Record snowfall in South Dakota

The most most snow in Pierre on Nov. 29 since 1880.

On Nov. 29, some 7 inches of snow hit the ground in Pierre,  S.D., according to Ryan Vipond of the National Weather Service office in Aberdeen.

That breaks the previous record for the date of 4.4 inches in 1985, Vipond said.

It was part of a 3-day storm that dumped as much as 3 feet (almost a meter) on parts of the Black Hills and 2 feet in west-central North Dakota, as well as 19 inches on Bismarck.

Cheyenne Crossing, west of Deadwood, received 36 inches of snow over the 3-day storm; Lead got 24 inches (60 cm).

This after the third warmest November on record in Pierre. ber/article_8ecfe21e-b814-11e6-8696-ef9d411b8a00.html

Thanks to Clay Olson for this link

5 thoughts on “Record snowfall in South Dakota”

  1. 1880 right at the start of the Dalton Grand Minimum and SC12.
    SC11 which had finished during the previous year looks to be similar in output to SC23, but this cycle also had a shallow AMP event, which may well have reduced the number of full sized spots and increased the fragment count as well.
    Snow fall and temperature records are being broken across NH with a very early start to full on winter and every early and deep temperature values being noticed across Eurasia.
    Maunder and Dalton winters started early and lasted until May.

    The 15th century was so cold people used fire to melt frozen wine bottles

    A decade-long cold snap in medieval times brought plague, famine, poverty and death (Photo: Getty)
    Padraic Flanagan 20:39 Thursday December 1st 2016
    The coldest decade of the last 1,000 years has been identified as the 1430s, when Britain’s harvests failed, prices rocketed and communities across medieval Europe were hit by famine and disease.
    Experts in Switzerland, using historical archives and the latest computer models to examine an extraordinary cold spell in 15th century Europe, discovered that the period was marked by freezing winters that lasted into May, wreaking havoc on food supplies.
    In Britain, six out of ten harvests failed while deaths in sheep flocks were reported at 30 per cent, devastating the important wool trade and causing economic hardship. In Scotland’s winter of 1432-33, people had to use fire to melt wine in frozen bottles before drinking it.
    But according to Dr Chantal Camenisch, a historian at the University of Bern, while other cold periods in history can be ascribed to volcanic eruptions or changes in solar activity, the 15th century cold snap may have been caused by a natural variation in climate.
    The postdoctoral researcher began her work by combing historical archives and noted that many of the winters and springs in the 1430s were reported to be extremely cold compared to other decades of the last millennium.
    Dr Camenisch discovered that many central European rivers and lakes froze over while usually mild regions of southern France and Italy recorded winters lasting until April or May, with late frosts destroying food crops.
    The 1430s, said Dr Camenisch, were “a cruel period”, adding: “Due to this cluster of extremely cold winters with low temperatures lasting until April and May, the growing grain was damaged, as well as the vineyards and other agricultural production.”
    “These harvest failures led to rising food prices and consequently subsistence crisis and famine. Furthermore, epidemic diseases raged in many places. Famine and epidemics led to an increase of the mortality rate.
    “In the context of the crisis, minorities were blamed for harsh climatic conditions, rising food prices, famine and plague.”
    Dr Camenisch joined forces with Kathrin Keller, a climate modeller at the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research in Bern, to learn more about the 15th century climate. Their results are published in Climate of the Past, a journal of the European Geosciences Union.
    They looked into climate archives, data such as tree rings, ice cores, lake sediments and historical documents, to reconstruct the climate of the time.
    “The reconstructions show that the climatic conditions during the 1430s were very special. With its very cold winters and normal to warm summers, this decade is a one of a kind in the 400 years of data we were investigating, from 1300 to 1700 CE,” said Dr Keller.
    The researchers do not yet have a definitive explanation for the decade-long cold spell. “Was the anomalous climate forced by external influences, such as volcanism or changes in solar activity, or was it simply the random result of natural variability inherent to the climate system?” asked Dr Kelle.
    Our example of a climate-induced challenge to society shows the need to prepare for extreme climate conditions that might be coming sooner or later
    Dr Camenisch said their work suggested it may be wise to take steps in case man’s influence on the climate could trigger a similar crisis.
    “Our example of a climate-induced challenge to society shows the need to prepare for extreme climate conditions that might be coming sooner or later,” she said.
    It’s a pity Climate Ologists dont read and understand that the Sun plays a greater role in climate than they allow for: The 1430s were right at the start of the Sporer Grand Solar Minimum with Ice Fairs on the Thames.
    But then again their funding is likely to be sourced from an AGW pot, they dare not link the Sun to major shifts climate, to warm periods and particularly cold ones.

  3. December 2, 2016. Dnes, a Bulgarian news agency says:
    Fifteen victims of frosts in Poland in November.
    Without electricity remained around 170,000 homes.
    Victims of the cold wave in November in Poland rose to 15 people, said the Government Security Centre, quoted by Tass. They died of frostbite.
    The representative of the center Anna Adamkevich called for careful attention to the occupants on the streets homeless and old people and be called to appear responsible services that can assist them and give them their lives.
    Last night over Poland poured first for this winter heavy snowfall.
    Two people have died from frostbite. Because of wet snow and wind porivistiya has toppled trees and cut power lines, spokesman for the national fire service. His department responded to 1250 calls.
    Without electricity remained around 170,000 homes. Sharply increased the number of road accidents. Canceled several flights from the airport in Gdansk and for flight delays communicated to all major Polish airports.
    Currently in force warning of strong winds in 14 of the 16 provincies.

  4. Between the years 1973–2008, there was an average of 21 earthquakes of magnitude three and larger in the central and eastern United States. This rate has ballooned to over 600 M3+ earthquakes in 2014 and over 1000 in 2015. Through August 2016, over 500 M3+ earthquakes have occurred in 2016.
    -more- please see link.

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