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'Snow in Central Park! In May!': Rare snowfall ties 1977 record

NYC snow
© Seth Travis/Twitter
Snow fell in Central Park early Saturday morning, tying a record for May snowfall set in 1977, according to the National Weather Service. "In New York City at Central Park this morning, it was- it tied for the latest snowfall we've ever seen," said CBS News meteorologist Jeff Berardelli on "CBS This Morning: Saturday."

In upstate New York, a significant amount of snow left the region looking like a winter wonderland - in the middle of spring. According to Berardelli, the disorienting May weather is due to the polar vortex, which normally only touches down in the winter.

The polar vortex is a massive whirlwind of frigid air that typically circulates around the Arctic Circle. It tends to sink down into the U.S. a few times each winter. But this past winter it did not - and instead the vortex was unusually strong and stationary, keeping cold air locked far north.

Comment: The month of May brings record (sometimes historic) cold to both hemispheres


How ancient people preserve their foods

New Fridge
© Everett Collection
For quarantine cuisine, many of us are reaching deep into the kitchen pantry and freezer — recovering canned soups and frozen veggies, purchased who knows when. Though we may wonder, "Are these the same peas I used to ice my sprained ankle?" we're confident the contents are edible. Perishables last for years thanks to modern methods of preservation, such as freezing, canning, vacuum-sealing and chemical additives.

But how did ancient people preserve their foods?

It's a problem that every society, from the dawn of humanity, has faced: How to save food for figurative rainy days — away from microbes, insects and other critters eager to spoil it. Over the years, archaeologists have found evidence for a variety of techniques. Some, like drying and fermenting, remain common today. Others are bygone practices, such as burying butter in peat bogs. Though low-tech, the ancient ways were effective — clearly, as some of the products have survived millennia.
Bog Butter
© Nordic Food Lab/University of Copenhagen
Bog butter.


'Sure doesn't look like May': Lake-effect snow blows across Lake Superior coastline

Unseasonable weather conditions hit the coastal towns along Lake Superior in northern Michigan on May 8, leaving behind several inches of snow.

On May 7, the National Weather Service out of Marquette, Wisconsin, tweeted about the cold forecast: "Colder temperatures are on the doorstep. A surge of winter-like conditions will return tonight into Fri. with some lake-effect snow."

This video was taken from the NWS Marquette office, showing their forecast come to fruition. The caption with the video said, "Sure doesn't look like May 8."

Snow flurries were also reported across Ohio and Pennsylvania on May 8.

Credit: NWS Marquette via Storyful

Comment: The month of May brings record (sometimes historic) cold to both hemispheres


Some parts of Ontario are now covered by snow in May and it looks like winter

Ontario Woke Up A Massive Heap Of Snow

Ontario woke up a massive heap of snow
The unusual snowfall originally predicted for this weekend hit parts of northern Ontario today, and it has blanketed areas of the region in fresh powder.

The unseasonable snowfall is the result of a polar vortex sweeping over the region that's expected to last throughout today and into the weekend.

Comment: Related: The month of May brings record (sometimes historic) cold to both hemispheres

Snowflake Cold

May snow and cold in Norway

snow map
May 05 - Minus 17 degrees on Hardangervidda tonight

"Sandhaug in Hardangervidda had a total of 17 minus degrees, " Meteorologists wrote on Twitter.

In Hardangervidda, temperatures of around zero degrees during the day, says Tone Christin Taule, on-duty meteorologist at Vervarslinga in Western Norway.

Comment: A continuation of the recent snowy weather in the region witnessed at the end of April:

Also related: The month of May brings record (sometimes historic) cold to both hemispheres


Snowfall a month early in Argentina

Enough snow to require chains.

4 May 2020 - The first snowfall of the year occurred in Bariloche, Argentina. (Almost 1 month before 2019 snow)

Rio Negro city of Bariloche this Monday it registered the first snow fall in some neighborhoods.

In this way, winter was brought forward a month with the first snowfall of the year. In 2019, the first snow fall was on the summit of the hills on April 5, although the city was covered in white on May 29.

Comment: Also pertinent: The month of May brings record (sometimes historic) cold to both hemispheres

Snowflake Cold

The month of May brings record (sometimes historic) cold to both hemispheres

record cold may temps

A meridional (wavy) jet stream flow -associated with low solar activity- is in full swing, dragging brutal polar air anomalously-far south/north.

Record (sometimes historic) COLD is currently buffeting vast regions of the globe, from North America to Australia, Europe to Southern Africa. You really do have to hand it to the global warming cabal — even in the face of such extreme odds -and logic- they're doggedly pursuing their absurd "world on fire" rhetoric:

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May snow in Romania

"VIDEO - Snow in Romania, at the beginning of May," reads the headline.

Thanks to Alexandru Tanase for this link.

Comment: More footage:


May snowfall hits Albania

Snowfall in Shishtavec, Kukës, Albania - May 6, 2020.


May snow reported in New England as unseasonably cold heads toward East

A dusting of snow covers a hillside in Stowe, Vt., on Tuesday May 5, 2020.
© Wilson Ring
A dusting of snow covers a hillside in Stowe, Vt., on Tuesday May 5, 2020.
Residents across Northern New England woke up to early May snow on Tuesday, the first of several rounds of frozen precipitation before a colder blast expected Mother's Day weekend.

On Wednesday, a low-pressure system moving from the Midwest into the Mid-Atlantic brought rain and snow to parts of Pennsylvania and Western New York, according to Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean.

"As you go across the Great Lakes and the interior Northeast, we actually have wind chills in the freezing range," Dean said on "Fox & Friends."

Other snow showers were reported in parts of the White Mountains in New Hampshire, in areas of northern Vermont and parts of Maine.