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U.S. Had 2nd Warmest February and 6th Warmest Winter On Record

Washington, DC – In early February, Punxsutawney Phil, the nation’s most famous groundhog, saw his shadow and “predicted” six more weeks of winter for the U.S. He couldn’t have been more wrong. In fact, an unseasonably warm February helped to boost winter temperatures for most areas east of the Rocky Mountains. And while parts of the … Continue reading U.S. Had 2nd Warmest February and 6th Warmest Winter On Record

Upgraded Facilities and a New Highway Put WV’s Canaan Valley On the Map

Davis, WV – It’s named for the Biblical region in the ancient Near East but a revamped conference center, increased snowmaking, a new tubing park and the completion of a highway have put the Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center, in the town of Davis, at the top of West Virginia’s map of winter fun. About … Continue reading Upgraded Facilities and a New Highway Put WV’s Canaan Valley On the Map

January 2017 Was the Globe’s 3rd Warmest Ever

Washington, DC – If the climate records of late 2016 were any indication, January 2017’s balmy global temperatures — and record-small polar ice extents — will come as no surprise. January’s average global temperature was 1.58ºF above the 20th Century average of 53.6 degrees, according to the analysis by scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. … Continue reading January 2017 Was the Globe’s 3rd Warmest Ever

How to Avoid Ski and Snowboard Injuries

New York, NY – Winter is the time that skiers and snowboarders look forward to. However, winter is also the time when medical providers see many injuries related to those very sports. According to Dr. Angelo Ciminiello, a Sports Medicine Specialist at Danbury Orthopedics in Connecticut, the most common injuries he sees this time of year are … Continue reading How to Avoid Ski and Snowboard Injuries

Record Snowstorms Don’t Dispel Theory of Global Warming

Washington, DC – Are record snowstorms proof that global warming isn’t happening? The short answer is no, according to a report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In fact, rising global temperatures may actually be contributing to increasing snowstorm intensity. Snowstorms require two things: moisture and freezing air temperatures. There are plenty … Continue reading Record Snowstorms Don’t Dispel Theory of Global Warming

Mack And Healey Top Podium At Waterville

Waterville Valley, NH – It was a great week for U.S. Snowboarding at the Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour, with Kyle Mack (Bloomfield, Mich.) taking a win and Lyon Farrell (Haiku, Hawaii) taking second for the men and Nora Healey (Plymouth, N.H.) earning a win for the women. The Waterville Valley stop of the Rev Tour featured … Continue reading Mack And Healey Top Podium At Waterville