Ski resorts in the Alps could get up to 5 meters (16.4 feet) of snow

Ski resorts in the Alps could get up to 5 meters (16.4 feet) of snow (Ice Age Now, Nov 7, 2014):

Heavy snowfall in the Alps has continued for the past 36 hours, with reported accumulations already a meter (39 inches) deep in one case.

It’s the second major snowfall in as many weeks, raising expectations that some ski areas may  open earlier than planned.

Around 20 glacier areas are already open in Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland, with most areas reporting 20 – 60cm so far.

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Earliest And Deepest Snowfalls In More Than 100 Years In Southeastern U.S.

Earliest and deepest snowfalls in more than 100 years in Southeastern U.S. (Ice Age Now, Nov 3, 2014):

The snow, combined with record low temps, “is drawing predictions of a new mini ice age,” says Breitbart.com.

Tennessee, North and South Carolina and Georgia all saw unexpected snow, in some places almost two feet deep.

According to the Climatology Office in South Carolina, Concord, South Carolina has broken a 125-year record for the earliest snow seen. And Columbia, South Carolina’s capital, broke a 129-year record.

In fact, the state has already doubled its expected annual snowfall – more than 1½ months before any snow was even expected.

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Record snowfall in the Smoky Mountains

Record snowfall in the Smoky Mountains (Ice Age Now, Nov 3, 2014):

LeConte Lodge recorded 22 inches (56 cm) of snow and waist-deep drifts.


Some roads now reopened after Saturday’s record-breaking snowfall. On Saturday, rangers closed all roads in the park.

Saturday’s snowfall set a new daily record total for the Smokies. LeConte Lodge recorded 22 inches (56 cm) of snow and Newfound Gap picked up 15 inches (38 cm).

Waist-high snowdrifts

The LeConte Lodge posted on its blog that there are lots of drifts larger than waist high around the grounds.

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Record-setting snowfall across northern and eastern Maine

Record-setting snowfall across northern and eastern Maine (Ice Age Now, Nov 3, 2014):

Never Snowed This Much This Early at Bangor & Caribou


The massive, “nor’easter” left more than 140,000 homes and businesses without power on Monday and dropped snow as far south as South Carolina.

“Smashed” previous record, says Weather Service

“A total of 10.1 (25.6 cm) inches of snow was observed at Caribou, Maine, yesterday,” says the National Weather Service. “This smashed the daily snowfall record for November 2nd of 1.3 inches in 2002.”

“This was also the largest calendar day snowfall ever observed so early in the season, breaking the record of 9.4 inches on October 29, 1963.

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Record Snow In South Carolina Capital … Earliest Snow In At Least 134 Years

Record snow in South Carolina capital (Ice Age Now, Nov 2, 2014):

Earliest snow in at least 134 years.

“This has been a historic event,” said WXLT News19 Meteorologist Daniel Bonds. “It’s unprecedented. I’ve run out of adjectives to describe it.”

Snowfall at Columbia Metropolitan Airport on Nov. 1 is the earliest on record, beating the previous record by 8 days. according to the National Weather Service.

The previous record was set just one year ago, on Nov 9, 20113. (Do we see a trend here?)

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Incredible Early-Season Snow Slams The Southeast, Impacts Felt Across Eastern U.S.

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Incredible early-season snow slams the Southeast, impacts felt across eastern U.S. (Washington Post, Nov 1, 2014):

3:00 p.m. update:NWS Morristown reports up to 22″ of snow fell at Mt LeConte in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains, with drifts waist deep there.

Here are several new share-worthy items from this stunning mid-fall snowstorm:

Original story from 11:35 a.m…

Snow to start November in South Carolina? Basically unheard of. Until today.

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Record Snowfall In Chicago – Happy Halloween!

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Record snowfall in Chicago – Happy Halloween! (Ice Age Now, Nov 1, 2014):

Halloween started with a record snowfall for many Chicago-area residents.
As of 8 a.m. Friday, O’Hare and Chicago Rockford International Airport had one-tenth of an inch of snow, the most on record for Oct. 31 for the city of Chicago, according to the weather service.

The snow and wind caused hundreds of flight cancellations and delays Friday at O’Hare International Airport, officials said.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-snow-possible-weather-story-20141031-story.html

16% Of US Stations Did Not Make It To 90F (32C) This Year

16% Of US Stations Did Not Make It To 90F (32C) This Year (Real Science, Oct 26, 2014):

A record percentage of active US HCN stations (16%) did not make it to 32C this year. Many stations as far south as North Carolina did not make it to 90 degrees.

Here is the list:

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Coolest Year On Record In The U.S.

Coolest Year On Record in the U.S. (Real Science, Oct 25, 2014):

The percentage of US HCN stations to reach 90 degrees was the smallest on record this year, with four of the five coolest years occurring above 350 PPM CO2. The most widespread heat occurred in 1931, when more than 98% of stations were over 90 degrees.

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‘Premature’ Snow In Greece

“Premature” snow in Greece (Ice Age Now, Oct 26, 2014):

Winter has arrived in Greece with heavy rain, strong winds, early snow in the mountains and sharp temperature drop.

Sudden rain storms turned streets into rivers. the island of Zakynthos (Zante) was hit by a mini-tornado that uprooted trees, swept away stables roofs and destroyed balconies.

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