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8 Tahoe ski resorts record over 100 inches of snow for the season so far - Kirkwood over 10 feet

SNOW TOTALS

Snow totals
Storm Recap:

We saw lingering snow showers Sunday morning, mainly northwest of the lake along the crest. That dropped a final 2-4 inches of snow for those mountains, with little to no snow for the rest of the area as the storm cleared out. The sun came out and the soft snow became thicker through the afternoon.

Storm totals ended up at 16-27 inches for the ski areas around the lake, a little less to the south down near Bear Valley and Dodge Ridge with higher snow levels down there. The final forecast on Friday for the storm was 14-27 inches, so the storm performed as expected.

8 out of 14 ski resorts are now over 100 inches for the season. That didn't happen until the end of the first week of January last season, so we are pacing about a month ahead of last season so far. Here are the current stats summarized for all of the ski areas.

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Massive fish and bird die-offs: Gulf of Alaska fishery to close for the first time ever

shearwaters birds

Millions of small sea birds died since 2015 November 2019, thousands of short-tailed shearwaters birds migrating from Alaska were washing up dead on Sydney's iconic beaches
Extremely low cod numbers have lead feds to close the Gulf of Alaska fishery for the first time ever. In an unprecedented response to historically low numbers of Pacific cod, the federal cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska is closing for the 2020 season. It's a decision that came as little surprise, but it's the first time the fishery was closed due to concerns of low stock. "We're on the knife's edge of this over-fished status," North Pacific Fisheries Management Council member Nicole Kimball said during talks in Anchorage Friday afternoon. It's not over-fishing to blame for the die-off, but rather, climate change. Warming ocean temperatures linked to climate change are wreaking havoc on a number of Alaska's fisheries, worrying biologists, locals and fishermen with low returns that jeopardize fishing livelihoods. A stock assessment this fall put Gulf cod populations at a historic low, with "next to no" new eggs, according to NOAA research biologist Steve Barbeaux, who authored the report.

Up until the emergence of a marine heatwave known as "the blob" in 2014, Gulf cod was doing well. But the heatwave caused ocean temperatures to rise 4-5 degrees. Young cod started dying off, scientists said. "A lot of the impact on the population was due to that first heatwave that we haven't recovered from," Barbeaux said during an interview last month. Following the first heatwave, cod numbers crashed by more than half, from 113,830 metric tons in 2014 to 46,080 (a loss of almost 68,000) metric tons in 2017. The decline was steady from there. AK

Last month The Big Wobble reported more misery for Alaskan pink salmon fisheries. Prince William Sound Science Center field season was marked by a low flow and high pre-spawn mortality. This year, virtually no rain led to extremely low flows and field crews observed unprecedented pre-spawning die-offs and unusually late migration into the streams. According to the Prince William Sound Science Center, the fish finally started, what was for many, an ill-fated journey into the streams after some rain in early September. The rain stopped and the rivers dried up again. Soon thousands of fish were restricted to tide pools without enough water to return to the bays. They all suffocated. "During the first 10 days of September, our dead fish count in one of our streams rose from virtually none to nearly 30,000 dead pink salmon, all dying prior to spawning". "Our field crews estimated 10,000 died over a single night. We have never documented anything like that in the past."

Read the rest here

Comment: The climate is changing all right, but it has nothing to do with the global warming scam:


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Backcountry skier killed in northern Colorado avalanche - record or near-record snowfall since September

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A 29-year-old woman has died in an avalanche while skiing in northern Colorado, where communities along the Rocky Mountains have seen record or near-record snowfall since September.

The unidentified woman from Fort Collins was buried in the powerful slide Sunday, authorities said. Other members of her ski party her dug her from the snow, but found that she wasn't breathing, according to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.


The woman, whose name was not immediately released, was declared dead at the scene.

The avalanche happened at Diamond Peak just north of Rocky Mountain National Park. A 2- to 3-foot (.6- to 9.-meter) sheet of snow, ice and rock plummeted 500 vertical feet (152 meters) over a wide area, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

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Another storm delivers up to 28 inches of snow on mountains at Lake Tahoe in 3 days

at the base of Sierra at Tahoe

The base of Sierra at Tahoe
A three-day storm exiting Lake Tahoe Sunday evening has so far dropped about 2 feet of snow on the mountains and a few more inches are expected before the clouds move out of the area.

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe received 16 inches Saturday and leads the Tahoe Basin with 28 inches of fresh snow heading into Sunday.

Several mountain resorts received a foot or over Saturday including Northstar California with 16 inches, Heavenly got 15, Homewood received 13 and Kirkwood got a foot of fresh snow overnight. Sierra at Tahoe received 6 inches.


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: China begins to isolate itself, mega yachts sales sink, subliminal food price signals

Super yacht
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
China begins to close its nation to preserve resources to survive the Grand Solar Minimum now requiring by 2021 all PC and Software must be China made, no more imports. Billionaire mega yacht sales plunge indicating an imminent recession. Subliminal messages in hyper-inflated currency where a banana will cost $120,000. Greg Allison explains what the Voyager space craft experienced crossing into interstellar space.


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Ice Age Farmer Report: A DAY'S WAGES: Farms "Like Lambs To The Slaughter" - Grand Solar Minimum

Flood waters run over Interstate 90, two miles west of Mt. Vernon on Thursday, Sept. 12.
© Mike Deinert
Flood waters run over Interstate 90, two miles west of Mt. Vernon on Thursday, Sept. 12.
As damages from the flooding in US Midwest surpass $5.3 billion -- affecting farmers across the nation -- and more flooding is expected in 2020, it is time to step back and take stock of what is happening. The war on farmers -- the war on our food -- is a silent war with quiet weapons, meaning we must work to SEE what is going on: farm after farm lost. Christian makes it real.


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Arizona authorities find elderly couple dead in snow

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Richard Alexander, 74, and his wife, Elizabeth Alexander, 79, both from Ash Fork, were found dead, most likely from hypothermia, as they were found beneath a snowdrift, KNXV reported.

Detectives said the couple's car was found a mile from where the bodies were found, the television station reported.

The bodies were found outside a private property on land along Old Route 66, KTVK reported.

Mike Haas and Diane Haas were heading out of their Ash Fork home when they noticed two figures in their yard, KNXV reported.

"(Mike) wondered if they were sleeping, so he got out and yelled at them and they didn't respond," Diane Haas told the television station.

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Trekkers suffering hypothermia due to metre of snow, freezing temperatures in summer in Tasmania, Australia

Kitchen Hut at Cradle Mountain
© Mountain Huts Preservation Society Tasmania
Kitchen Hut at Cradle Mountain has proved a sanctuary for three walkers.
Rescue efforts to extract three injured hikers from the Tasmanian wilderness will continue on Sunday morning after severe weather hampered the operation on Saturday.

The trio remains in the Kitchen Hut on the Cradle Mountain National Park, where they sought refuge after they began to suffer from hypothermia on Friday afternoon.

Strong winds, thick snow and freezing temperatures have halted the efforts of the police, paramedics and SES to rescue the group, believed to be from India.

It follows a failed attempt to rescue them on Friday night when winds of 100 kilometres per hour forced a police helicopter to return to Hobart.

Comment: Related: Heavy snowfall in the Victoria Alps, Australia on second day of SUMMER - up to a FOOT of snow overnight


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Early winter storm pummels Northeast

midwest snowstorm
© Rick Friedman for The New York Times
The bad weather that swept across the Midwest during the holiday weekend is now pelting the Northeast with rain and snow.
Parts of New England are in for more heavy snow on Tuesday.

The winter storm that blanketed much of the Northeast with snow on Monday, disrupting travel and closing schools, is expected to keep hammering parts of New England on Tuesday.

As the storm system moves slowly northeastward, some areas could get an additional foot of snow overnight and into the morning, forecasters said. Winter storm warnings and advisories were posted for most of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.

"It's going to get cranking tonight and tomorrow morning," said Frank Nocera, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Norton, Mass. Metropolitan Boston, which already had four to eight inches of snow in some suburbs, could see those amounts double by Tuesday, he said, and further school closings and commuting problems were possible.

The storm delivered the first major snowfall of the season in the Northeast, but other than coming at a relatively early date, it did not pack many surprises for weather experts.

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That was the snowiest November Calgary has seen in over 50 years

Snowy Calgary
© jackiekalch/Instagram
Snowy Calgary
Calgary just broke a weather record dating back more than half a century.

This past month marked the fifth snowiest November that YYC had seen since the record began, and the snowiest November that the city had experienced since 1966!

According to YYC Weather Records, the Twitter account keeping track of these sorts of things, Calgary saw a grand total of 47.4 cm of snowfall between November 1 and November 30, 2019.