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LaNina is Here with First Major West Coast Storm of Season in Coming Days

A LaNina Advisory was Issued on November 9 This weak LaNina generally affects climate as follows: “The outlooks generally favor above-average temperatures and below-median precipitation across the southern tier of the United States, and below-average temperatures and above- median precipitation across the northern tier of the United States.” In previous years LaNina has delivered great […]

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Wet and Wild AR Storms Hit the West Coast: LaNina Madness

AR Storms Deliver Record Precipitation-The “Pineapple Express” By now you know it seems like the coldest wettest and coldest winter on the West Coast and the next week will bring even bigger “atmospheric river” storms. Here is an update as well as weather resources: First AR storm dumping 3.5 to 7ft at Mammoth Mountain, 145 […]

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Can El Nino Finally Save the West Coast Winter? Yes!

Update-1… 3/4/16 20-40 inches this weekend: Mammoth Mountain Snowman Report ——- Breakdown of High Pressure Ridge Will Bring Storms Next Week Over the past two weeks El Nino has gotten no respect despite assurances from  NOAA forecasters that El Nino is still in effect and predicted through much of 2016; but a transition to ENSO […]

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West Coast El Nino Update: Storms Stronger to North and Central Sierras in Heart of California Ski Country..Update-2–High and Dry

2/25/16 El Nino is busted for SoCal. Storms for Central and SoCal pushed out till March 8-10. High pressure blocking pattern for CA. Spring is here in February! 2/13/15 No Major Storms on Horizon-Possible Showers in San Francisco Next Week Look for for major precipitation by end of month but for now the High Pressure […]

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Sierra SnowBlog: High and Dry for Next Seven Days But El Nino is Still On!…Update-1

Update-1… Climate Change and El Nino   12/28/15 Even though the full impact of El Nino has not hit the West Coast of the US as of yet there is plenty of unusual weather: Drought in Australia, floods in the UK and tornadoes in TX. Harsh weather hits Texas,Ok, MS and NM. As oil drops to […]

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Stormy Week Boosts Holiday Skiing in the West…Update-1

Update 12/15/15 Polar Vortex Joins El Nino for 2015 Record Warmth Whaaat no Snow in Buffalo yet? Wet period in the West this weekend. Stormy Conditions Bring Rain and Snow to the West A series of heavy storms have brought rain and snow to the Northwest and Northern California. These are pre-El Nino storms from the […]

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SierraSnowBlog: “Box of Chocolates Storm” This Weekend 2/8/15

Update-1.. 2/6 Big rain is hitting NorCal. NB many are calling this storm a “Pineapple Express ” but if you click on “AR event” below you will see that it is more based on West to East orographic lifting not necessarily an event out of Hawaii. A technical nuance. Models now showing 6-7 in ppt […]

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