It feels like we’ve been living under a Weather Channel induced La Niña/El Niño winter in which incredible amounts of snow are predicted and we get all excited, and then we get disappointed. Does anyone understand these weather terms? I have zero weatherman abilities, but I have lived in the Rockies for the last fifteen years. And I have eyes.
Some weather observations:
1. Some years La Niña/El Niño produces loads of snow. Some years they don’t. This is also true every single winter.
2. Weatherman always predict huge dumpages of La Niña/El Niño snow, but they usually leave an “out”. This year the wild card is Arctic Oscillation which just sounds like a made up weather term.
3. Nobody can predict long term weather. Except for Punxsutawney Phil — and he’s only right 39% of the time.
4. The most unhelpful phrase in the weather dictionary: 30% chance of snow showers. This means that it might snow, it might not, but if does there will lots, but not if it’s a little.