La Niña Will Bring Epic Snow This Winter…Or It Won’t

The Shadow Junkie December 20, 2011 1

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.

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  1. snowboard February 2, 2012 at 12:12 pm -

    the snowboard season has been so disappointing so far out here

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