Heavy August Snowfall in the European Alps

Up To 45cm Fresh August Snow In 24 Hours on Swiss Glaciers

http://www.skiinfo.com
22.08.10

…Switzerland’s two open glacier ski areas have seen remarkable August snowfalls with Saas Fee reporting 45cm (18 inches) of new snow on Sunday, with more falling since, including another 5cm (two inches) yesterday. Neighbouring Zermatt, the only area open 365 days and home to Europe’s highest lifts, reported healthy snowfalls too. Saas Fee describes current conditions as “packed powder” and has a 1.6m (5.3 foot) base with terrain park and half pipe open. Both resorts set off Powder Alarms on Skiinfo.com, triggered for snowfall of 20cm or more, obviously a rare event in August…

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Skiing in July in California

Skiing in July in California

http://wattsupwiththat.com
July 10, 2010

Want to escape the valley heat? Boreal Mountain Resort will offer a Northern California rarity: Snow skiing in July.

This weekend, the popular resort off Interstate 80, will re-open its Castle Peak Quad chairlift for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy a ribbon of white, leftover from spring’s record snowfall.

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Flurries hit southeast Australia as towns record their first-ever summer snowfalls

Flurries hit southeast Australia as towns record their first-ever summer snowfalls

http://www.newstalk1010.com
January 18, 2010

CANBERRA, Australia – Australia is following its second-hottest year on record with extraordinary snow flurries in its southeastern alpine region, where some towns have recorded their first-ever summer snowfalls.

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Australia: A snowy dusting in Victoria’s summer

A snowy dusting in Victoria’s summer

http://www.weatherzone.com.au
December 11, 2009

Most people consider summer a time to wear shorts and thongs wherever one pleases, with little thought of ski jackets or snowboards. However Victoria’s Mount Baw Baw saw a light dusting of snow, and it’s already two weeks into summer.

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Wyoming set for Late Summer Mountain Snowstorm

Wyoming set for Late Summer Mountain Snowstorm

http://wattsupwiththat.com
August 15, 2009

Roger Pielke Sr. passes this on to me with the note:

Hi Anthony, This is quite unusual! Source: NWS, Riverton, WY

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
309 AM MDT SAT AUG 15 2009

…LATE SUMMER SNOWSTORM EXPECTED FOR THE BIG HORN MOUNTAINS
TODAY…

.AN UNSEASONABLY EARLY SNOWSTORM IS EXPECTED TO AFFECT THE BIG
HORN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9000 FEET TODAY AS A STRONG PACIFIC TROUGH
OF LOW PRESSURE TRACKS EAST ACROSS THE AREA…

WYZ008-009-151800-
/O.NEW.KRIW.WW.Y.0030.090815T1500Z-090816T0000Z/
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-
309 AM MDT SAT AUG 15 2009

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO
6 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 9000 FEET…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THE BIG HORN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9000 FEET WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

RAINFALL ALONG WITH A FEW EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR THIS
MORNING BEFORE CHANGING OVER TO SNOW ABOVE 9000 FEET BY 9 AM. SNOW
WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON ALONG WITH ACCUMULATIONS OF 3
TO 4 INCHES AT 9000 FEET ALONG WITH UP TO 6 TO 7 INCHES AT 10000 FEET.
ISOLATED EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE DAY
WHICH COULD CAUSE LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OF SNOWFALL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES WHILE DRIVING OVER GRANITE
AND POWDER RIVER PASSES TODAY…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
CAMPERS AND HIKERS SHOULD PREPARE FOR DRAMATICALLY COLDER AND WET
WEATHER TODAY.

LIPSON

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Alberta, Saskatchewan get snow in June!

Alberta, Saskatchewan get snow in June

http://www.calgaryherald.com
June 6, 2009

…In Calgary, where the high for Saturday was 7 C — well below seasonal norms — much of the snow melted on contact with pavement…

Source

North Dakota: Snow has fallen in Dickinson in June, the first time in nearly 60 years

Snow falls in western ND, in June

http://www.kxnet.com
June 6, 2009

Snow has fallen in Dickinson in June, the first time in nearly 60 years the city has seen snow past May.

Source

Britain: Snow in Summer!

It’s June…so it must be snowing: From sweltering to shivering in just a week, it could only happen in the great British summer

http://www.dailymail.co.uk
6th June 2009

Five days ago we were flocking to the beach, queueing for ice-creams and slathering on the sunscreen.

Yesterday, we were shivering in summer’s first dusting of snow. Yes, snow.

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