Category Archives: snowfall

I used to be Snow White

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a paper out by, inter alios, our good friend Judith Curry. The paper is “Impact of Declining Arctic Sea Ice on Winter Snowfall”, by Jiping Liu, Judith A. Curry, Huijun Wang, Mirong Song, and … Continue reading

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Crowdsourced Climate Complexity – Compiling the WUWT Potential Climatic Variables Reference Page

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” With the help of an array of WUWT reader comments, which began on this thread on January, 15th 2011, and grew on January 22nd, 2011, February 10th, 2011, February 28th, 2011, June 30th, 2011 … Continue reading

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Christy on Sierra Snowfall over the last 130 years – no trend, no effect from CO2

Better late than never, we got a little bit busy this week. Image above from data supplied by Dr. John Christy and rendered by the San Francisco Chronicle from their story here. An excerpt: John Christy, the Alabama state climatologist … Continue reading

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2010 Snowmageddon explained, sans global warming/climate change

The 2010 Snowmageddon event was quickly seized upon in an NYT op-ed by global warming zealot Al Gore as yet more proof of…climate…warming…mumble.. something. Yet in this NASA article highlighting a new peer reviewed paper, global warming/climate change isn’t even … Continue reading

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Tragic winter weather in Europe doesn’t fit the Mannian narrative

From the Weather is not climate unless we say it is department: Over at Climate Progress, paid propagandist Joe Romm wails about “journalistic malpractice” from Michael Mann’s words in a tweet: The wailing (Jan 31st and again Feb 4th) was … Continue reading

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What We Don’t Know about Snow

From Ellen Gray NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Predicting the future is always a tricky business — just watch a TV weather report. Weather forecasts have come a long way, but almost every season there’s a snowstorm that seems to … Continue reading

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Two Feet of Snow in Seattle

More proof of global warming climate change global climate disruption has been seen with this latest snowstorm in Seattle. Readers may recall this story from 2008 from where the mayor even refused to bring out salting/snowplowing for fear of environmental … Continue reading

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The warm-cold oscillation

From the Institute of Physics Cold winters caused by warmer summers, research suggests Scientists have offered up a convincing explanation for the harsh winters recently experienced in the Northern Hemisphere; increasing temperatures and melting ice in the Arctic regions creating … Continue reading

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Major Snow for Northeastern USA – NYC may get earliest 1″ snowfall since the Civil War

How long before somebody blames it on global warming? Who will be first? Romm? McKibben? AP Science writer Seth Borenstein?, some clueless politician? New York has received measurable snow before Halloween only 3 times since 1869. These events were never … Continue reading

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Ski season opens early in Colorado

From the “Children just aren’t going to know what snow is…” department, and it just isn’t in Colorado either, Mammoth, California got an early base also. Courtesy of Mammoth An October storm brought nearly a foot of snow to Mammoth, … Continue reading

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Getting ready for more global warming: Heathrow airport triples snow clearance fleet

It seem airport operator BAA has realized that Global warming has really dumped on them the last two years and rather than be caught with their pants down again, they 3x increased their equipment and staff ready to clear snow. … Continue reading

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Early Winter in Switzerland

Global Warming alarmists have long claimed that snowfall would soon be a thing of the past in the Swiss Alps, that the glaciers would melt, tourists would leave, and the ski industry would die. There CERTAINLY would not be any … Continue reading

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Kiwis flummoxed by significant snow

Climate Poetic justice in the land of ETS. From the Sydney Morning Herald: Freak snowfall has NZ reeling WELLINGTON: New Zealand is shivering through a one-in-50-year polar blast that has brought snow to much of the country, the weather service … Continue reading

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Winter Weather in California in late June

While not unprecedented, it certainly is odd for the last week of June to see a weather bulletin with snow accumulation like this from NWS/NOAA. Here’s the storm system:

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Northern Eurasian snowpack could be an important predictor of winter weather in U. S

Northern Eurasian snowpack could be an important predictor of winter weather in U. S., team from UGA reports Writer: Philip Lee Williams, 706/542-8501, Contact: Thomas Mote, 706/542-2906, Jun 22, 2011, 13:56, Wed, 22 Jun 2011 13:56:00 -0800 Athens, … Continue reading

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BBC snowed by the whims of nature

Oh noes! Then, suddenly, this week, in summer no less, nature decides that snowfalls won’t be a thing of the past after all, and makes bozos of the BBC:

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Massive drifts and late-melting snowpack

Guest Post by Verity Jones While the MSM is all hot under the collar about the Killer heat wave in the mid-East US, not a mention about the massive snow accumulation in the Western USA this year. It’s not just … Continue reading

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Road opens way late due to massive snow

Where? Hint – somewhere in the USA details here:

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“May snow depths are deeper than anything we have seen in the last 45 years”

That’s from the avalanche center in the Tetons, and here is a current web-cam view up Yosemite Valley towards still-closed Tioga Pass (in the left background): AP has a nice roundup of late snow and snowpack news (including the Teton … Continue reading

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Western snow pack is well above normal, Squaw Valley sets new all time snow record

From the “weather is not climate” department: All of the western states have snowpacks that are currently 110 to over 180 percent above normal with the exception of southern Colorado. This is unusual for most of the western states to … Continue reading

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Late, low, May snow in California

From the “weather is not climate” department, I’m getting reports this morning of snow down to 2500 feet in Forest Ranch, CA a few miles from where I live. This is not surprising, give the cold storm coming through at … Continue reading

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“Snow” in Fairfield California – Gore effect?

My lovely wife and I are back home now from our medical diversion to Stanford, and everything is OK. Looks like this was the last time surgery was needed. Thanks for all the well-wishes and help everyone! While en-route on … Continue reading

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Snow in Los Angeles County, NWS Winter Advisory

From the “weather is not climate” department… Apparently, Nature is weighing in some support for action in Sacramento to end California’s economically punishing anti-carbon law. We saw earlier this winter some significant snowfall in Los Angeles, but Hollywierd continues to … Continue reading

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Record Snow in Sierra – Near 200% of normal at Boreal Ski resort

“Milder winter temperatures will decrease heavy snowstorms,” says the IPCC in 2001. Recent snows suggest much for AGW induced snow worries, but still the hype continues: “Heavy snowstorms are not inconsistent with a warming planet,” said Jeff Masters, director of … Continue reading

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“…there is no greater truth than global warming, with its threat of a shrinking snowpack…”

Guest post by Russ Steele  I am sure that you all remember this article in the San Francisco Chronicle in October of 2006. (10-27-2006) 04:00 PDT Norden, Nevada County — For the ski industry, both in California and rest of … Continue reading

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“Scientists” Pull a Snow Job on Reporters in Teleconference

Update: James Taylor’s positionForbes supports our position. A number of alarmists have been organized to team up on the comment section to defend the undefensible. Please add your voice of support to shout them down in the comments section. [Note … Continue reading

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POLL and CONTEST: San Francisco Snow- How long before it gets connected to “global warming, climate change, climate disruption”?

Ah you know its coming, both the snow and the blame game. Here’s a NWS/NOAA graphic you don’t see very often: The forecasts say snow possibly down to sea level, or very close. I’m betting we’ll see at least snow … Continue reading

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Low snow in SFO – to be or not to be?

Is Al Gore at his Fisherman’s Wharf Condo? Our own Charles The Moderator sent me a query today, along with a link to this SFO Chron article about the possibility of snow down to sea level. It’s possible, and has … Continue reading

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NYC’s seasonal snowfall: 3rd largest on record

New York City Seasonal Snowfall Now 3rd Greatest in the Record (since 1868); Frigid Moscow Guest post by Joseph D’Aleo, CCM New York City metro area after a welcome thaw late last week, saw cold return this weekend and then … Continue reading

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NOAA’s CSI explains record snows: global warming not involved

This analysis from NOAA’s Climate Scene Investigators (CSI) shows that there’s no historical signature which would implicate a human fingerprint, or as they say: Specifically, they wanted to know if human-induced global warming could have caused the snowstorms due to … Continue reading

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Snowzilla post mortem – the 2011 Groundhog day blizzard in perspective

The nation is rather abuzz over the huge snowstorm (which I dubbed Snowzilla) this week, and I thought I’d put together a collection of loosley related news items. In light of Krauthammer’s recent comment, I’m glad I chose Snowzilla for … Continue reading

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Great moments in snow removal

With Chicago, New York, and Boston buried, they are trying the best they can to get the city out from under the thick blanket of snow, this well known satirical image of Al Gore using a flamethrower comes to mind: … Continue reading

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Chicago snow 2011 and 1967 – global warming then too?

Here’s the national snow depth, Chicago has between 20-30 inches of snow by this map: Source: Dr. Richard Keen writes in an email: I was a college student in Chicago for the 1967 Big Snow, so here’s a couple … Continue reading

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A headline the likes of which I don’t ever recall seeing

A storm of “historic proportions”: Roads closed, 6300 airline flights cancelled, people snowbound. Snowzilla indeed.

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The Goreacle: Snowstorms caused by global warming

Here Al Gore responds to Bill O’Reilly of Fox News on his blog: An Answer for Bill February 1, 2011 : 11:43 AM Last week on his show Bill O’Reilly asked, “Why has southern New York turned into the tundra?” … Continue reading

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