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Spring storm dumps nearly a foot of snow in southern Minnesota

A spring storm dumped nearly a foot of heavy, wet snow in southern Minnesota, causing crashes and spinouts for travelers who chose not to stay at home because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The National Weather Service reported nearly 11 inches of snow at Elgin and about 10 inches at Wabasha and Oronoco.

Winds gusts in excess of 35 mph were reported.


Some areas of Michigan's Upper Peninsula got nearly 2 FEET of snow in 24 hours - in April

A winter storm - in April - hit Michigan's Upper Peninsula on Sunday and into Monday, leaving nearly two feet of snow in some areas.

According to the National Weather Service, they have received snowfall reports snowing a preliminary map for the last 24 hours.

As of 8 a.m. Monday, areas between Marquette and Munising saw between 18-24 inches of snow.


Iowa cities set Easter snowfall records with Ringsted receiving 11 inches

Iowa weather: Some cities set Easter snowfall records Sunday

Iowa weather: Some cities set Easter snowfall records Sunday
Several northern Iowa towns saw record amounts of snowfall this Easter Sunday.

Ringsted, Iowa received 11 inches, according to the National Weather Service in Des Moines. Rock Valley received 7 inches. Hull received 6.5 inches. Rock Rapids received 8.3 inches.

Nearby Sioux Falls, South Dakota got 5.2 inches, the most snowfall on any date in the city dating back to 1893, according to the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. Sioux City got 3.7 inches, an April 12 record, and the second-most snow in recorded history there on Easter.

Winds gusts also hit more than 50 mph Sunday at airports in Ottumwa, Ames, Marshalltown and Des Moines, according to the NWS.


Easter storm drops up to 15 inches of snow on parts of South Dakota

Some parts of the state got up to 15 inches of snow from an Easter snow storm

Some parts of the state got up to 15 inches of snow from an Easter snow storm
An Easter weekend snow storm made its way across South Dakota, dropping more than a foot of snow in some parts of the state.

The storm is expected to continue through Sunday night across southern South Dakota. Several counties in the southern part of the state have been issued a winter storm warning through the day, including Minnehaha County.

Sioux Falls has received over 5 inches of snow as of 1:30 p.m.

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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Mega frosts slam Europe with a looming food crisis

Poland frosts
Late season frosts and snow tore through Europe since the beginning of April destroying all crops that had flowered due to the early warm temperatures for the third year in a row. This year there are labour shortages and supply chain bottle necks to add to the looming food crisis across the globe.

Comment: Severe Spring frosts destroy crops across Europe


Spring snow in South Korea [PHOTOS]

A car passes through the snow-covered
© Yonhap
A car passes through the snow-covered Daegwallyeong mountain path in Gangwon Province, Sunday. Up to 30 centimeters of snow is expected in the area by Monday morning, as a cold air mass expands from northeast of the Korean Peninsula, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration.

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Mussels that hitched a ride to Antarctica didn't survive brutal winter conditions

© Center for Dynamic Research of High Latitude Marine Ecosystems
Scientists suspect invasive mussels are hitching rides on ships to waters around the Antarctic.
Given its geographic isolation and bone-chilling temperatures, Antarctica has long held up a "no soliciting" sign when it comes to invasive species. But now the first successful marine invaders have breached the White Continent's door.

Scientists found a colony of mussels, most likely transported from Patagonia via ship, near the largest of the South Shetland Islands some 75 miles north of the Antarctic Peninsula. This discovery, published last month in Scientific Reports, is a harbinger of future invasions, the researchers suggest, particularly as climate change afflicts the Southern Ocean and ship traffic in the region increases.

Paulina Bruning, a marine biologist at Laval University in Québec City, never set out to find mussels in Antarctica. When Ms. Bruning dove in the 36-degree water of Fildes Bay on King George Island, she was focused on collecting native coral and sea sponges.

Comment: The researchers seem a little disappointed, probably because this puts a damper on the baseless claims that Antarctica is experiencing record warming:


Heavy spring snow, high winds leave thousands without power across New Brunswick, Canada

Very few vehicles were out on Bathurst streets on Friday during heavy snow and highway winds.
© Gail Harding/CBC
Very few vehicles were out on Bathurst streets on Friday during heavy snow and highway winds.
Heavy snow and strong winds have knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses across New Brunswick.

NB Power's online outage map shows more than 2,700 customers without power as of 9:30 a.m. Friday.

More than 260 customers are in the Kennebecasis Valley-Fundy region while more than 540 others are in Charlotte Southwest.

The utility is also reporting more than 1,000 customers without power in Central York Sunbury, including 266 customers in Fredericton.

There is no word from the utility on the lights will be back on.


Spring snowfall and widespread floods across Iran

Sringtime snow in Heyran pass, NW Iran

Sringtime snow in Heyran pass, NW Iran
Iran is grappling with potentially devastating floods in 16 provinces amid a coronavirus epidemic that has killed thousands, with tens of thousands infected.

Unusual snowfalls have blanketed many highland regions in Iran since April 8 and countries to the east, including Tajikistan and other Central Asian countries. Rain has inundated many cities and villages.

Emergency services have come to the rescue of many settlements and stranded passengers from western Iran to central regions and farther east near Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Iran suffered devastating floods in March and April 2019, that killed hundreds and wrecked economic havoc for more than three weeks. The high level of precipitation for two consecutive years comes after years of drought that brought the country to the verge of a serious water crisis. Many regions hit by this year's floods had not yet recovered from the 2019 disaster.


Winter returns to northern New England as potent storm unleashes heavy snow

Photos taken by the Dover-Foxcroft police show fallen trees causing power outages in central Maine.
© Twitter/@NWSCaribou
Photos taken by the Dover-Foxcroft police show fallen trees causing power outages in central Maine.
Residents throughout New Hampshire and Maine woke up on Good Friday morning to a blanket of snow far more customary for January than April. An early-spring snowstorm had painted a similar scene across much of northern New England as it lifted off into Atlantic Canada Thursday night.

The National Weather Service (NWS) recorded over a foot of snow in nearly 50 locations, almost all of which were in Maine. In New Hampshire, the areas of Pittsburg, Jefferson and Berlin all recorded over 6 inches.

After Bangor, Maine, recorded one of the least snowy stretches in its history, the storm dumped nearly 8 inches of snow on the city according to a NWS spotter at Bangor International Airport. AccuWeather Meteorologist Ryan Adamson previously noted that the city averaged less than 4 inches of snow in April most years.