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New Zealand: Snow falls as cold front hits.
Monday, April 18th 2011, 7:02 AM GMT
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Snow is falling in Waiouru this afternoon as a southerly storm whips up the North Island after falling across parts of the South Island overnight.

A resident told the Dominion Post the town was experiencing a light covering of snow on streets and in front of shops.

A gale-force cold wind is blowing across much of New Zealand today, with gusts of up to 110kmh predicted in Wellington and the east.

Rural parts of Otago and Southland above 400m woke to a dusting of snow this morning.

The Te Anau and northern Southland area was affected and the hills around Queenstown received a heavy dusting of snow over night.

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Source Link: stuff.co.nz
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News For Travelers: Tall ships sailing up Columbia, and record snowfall at California resorts
Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 8:21 AM GMT
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Record snowfall at California ski resorts

Seasonal snowfall records have been set at some California ski resorts, including Squaw Valley USA near the north shore of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly Mountain Resort on the lake's south side and Mammoth Mountain, the sprawling eastern Sierra resort that attracts Southern California skiers and snowboarders.

More than 61 feet of snow has fallen in the 400-mile-long Sierra Nevada this season, second only to the 1950-51 season when 65 feet fell, according to California Department of Transportation records. Although spring has arrived, the Sierra typically gets some snow in April, bringing the prospect of an all-time record.

At Squaw Valley, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics, ski patrol guides had to create tunnels just to reach their warming huts, and avalanches broke out windows at two lift stations. Nearly 59 feet of snow has fallen there this winter, beating the old record by 29 inches.
Source Link: oregonlive.com
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Snow arrives two months early by Thomas Hunter
Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 8:14 AM GMT
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The wet weather which lashed southern Victoria overnight has also reached the high country, with Mt Buller, Falls Creek and Mt Hotham all reporting good snowfalls since the weekend.

With the official start to the ski season still two months away, the snow continues to fall across Mt Buller today after temperatures fell below zero last night. At 9.30am the temperature had climbed back to minus 0.2 degrees after plunging to minus 1.6 degrees. About 10cm had fallen at Mt Buller by 9am.

"Early snow is always exciting to see and it gets everyone into thinking about the season ahead," said Laurie Blampied, general manager of Buller Ski Lifts.

He said that although snow was not unusual for April, 10 centimetres was a "significant amount for this time of year".
Source Link: theage.com.au
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UK SNOW: BRITAIN FREEZES AS HEAVY SNOW RETURNS by Mark Pangallo
Monday, February 21st 2011, 9:09 AM GMT
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ARCTIC winds left large areas of Britain under a thick layer of snow yesterday.

Plunging temperatures led to heavy falls in the north of England and parts of Scotland and the Met Office warned that winter is far from over.

Families woke up to three inches of snow in Leeds and the forecast is for more snow on higher ground during the early part of the week.

A driver had a lucky escape when his car skidded off the road after blizzards hit the A66 near Bowes in Co Durham.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for much of Scotland and England’s higher regions, which extend as far south as the East Midlands.

There is some respite on the way for the South, however, with London expected to be enjoying periods of sunshine on Wednesday as temperatures climb to a mild 12C.

Shoppers searching for signs of an early spring have been buying daffodils in record numbers. Supermarket chain Waitrose says sales of British daffodils have jumped by a third compared with this time last year.
Source Link: express.co.uk
Last gasp of winter despite signs of spring by John Bingham
Sunday, February 20th 2011, 8:47 AM GMT
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Spring may be on the way but parts of Britain face a last gasp of winter with warning of heavy snow in some parts.

The Met Office issued a severe weather advisory covering many parts of Scotland and higher ground in northern England and as far south as the East Midlands.

Many upland areas can expect around four inches today, some could see as much as six inches of snow while low-lying parts could face disruption from slush.

But with icy conditions for some, forecasters said there would be a marked “north-south split” with mild spring weather for others.

Temperature in South West England are set to reach the low 50s Fahrenheit today (SAT), markedly above average for the time of year with more mild, spring-like conditions on the way next week.

“There is a real north-south split there,” said Helen Chivers, a Met Office forecaster.

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Source Link: telegraph.co.uk
BBC News: South Korea chaos after 'heaviest' snowfall
Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 8:15 AM GMT
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The heaviest snowfall in more than a century on South Korea's east coast is causing widespread chaos.

Hundreds of houses have collapsed under the weight of the snow. One newspaper described it as a snow bomb.

The South Korean government has deployed 12,000 soldiers to rescue stranded residents.

The worst weather has been in Gangwon province. Weather experts say there will be more snowfall in the area in the coming hours.

"I am 83 years old. It's the heaviest snow in my life. I am really grateful for the soldiers' help," said Park Chae-ran.

The BBC's Nick Ravenscroft in Seoul says that although winters are colder than anywhere else at its latitude, with frequent frost and snow, this year has been different.

January was the coldest since the 1960s.
Source Link: bbc.co.uk
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Put spring on ice: Dry January makes way for another cold snap as more snow is forecast
Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 11:12 PM GMT
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Don't pack the winter woollies away just yet - snow is forecast to return to parts of Britain by the weekend as temperatures plunge once again.

The Met Office warned that the mercury could drop dramatically over the next few days - bringing the chance of snow showers to the North East and Scotland.

And even though the temperatures will remain above freezing in London and the South, blustery winds will make it feel lot colder.

The return of winter follows a drier than normal January - and the coldest December since records began 100 years ago.

Met Office forecaster John Hammond said western parts of the UK would see milder weather - but that temperatures would be lower in the north.

Click source to read FULL report from David Derbyshire
Source Link: dailymail.co.uk
Largest US food distributor declares force majeure on fresh fruit and vegetables due to "devastating" freeze of "unprecedented magnitude"
Monday, February 14th 2011, 10:27 PM GMT
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Sysco, the largest wholesale food distributor in the US and primary supplier to most supermarket chains, has declared force majeure (the "act of God" clause) that allows suspension of contracted prices and supply of fresh fruit and vegetables due to the "unprecedented magnitude" of "devastating" and "extreme freezing temperatures" in a "very broad section of major growing regions in Mexico." Sysco also reports "Florida is normally a major supplier for these items as well, but they have already been struck with severe freeze damage in December and January and up until now have had to purchase product out of Mexico to fill their commitments, that is no longer an option."
Source Link: 2.bp.blogspot.com
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World of two halves! Map shows most of Northern Hemisphere is covered in snow and ice
Sunday, February 13th 2011, 7:16 PM GMT
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At first glance it looks like a graphic from a Discovery Channel programme about a distant ice age. But this astonishing picture shows the world as it is today - with half the Northern Hemisphere covered with snow and ice.

The image was released by the National Oceanic And Atmospheric Association (NOAA) on the day half of North America was in the grip of a severe winter storm.

The map was created using multiple satellites from government agencies and the US Air Force.
Source Link: dailymail.co.uk
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MUST SEE YOUTUBE: Midwest Buckles Under a Snowstorm for the Decade
Sunday, February 6th 2011, 2:24 PM GMT
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A massive storm billed as the worst in decades barreled toward the northeast Wednesday, leaving vast swaths from Chicago to New York paralyzed by snow and ice. (Feb. 2)

Also see: Storm blankets half of US in snow - Guardian
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