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Massive amounts of remaining winter snow still being plowed in mid-June in Glacier National Park, Montana - up 80 feet deep

Crews are making good progress in plowing open the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park.
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Crews are making good progress in plowing open the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park.
Glacier National Park plow crews reached Logan Pass on Friday and have started clearing the Big Drift, an area in northern Montana where massive amounts of winter snow blanket a scenic highway, officials said.

The seasonal drift is one of the biggest plowing challenges for crews as it buries a stretch of Going-to-the-Sun Road under up to 80 feet (25 meters) of snow blocking access, the Daily Inter Lake reported.

Plow crews reached Logan Pass on May 25 last year, park spokesperson Gina Kerzman said.

Going-to-the-Sun Road is currently open to vehicles on the west side to Lake McDonald Lodge for day-use until 4:30 p.m. each day, she said.

Snowflake Cold

New Zealand has coldest June temperature in five years

New Zealand State Highway 8 covered in snow

State Highway 8 covered in snow
New Zealand has recorded its coldest June temperature in five years, but some in the south should keep their shorts on hand for the next few days.

The tiny Otago town of Middlemarch was far from the middle of March on Sunday morning, registering the bone-chilling -12.3 degrees Celsius.

According to Niwa, that marks the country's coldest June temperature since 2015, while it was Middlemarch's lowest since 2001.

The second-coldest spot - the -9.9C a couple of hours west in Clyde - was that town's chilliest since 1978.

MetService, meanwhile, have weather stations in different areas to Niwa, and had Pukaki Airport at -9C, Alexandra Airport at -8.6C, Dunedin Airport at -7.8C, Mt Cook Airport at -6.5C and Christchurch Airport at -5.5C.

It was a second successive shivery night, as a cold front moved slowly up the country, bringing clear skies, light winds, but chilly overnight air temperatures.

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Mt. Rainier in Washington sees snowfall, winter-like conditions in mid-June

snow on Mt. Rainier.

June snow on Mt. Rainier.
It may be June, but the Cascades are looking like they are stuck in mid-winter, thanks to a new batch of snow on Mt. Rainier.

National Weather Service grabbed this photo from their mountain cam, showing low visibility and piles of snow—in mid-June!


Mid-June snowfall on the Okanagan Connector, British Columbia

Okanagan connector hit with heavy snow

Okanagan connector hit with heavy snow
We are less than a week away from the first official day of summer, but that didn't stop snow from falling on Highway 97C Sunday morning.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for the highway between Merritt and Kelowna warning that 2 to 5 cm of snow could fall Sunday morning.

Meteorologist Colin Tam said having snow on the Okanagan Connector at this time of year is not an annual occurrence but isn't unheard of.

Snowflake Cold

Cold temperatures in the Netherlands hits blueberry production: "Frost means at least 30-40% fewer Dutch blueberries"

frost blueberry
The Dutch blueberry season is set to start in less than two weeks. "Most growers in the south of the Netherlands will harvest in week 26," says the Coöperatie European Blueberry Growers U.A.'s Harm Valckx. "They had night frost, mostly in mid-May. I, therefore, expect 30 to 40% lower regional production."

"The temperature of about -2ºC has been disastrous. Many of the berries froze. There will be large differences between companies. Some have no damage at all, while others have a 70% loss. The same is true for northern Germany and Poland. This has made an easy start impossible. The market is currently almost empty. The Spanish season is ending and volumes and quality aren't entirely satisfactory."

Snowflake Cold

Intense cold front hits South Africa

Hail in Cape Town
© Alex
Hail in Cape Town at 7am this morning.
As predicted by the South African Weather Service (SAWS), parts of South Africa have been hit by an intense cold front yesterday and today (Wed and Thurs 10-11 June 2020).

Many Capetonians awoke to a scene that looked like snow... but was in fact bucket-loads of hail.

Whilst in other parts of the Western Cape, residents were treated to mountains of actual snow.

SAWS posted a satellite image of the cold front over the central interior of SA this morning. The weather service announced "very cold temperatures" across the western, central and southern parts of the country, and warned of heavy showers still being possible over the Western Cape with snow on the mountains.

Ice Cube

Astonishing, record-breaking gains continue across the Greenland Ice Sheet — MSM silent

ice ice
The month of June is breaking records across the Greenland ice sheet, and not records for warmth and melt - as the mainstream media have trained you to expect - but new benchmarks for COLD and GAINS.

The SMB gains occurring right now across Greenland are truly astonishing.

Data-driven FACTS reveal vast regions to the south have been GAINING RECORD/NEAR-RECORD LEVELS of snow & ice all month.

Never before in June has the Greenland ice sheet grown by more than 4 Gigatons in a single day (since 1981 when DMI records began), but now the past week has gone and delivered two such days — June 3, and now yesterday, June 10.

In fact, yesterday's gains actually neared 5 Gts — you can see from the chart below how anomalous that gain is for the time of year:


Parts of northwestern Ontario receive 10 cm of June snow

Parts of Northern Ontario woke up to as much as 10 centimetres of snow on Thursday
© Rachael Oskam
Parts of Northern Ontario woke up to as much as 10 centimetres of snow on Thursday
Pickle Lake saw a rare heavy dumping of June snow on Thursday and is currently without power.

Snowplows travelling up and down the street and green trees covered in white isn't something you want to wake up to on a June morning, but that's just what greeted several communities in Northwestern Ontario.

Parts of Northwestern Ontario received a rare dumping of June snow, with Pickle Lake seeing as much as 10 centimetres with snow still falling Thursday morning.

"It's not really a great feeling when everyone was wearing shorts a week ago and it was beautiful 20 degree weather and fishing and then looking outside and wondering if we should fire up the skidoo or take the car to work," said Jamie Hussey, clerk treasurer with the municipality of Pickle Lake.

Several trees are down in certain areas due to the heavy wet snow and the municipality is experiencing a power outage town wide due to some trees that are suspected to have fallen on power lines.


Ice Age Farmer Report: GRAND SOLAR MINIMUM: Chinese HOARD grains after cold kills wheat - Growing zones shifting

gsm crops
Brutal cold temperatures damaged wheat in the main production area of China -- enough to send locals scurrying into stores to start hoarding supplies! But as they prepare for more crop losses in this deep Solar Minimum, we in the west are scuttling our food supply, and "activists" are moving from urban "protests" to attacks on rural communities and even directly on farms. Defend our farms and start growing food!


Snowflake Cold

Adelaide CBD records coldest morning since 1944

Donna Buss's frosty yard in Cudlee Creek
© Supplied: Donna Buss
Donna Buss's frosty yard in Cudlee Creek.
Parts of South Australia turned white with frost overnight — and the surface of the River Torrens froze over — as Adelaide's CBD shivered through its coldest morning in 76 years.

The mercury dropped to 0.9 degrees Celsius at Adelaide's central West Terrace weather station about 5:20am — the coldest temperature in the city since June 24, 1944.

The record low at the site is 0.6C on July 24, 1908, although even colder temperatures have been recorded at the former main weather station at Kent Town.

The temperature at Parafield Airport in Adelaide's northern suburbs dipped to minus 2.4C, its lowest minimum since local records began.

Adelaide Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecaster Jenny Horvat told ABC Radio Adelaide a high east of the city was keeping temperatures down.

"It's quite a dry air mass, which is making it easier to get to those low temperatures," she said.

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