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Winter is coming: Intense 12-hour blizzard seen in Canada's North

Winter is coming: Intense 12-hour blizzard seen in Canada's North

Winter is coming: Intense 12-hour blizzard seen in Canada's North
With the start of winter less than two months away, we're starting to see more weather reflective of the upcoming season across the country.

We recently saw significant snowfall across Western Canada, hindering travel and causing power outages. It came as quite the shock for many residents on the Prairies after summer-like warmth had gripped parts of the region just days beforehand.

On Friday, it was Nunavut's turn. The remote Northern Canada region was hit with a major winter storm -- its first blizzard of the season. The storm brought howling 100+ km/h winds, significant snow and blizzard conditions to southeastern areas of Baffin Island and nearby marine regions.


Winter returns to Colorado, heavy snow falling, Idaho Springs, Interstate 70 - 10/27/2022

Snowfall slowed traffic and occasionally closed portions of I-70 Thursday morning near Idaho Springs west of Denver.

Shot Description

1. Slow traffic on I-70
2. Snow plow on I70 west bound
3. Snow plow on I-70 panning to distant view
4. Semi traffic on I-70
5. On ramp to I-70 near Idaho Springs
6. Small tunnel on I-70


China's "Snow Town" embraces first snow of the season


Shuangfeng Forest Farm in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, known as China's "Snow Town," saw its first snow of the season on Sunday. Click and check the breathtaking view there.


Heavy snowfall advisory issued for Gangwon's Mountainous Areas in South Korea

A heavy snowfall advisory has been issued for mountainous regions of northern Gangwon Province, as 12 centimeters of snow at Mount Seorak prompted an entry restriction.

According to the Seoraksan National Park Office, entry to Daecheongbong Peak and other high altitude areas have been prohibited since the advisory was issued at 8:10 a.m. on Monday.

The morning low near the mountain's Juncheong shelter plunged to minus three-point-four degrees Celsius as of 6 a.m.

An official from the park office urged visitors to prepare supplies and equipment for safety and protection from the cold as the winter season has arrived in mountainous areas.


Heavy snowfall continues to fall in some parts of Saskatchewan - up to 40 cms (nearly 16 inches) of snow

Environment Canada says Moose Jaw received anywhere from 30 to 40 centimetres of wet, heavy snow while Swift Current appears to have gotten 20 to 30 centimetres.

Meteorologist Terri Lang says in between there, areas may have received even more snow.

Lang says 15 to 25 millimetres of precipitation melted down so it's a good snowfall for dry areas of the province which have been thirsting for moisture.


More than 1 foot of October snow hits the Rockies

ABC News' Mola Lenghi reports on the first widespread snowstorm of the season in the western United States.


Alta, Utah receives over 2 feet of snow, passes monthly average

Alta is off to a good start this season after a weekend storm brought more than two feet of snow to the area.

The official snow total was 25 inches, The National Weather Service reported.

This total passes the October monthly average, which is 24.4 inches.

Other areas of Utah also saw significant snow totals. Solitude received 18 inches, Summit Park got ten inches and Tooele saw seven inches.


Calgary hit with Canada's first hefty snowfall of the season - 10 inches of snow

It wasn't just Calgary's first significant snowfall of the season on Saturday, it was Alberta's. It was a memorable event as the system overachieved in parts of the province.

We knew it was only a matter of time before a major city in Canada was hit with its first significant snowfall of the season. However, many Calgarians wish they weren't the first to deal with this much of it.

It wasn't just Calgary's first significant snowfall of the season, it was Alberta's. Saturday was a memorable day for some as the system overachieved with snowfall amounts in parts of the province.

Third-party websites such as Twitter and Facebook reported that Cochrane saw 15-22 cm while Kananaskis Valley recorded 27 cm.

Snowfall records, which began in 1881 were broken at Calgary International Airport. The area reported a one day total of 19 cm on Saturday, October 22, setting a new record for this day. The entire snowfall event total for Calgary -- from Friday night to Sunday morning -- has been reported as 23 cm.


First major snowstorm of the year hits Montana - over a foot of snow reported

© Jana Wilcox

The first significant snowstorm of the year is currently impacting parts of Montana with heavy snow and gusty winds.

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until later this evening for the Great Falls area.

The wet snow has caused power outages and downed numerous tree limbs as many trees still haven't dropped their leaves. More impactful snow amounts were occurring near the foothills of the Little Belt and Highwood Mountains where over 1 foot of snow has been reported.

This storm brings a major pattern change to the Northern Rockies where unseasonable warm and dry conditions have persisted for much of this years Fall season.

Comment: 17 inches of fresh snow fell at Big Sky Resort, Montana over weekend


17 inches of fresh snow fell at Big Sky Resort, Montana over weekend

It’s beginning to look a lot like winter.
© Big Sky Resort
It’s beginning to look a lot like winter.
An October winter storm has delivered more than a foot of snow at Big Sky Resort, MT, and it's still snowing.

Big Sky Ski Patrol observed snow drifts more than two feet deep at the top of the Challenger lift at 9,600 feet.

Today, Big Sky Resort also saw its first snowfall in the base area at 7,500 feet.

Big Sky Resort opens for the winter season in just over a month on Thanksgiving Day, November 24.

Let it snow!