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¡Viva El Niño!

¡Viva El Niño!

[ September 18, 2009 - 11:25am ]
Another Powder Day at Alta
Photo by: Courtesy of Alta
NOAA predicts big snows for many areas this winter

We don't want to jinx anything, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (the guys and gals who watch the weather for the government) tells us the climate is in an El Niño pattern at the moment -- and will be through the upcoming winter. Typically, El Niño years mean big snowfall for the Sierras (Northern California and Nevada), the Rockies (Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona), and the northern and southern tips of the Appalachians. (Big tip of the ski hat to Peter Kray at mtnpressworld.com for that bit of meteorology.)

We remember the last El Niño winter, back in '05–'06. A foot of fresh snow fell every Friday for the entire month of December; we were skiing in the streets. Cross your fingers, folks.