Massive snowfall closes I-80 in California

Two cold storms from the Pacific over the weekend have dumped snow on the Sierra Nevada, causing road closures due to heavy snow and whiteout conditions. I-80 is closed in both directions from Colfax to the state line due to spin outs and zero visibility. Snow is going to continue into the overnight. Get the…

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'Orange Snow' invades Eastern Europe

From the “don’t eat that orange snow” department and the NOAA NPP satellite comes this interesting weather effect. Sahara Sand Dirties Eastern Europe’s Snow This side-by-side comparison from the Suomi NPP polar-orbiting satellite shows snow-covered Eastern Europe before and after a plume of dust from the Sahara Desert blanketed the region over the weekend. In…

Study: 'snowpack levels are a thing of the past'

While California gets snowed under with up to 8 feet of fresh snow, this study has just been published. Timing is everything. Source: NOHRSC New study: Snowpack levels show dramatic decline in western states OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study of long-term snow monitoring sites in the western United States found declines…