Australia: Season’s first snowfalls arrive early

Season’s first snowfalls arrive early
May 12, 2011

The first snowfalls in the region have forced several road closures overnight.

Snow and ice on the Great Western Highway between Lithgow and Bathurst saw police close the road at Mt Lambie and Yetholme at midnight, it’s since been re-opened.

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Australia: Snow arrives two months early

Snow arrives two months early
12 Apr, 2011

…”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”.

“It’s still two months until the official opening of the snow season but we love to see the temperatures dropping and snow coming to the mountain.”…

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Britain: Earliest white winter for two decades could go on for 10 days

Earliest white winter for two decades could go on for 10 days
27 November 2010

With snow drifts, black ice and biting winds, Britain woke up to the earliest white winter in almost two decades yesterday, with forecasters predicting that the cold snap could last ten days.

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China: Early snowfalls arrive in Xinjiang

Early snowfalls arrive in Xinjiang

BEIJING, Sep. 6 (Xinhuanet) — The start of winter might be several months away, but northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has already experienced its first early snowfall of the year, with up to 10 centimeters falling across the region.

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European cold snap kills four in Poland

European cold snap kills four in Poland
October 16, 2009

A cold snap with unseasonable early snow storms killed at least four Poles, cut off power and heating to hundreds of thousands and caused traffic chaos across central Europe, media reported.

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Des Moines: Chilly weather follows record early snowfall

Chilly weather follows record early snowfall
October 11, 2009

…While the cold wasn’t unusual, the snow certainly was, said Craig Cogil, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Johnston. The first snow of autumn set a record. The Des Moines airport recorded 1.1 inches of snow Saturday morning, the earliest more than an inch of snow has fallen in the capital city since records began in 1884. The previous record was Oct. 20, 1916…


Start cursing the weather gods, Chicago. Snow could be coming to town as early as this weekend!

No Kidding: Snow on Sunday!
Oct 8, 2009

Start cursing the weather gods, Chicago.

Snow could be coming to town as early as this weekend. That’s right, snow. Flurries and flakes.

The forecast says that Saturday night rain will turn into the white stuff early Sunday morning.

If the snow sticks, it would be the earliest recorded measurable snowfall in Chicago. The record was set just three years ago when it snowed on Oct. 12.

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Mt Ruapehu’s Turoa skifield opens its season on Saturday with a record base for this time of the year

Cold conditions expected to continue
June 20, 2009

…However, the freezing conditions are good news for Mt Ruapehu’s Turoa skifield, which opens its season on Saturday with a record base for this time of the year…

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Victoria, Australia: Winter snow earliest, heaviest since 2000

Winter snow earliest, heaviest since 2000
June 12, 2009

Victoria is experiencing its best start to the snow season in a decade.

There is 56 centimetres of snow at Mt Buller and about 40 centimetres at Mt Hotham, Falls Creek and Lake Mountain.

Snow reporter, Maureen Gearon, says there will be eight lifts open at Mt Buller this weekend and six lifts will be operating at other resorts.

“These are the earliest and heaviest snow falls we’ve had since 2000,” she said.

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Ski resorts welcome early snow dumps

Ski resorts welcome early snow dumps

The Age
April 26, 2009

The Victorian ski season might still be six weeks away, but the state’s two main ski resorts are already reporting snowfalls of up to 20 centimetres.