ARRIVAL of the WINTER of 2019


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 07 December 2018

ARRIVAL of the WINTER of 2019

Current Progress, Comparisons, and the Arts of Prognostication

Warm North Pacific
The anticipated El Nino is not happening, so far at least, as cool water continues to surface off the central-Western coast of South America. But, we are having what appears to be a, "Northern El Nino," with abberant warm waters persisting in the Gulf Alaska, and generally warmer than normal water spread all around & across the North Pacific. Weird...

Tracking El Nino

Nonetheless, we’re looking a lot better this year than last, having 108% of a normal snowpack on December 5th this year, compared to the 23% of average on December 29th of 2017.

Last year’s snowpack total came in at 58% of average, only being preserved, and luckily, being stretched-out to human-use sufficiency, by the cool temps and late-season storms we experienced through last year's Spring.

Will we get so little snow, and be so lucky with its timing, this year as we had last year?

 

Weatherhead

Tracking El Nino

Tracking Tropical Activity

Seasonal Prognostications from CPC

 

Run-up to the Winter of 2019

October 2018: The Blob is Back?

Mid-November, 2018: Will it Be Wet, or Will it Continue to be Bone Dry?


December Trail News

December Trail Forum

 

Other Trail News

2018: Descent of the Summer Triangle, Rise of the Winter Circle

 

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Climate Destruction News

 

Trees

Bee News

Bear News

Spider Forum

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Small Mammals

Frogs and Reptiles

Butterfly News

 

Health and Fitness

Mountain Safety

Mosquito News

Female Trail

High Sierra History

 

Astro-Phys, Space, & Science News

High Sierra Geology News

Fish, Oceans, & Water News

Anthropocene

 

All High Sierra News

 

 

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weather, approaching, winter of 2019

 

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