canton of Uri.


Overnight snow puts March 2021 second all-time for snowiest Marches in Denver, Colorado

Also puts this month tied for fifth place all time for snowiest months ever in Denver

Denver International Airport picked up 1.6 inches of snow Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, putting it at 32.5 inches of snow so far this month and putting March 2021 in a tie for second place for snowiest Marches ever in the city.

The 32.5 inches of snow that have fallen so far this month ties March 1944 for second place in the record books. The March snow record for Denver was set in 2003, when 35.2 inches of snow fell.


Late March storm brings snow, wind to New Mexico

Damaging Winds and Snow Sweep Across Central New Mexico as Severe Storm Hits

Damaging winds and snow sweep across central New Mexico
A late March storm is bringing snow, rain and strong winds to northern and central New Mexico.

The storm ramped up around midnight.

At 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, PNM reported that more than 14,000 customers were without power in the Albuquerque area. However, service had been restored to most customers by midday.

The storm has also prompted dozens of closures and delays across the state.