Claim: Wildfires increase winter snowpack — but that isn’t necessarily a good thing

Study shows important potential implications for watershed hydrology Deep in the Tushar mountains, some three hours south of Brigham Young University’s campus in Utah, Ph.D. student Jordan Maxwell and two…

Early snow cover record set for USA – a foot of snow in 25 states!

Snow cover over Lower 48 most extensive on record for early December (going back to 2003). At least a foot of snow has fallen in 25 different states over last…

Surprising Summer Chill Baffles Global Warming Alarmists

From the “summer colds are the worst” department Guest essay by Vijay Jayaraj A surprising late-June chill broke records for lowest temperatures and made life miserable for many across the…

NoHype Weather -April Snowstorms: The Rule, Not the Exception

By Chris Martz  Last week, the Great Plains and upper Midwest were pummeled with a late-season blizzard. A wide swath of 10 to 20+ inches of snow buried parts of Nebraska,…

NOAA: ‘Incredible’ amounts of snow in California’s snowpack

Some places have over 600 inches or 50 feet of snow! NOAA’s National Weather Service had this to say about the snow season. Check out the incredible snow amounts across…

Recent storms give California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack a huge boost

From the “permanent drought” but not this year department and NASA Earth Observatory. In Spanish, Sierra Nevada means “snowy mountain range.” During the past few months, the range has certainly…

New intensity scale ranks California’s ‘atmospheric river’ storm events just like hurricanes

Remember the series of reservoir filling and snowpack building winter storms California experienced mid-January? It was the result of an “atmospheric river” driving a series of Pacific storms onshore, just…

What drought? California snowpack is now above normal

Here’s some good news from the “weather not climate” department. The latest series of storms, part of an “atmospheric river” pattern, have increased California’s snowpack to anywhere from 110 to…

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…

Wondering about the probability of a white Christmas where you live?

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Here’s a handy map. Click it or follow this link to zoom in interactively on your city or town. Minnesota. Maine. Upstate New…

North America sets all-time record snowfall in November

From the “snowfalls are a thing of the past” department, comes this bit of news that’s sure to be blamed on “global warming”. Overview The month of December is well…

It's been a bad winter all over – Snow in Japan 56 feet high!

You think we had a bad winter here in the USA? Look at Japan where they have walls of snow 56 feet tall (almost the height of a 6-story building).…

'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…

An "Exceptionally large amount of winter snow in Northern Hemisphere this year"

From the Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past department and the Finnish Meteorological Institute comes this press release today. Exceptionally large amount of winter snow in Northern Hemisphere this…

Erie, PA buried under 13 feet of snowfall – breaks all-time record

From the “Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past” by climate scientist Dr. David Viner department comes this news from NOAA/NWS: With 156 inches between December 2017 and…

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…

NASA satellite imagery reveals snow drought in the Rockies

A snow drought doesn’t just make for a bad ski season. If a snow deficit continues into late winter and spring, it can spell trouble for water managers and communities…

Record 2018 snowfall continues increasing snowfall trends showing UN IPCC AR5 report is flawed

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The record snowfalls of 2018 that are sweeping across the Northern Hemisphere and continuing the growth trend in winter snowfall levels provide yet more compelling…

Amid a warming planet, snow falls in Southern Morocco – first time in 50 years

After several decades of extremely dry weather, residents in southern regions of Morocco finally woke up this morning to an unusual snowfall that currently impacted Ouarzazate, Taroudant and even Zagora,…

Cold Snap Brings Snowfall to the Sahara Desert – for the second winter in a row

As much of the northern hemisphere endures record cold temperatures, we get this report from Severe Weather EU via Twitter: Spectacular scenes today in Algeria as snow covered the sand…

Snowfall on Alaska mountains has doubled – climate change blamed

From DARTMOUTH COLLEGE and the “snowfalls are a thing of the past” department. Unprecedented findings strengthen connections between winter storms and tropical waters HANOVER, N.H. – December 19, 2017 – Snowfall on…

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…

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…

Snow falls in Sahara Desert – first time in 37 years

From Wire and Twitter reports: We know the northern hemisphere has been getting colder, for example we reported earlier this week that the USA was colder than any time last…