Memorial Weekend Snow Clips Mt Washington; “Happy Summer Skiing” At 10 U.S. Resorts, Including At A “Massive” Parking Lot Pile; + Snow Li(n)es

Memorial Weekend Snow Clips Mt Washington

Winter is making something of a comeback across the Northeast this week, with Mount Washington seeing snow.

“Winter-like conditions have returned to the summit this morning with just over an inch of new snowfall and temperatures hovering in the 20s with stiff northerly winds adding a nip to the air,” the Mount Washington Observatory posted Thursday:

Anyone planning to hike New England’s highest peak in the next few days should be extra careful, warn authorities.

“The new snowfall from overnight in addition to remaining patches of seasonal snowfall, freezing runoff from melting yesterday, and rime and glaze ice for summits in the clouds will result in slick trail conditions around the White Mountains,” reads the observatory’s official forecast.

Large portion of the Northeast and Great Lakes have frost and freeze alerts in place for Friday morning, with freeze warnings issued for the likes of Northern Michigan and Wisconsin.

Record lows are likely Friday across the Northeast, including in Pennsylvania and New York. The mercury will, mercifully, creep back up Saturday, but early June is threatening yet more unseasonable frosts–similar to those that decimated NE vineyards and orchards earlier in the week:

“Happy Summer Skiing” At 10 U.S. Resorts, Including At A “Massive” Parking Lot Pile

The skiing community is still squeezing every last drop out of the historic winter of 2022-23.

At least 19 U.S. ski resorts set all-time snowpack records this year — here are 10 still offering lift-accessed spring turns (data compiled by

1. Palisades Tahoe, California

Current base area snow depth: 10 in

Current summit area snow depth: 167 in

Total season snowfall: 723 in (new all-time record)

Projected closing date: July 4th

2. Mammoth Mountain, California

Current base area snow depth: 142 in

Current summit area snow depth: 195 in

Total season snowfall: 715 in (new all-time record)

Projected closing date: End of July, weather and conditions permitting

3. Timberline Lodge, Oregon

Current base area snow depth: 89 in

Current summit area snow depth: N/A

Total season snowfall: 695 in (new record)

Projected closing date: Beginning of September, weather and conditions permitting

4. Arapahoe Basin, Colorado

Current base area snow depth: 49 in

Current summit area snow depth: N/A

Total season snowfall: 258.5 in

Projected closing date: June 4th

5. Killington, Vermont

Current base area snow depth: 14 in

Current summit area snow depth: N/A

Total season snowfall: 197 in

Projected closing date: As late as possible, weather and conditions permitting. Killington typically closes sometime between late May and early June.

6. Snowbird, Utah

Current base area snow depth: 88 in

Current summit area snow depth: N/A

Total season snowfall: 838 in (new all-time record)

Projected closing date: July 4th weekend, weather and conditions permitting

7. Dodge Ridge Mountain Resort, California

Current base area snow depth: N/A

Current summit area snow depth: N/A

Total season snowfall: 757 in (new all-time record)

Projected closing date: Reopening on May 27th and 28th for a final weekend of skiing

8. Winter Park, Colorado

Current base area snow depth: 42 in

Current mid-mountain snow depth: 42 in

Total season snowfall: 397 in

Projected closing date: May 29th

9. Mt. Bachelor, Oregon

Current base area snow depth: 56 in

Current summit area snow depth: N/A

Total season snowfall: 467 in (2nd highest since 1901, pipped by 2017)

Projected closing date: May 28th

10. Arizona Snowbowl, Arizona

Current base area snow depth: 63 in

Current summit area snow depth: N/A

Total season snowfall: 399 in (new record)

Projected closing date: May 29th

It has been a flummoxing winter for AGW Party members to get their group-thinking heads around–and these folk are used to a little Doublethink.

Events at Mammoth are particularly perplexing as even now, with June fast-approaching, the resort’s Main Lodge parking lot is holding onto a massive snow pile, one large enough for skiers to throw tricks on:


Nothing like ending the season on the snowpile of @Mammoth Mountain’s LEGENDARY year! It’s over for most, but not for them. Cheers to another year of epic skiing 🤝 #SuperUnknown20 #MammothUnbound #SkiTok #MammothMountain @ikonpass @oskarblues

♬ 2022 season by Samgo7 – Sam Gogel 🤝💙

The parking lot snow pile is big enough to justify naming it, jokes a article dated May 25.

“What should we call it?” asks author Matt Lorelli, “How about McCoy’s Mound?”–named after the resort’s late founder.

“Anybody wanna take bets on how long McCoy’s Mound will last? Let’s get it going,” continues Lorelli.

Happy summer skiing!

Snow Li(n)es

Despite winter’s truly jaw-dropping, all-time record-slaying snowpack, the AGW Party are here to put a downer on things.

A new establishment funded study suggests California should expect declining snowpacks into the future.

An analysis by cLiMaTe ScIeNtIsTs at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography suggest that in the face of unabated global warming, the snowlines marking where rainfall turns to snow will rise significantly in the years ahead.

Fortunately for the planet, and more specifically for California’s snow, ‘unabated global warming’ is nothing but a fantasy buzz-phrase, nigh-on impossible to manifest in our balance-seeking climate system.

Still, these researchers had to fill their days with something, they had to justify their outlandish government grant somehow — and boy have they have made their totalitarian papas proud with this one: Despite real-world observations clearly indicating the opposite trend, the analysis by Tamara Shulgina, Alexander Gershunov, and other doom-mongers at UC San Diego suggest California’s snowlines will rise hundreds of meters by the second half of this century.

In the high Southern Sierra Nevada range, for instance, snowlines are projected to rise by more than 500 meters (1,600 feet).

“The snowpack will be increasingly confined to the peak of winter and to the highest elevations,” the study says…

The researchers’ modelling, as with most climate-driven studies, is based on IPCC ‘worst case scenarios’ — scenarios that independent evaluations continue to deem utterly absurd.

The recently-published Clintel Report —The Frozen Climate Views of the IPCC— critically examines the UN organisation’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). Clintel accuses the IPCC of emphasizing worst-case scenarios, of rewriting climate history, and of having a “huge” bias in favor of bad news while keeping good news out of their Summary for Policy Makers.

The IPCC’s worst case scenario is called ‘SSP5-8.5’ and it assumes global temperatures will rise by up to 5C within less than 80 years. Given that temperatures have increased by barely 0.1C during the first two decades of this century, no credible, logic-driven human being accepts that ANY of the IPCC’s dire scenarios are even remotely plausible. Nevertheless, Clintel notes that 43% of said predictions, as well as roughly half the climate science literature, are based on these worst-case plottings.

This latest Scripps Institution study is one such fatally flawed prediction.

“This work adds insight into the climate change narrative of more rain and less snow,” said California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Climatologist Mike Anderson–who actually said ‘narrative’.  “DWR appreciates our partnership with Scripps to help water managers develop, refine, and implement adaptation efforts as the world continues to warm and climate change impacts are realized” (note, California’s DWR funded the study, with the help of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation).

The study concludes that Mammoth Mountain, for example, will receive 28% less snowfall from 2050, with lower elevation resorts, such as Palisades, losing more than 70% of their snow accumulation in an average winter.

The study is authored by Tamara Shulgina and Alexander Gershunov, with co-authors including Kristen Guirguis, Daniel Cayan, David Pierce, Michael Dettinger, and F. Martin Ralph of Scripps Oceanography, Benjamin Hatchett of the Desert Research Institute of Reno, Nev., Aneesh Subramanian of University of Colorado at Boulder, Steven Margulis and Yiwen Fang of UCLA, and Michael L. Anderson of the California Department of Water Resources.

–Idiots, all…

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