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SNOW STORMS, HAIL, and ICE STORMS

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Spring? Not yet I guess 

 

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May snowstorm dumps up to 14 inches on Colorado’s ski resorts and closes highway

May 3, 2018               Andrew Kenney

Loveland Ski Area at 8:30 a.m. on May 3, 2018. (Courtesy Loveland Ski Area)

Loveland Ski Area at 8:30 a.m. on May 3, 2018. (Courtesy Loveland Ski Area)
 

"The rainstorms that are soaking Denver also delivered a late-season surprise to some of Colorado’s ski resorts.

Winter Park Resort reported 10 inches of new snow last night, with up to 7 inches more expected today. Arapahoe Basin and Loveland also had significant new snow.

With snow piling up in the mountains, the Colorado Department of Transportation reported a full closure of Interstate 70 near Vail and at about 7:30 this morning.

The storm has even forced meteorologist Joel Gratz to briefly reawaken his OpenSnow blog after closing it down for the season on April 23.

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“We usually get a few more big snows in May. Sometimes we get them in June,” Arapahoe Basin posted on its blog. “Some of the best powder days happen in May. Very cool.”

Snowfall could continue in the mountains through midday today, especially about 7,000 feet of elevation, according to the National Weather Service. In Denver, the rain could continue all day.

This weekend, Denver will return to the 70s — because, why not?"

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https://www.denverite.com/may-snowstorm-dumps-colorados-ski-resorts-ones-still-open-anyway-51369/

 

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Once in a Century Snow South Africa & Ancient Kalahari Desert Canal System (648)

 

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SNOW ON THE SAVANNAH 

Giraffes and elephants wander about in the snow after freak blizzards hit Africa

Giraffes, antelopes and elephants were all among the beasts braving the freeze after the white stuff hit South Africa over the weekend.

Pictures of the snow covered creatures have swept across social media as viewers marvel at the bizarre scenes.

Kitty Viljoen captured elephants enjoying the snow in the Sneeuberg on the Western Cape of South Africa, where snow hit late last week.

 

Sneeuberg translates to Snow Mountain and dustings are not unusual across parts of South Africa in the winter, but this cold snap comes particularly late in the season.

She also photographed giraffes in snow in the Karoo semi-desert region.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7229712/snow-south-africa-blizzards-desert-giraffes/

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