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…

Snow in the Rockies, Cascades, and Sierra Nevada – in June!

Via weather.com and NOAA: Several inches of snow are possible in parts of the Cascades and northern Rockies starting this weekend. Snow levels could fall to as low as 5,000…

The 20th Anniversary of Massachusett's April Fool's Day Nor'easter

I wasn’t planning to write a series on notable springtime storms of the northeast, but I was considering writing something about this storm’s 20th anniversary. Instead, I spent much of…

Remembering the Incredible New England Snowstorms of March 1956

When I wrote my recent post The 300th Anniversary of the Great Colonial Snowcover of 1717, I didn’t realize that one of the rivals to March 1717 was relatively recent.…

The 300th Anniversary of the Great Colonial Snowcover of 1717

The recent nor’easter (blizzard to some) here in New England reminded me that I better get moving on a post here about the 300th anniversary of what was likely 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:…

Counterintuitive claim: Slower snowmelt in a warming world

From the NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH/UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH and the “eh, it’s a model projection” department, comes this claim. So, if it melts earlier, but then melts more…

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…

Friday Funny: Study models snow piles for use as air conditioners (yes, really)

From the UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA OKANAGAN CAMPUS and the “department of bad science fair submissions” comes this study, complete with ridiculous photo. There’s only one problem, most housing and…

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…

Drought buster? Up to 10 feet of snow this week for California's Sierra Nevada

Here is some good news for drought-stricken California; the latest forecast model output from WeatherBell suggests that the Sierra Nevada snow-pack will get a fresh dump of up to 10…

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…

Eastern U.S. record breaking cold and snow as seen from space

From NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center: NASA snaps picture of Eastern US in a record-breaking ‘freezer’ NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image of the snow-covered eastern U.S. that looks like the…

Winter comes a month early in Kazakhstan and other northern regions

David DuByne writes: Early Snows & Lost Grain Tonnage Central Asia Ural Mountains (Oct 03), USA Crop losses (Oct 11), Ukraine (Oct 22), Grain fields of Northern Kazakhstan snow and…

Watch the snowy and cold winter in the USA as time-lapse

A new time-lapse animation of data from NOAA’s GOES-East satellite provides a good picture of why the U.S. East Coast experienced a snowier than normal winter. The new animation shows…

Satellite Video Shows Movement of Major U.S. Winter Storm in the South

A new NASA video of NOAA’s GOES satellite imagery shows three days of movement of the massive winter storm that stretches from the southern U.S. to the northeast.Visible and infrared…

An attempt to politicize the winter Olympics over climate change fails to demonstrate climate consensus

Olympic athletes just won’t know what snow is (with apologies to Dr. David Viner) With  the winter Olympics taking center stage of world media right now it of course becomes…

Detroit not only buried under debt, but record snow too!

Paging David Viner: NWS reports snow so far in 2014 has far exceeded the worst winter in 1978. In Detroit, 6 of the last 14 years are in the top…

A new Vinerism: 'Climate change threatens Winter Olympics'

From the opportunist headlines department, and the department of Vinerisms “children just won’t know what snow is” comes this press release. Apparently Winter Olympics will be a thing of the…

Snowjobs are just a thing of the past…er, present

While we have a major winter snowstorm barreling through the USA Midwest, we know that the usual suspects will jostle for position to tell the media that this is just…

It was the best of times, it was [will be] the worst of times.

My brother stumbled across an interesting pair of headlines today. Nothing very new, but a nice collection yin and yang. Weather vs climate. Observation vs model. Boom vs bust. First,…

Forecasts of the Boston Blizzard

I thought I’d save a few forecast graphics now, to see how they hold up when the snow event is over. First, here’s the one from NWS Boston. I can’t…

Bob Tisdale shows how 'Forecast the Facts" Brad Johnson (and now Dr. Heidi Cullen) are fecklessly factless about ocean warming and the blizzard

UPDATE2: Gosh. Shouldn’t Dr. Cullen know more than McKibben and Brad Johnson?!  (h/t to Marc Morano) – Anthony Here’s the SST anomaly map she cites as proof in her post…

It’s snowing, and it really feels like the start of a mini ice age – London Mayor Boris Johnson

Image Credit: Climate4You.com From The Telegraph – By London Mayor Boris Johnson “The Sun is god!” cried JMW Turner as he died, and plenty of other people have thought there…