150 mph+ winds, 8 feet snow, possible from next California storm

The wind speeds forecast would be Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, possibly Cat 5. The National Weather Service in Reno issued their forecast discussion today for California’s Sierra Nevada, and the forecast of 150 mile per hour plus winds is confirmed, along with 4-8 feet of snow at high elevations: FXUS65 KREV 092315…

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Eskimo's '50 words for snow' challenged

From the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – BERKELEY, and ‘your tax dollars at work’ department: Fresh look at trope about Eskimo words for snow Researchers take on urban legend about Arctic vocabulary That old trope about there being at least 50 Eskimo words for snow has a new twist. Researchers at UC Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon University…

USDA: Record Low Snowpack in Cascades, Sierra Nevada

From the El Nino didn’t come this year department Source: http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nsa/ WASHINGTON – Warm temperatures in February contributed to further snowpack decline in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada, according to data from the third 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Snowpack in Nevada, Utah and Idaho also…