Australians went outside to play in the snow Saturday, marveling at a surprise spring storm that dropped more than 3 feet in the mountains of several states.
Antarctic air triggered heavy snow and winds wild enough to close some roads at higher altitudes in New South Wales, Victoria, the Australia Capital Territory and the island state of Tasmania, Reuters reported.
Locals flooded social media with pictures of snow-covered towns and snowy woods.
“We’ve seen light #snow make it to #Canberra today, and yes even heard a few rogue flakes landed on Parliament House,” in the nation’s capital, the Bureau of Meteorology tweeted, according to Reuters.
The bureau is predicting that the cold weather will keep the snow around for several days in the alpine regions — much to the delight of Raj Kumar, who had traveled with his family from Sydney to New South Wales’ Blue Mountains.
“It’s awesome,” Kumar told the Seven Network.
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Farmers in the middle of the country are about to get hit by what could potentially be the worst October blizzard in U.S. history.
According to USA Today, “the massive size and intensity of this snowstorm is unheard of for October”. In other words, we have never seen anything like this in the month of October ever before. Such a storm would have been disastrous enough in a normal year, but this has definitely not been a normal year for Midwest farmers. As I detailed extensively in previous articles, endless rain and horrific flooding made planting season a complete and utter nightmare for many Midwest farmers this year. Millions of acres did not get planted at all, and planting was seriously delayed on tens of millions of other acres. As a result, corn, soybeans and other crops are simply not ready to be harvested in many parts of the Midwest, and now an unprecedented winter storm is barreling directly toward our heartland.
We aren’t supposed to have a major blizzard in April.
Less than a month after a “bomb cyclone” caused apocalyptic flooding in the central part of the country, another “bomb cyclone” is hitting the exact same area. One meteorologist has called it “a life-threatening storm”, and at this moment over four million people are under blizzard warnings. South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and Kansas are going to get absolutely hammered before the storm finally moves east on Friday. The authorities are warning that this new “bomb cyclone” will cause additional flooding in the region, but at this point we do not know how bad that flooding will be.
The good news is that the ground has been softened up by warmer weather since the last “bomb cyclone”, and that should mean that more of the moisture is absorbed before it flows into the major rivers.
End of the American Dream
Last month was the first February in recorded history during which the temperature in Downtown Los Angeles did not reach 70 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
It came close on February 12, when the weather warmed to 69 degrees. But that turned out to be the high point in a month that brought snow to communities where it hadn’t fallen in years.
Only six other times dating back to 1877, when the agency’s temperature records begin, have temperatures stayed below 70 degrees for an entire month. February’s average high of 61.5 degrees was the eighth-lowest ever recorded and the coldest since 1962.
As Las Vegas and Los Angeles area residents enjoy rare snow days, a storm is on the move, targeting the Northeast and South for the weekend.
Snowfall struck the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday — the most snow the city has seen in more than a decade. Las Vegas schools are closed Friday, giving residents a rare snow day.
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A bitter winter storm that dumped more than 9 inches of snow on St. Louis spread eastward across the country Saturday, threatening heavy snow in Kentucky, the Appalachians and Washington, D.C.
St. Louis, which caught the brunt of the storm so far, recorded 9.4 inches, forcing the closure of sections of Interstates 44, 64 and 70 around the city. More than 11,000 customers were without power in Missouri as the heavy snow snapped branches and downed power lines.
Columbia, Missouri, was buried under 10.4 inches of snow, more than doubling a 109-year-old record for snowfall with more expected Saturday.
When most people were in school, snow days meant that you essentially received a surprise holiday from mother nature.
These days, schools are moving to replace snow days and other extreme weather off days with online learning — and they’re using Google (GOOGL) to do it.
‘We feel good about where we are’
During inclement weather, all students at Anderson School District 5 in South Carolina now receive assignments electronically through their Google Chromebook, which will not require internet service. The Chromebooks are provided to students by the district at no cost.
The district’s first “eLearning Day” was on Oct. 11, when schools were closed because of Hurricane Michael. Pictures of teachers and students doing schoolwork from home circulated on Twitter, using the hashtag #a5elearning. Overall, the initiative involves dozens of schools in five South Carolina school districts.
As one storm system delivers heavy snow to coastal Maine this morning, another is brewing off the West Coast.
In the East, 3 to 5 inches of rain fell in several regions, prompting water rescues, as more snow in northern New England and Maine is expected throughout today — up to 8 inches today in some parts.
Snowfall in Maine is expected to end by this evening as an arctic air mass settles into the Northeast, producing very cold wind chills on Tuesday morning.
Can you remember a November as cold and snowy as this one has been?
I certainly cannot. Over the course of this month, the United States has been hit by freakishly cold and snowy weather, and another major winter storm is barreling through the center of the country right now. Of course there are moments of strange weather every year, but what we have been witnessing over the past month has definitely been extremely unusual. Several weeks ago, I explained to my readers that experts were warning that this was coming, but nobody could have expected a wind chill of -75 degrees in New Hampshire on Thanksgiving Day. And it isn’t just one portion of the country that has gotten hammered. According to the Weather Channel, 74 different U.S. cities are at the highest level on the Accumulated Winter Season Severity Index for the month of November…
According to the Accumulated Winter Season Severity Index (AWSSI) from the Midwest Regional Climate Center, 74 cities from New England to the Plains and Rockies have seen an extreme season-to-date of cold and snow as of Nov. 27.
End of the American Dream
In an ironic twist, globalist elites gathering in Davos, Switzerland to discuss global warming have been delayed due to the town being buried in feet of snow.
Severe snow storms closed the town’s roads and helicopter pads as the World Economic Forum summit opened on Monday.
Many of the summit’s hundreds of speakers, including heads of state and business leaders, were late for their press conferences and speeches as six feet of snow piled onto the Swiss ski town over the last few days, reported the New York Times.