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Fresh spring snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, India

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Intense cold wave conditions continued in Himachal Pradesh on April 08. Koksar area received fresh snowfall in the higher reaches.


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3 record snowfalls in 6 days for Thompson, Manitoba, Canada

All city snow-clearing equipment,
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All city snow-clearing equipment, including two plow trucks last used to clear snow after the March
All city snow-clearing equipment, including two plow trucks last used to clear snow after the March 2017 blizzard, has been pressed into action since April 3, the second day of a six-day span that saw 65.6 centimetres of snow fall, with three of those days setting daily snowfall records.
An unprecedented six-day stretch of early April snowfall in Thompson has led to the biggest snow-clearing effort since the blizzard of March 2017 and, with everyone's nerves already frayed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, harsh words from the city's mayor for citizens "whining" about the state of city roads.

Snow fell in Thompson four of the six days from April 2 to April 7, setting records on three of them. The 15.6 centimetres that fell last Thursday was the most since 6.8 cm of snow in 1995, while the 34.4 cm that fell on Friday beat the previous record of 6.4 cm from 1967 by 28 cm. Only 2.8 cm fell April 4, well below the 1973 record of 8.4 cm, while the 12.8 cm of snow on April 7 was close to double the previous record of 6.5 cm in 1981.

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Snow falls in Dushanbe,Tajikistan in April - first time in 26 years

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The snow has fallen in Dushanbe in April for the first time during the past 26 years, Asia-Plus reported.

The snow is 18-20 cm thick in different parts of the capital city.

Snow is rare for Tajikistan in mid-spring. The country almost did not have snow during the past winter.



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100% fruit losses in many parts of central Europe and the Balkans

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One of the coldest April mornings in decades.

2 Apr 2020 - With temperatures dropping below -5 °C (even to -8 °C in some valleys) during the time of blossoming trees, the damage is almost complete - 100% in many vineyards and fruit plantations.

There are numerous reports of destructive frost to the fruit trees (cherry, peach and almond orchard) and some other crops across Slovenia, northeast Italy, Croatia, Serbia and Hungary.

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Frosts will not stop in Italy - 100% damage to some fruit crops

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The wave of night frosts that are affecting much of Italy goes on. In the north, the situation has reached an unprecedented level, with 8 hours below zero on the night of April 2 and minimum peaks of -6 °C. Even the anti-frost systems are struggling, because protecting an orchard with 5 °C below zero is not easy.

After three sleepless nights operating the anti-frost system, Davide Vernocchi, president of Apo Conerpo, is dispirited: "With these temperatures, this defense system is in crisis. We are talking about 5, 6 degrees below zero in some areas of the province of Ravenna. Apricots, peaches, plums, kiwis: in some cases, the damage is of 100%. There will be less work for everyone. Nature has cruelly solved one of our great concerns: the lack of manpower. Paradoxically, several farmers in the next few months will have to go looking for work somewhere else".

Comment: Severe Spring frosts destroy crops across Europe


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4 FEET of spring snow smothers Mammoth Mountain in California

Heavy snow buries empty ski resort

Heavy snow buries empty ski resort
The resort is closed, but the heavy snowfall is good news for the snowpack. Suzanne Marques reports.


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Spring snowstorm hammers Kazakhstan

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Last night, snow fell in several areas of Kazakhstan, including Aktobe region and some districts of West Kazakhstan region. Meanwhile, a powerful snowstorm hit Kostanai region.

According to the press service of KazAutoZhol national company, the movement on six road sections with a length of 942 kilometers in the region were restricted due to the bad weather conditions. Residents were recommended to stay home.

People post videos of snow and snowdrifts on social media. Meantime, small snow starts falling in Nur-Sultan.


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Norway breaks snowfall records: "I have never experienced so much snow in one day," says Tromsø meteorologist

Northern Norway record snow


Northern Norway was practically buried by heavy snow over the weekend, and it's been that way all season, according to state meteorologist Eirik Samuelsen.


While fine (but cold) weather was enjoyed in the south this past weekend, the north suffered a rather different story — official snow measurements in the northern municipality of Tromsø saw 30 cm (12 inches) settling on Sunday alone.

But there were large local differences, points out Samuelsen: "Here where I live, on Kvaløya, it came in more than that. And in Breivikeidet, Tromsø it came to 47 inches [almost 4 feet] of new snow from Sunday to Monday.

"I have never experienced so much snow in one day," says Samuelsen.

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Spring snow hits parts of Armenia

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Roads in Armenia are mostly open to traffic as of 9am Tuesday, April 7, the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported.

The roadways leading to Amberd Fortress and Lake Kari of Aragatsotn Province are closed for an indefinite period of time.

Snowfalls are reported in Syunik Province, the towns of Gavar, Martuni, Chambarak (Gegharkunik Province), Tashir (Lori Province), Jermuk (Vayots Dzor Province) as well as in Dilijan serpentine and Saravan-Zanger section.

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Spring blizzard slams Iceland - almost 5 FEET of snow in a day buries cars, residents dig themselves out of houses

Selfoss, Southwest Iceland, yesterday.
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Selfoss, Southwest Iceland, yesterday.
Severe weather hit every part of the country over the weekend, with the exception of the capital area, Morgunblaðið reports.

In the West Fjords, the Icelandic Coast Guard ship Þór was on stand-by in Ísafjarðardjúp fjord, where the wind speed reached 50-60 knots, and visibility was next to none.

"We are ready, should we be needed," Captain Halldór B. Nellett told Morgunblaðið yesterday. "For the past few days, roads have been impassable, and all flights have been canceled to this area. The only passable route is by ship. "

On Saturday, Þór sailed to Ísafjörður to pick up coronavirus samples, which it transported to Arngerðareyri - at the innermost part of Ísafjarðardjúp fjord. There, the ship sailed as close to the shore as possible, where some crew members went by boat the last stretch to shore. On the dock, rescue workers awaited them and received the samples, which were subsequently transported to Reykjavík for analysis.