SNOWFALL

  • Fresh snowfall in J&K, avalanche warning issued February 2, 2015

    Doda: As fresh snowfall covered Jammu and Kashmir, an avalanche warning has been issued in some areas of Doda district. The warning is for the period between 1 to 3 February. The residents of these areas have been asked not to venture in avalanche prone areas especially in mountainous areas close...
  • Major snowstorm hits Chicago, heads toward New England February 2, 2015

    Chicago: A major winter storm swept through parts of the Midwest on Sunday, dumping more than a foot (30 cm) of snow in the Chicago area before tracking toward New England, closing schools throughout the Midwest and East. Chicago Public Schools, the third largest public school system in the United States,...
  • Kashmir Valley receives fresh snowfall February 1, 2015

    Srinagar: Kashmir Valley, including summer capital Srinagar and other plain areas, received fresh snowfall on Sunday, a day after 'Chillai-Kalan', the 40-day period of harshest winter ended, even as the minimum temperatures rose by several degrees to provide relief from the intense cold conditions. "Snowfall was recorded in higher reaches including...
  • US Secretary of State John Kerry fined for failing to remove snow outside his home January 30, 2015

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry has been fined a penalty of USD 50 by the Boston City officials for not removing snow dumped on the side street in front of his house which was formed due to the massive snowstorm this week. The city officials slapped Kerry with a USD...
  • Season's first snowfall eludes Kashmir valley's plains January 22, 2015

    Srinagar: Belying high hopes, the Kashmir valley's plains did not get the much-awaited snowfall on Thursday although there has been some in the higher reaches. People had expectantly been waiting for the season's first snowfall, but Srinagar city and all other major towns of the valley got nothing more than a...
  • Season's first snowfall in Mussoorie on Wednesday January 14, 2015

    Dehradun: The hill town of Mussoorie in Uttarakhand received the season's first snowfall on Wednesday luring hordes of fun lovers to the tourist hotspot. Fresh snowfall in the higher reaches of Garhwal Himalayas has already shrouded the famous temples of Kedarnath, Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib under thick sheets of snow. The lower...
  • Chilly conditions remain in Delhi, scattered rainfall in many parts December 14, 2014

    Snowfall in Shimla causes chilly conditions in Delhi. Delhi experiences scattered rainfall as well in many parts. "It has been snowing since 2:30 in the morning. This will benefit us, the snow will attract tourists," said Shimla resident. ...
  • Cold wave intensifies in north India, first snowfall in Shimla December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Cold conditions intensified in north India on Saturday as Shimla and some other popular tourist spots in Himachal Pradesh received the season's first snowfall while several areas in other states experienced light showers. In Delhi, chilly conditions prevailed as the sky remained overcast and scattered rains occurred in some...
  • Snowstorm grips New York, travel ban to be imposed November 22, 2014

    After it snowed nearly seven feet in three days killing 13 people, the next threat is not the cold, but the heat as snow begins to melt, potentially causing floods. ...
  • Two highways leading to Kedarnath, Badrinath blocked due to fresh snowfall April 19, 2014

    Fresh snowfall in higher reaches and moderate showers in plains in Uttarakhand have left two highways leading to Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines in Garhwal Himalayas blocked, raising worries about timely start of the annual Char Dham pilgrimage on May two. "Rishikesh-Badrinath and Rudraprayag-Kedarnath highways are blocked due to snowfall in upper...
  • J&K: Miraculous escape for six families as landslide strikes houses March 21, 2014

    Srinagar: Close to six families had a miraculous escape when a landslide struck their houses in Rajwar area of Handwara tehsil. Four inmates got injured and dozens of cattleheads perished in the midnight landslide that buried nearly 40 people. Villagers heard screams and later rescued women and kids trapped in...
  • Kashmir Valley receives fresh snowfall, national highway closed March 18, 2014

    Fresh snowfall was experienced in Pahalgam and Gulmarg tourist resorts of Kashmir, leading to temporary closure of Srinagar-Jammu national highway. "There was a fresh spell of snowfall in Pahalgam and Gulmarg during the night," a MET Department official here said, adding there were reports of snowfall from few more places in...
  • Winter storm blasts US mid-Atlantic days before spring March 18, 2014

    New York: A late winter storm landed a final punch on the US mid-Atlantic states on Monday, dumping more than a foot of snow in some places, shutting schools and federal offices and cancelling flights. Traditional green worn on St. Patrick's Day was hidden under the winter coats of children enjoying...
  • Avalanche alert J&K, connectivity, electricity, water supply hit March 13, 2014

    Several people have been evacuated from the valley. People have lost their houses to avalanches in Kashmir. Road connectivity, electricity and water supply have been affected. There has also been water logging in many parts of the valley. Met department has predicted that the snowfall will continue. ...
  • Rains paralyse normal life in India, damage crops worth crores March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Rains, hailstorm and snowfall across the country have paralysed normal life and destroyed crops worth crores. In Jammu and Kashmir, 10 people have been killed due to avalanches. Srinagar highway has been closed down due to heavy snowfall. It received more than one feet of snow affecting water...
  • J&K: Snow continues to create havoc, 11 people killed in avalanche March 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Eleven people have been killed due to avalanche in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir. While five army men lost their lives in Kargil, 3 labourers have also been killed. Two people have been killed in Kulgam district, one woman died in a roof collapse in Shopian. Authorities have...
  • Watch: It's March, but Shimla, Kashmir are still covered with snow March 12, 2014

    Tourists are having a great time as snowfall hasn't ended even as March begins. While Shimla received moderate snowfall on March 11, Kashmir received heavy snowfall. ...
  • J&K: Srinagar shut down after heavy snowfall overnight March 12, 2014

    Srinagar: There has been heavy snowfall in Srinagar overnight on Tuesday. The city is virtually shut down after receiving more than one feet of snow. One woman has died as the roof of her house collapsed. Traffic has been hit as well as the Jammu-Srinagar highway has been closed. Schools...
  • No respite for farmers, unseasonal rains to continue for 2 more days March 12, 2014

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Inclement weather conditions continue to wreak havoc across the country. Unseasonal rains have destroyed crops worth Rs 13,000 crore in Madhya Pradesh so far. In Maharashtra, 8 lakh hectares of crops have been hit in the Marathwada region alone by hailstorms and similar conditions are likely to prevail...
  • Fresh snowfall, rains cause sharp drop in temperature March 11, 2014

    High altitude areas of Chamoli and Uttarkashi districts of Uttarakhand received fresh snowfall on Tuesday even as the valleys were lashed by moderate rains causing a sharp drop in temperature at most places. Quite a few places in Chamoli district including Auli, Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib received the snowfall. As a result,...
  • Fresh snowfall reported in J&K, traffic suspended on Jammu highway March 11, 2014

    Unseasonal rains across north and west India have led to massive crop damage. The Met department has warned that Srinagar and Jammu could see heavy snowfall and rain in the next 48 hours which could lead to traffic trouble in the area. ...
  • Hailstorms continue in Maharashtra, unseasonal rains in the North March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Hailstorms continue to wreak havoc in Maharashtra. Damage to thousands of hectares of crop in the past two weeks is now giving rise to fears of price rise. Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Monday said EC's permission will be sought to give financial assistance to affected farmers in...
  • Shimla: Manali, Kufri gets more snow March 10, 2014

    Picturesque resort Manali and the tourist resorts of Kufri and Narkanda on Monday near Shimla experienced more snow, triggering a rush of tourists there. The state capital received mild spells of rain. Shimla recorded the minimum temperature at 6 degree Celsius, while the maximum stayed at 13.7 degrees, an official of the...
  • Kashmir Valley receives fresh snowfall, school closed March 10, 2014

    Kashmir Valley, including Srinagar city, on Monday received fresh snowfall, forcing authorities to close schools for two days. The residents of the Valley woke up to a white cover of snow which had enveloped the landscape. Nearly three inches of snow had accumulated in Srinagar city while more than one-and-a-half foot...
  • Shimla witnesses heavy snowfall; foggy morning in Delhi February 16, 2014

    New Delhi: No respite from weather woes in North India. Shimla on Saturday witnessed heavy snowfall while Delhi woke up to substantial fog on Sunday. The minimum temperature was recorded at minus one degrees Celsius in Shimla. The Met officials have said that the snowfall is likely to continue. ...
  • No respite from cold in North India, heavy snowfall in Shimla February 15, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no respite from the cold in North India. After heavy snowfall in Shimla, highways and roads in many parts of Himachal Pradesh were blocked on Friday. The minimum temperature in Shimla was 1 degree Celsius and in Manali was minus 1 degree Celsius. Met officials said...
  • A giant panda rolling around and playing in snow is the cutest video you will see today February 11, 2014

    While the Toronto Zoo closed early on February 5th, 2014, due to the recordbreaking snow fall, their giant panda Da Mao sure seemed to enjoy himself. Watch what security cameras caught him doing within his outdoor habitat. ...
  • Heavy snowfall in Uttarakhand; winter chill returns in UP February 8, 2014

    With heavy snowfall in neighbouring Uttarakhand, the Met Office said on Saturday the winter chill might return in Uttar Pradesh for a brief period. It has been snowing in Badrinath, Joshimath, Hemkunt Sahib, Auli of the hill state Uttarakhand for the last two days, and the weatherman said the temperatures here...