A record-smashing snowstorm has buried parts of Newfoundland under about 2 feet of snow.
There were no reports of serious damage or disruption.
Gander tallied a heavy, wet snowfall of 69 cm (7 inches) between Saturday morning and Sunday night, weather data accessed by AccuWeather.com showed. Of this amount, 46 cm fell (18 inches) within only 12 hours on Sunday. The snow depth reached at least 55 cm (22 inches) on Sunday and still stood at 51 cm on Monday morning.
The snowfall had a water equivalent of about 69 mm (2.7 inches), which amounts to the lion’s share of the normal May precipitation of 86 mm.
So since 2000 the CET shows an annual temperature diminution at the rate of -0.49°C/decade or -0.59°C in 12 years: this negates almost the entire CET temperature rise since 1850. Although this is a very short period, the extent of the climate change that has been observed since the turn of the millennium is remarkable. …
At ~10,500 years our current cooler but benign Holocene interglacial is coming towards its end and the reversion of our planet to a real ice age is foreseeable.
No faked hockey-sticks here! (Follow the link for the charts.)