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Late winter storm dumps up to 38 inches of snow in 24 hours on northern Sierra Nevada

A measure of the snow
© Neil Lareau
A measure of the snow
Call it a serious snow dump.

A storm system the National Weather Service described as "strong" swept the northern Sierra Nevada Saturday and continued to blast the mountain range Sunday.

After a prolonged period of mostly dry conditions, the Tahoe Basin finally reported impressive 24-hour snowfall totals Sunday morning: As of 8:30 a.m., Squaw Valley had recorded 18 inches at its based and up to 30 inches at its highest peaks. Tahoe City measured 23 inches, Homewood 33 and Incline Village 22.

Truckee Resident Neil Lareau recorded 38 inches in the mountain town and shared an image on Twitter of a ruler measuring the snowfall.

Ice Cube

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Earth's magnetic field and Arctic sea ice anomalies

Russian icebreaker
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
With our Sun at incredibly quiet silence Earth's magnetosphere reverberated at seven minute intervals, like you blowing on a piece of paper disturbing it with your breathe but on a galactic scale. Sun Halos in Bosnia and another "climate change" expedition needs rescue as a third icebreaker is dispatched to free the first ice breaker sent to free the Mosaic mission vessel.


12 inches of new snow in 24 hours on Mount Charleston, Nevada

12 inches of new snowfall at Lee Canyon

12 inches of new snowfall at Lee Canyon
Las Vegas saw several days of rainfall this week and on Mount Charleston they saw snow.

Lee Canyon reported 12 inches of new snowfall.

For all current conditions and events at the Lee Canyon visit their website.


Snow cyclone stuck over Sakhalin region in Russia

Roads closed. Flights cancelled. Several settlements lose electricity.

The regional department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations extended until the evening of Thursday, March 12, emergency warning of weather danger for almost all settlements in the region.

The cyclone brought with it heavy snowfall and an almost hurricane wind. Service on the Kholmsk-Vanino ferry line connecting Sakhalin and the mainland was disrupted. About two thousand inhabitants of the region were left without electricity. In the south of the island, traffic on several roads is blocked. Canceled flights.

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Snowboarder dies in avalanche north of Anchorage, Alaska following heavy snowfall

Hatcher Pass and the historic Independence Mine site.
© Casey Grove/Alaska Public Media
Hatcher Pass and the historic Independence Mine site.
A 17-year-old man died after he was caught in an avalanche in Hatcher Pass Monday, according to Alaska State Troopers.

The mountain pass, about an hour north of Anchorage, is a popular area for winter recreation.

Troopers said officers responded to the area near mile 16 of the Palmer Fishhook Road just after 4 p.m.

The agency says the man was snowboarding when he was caught and buried in an avalanche. Rescuers found him and brought him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Avalanche kills at least 3 near Abbottabad in Pakistan

A landslide triggered by a massive avalanche in Gandla area of Nathia Gali near Abbottabad killed at least three persons and injured 16 other, Dunya News reported on Tuesday.

According to details, three vehicles were buried under the snow and mud at the site. Rescue teams along with Pakistan Army personnel and local administration reached the spot and retrieved three dead bodies, including a woman, and 16 injured persons from the two vehicles buried under the debris.

Rescue sources informed that one vehicle is still buried under the debris and search operation continues in the area to retrieved persons trapped in the vehicle.

Rescue sources said that most of the injured were in critical condition. The rescue teams shifted the injured to Murree Hospital and DHQ Complex Abbottabad.


Snowfall forces road closures in Mexico

snow mexico
Six municipalities of Chihuahua registered snowfall in the last hours, which motivated the closure of roads.

With all of the bru-ha-ha about the coronavirus, I almost missed this one about six communities being whitewashed.

3 Mar 2020 - The State Civil Protection Coordination (CEPC) reported that the snow began to accumulate from 23:00 hours and continued during the early morning, so that Bocoyna, Guachochi, Urique, Madera, Gómez Farías and Ignacio Zaragoza were whitewashed.

Bizarro Earth

Beaches to disappear once again!

Disappearing Beaches
They also disappeared in 1987.

Where's the Beach?

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2 separate avalanches kill 6 people in Austria

An avalanche killed five people on a snowshoeing tour in the Dachstein region of Austria on Sunday, police said.

The five people were believed not to be Austrian, but their identities were still under investigation, a spokeswoman for police in Upper Austria province said.

Broadcaster ORF said on its website that initial indications were the five young victims came from the Czech Republic.

A search has ended and found no more victims, police said.

Source: Reuters

Comment: A sixth person was also killed in the same country by a separate avalanche on the same day.


Spring arriving earlier across the US throwing wildlife into disarray

trout lily
© Katja Schulz/Wikipedia, CC
Yellow trout lily flowers nearly a week earlier now than in previous decades in the Appalachian Mountains.
Across much of the United States, a warming climate has advanced the arrival of spring. This year is no exception. In parts of the Southeast, spring has arrived weeks earlier than normal and may turn out to be the warmest spring on record.

Comment: An early and warm spring does not equal a warming climate, because the US and much of the planet are also breaking numerous cold records.

Apple blossoms in March and an earlier start to picnic season may seem harmless and even welcome. But the early arrival of springtime warmth has many downsides for the natural world and for humans.

Rising temperatures in the springtime signal plants and animals to come alive. Across the United States and worldwide, climate change is steadily disrupting the arrival and interactions of leaf buds, cherry blossoms, insects and more.

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