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Big winter storm brings heavy snow to Alaska - up to 20 inches

Snow is cleared from a parking lot at the Kenai Municipal Airport on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska.
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Snow is cleared from a parking lot at the Kenai Municipal Airport on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska.
Snow was piling up in parts of southcentral on Wednesday as a large winter storm hit the region.

Snowfall was highest for Clam Gulch with a reported 20 inches of snow. Nikiski saw between 14 to 20 inches.

Snow is still falling in Anchorage and the valleys going into Wednesday night.

Accumulations could total 4 to 6 inches in the Anchorage bowl, and 7 to ten inches along the hillside.

Winter weather advisories have moved into the Interior as moisture heads north. Fairbanks is likely to see several inches of snow.


12 inches of snow in 24 hours covers California mountainside

The UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab reported on Wednesday, November 2, that 12 inches (30.5 cm) of snow fell in 24 hours in Soda Springs, California, in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Video posted by the UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab on Wednesday shows fluffy flakes falling on the snow-covered ground in Soda Springs, a sharp contrast from footage of flurries posted just a day earlier.

The lab said that they were expecting an additional two to five inches of snow on Wednesday. The snowfall in the mountain range caused "slippery roads," according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The NWS issued a winter storm warning until Wednesday evening. Credit: UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab via Storyful.


Canada's ski season starting early after heavy snowfall

Sunshine Village

Sunshine Village
Canada's 22-23 ski season is set to get underway early, this Thursday 3rd November, after the west of the country - particular Alberta and inland BC - has seen heavy snowfall and low temperatures for much of the past fortnight.

Banff's ski area Sunshine Village (pictured above and below yesterday) has moved its planned opening date forward by a week from 10th November to this Thursday, 3rd November.

Lake Louise had already planned to open on Friday 4th and the third Banff area, Mt Norquay, for this weekend also.


Sierra travelers hit with heavy snow and road closures

Heavy snowfall arrived in the Sierra on Tuesday, causing spinouts and forcing highway shutdowns up and down the mountain.

During the afternoon hours, drivers traveling along Interstate 80 felt the effects of the Sierra snow.

"You can't be in a hurry. Just be OK with 25 miles per hour and you'll get there," said Angela Sneed.

Sneed was driving from Roseville to Reno with her sister, Ellie Drisenga, and their new puppy. The trio made a pitstop in Nyack.

"Full tank of gas, case of water and beef jerky," said Sneed, who listed off items gathered during the stop.


Big freeze strikes Australia: Antarctic blast lashes east coast, SNOW dumps near Sydney as temperatures plunge to single digits in Melbourne - just 4 weeks out from summer

Icy gusts have lashed the east coast and snow is dumping just outside of Sydney

Icy gusts have lashed the east coast and snow is dumping just outside of Sydney
Australians have woken up to an icy morning as the country is lashed by two jet streams that have pooled cold air over the eastern seaboard.

The cold Antarctic air has been dragged north by a pend in the polar jetstream - a band of wind that continuously flows about 8 to 15km above sea level.

Icy gusts are lashing the east coast and snow is dumping just outside of Sydney and in south-eastern alpine region as the polar jetstream clashes with the separate subtropical jetstream.

It comes as residents of Melbourne and Canberra experience temperatures in the single digits - with the nation's capital hitting just six degrees on Wednesday morning and Melbourne nine degrees, with the mercury set to rise throughout the day.

Snowflake Cold

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.