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Storm system brings up to 10 inches of spring snow to Newfoundland, Canada

About 17 centimetres of snow fell on St. John's Tuesday night.
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About 17 centimetres of snow fell on St. John's Tuesday night.
St. John's didn't get the full brunt of a storm system that swept across the island on Tuesday night, but high winds are still expected to make a mess of it Wednesday.

About 17 centimetres fell in the capital city and surrounding area. A further five centimetres is forecast to fall throughout the morning on Wednesday, as winds gust up to 90 km/h.

"We probably shouldn't let our guard down because as the day goes on, the wind is going to pick up,"said Environment Canada meteorologist Rodney Barney.

The system was initially expected to bring as much as 30 centimetres to the northeast Avalon, but Barney said the system tracked a little further west.

The brunt of it hit Clarenville and Terra Nova, where roughly 27 centimetres of snow fell.

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Record snowfall in Nagano City, Japan

Brightly blooming red plum blossoms coated with wet, heavy snow.

On the 24th of March came winter-type weather in the prefecture, with snow falling mainly in the north accompanied by cold air.

According to the Nagano Regional Meteorological Observatory, the 12-hour snowfall in Nagano by noon was 14 cm, the highest in March's observation history.

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Late heavy frost hits produce in Poland

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Poland received its first heavy frost of the year, it seems.

Included are pictures shared on Twitter by Fruitteeltonline, it's unsure how much produce has been damaged.

Another very cold night is expected, with temperatures of -6 degrees Celsius in some parts of Poland.

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Snow and hail hit southern Italy as temperatures plunge

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The end of March is set to be unusually cold across much of Italy after weeks of mild weather, with wind, rain and even snow in some places this week.

Some parts of southern Italy woke up to snow or hail on Tuesday morning and temperatures dropped across the country as a cycle of freezing air moved in from Russia across parts of the Mediterranean.

The south-east cast of Italy, which has been basking in unusually high temperatures of around 20 degrees, saw snow and hail on Tuesday morning as temperatures plunged.


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Early snow blankets parts of South Island, New Zealand as temperatures drop

A thick layer of snow could be seen at the small township of Becks near St.Bathans, Central Otago on Tuesday.
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A thick layer of snow could be seen at the small township of Becks near St.Bathans, Central Otago on Tuesday.
Parts of Central Otago were blanketed in snow on Tuesday after a strong southerly in the South Island saw temperatures plummet.

The southerly began moving its way up the South Island from about 9pm on Monday and caused high winds and snow in Central Otago.

The temperature in Canterbury dropped suddenly from 18 degrees Celsius to 5 as the southerly front made its way north.

Winds in Canterbury rapidly rose from 10-15kmh to gusts of 81kmh.

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The Northern Hemisphere is having one of its snowiest winters since records began in 1979

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We've long been told that snow will soon be a thing of the past...

In 2013, the Guardian ran with the story that the Arctic would be "ice-free by 2015" due to a catastrophic methane-induced warming "pulse" and a lack of snowfall and ice.

Ten years ago, the same rag claimed that Greenland was going to "collapse" within 10 years. And yet, according to NASA, its largest glacier, the Jacobshavn, has been growing for the past three years, and in Jan, 2020 the island actually set a new all-time record low temperature.

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Winter takes over Romania at the end of March

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© Richard Gunion/Dreamstime.com
Winter has made an unexpected comeback in Romania at the end of this week and is likely to stay at least until Wednesday, March 25.

Temperatures have dropped significantly all around the country on Sunday, March 22, and it has been snowing in the northern regions and the mountain area since Saturday night.

The mountain areas are already under a code yellow for moderate snowfall and, starting Monday morning, at around 2:00 AM, snow will intensify throughout the country, and especially in the southern half, according to the National Weather Administration (ANM).


Comment: Winter is also hanging on in many other European countries.

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Antarctica's coldest March temperature on record - a 'global warming' destroying -75.3℃/-103.5℉

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The MSM has a blatant warm bias, that's been clear for years...

A myriad of news outlets were all-too-happy to run with the Antarctic Peninsula's record warm temperature last month, painting it as further evidence of the coming climate catastrophe (despite the peninsula actually being located closer to Argentina than the South Pole, and the event officially going down as a foehn). But where are those same rags now? Where is their balance? Their credibility? Or is informing the public not the goal anymore, is their mission merely to propagandize...?

Last Friday, Antarctica set its coldest EVER March temperature — somehow, in what we're to believe is a linearly warming world on the brink of "overheating", the world's southernmost continent is currently the coldest its ever been for the time of year.

The Vostok Station clocked a bone-chilling -75.3C (-103.54F) on Friday morning, March 20, as spotted by @TempGlobal on Twitter:

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Snow at the Grand Canyon on the first day of spring

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Snowed here at the Grand Canyon on the first day of spring.


Comment: See in addition: Storm continues to drop heavy snow on northern Arizona on first day of spring - 25 inches in 5 days

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Colorado, Nebraska smacked by blizzard as spring began

A shopper loads groceries into her sports-utility
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A shopper loads groceries into her sports-utility vehicle as a spring storm envelopes Colorado while residents struggle with the spread of coronavirus Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Denver.
Spring officially began on Thursday, in the earliest start to the season in 124 years for the United States, but for Americans living in parts of the Central states, it felt more like the first day of winter as a blizzard swept across the region.

Wind-whipped snow caused major disruptions from the Colorado Rockies through Nebraska with as much as 23 inches of snow accumulating near Nederland, Colorado.


The worst of the snow hit Denver between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. MDT when heavy, blowing snow caused travel to shut down across the city. By the time the storm ended, many areas across Denver had picked up between 5 and 10 inches of snow.