Washington, DC – Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center released the U.S. Winter Outlook today, with La Nina potentially emerging for the second year in a row as the biggest wildcard in how this year’s winter will shape up. Private weather forecaster Accuweather agrees. La Nina has a 55- … Continue reading U.S. Ski Season Forecast: Return of La Nina?
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
Lake Tahoe, CA – Amidst the deepest snowpack in 22 years, three Lake Tahoe area ski resorts have already announced an extension of their ski and snowboard seasons. Heavenly Mountain Resort will now continue daily operations through April 23, and will add the weekend of April 28 – 30. Additionally, Northstar California now offers skiing through April … Continue reading Record California Snowfall Triggers Ski Season Extensions
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
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
Lake Tahoe, CA – A blizzard warning issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect until Wednesday in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, followed by a Winter Storm Warning until Thursday. In the meantime, the region’s ski resorts are working to dig out and get lifts spinning. “Due to the high snowfall rate, there is … Continue reading PHOTOS: Astonishing Snow Totals Stack Up in the Sierra
Lake Tahoe, CA – The same massive plume of Pacific moisture that’s causing flooding across the lowlands of California is closing ski resorts across the Sierra Nevada Mountains. All ski resorts surrounding Lake Tahoe closed on Sunday, and snow levels have been high but are expected to lower to 4,500 feet today before rising again … Continue reading Massive Storm Closes Ski Resorts Across the Sierra