Amazing time-lapse of #blizzard2016

From NASA’s Global Modeling and Assimilation office via William Putnam – The NASA GEOS-5 atmospheric data assimilation system follows an historic winter storm as it approaches the mid-Atlantic this weekend 2016 January 22-24 where it is expected to produce a wide swath of more than 2 feet of snow. The near-real-time operational GEOS-5 system ingests…


82 million to see at least inch of snow in East Coast Blizzard: What does history say?

Before pundits and poor scientists begin pronouncing the expected east coast winter “storm of the century” to be a direct product of global warming/climate change/climate disruption, one might take a lesson from historical climatology.   What Does the Peer-Reviewed Literature Say About Trends in East Coast Winter Storms? Commentary by Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. (reposted from…

These two natural-color satellite images of the snow cover in the Sierra Nevada in California and Nevada show the last year with average winter snowfall, 2010, compared with 2015 -- a year that had the lowest snowpack in 500 years. The images were taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA's Aqua satellite.

Claim: Sierra Nevada snowpack lowest in five centuries

From the UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA Snowpack in California’s Sierra Nevada in 2015 was at the lowest level in the past 500 years, according to a new report led by University of Arizona researchers. The team’s research is the first to show how the 2015 snowpack compares with snowpack levels for the previous five centuries. “Our…