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Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire already blanketed with 10 inches of snow

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The Mount Washington Observatory researchers are already breaking out the snow shovels.

The New Hampshire mountain got around 10 inches of snow Tuesday morning.

In some places, the snowdrifts piled as high as shoulder height.

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Spring snow falls across 3 states in Australia following rare November weather event

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Despite summer's rapid approach, parts of the nation have been blanketed by record-breaking snowfall.

Residents of Hobart in Tasmania shivered through their coldest night since 1953 on Sunday night when the mercury fell to just 2.9 degrees.

Up to 300mm of snow was also dumped over the Huon Valley.

Conversely, it follows the state's record-breaking winter, which saw the warmest daily temperatures in 33 years.

Meanwhile, on the mainland, in Victoria's Grampians region a dusting of snow was visible throughout the weekend and into Monday morning.


Comment: Spring snowfall hits Tasmania, Australia with up to 30 cms of snow - Hobart shivers through coldest November night in 68 years


Ice Cube

Over 20 vessels either stuck or struggling to make it through in increasingly thick sea-ice on the Northern Sea Route

Sea-ice on the Northern Sea Route in the period 31st of October - 2nd of November.

Sea-ice on the Northern Sea Route in the period 31st of October - 2nd of November.
More than 20 vessels are either stuck or struggling to make it through increasingly thick sea-ice on the Northern Sea Route.

Over the past years, shipping along the Russian northern coast has proceeded rather smoothly in late October and early November. But not this year. Large parts of the remote Arctic waters were in late October covered by sea-ice. And the white sheet is quickly getting thicker and harder to navigate.

Ice maps show that major parts of the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea are covered by sea-ice that is more than 15 cm thick. In the eastern parts of the East Siberian Sea are areas with up to 70 cm thick one-year ice, as well as 2 meter thick multi-year ice.

Among the ships that now are located on the eastern part of the route are two oil tankers and a significant number of bulk carriers. Among the latter are three ships bringing iron ore from the Canadian Milne Island to China, and two vessels carrying iron ore from Murmansk.

The tankers Andrei Pervozvanny and Vladimir Rusanov have delivered oil in Pevek, the remote town on the coast of the Chukotka Peninsula. Another four vessels are still moored in Pevek and could get troubles when leaving the remote port.


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Spring snowfall hits Tasmania, Australia with up to 30 cms of snow - Hobart shivers through coldest November night in 68 years

Neika in the foothills of kunanyi/Mount Wellington was blanketed in snow.
© Annie Robson
Neika in the foothills of kunanyi/Mount Wellington was blanketed in snow.
Tasmanians in some parts of the state have woken to snow-blanketed yards as a late spring cold snap caused snow to fall as low as 200 metres.

Data from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) shows the temperature in Hobart fell to 2.9 degrees Celsius overnight — which would make it the city's coldest November night since 1953.

The BOM's Luke Johnston said up to 30 centimetres of snow fell about the Western and Central Plateau districts, and there were also falls in the north-east highlands.

Launceston recorded an overnight minimum of 2C, while the mercury dropped to 1C in the Northern Midlands town of Cressy.


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Canora sees biggest dump of snow (1 foot) in Saskatchewan's 1st major storm of the season

Lisa Boychuk took this photo of snow in Canora, which got the highest amount of snowfall in the province in this week's storm.
© Lisa Boychuk
Lisa Boychuk took this photo of snow in Canora, which got the highest amount of snowfall in the province in this week's storm.

32 cm. fell in Canora over 2 days, Environment Canada says

People in Saskatchewan were back to wearing their winter boots and shoveling snow off their driveways, after much of the province saw its first major snowfall for the season.

The storm that passed through the province on Wednesday and Thursday made roads dangerous and left some vehicles stuck in ditches.

Snowfall amounts varied around the province, but the town of Canora in eastern Saskatchewan got the highest amount, with 32 centimetres, Environment Canada said Friday.

The snow might not stick around for too long, however. Rain is expected in the coming days in some areas of the province, including Regina, and temperature variations could cause the snow to melt, Environment Canada says.


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Thousands remain without power as wintry weather wallops Manitoba with up to a foot of snow

Winter weather caused poor driving conditions and several school closures throughout southern and central Manitoba Friday morning.
© Jeff Stapleton/CBC
Winter weather caused poor driving conditions and several school closures throughout southern and central Manitoba Friday morning.
Thousands of people are still without power across southern Manitoba, and an overnight parking ban will be in place for some Winnipeg streets after the first wintry wallop of the season left part of the province covered in a thick layer of snow.

As of around 2:30 p.m. Friday, more than 1,400 people were still waiting for power to be restored, after it was knocked out by the sudden inclement weather over the past few days, Manitoba Hydro's outage website said.

Meanwhile, people in Winnipeg will need to be careful where they park their cars overnight, after the city brought in an extended snow route parking ban that will kick in at midnight and continue through 7 a.m. on all designated snow routes.

The city said in a news release that parking ban will stay until it notifies the public that snow clearing is finished.


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Storm drops up to 19 inches of snow in Southcentral Alaska

Snow accumulates in the Rabbit Creek area on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 in Anchorage, Alaska. The city experienced a record snowfall event on Thursday.
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Snow accumulates in the Rabbit Creek area on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 in Anchorage, Alaska. The city experienced a record snowfall event on Thursday.
Many Anchorage residents were shoveling sidewalks and brushing off car windshields for the first time this year as the town got hit by its largest snowstorm of the season.

Some parts of town are reporting over a foot of snow, including 15 inches reported as of 8:25 a.m. on Huffman and Birch Road on the Anchorage Hillside, according to the National Weather Service. Valdez reported 19 inches of powder at 6:40 a.m.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory through Anchorage and the Mat-Su Borough until 4 p.m. on Thursday. There's a winter storm warning in effect starting in Girdwood and covering the Southern Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound through 4 p.m. Thursday.


Better Earth

US' deadliest year of extreme weather for a decade, record-breaking 7th consecutive year for 10 or more billion-dollar disasters

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Satellite image of Hurricane Ida, 28th August 2021
Weather-related events have resulted in the deaths of 538 Americans in 2021, making it the deadliest year for major weather disasters in the USA since 2017, when Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, killing more than 3,000 people, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported.

For the 50 U.S. states, 2021 is the deadliest weather year since 2011, when 764 died primarily because of several violent tornado outbreaks across the South.

"These deaths in 2021 are mostly the result of extreme summer heat in the Pacific Northwest, extreme cold across the South during the February freeze and Hurricane Ida across many states," Adam Smith, a climatologist with NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information, told USA TODAY.

Comment: There's increasing evidence supporting the theory of Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection, as described by Pierre Lescaudron in his book of the same name. With the anniversary quakes in Mexico this year being just one recent example. And, if this year's uptick in extreme weather phenomena is anything to go by, when we consider the suffering much of the world's population has endured over the past year, particularly with the addition of the violations to their person with the coercive, experimental Covid injection and passport roll out, 2022 could be a doozy.

It may be that we're already seeing signs of what's up ahead this winter with deadly blizzards, record breaking snowfall, and winter appearing in some regions up to a month earlier than usual: Also check out SOTT radio's: And SOTT's monthly documentary Earth Changes Summary - October 2021 - Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs:




Snowflake Cold

Parts of northeast China hit by record snowfall as cold wave passes

Men clear snow from a roof following heavy snowfall in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China November 9, 2021. Picture taken November 9, 2021.
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Men clear snow from a roof following heavy snowfall in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China November 9, 2021.
Snowstorms have wreaked havoc in northeast China in recent days, with record snowfall in some parts snarling traffic, disrupting train services and raising concerns about power supply as temperatures plunged, state media reported on Wednesday.

Traffic in Liaoning province has been severely disrupted, with the majority of expressway toll stations shut as of Tuesday. Passenger stations were also closed, except those in the cities of Dalian and Dandong.

Since the arrival of a cold wave on Sunday, temperatures in northeastern China had plunged by as much as 14 degrees Celsius in certain areas by Tuesday.

Meteorological departments in Liaoning and the province of Jilin have issued red alerts for snowstorms, the most severe in a four-tier colour-coded weather warning system.


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Early snowfall in Morocco

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