Almost half of the contiguous USA still covered in snow

From NOAA’s National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center comes this snow map today showing that nearly half of the mainland is covered by snow accompanying the Arctic Cold Blast leading into the new year. While we start 2018 down slightly from the peak last week, it’s still a large area of snow cover. On December 25, 2017 the…

California Snowpack 185% of normal, another big snow on the way

From the “California is in a permanent drought due to climate change – because we said so” department comes this good news from NASA, CA DWR, and NOAA From NASA: Abundant Snowpack Blankets the Sierra Nevada March 3, 2017 Snowpack on the Sierra Nevada provides one-third of the water consumed by California citizens, farmers, and…