Those of us who experience the cold of winter here in North America have definitely had our fill of snow and frigid temperatures. There is beauty to be found when the thermometer drops below freezing, like the sights and sounds of lake ice cracking and piling up on the shore, but it’s mostly soothing as a reminder…
Forests are perpetual losers at the Olympics, and that’s unlikely to change anytime soon.
Does it feel like your neck of the woods has already received mountains of snowfall this winter? Then you’ll probably appreciate this striking new visualization by Dartmouth geographer Garrett Nelson, which turns this winter’s year-to-date snowfall totals into literal mountains.
That bomb cyclone you’ve surely read about has officially gone off. And the images rolling in are something else.
We’ve all heard by now that the East Coast weather has coalesced into an alarming bomb of spitting, tormenting cold, but how are the sharks going to handle this? After all, the ocean’s getting hit pretty hard! Well, here’s one indication.
This winter, around 17 million tons of rock salt from mines in the U.S. and all over the world will be applied to icy roads across the United States. A growing body of research shows that this salt has become an environmental pollutant, and that we need to start considering alternatives.
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has issued its forecast for the 2017-18 winter season and, for the second year in a row, La Niña is poised to be a major factor in how the season shapes up. In general, the forecasters are predicting a cooler, wetter north, and a warmer, drier south.