Miracle March Redux, almost

If a miracle happens twice, is it still a miracle?  Or does the fact that it did happen twice make it a miracle?  Hmmm, something to ponder.  The original Miracle March occurred in 1991, ending along drought of several years….

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Finally, winter snow has arrived

Technically, winter arrived on December 21, 2017.  In reality, it showed up yesterday.  Finally, snow.  The mountains have been open, Heavenly, Kirkwood, and Northstar, but with little natural snow.  The vast majority of runs are covered with manmade snow. With…

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Snow sense

  This is not a complete rip from the 1997 film ‘Smila’s Sense of Snow’, but both this post and the movie have something in common.  And that is, discussing the different types of snow.  In the movie, Smila’s (played…

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Let’s Hear It For Female Power!

I am referring to ‘La Nina’.  Remember El Nino from last year?  The climate pattern that was supposed to be the ‘Godzilla’ of El Nino’s and end the California drought?  While El Nino brought a nice winter the Lake Tahoe, it…

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Godzilla Took a Rain Check

The Godzilla of all El Ninos, does this sound familiar?  We were so hopeful, there was so much discussion on the news and the weather channel, the conversation was at the top of the chat lists. You would think all…

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El Nino or El Nada?

El Nino!  Everybody’s talking about it!  NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has declared this year’s El Nino the “Godzilla” of El Nino’s (whatever that means). Second only to 1997’s El Nino. But seriously, what does this mean?  To quote…

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Sprung

Well, it has.  It is officially spring, although it’s difficult to tell from the week before because as far as we’re concerned, it’s been spring since about the mid week of January learn this here now.  It’s such  bizarre weather….

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White Noise

White Noise.  No, not the movie.  The type of noise that refers to the random signal with a flat power spectral density. As a normal person you probably know it as the background noise that masks other sounds.  Many people…

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