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Snowflake Cold

2 feet of snowfall in 24 hours dumped on Chilcotin, Canada

A member of Ulkatcho First Nation measures the snow on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 showing that more than 60 cms of snow has fallen since a snowfall warning went into effect for northern portions of the Chilcotin on Thursday

A member of Ulkatcho First Nation measures the snow on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 showing that more than 60 cms of snow has fallen since a snowfall warning went into effect for northern portions of the Chilcotin on Thursday
Graham West of Ulkatcho First Nation captures the scene on video

More than 60 cm of snow has fallen in parts of the Chilcotin since a snowfall warning went into effect Thursday, Nov. 26.

On Friday afternoon Graham West, a member of Ulkatcho First Nation near Anahim Lake, forwarded a photograph to the Tribune depicting a measuring tape with a snow level of 64 cm or two feet and one inch.

"Just got word the RCMP are on a snowmoblie with a nurse delivering meds to clients within the community," he said.

Earlier in the afternoon West said he hoped to get up on his roof to shovel because the snow was getting heavier.

Ice Cube

Australia's 2-day heatwave over-hyped, as December 1st threatens record cold and rare summer snow

GFS 2m Temp Anomalies (C) for Dec 2.
© electroverse.net
GFS 2m Temp Anomalies (C) for Dec 2.
While the mainstream media reports "Australians are set to sizzle through the most dangerous heatwave of the year so far," what they also fail to mention is that 1) such bursts of heat are typical for this time of year, 2) the conditions will last fewer than three days, and 3) they will be closely followed by record-cold Antarctic air and even rare December snow.

Comment: More about Solar Cycles and their influence on the Earth's climate:


Snowflake

Snowstorm (including thundersnow) hits island of Madeira

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With snow reported the day before, we woke at 430am and drove as far up the mountain as possible. The roads were too icy to continue driving so we began hiking 10 kilometers below the summit of Pico do Arieiro a couple of hours before sunrise. In a crazy snowstorm, with frozen fingers and toes we reached the summit to see lightning strike the tower! Can't believe it was snowing on Madeira!


Snowflake

Record Denver snowfall is rare for multiple reasons

Children sledding
© Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post
Colorado's latest snow storm is wrapping up, leaving the Interstate 25 urban corridor with a winter wonderland, a mess on the roads and a new spot in the history books.

Denver International Airport tallied 5 inches of snow. This is a record daily snowfall for Nov. 24, breaking the old record of 4 inches set in 1946. Even more notably, it was the first daily November snow record to fall in the city since 1994. Snow totals across the rest of the metro area generally range from 3 to 6 inches, with heavier amounts up to 10 inches in the western suburbs.

This was a rare November snowstorm in the Denver area beyond the record-breaking amount. Another rarity lies within the heavy and wet nature of the snow.

Snowflake Cold

Labrador buried under historic 75 cm (29.5 inches) of snow, towns shut down

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Tuesday's historic blizzard in Labrador shut down everything from roads and flights to provincial government offices and schools.

A record-setting blizzard shut down parts of Labrador, forcing the closures of roads, provincial government offices and flights Tuesday, as well as schools in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, North West River and the regional College of the North Atlantic campus.

The potent low had already slammed Ontario and Quebec with a blast of widespread, heavy snow last weekend, and also brought strong winds and heavy rains to Newfoundland through Tuesday.


Igloo

The solar retrograde cycle and ice ages

This is in reference to an article I posted earlier today, that Saturn and Jupiter are about to do something not seen since the year 1226.

Jupiter and Saturn about to do something not seen since the year 1226
Jupiter and Saturn Alignment
© This work, “jupsat1,” is adapted from Stellarium by Patrick Hartigan, used under GPL-2.0, and provided under CC BY 4.0 courtesy of Patrick Hartigan
A view showing how the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction will appear in a telescope pointed toward the western horizon at 6 p.m. CST, Dec. 21, 2020. The image is adapted from graphics by open-source planetarium software Stellarium.
Below is an excerpt from Not by Fire but by Ice concerning the solar retrograde cycle.

Snowflake Cold

Galyat, Pakistan pummelled by another spell of heavy snow - a foot in 24 hours

Second spell of heavy snowfall continues in Galyat

Second spell of heavy snowfall continues in Galyat
Tourists stranded as Thandiani, Nathiagali, Ayubia receive one-foot snow

Continuous heavy snowfall in the hilly areas of Hazara division on Monday brought the mercury below the freezing point, however, the main Muree Road remained open for traffic but roads to and from Koza Gali, Khanspur Road, Bakot, Nathia Gali Road, Boi Sawar Gali Road, were closed.

In the second spell of snowfall in the current winter season, Thandiani, Nathiagali and Ayubia received up to one foot of snow during the last 24 hours where a large number of tourists were stranded because of the slippery road conditions.

Snow-clearing machinery of the Galyat Development Authority (GDA), the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Highways Authority (KPHA) and the works department has been deployed at various places of Galyat to meet any eventuality.


Comment: The earlier spell of heavy snow: Record November snowfall of 3 feet hits northern Pakistan, blocking roads


Snowflake

Toronto crushes snowfall record with 19.4 cm falling on Sunday

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Toronto crushed a snowfall record for Nov. 22 with Sunday's winter storm, but all that snow should be gone by the end of the week with the arrival of warmer temperatures.

Environment Canada had issued a snowfall warning, and the weather didn't disappoint. According to the weather agency, 19.4 centimetres of snow fell at Pearson airport, breaking the previous Nov. 22 record of 7.6 cm in 2007.

The last time a similarly significant snowfall occurred around this time of the year was nearly 70 years ago on Nov. 6, 1951, when the city was hit with 13.2 centimetres of snow.


Snowflake

86 km long road closed after foot of fresh snow fall in Kashmir

Razdan Top, Gurez

Razdan Top, Gurez
The 86 km long Gurez Bandipora road closed for traffic, after Razdan top received 12 inches fresh snow which led to the slippery condition of the road.

Officals told that Boder Roads organization is on job to clear snow on Gurez bandipora road, adding that Gurez recived 5 inches snow at Dawar and adjoining areas, how ever mechanical engineering department has deployed two snow cates to clear interior roads.

Sub divisional magistrate,Gurez Mudasir Ahmad told KNS that they have dumped food and supplies and the DG set fuel, which will suffice till May while medicines have also been stocked up in the Gurez Valley.


Ice Cube

Extreme freezing rain storm cripples Vladivostok infrastructure, 5 days later residents still without electricity and heat

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© Sputnik / Tatyana Meel
Some residents of Vladivostok are now on their fifth day without power, after devastating freezing rain fell last week. Many have been moved to temporary accommodation, while others complain of no water or heat.

Vladivostok, Russia's Far Eastern capital, is no stranger to extreme weather, but the latest situation has caught even its residents by surprise. In certain districts, where electricity and water have not yet been restored, the military is handing out food and water from temporary field kitchens. As of Sunday, despite power being returned to most homes, around 60,000 residents still remain without electricity. Other nearby cities, such as Artyom, are also affected.

Comment: SOTT logged this event when it occurred 5 days ago but to see that Vladivostok - a region that is used to extremely low temperatures - is still struggling to cope, gives us an idea of just how unusual this event was.

And it's not just Russia that is extraordinary cold: