Parts of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico could expect 8-20 inches (20-50 cm) of snow, said weather service meteorologist Mark Wiley.
Snow and ice brought whiteout conditions in New Mexico, where the “dire situation” prompted Gov. Susana Martinez to declare a state of emergency.
Hundreds have been evacuated and the British Army has been mobilized, as water levels are dramatically rising in parts of the UK with severe flood warnings being issued.
— Manchester Fire (@manchesterfire) December 26, 2015
Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria are the most affected areas, according to Environment Secretary Liz Truss.
The UK Environmental Agency has issued more than 215 warnings, 15 of them considered life threatening.
Almost triple previous record.
15 Dec 2015 – As of 5 p.m. the official measurement since midnight at Denver International Airport was 7.7″.
That’s a new record for December 15. The previous daily record for Dec. 15 was 2.8″ set in 1897.
Breaks 93-year-old record
A major winter storm hammered northern Utah early Monday, clogging interstate highways with wet, heavy snow, slowing traffic to a crawl in the mountain passes and leaving nearly 10,000 homes and businesses without power.
The 6.9 inches of snow reported at the Salt Lake City Airport broke the previous record for the day of 5.8 inches set in 1922.
A few days earlier:
Further deluges of rain lashed the north of England today as river levels remained high across several counties.
The Met Office had issued a yellow weather warning, and a spokesman said that although the forecaster was not expecting floods as severe as those seen last weekend it would not take “an awful lot of rain” for there to be a risk of rivers overflowing.
By 6pm there were 77 flood warnings in place across the region, although no severe flood warnings which are classed as a “danger to life”.
Not just for the date, but for the entire month. The thermometer plunged well below freezing across Syria and snow fell in Iraq and Iran.
It was “exceptionally” cold in Syria, with many areas experiencing their coldest December night on record.
In Damascus, temperatures fell to minus 9C. Previous record – for the entire month – was minus 6C.
8 Dec 2015 – At Pearce it was the coldest December day since records began.
The temperature dipped to around 7C in the Perth Area this morning … and it is summer now in Perth!
“The BBC knows about the snowstorm in Tehran,” says reader Argiris Diamantis. “They reported this news on Persian BBC, as you can see for yourselves. But now look at British BBC. Suddenly this is no longer news.”
“People in Europe and America are not supposed to know this. The BBC has been subjected to the Green Media Training, on expense of the British taxpayeres. During the Paris climate summit no news items about snowstorms are to be published. They know the world is cooling but they are not giving you that information.”
Snow and blizzards and a sharp drop in temperatures in the last two days lead in some parts of transportation problems and in some cases electricity and gas have been cut.
Nasser Chrkhsaz, vice president of the Red Crescent Iranian Students News Agency, said that the snowstorm affected 20 provinces.
Schools in some provinces in Iran, including Tehran, Tehran, Alborz, Qom, Kurdistan and Azerbaijan were closed Monday.
The temperature in Sapporo dropped to minus 7C on Monday night, with snow beginning early Tuesday.
By dawn on Wednesday there was 44cm of fresh powder snow on the ground – the deepest snow to cover Sapporo since 1953.