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Apex Mountain Resort in British Columbia sees almost 10 inches of early snowfall in 48 hours

Apex Mountain Resort’s live webcam
© Apex Mountain Resort
Apex Mountain Resort’s live webcam shows the mountain has received its first snow of the 2020-21 ski season.
The first snow of the season has fallen on Apex Mountain Resort.

The resort's website is reporting 25 cm of fresh snow in the last 48 hours and 16 cm in the last 24 hours.

The dusting of snow can be seen on the resort's live webcam.

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First snowfall this year observed in Ukraine's Carpathians

Snow in Carpathians, October 2020
© Chornohora Mountain Search and Rescue Post
Snow in Carpathians, October 2020
Snow fell in the Carpathians on October 14. That's the first case this season. Chornohorsky mountain search and rescue post reported that on Wednesday.

Low visibility, down to 50 meters, was observed at Pip Ivan mountain, due to the thick snow clouds.

The temperature fell to -4 degrees by Celsius. The speed of the western wind made 19-20 meters per second.


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Early snowfall hits Poland

snowfall in Zakopane, Poland.

Snowfall in Zakopane, Poland.
People move on a snow covered street after the first autumn snowfall in Zakopane, Poland.

In the capital of the Tatra Mountains there are already several centimeters of snow and it is still snowing.


Blue Planet

The deep sea is slowly warming

sea horizon
© Doug White
A new study finds temperatures in the deep sea fluctuate more than scientists previously thought.
New research reveals temperatures in the deep sea fluctuate more than scientists previously thought and a warming trend is now detectable at the bottom of the ocean.

In a new study in AGU's journal Geophysical Research Letters, researchers analyzed a decade of hourly temperature recordings from moorings anchored at four depths in the Atlantic Ocean's Argentine Basin off the coast of Uruguay. The depths represent a range around the average ocean depth of 3,682 meters (12,080 feet), with the shallowest at 1,360 meters (4,460 feet) and the deepest at 4,757 meters (15,600 feet).

They found all sites exhibited a warming trend of 0.02 to 0.04 degrees Celsius per decade between 2009 and 2019 — a significant warming trend in the deep sea where temperature fluctuations are typically measured in thousandths of a degree. According to the study authors, this increase is consistent with warming trends in the shallow ocean associated with anthropogenic climate change, but more research is needed to understand what is driving rising temperatures in the deep ocean.

Comment: Since 'man-made global warming' has been thoroughly been debunked by this point, another more likely reason for the warming in the depths could be related to the thousands of underwater volcanoes. Taken together with the uptick in various other kinds of unusual and extreme kinds geological activity, it would appear that they may share a similar cause: And check out SOTT radio's:


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Schweitzer Mountain in Idaho sees fresh layer of early snowfall, 45 days before ski season

Schweitzer
© Schweitzer Mountain Resort
If this doesn't get you excited for ski season, we don't know what will.

Schweitzer Mountain tweeted several photos of fresh snowfall on the mountain.

"Let's just say, we're all a little excited up here today," the resort tweeted. "So good to see you, Winter!"


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Czech Republic's Jeseníky mountains report early, heavy first snowfall for 2020-21 season - roads in the area closed

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Snowfall in the Jeseníky mountains on Monday morning was so heavy some roads had to be closed this morning

The Jeseníky mountains in the Olomouc region of the Czech Republic recorded the first snowfall of the 2020-21 season on Sunday night and into Monday morning. Snowfall was so heavy in the area that roads in the area had to be closed this morning.

Due to poor conditions, the I/44 road by the Červenohorské sedlo mountains, the primary road between the towns of Jeseník and Šumperk, was temporarily closed this morning. It had re-opened by noon.

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Early snow falls in parts of Northern China

Snowfall hits N China´s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

Unexpexted snowfall hits N China´s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
Parts of northern China experienced the season's first snowfall on October 11.

The winter scenes were witnessed in Hulunbuir in Inner Mongolia, as well as the city of Huzhong in Heilongjiang.


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Further early heavy snowfalls on European slopes - up to a foot

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Ski areas in the Alps, Dolomites and Pyrenees have been reporting heavy snowfall over the past 24 hours.

Resorts are reporting up to 30cm (a foot) of snow has fallen, in some cases right down to the base of the slopes.

For many this is the third significant snowfall in the past fortnight following falls of up to 70cm at the end of September, and another smaller snowfall about a week ago.


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Early snow covers local ski hills in British Columbia - up to 10 inches in depth

Gnorm the Powder Gnome (27cm | 10.6in tall)

Gnorm the Powder Gnome (27cm | 10.6in tall)
Several ski resorts hit by first significant snowfall of the season

Ski and snowboard fanatics rejoice, as it looks like we are getting closer to the winter season.

Ski resorts across the Interior got their first taste of the snow season Saturday night, ranging from a light dusting to serious snowfall.

Silver Star Mountain got its first significant dump Saturday night, covering the village with a blanket of snow Sunday morning. The hill got a dusting of snow at the end of September, but this Thanksgiving weekend marks the first real snowfall up on the mountain.

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It's snowing in October in parts of Nova Scotia, Canada

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© gushuemushue | twitter antigonishgolf | instagram
It's snowing!? That is the question being asked after some Canadians woke up to a blanket of white snow this morning, in October.

Residents from a town called Antigonish, in Nova Scotia, were in for a big surprise when they looked out of their windows and saw snow covering the ground and in some cases, mounted on their cars.

They quickly took to social media to share the news and show the rest of Canada just how epic the precipitation got so early in the year.

One resident woke up to her car covered in snow, but was very cheerful and welcomed the unexpected mix of seasons into town.