Early Snow in North America Breaks Record Over one-quarter of the area of the Lower 48 had snow on the ground on Nov. 8. This is the largest areal coverage of snow on that date in at least 14 years, according to NOAA data. In fact, snow cover over North America is also at its most expansive for this time of year since the middle of the past decade, as Dr. Judah Cohen, director of seasonal forecasting at Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER), a Verisk Business, brought to our attention. The heaviest snow cover was found in the northern Rockies and the Canadian Rockies, but snow was also on the ground over a sizable swath of the High Plains, northern and central Plains, and dusted parts of the interior Northeast after a brief round of snow the previous day. This included the season’s first snow in the northern Texas Panhandle on Nov. 8. https://weather.com/storms/winter/new… https://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/snowfall_v2/ http://www.krtv.com/story/36795596/bu… https://www.joe.co.uk/news/weather-fo… https://watchers.news/2017/11/08/very… https://news.google.com/news/headline… Sickness spreads among Ambae villagers in Vanuatu as volcano remains active: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/201… https://news.mongabay.com/2017/11/glo… https://www.winnfm.com/news/local/242… The vulnerability of countries worldwide to extreme natural events has declined this year, according to this year’s World Risk Report, an alliance of German aid agencies. However, there has been a marked increase in extreme weather events such as storms and heavy rain. This has once again been demonstrated by both the hurricanes in the Caribbean and the severe storms in Germany. https://watchers.news/2017/11/08/worl… http://tbrnews.com/news/manhattan_bea… Heartbeat of the Sun from Principal Component Analysis and prediction of solar activity on a millenium timescale: https://www.nature.com/articles/srep1… http://oppenheimerranch.org Support our work on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/OppenheimerRa… Please Visit Our Facebook Resources: Solar Shutdown: https://www.facebook.com/SolarShutdown/ Comet C/2017 K2 – Panstarrs: https://www.facebook.com/OppenheimerR… Plasma Geology: https://www.facebook.com/Plasma-Geolo… Oppenheimer Ranch Project: An experiment in high alpine sustainability. https://www.facebook.com/oppenheimerr… Check Out Ice Age Farmer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI-A… Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel if you enjoyed the content. Share this video with like-minded individuals.