California ski resort snowfall now 305 percent of Jan average – And climbing

As of today, January snowfall totals already exceed a record 23 feet at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, California.

Over the past 45 years, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows’ January snowfall has averaged 70 inches. With 212 inches in the first 20 days of 2017, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows already had 305% of the January average.

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Thanks to Kenneth Lund for these linls

7 thoughts on “California ski resort snowfall now 305 percent of Jan average – And climbing”

  1. Let us see how much more snow falls before April 1st. Some forecasters are predicting much less snow for California in February and March, so the season so far is merely front-loaded, it is way shy of the 2011 record.

    Ice ages actually begin with record snow further north, as there the rate of summer melt will be slower.

    There is no evidence of record snow in Canada OR Alaska yet……

    • The weather predictions have been wrong all season in California. We were supposed to see a very dry October, November, December an January. Instead all of those months are above average in rainfall and snowfall.

  2. if it does melt the floods will be horrendous.
    if it doesnt..then the cool spring summer will play merry hell with planting.

  3. And once again we see how good the global warming scientists are at predicting the future.

    Just a few months back, they declared that California was in a permanent drought and the reservoirs would dry up – all because of global warming.

    Just another missed prediction the MSM will ignore.

  4. Even Greenland is well over budget for Ice gain this year, all due to the continuous Meridional jet stream blasting warmish air Northwards from the Mid Atlantic into the Arctic Ocean between Greenland and Iceland.
    This is the temperature plot for this year and 2016 is just a click away.
    Last year once winter got under way in 2016, the temperature dropped down to around 253K and then developed a series of peaks and troughs, with the peaks still -20 below freezing.
    The reason for the peaks is a continuous number of meridional Jet streams pushing warmish water vapour into the Arctic Ocean regions, in doing so dumped Gigatons of snow on Green land, and it’s still going on.
    The figure above shows the total daily contribution from all points on the ice sheet (top) and the same accumulated from September 1st to now (bottom). The blue curves show this season’s surface mass balance in Gigatons (Gt; 1 Gt is one billion tons and corresponds to 1 cubic kilometre of water), and for comparison the mean curves from the historical model run are shown with two standard deviations on either side. Note that the accumulated curve does not end at 0 at the end of the year. Over the year, it snows more than it melts, but calving of icebergs also adds to the total mass budget of the ice sheet.
    Satellite observations over the last decade show that the ice sheet is not in balance. The calving loss is greater than the gain from surface mass balance, and Greenland is losing mass at about 200 Gt/yr.
    Comment: Although the site is supposedly neutral I think that if they recalculated the figures on a yearly basis they might find the carving loss has, or is going into reverse.

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