Punxsutawney Phil

On this February 2nd, 2013, the One Hundred and Twenty Seventh Annual Trek of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club at Gobbler’s Knob….

Punxsutawney Phil, the King of the Groundhogs, Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, Weather Prophet without Peer, was awakened from his borrow at 7:28 […]

US Winter Outlook

“This is one of the most challenging outlooks we’ve produced in recent years because El Niño decided not to show up as expected,”say the weather prognosticators at NOAA.

Key points from their forecast are

The western half of the continental U.S. and central and northern Alaska could be in for a warmer-than-average winter, while most […]

What Happened To Our Winter?

The mild winter of 2012 has many people asking, “Where’s the snow?” These two snow cover maps show the difference between snow extent on March 3, 2011, and March 5, 2012. The maps were compiled from data collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA’s Terra satellite.

Snow Cover as of March […]

Current Snow Depth

These are pretty sorry conditions for winter camping…

 

 

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Snow Forecast for the Winter of 2011-2012

From Accuweather comes this long range snow forecast.

The basis of the forecast is on the prediction that a weak La Nina will be forming this fall and continuing through the winter. Last year, we had a strong La Nina with blocking over Greenland that lead to a very snowy winter across the Midwest and […]

Heavy Lake Effect Snow Forecast for NE in 2011-2012

The AccuWeather.com Long-Range Forecasting Team is predicting another brutally cold and snowy winter for a large part of the country, thanks in large part to La Niña… yet again. AccuWeather.com’s long-range experts agree that the Midwest and Great Lakes region will be dealt the worst of winter this year.

AccuWeather predicts the interior Northeast […]