Mexico – Snowfall forces road closures

Chihuahua, Sonora and Durango reported snowfall and road closures.  In some municipalities the snowfall is “significant.

8 March 2016 – The State Coordination of Civil Protection in Chihuahua reported snowfall in 17 municipalities:

• Uruachi 20 cm (8 inches),
• Ocampo, 18 cm;
• Maguarichi, 15 cm;
• Bocoyna, 12 cm
• Guerrero, 12 cm

The governor, Cesar Duarte, asked the public to exercise caution before the arrival of a new cold front.

Snowfall was reported in Madera, Buenaventura, Matachi, Temosachi, Bachíniva, Farias, Ignacio Zaragoza, Ocampo, Bocoyna, Moris, Uruachi, Guerrero, Carichi, Maguarichi, Guazapares, Guachochi and Chínipas.

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links

10 thoughts on “Mexico – Snowfall forces road closures”

  1. I wonder if we’ll hear reports of agricultural losses in these areas. The southerly depth of this cut-off upper level low is nearly unprecedented – who has ever heard of heavy snowfall, in March, in central Mexico?

    • I was thinking the same – I would have though the worst of winter would have passed by March but as I live at 27 degrees South where we have no real winter what would I know ?

  2. Turkey, March 9, 2016 When will the snow stop?
    Freezing cold of Siberia, the beginning snowfall in large part from the country to be effective at night, Istanbul was delivered yesterday to the white cloth from noon. Mount Bolu and Düzce are having difficult moments drive due to snowstorm (tipi).
    Today and tomorrow, Kocaeli, Sakarya, Yalova, Bursa and Balikesir Bolu, Zonguldak, Düzce, Bart, Karabük, Kastamonu, Sinop and snowfall has been reported is expected to increase. These areas will exceed 20 centimeters of snow was expressed heavy snowfall will lose its effect from tomorrow evening. In the Eastern Black Sea Eastern Anatolia to the east of the province are expected heavy snowfall.
    The snow reached 20 centimeters in Bartin, a negative impact on his life.
    Snow depth reached 50 centimeters in Kocaeli Kartepe.
    Mogan Lake in Ankara on county kept partly due to ice the air temperature drops to -13. feed the hungry remaining birds were taken.
    Due to snowfall in Tokat, Kastamonu and Sinop way hundreds of villages were closed.
    Istanbul-Kastamonu Pinarbasi road because of heavy snow were two buses stuck in snow. 20 passengers on the bus can be recovered after 1.5 hours.
    Mus was back to Siberia: the temperature dropped to minus 20 degrees in the city.
    Heavy snow, it also affects the air time. Airlines, due to adverse weather conditions expected in Istanbul Atatürk and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport has announced that it will be done in domestic and international flights canceled 228 flights.

  3. Podnebesnykh Zub’yev
    Kazakhstan: 444 people have been evacuated from the slopes, where the snowstorm was raging, by Nagiyev Cyrus Vladimirovna, 9 March 2016
    On the roads of North Kazakhstan, Akmola and Kostanay districts (oblasts) is conducted rescue work, said the official authorized by the Committee for Emergency Situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan Ruslan Imankulov.
    At this point of the day for the latest accurate information areas (RMS, Kostanay, Akmola) evacuated 444 people, including 11 children, 174 towed vehicles. In the North-Kazakhstan region on March 7 630 more people have become hostages of bad weather, said the news agency Novosti-Kazakhstan, the press center of the regional department for emergency situations. In the East Kazakhstan region – on the slopes Dmitrievka-Borodulikha-Shemonaikha (30 – 70 kilometers from the village to the Krasnoyarsk Mihalchenko village) and Воскресеновка-Петропавловка-Шелехово-Бел-Агаш-Дмитриевка (0 – 22 km) for all modes of transport.
    Snowboarder from Novosibirsk died on the slopes of the Podnebesnykh Zub’yev in Kuzbass. The Novosibirsk snowboarder died under the rubble of snow in the mountains of Kuzbass. She clarified that the campaign has died 26-year-old Paul novosibirets Asanov.
    “This situation occurred due to the strong winds, blowing snow, limiting visibility and tunnels formed in these areas of the road.” Still remain closed roads in Aktobe, Kostanay and North Kazakhstan regions.
    Employees of emergency services evacuated with tunes Buran highways 700 people and hundreds of cars.

  4. The topic of Capricorn runs thru Mexico. How come the heavy snowfall in Chihuahua which is I believe about 300 miles north of the tropic?

    Something screwy here?

    I live in Brisbane Australia, about 420 miles south of the tropic of Capricorn but have never seen a hint of snow here!!

    • give us time Graham 😉 the highlands as the solar cycle keeps dropping..may just get some unwanted white stuff..

  5. And meanwhile, in Missouri, much farther north, we have just experienced “The Year Without a Winter”.
    Also very unusual.

  6. They also decided to close schools yesterday because of strong winds:

    about 800 trees have fallen, along with other objects damaging the city and some people:

    We can also note that it’s snowing in central part of Mexico in places like Jalisco, Estado de Mexico and Morelos:

    This is the climate report for the next hours:

    some temperatures about zero celsius alongside mexican central volcanic belt.

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