Snowmageddon II: Monster blizzard to bomb New England?

Merry Christmas!  The best numerical weather prediction models in the world have been churning out 5-day forecasts for the past few days that will make someone pull their hair out.  The main question is how far east will the major extratropical cyclone or blizzard develop over the Atlantic off of New England.  The track details…

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Holiday Open Thread

I’ll be offline Christmas through News Years day, until about Jan 2nd but may check in from time to time. Those of you that signed up to be guest authors, and have been approved, check your email for instructions. If you don’t see it check your spam filter as there were many links. If you…

Snowfall “…a very rare and exciting event”

From the Independent, March 20th, 2000: However, the warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters which are less cold than in much hotter summers. According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia,within a few years winter snowfall will become “a…

Contest

By Charles The Moderator, I have lived in California all my life, the first half in SoCal, the second half in NorCal. A funny thing happens ever year. If we have a below normal amount of rain, in the spring we get warnings that it’s going to be severe wildfire season, because the brush is…