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Tag Results - WINTER

Western Snowpack & Drought Update

Western Snowpack & Drought Update

Apr 3, 2019

The winter precipitation season has ended in the West with a healthy water supply, a happy exception to a long-term drying trend related to climate change.

How Was This Winter’s Cold Perceived?

How Was This Winter’s Cold Perceived?

Feb 27, 2019

A new study finds that people’s sense of “normal” weather is confined to the last several years — making the long-term realities of climate change less obvious. This week, we apply that analysis to our recent winter.

Shorter Cold Spells

Shorter Cold Spells

Feb 13, 2019

As the climate warms, winter cold streaks are becoming shorter and rarer, affecting agriculture and winter sports industries that depend on reliable cold.

Warming Winters: On Thin Ice

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Warming Winters: On Thin Ice

Jan 23, 2019

Despite the recent cold snap, warming is transforming America’s winters.

 Winter Warming: On Thin Ice

Winter Warming: On Thin Ice

Jan 23, 2019

This week’s snow-friendly temperatures are becoming less frequent, as warming winters are threatening the nation’s valuable winter recreation sector.

Seasonal Warming

Seasonal Warming

Nov 28, 2018

Winter is the fastest-warming season in most of the country, impacting agriculture and winter sports economies.

Fruit Trees Need Winter

Fruit Trees Need Winter

Feb 21, 2018

Milder, shorter winters from climate change are messing with fruit trees’ winter rest cycle, potentially reducing production.

Recent Polar Outbreak in the Eastern U.S.

Recent Polar Outbreak in the Eastern U.S.

Jan 11, 2018

The recent cold spell in the U.S. has retreated for now, and our World Weather Attribution team analyzed its characteristics in the context of our changing climate.

White Christmas

White Christmas

Dec 13, 2017

We examine the historical chance of a White Christmas in your city.

Warming Winter

Warming Winter

Nov 29, 2017

Winters are warming across the U.S., and in some locations, the warming is dramatic. The Northern Plains, Great Lakes, and the Northeast are warming the fastest, while warming is taking place at a slower rate in the western U.S.

Date of Last Freeze

Date of Last Freeze

Apr 12, 2017

The average date of the last spring freeze is shifting earlier in the year, extending the pollen and growing season.

Western Snowpack

Western Snowpack

Apr 3, 2017

The start of April marks the end of the winter wet season in the western U.S.

2016-17 Winter Review

2016-17 Winter Review

Mar 1, 2017

This was one of the 10 warmest winters on record for much of the country. Only the Northwest was much cooler than average.

Maple Syrup Season

Maple Syrup Season

Feb 22, 2017

Maple tapping season is beginning earlier in the year. The area suitable for tapping operations is also migrating farther north as the climate warms.

Snow Records & Trends

Snow Records & Trends

Feb 8, 2017

The average amount of snow covering North America is decreasing. But paradoxically, our warming world could also lead to individual storms that produce heavier snow.

Winter Sports & Fun

Winter Sports & Fun

Feb 1, 2017

As climate change warms up winter, it will be more difficult to participate in our winter sports and recreation activities, a trend which will negatively impact the economy in 75% of states.

The Problems With Winter Warming

The Problems With Winter Warming

Jan 25, 2017

These are the problems with winter warming.

NOAA Winter Outlook 2016-17

NOAA Winter Outlook 2016-17

Oct 20, 2016

NOAA released its Winter Outlook for 2016-17.

Winter Precip & Western Snowpack

Winter Precip & Western Snowpack

Apr 4, 2016

This year’s early spring snowpack in the West is higher than previous years, but remains on a long-term downward trend.

Four Seasons of Warming

Four Seasons of Warming

Feb 17, 2016

All four seasons across the country are warming due to climate change.

Winter Precipitation: More Rain, Less Snow

Winter Precipitation: More Rain, Less Snow

Feb 10, 2016

The ratio of snow to rain that falls each winter season will change in a warming world.

Coldest Days of Winter

Coldest Days of Winter

Jan 27, 2016

Different parts of the country have their coldest days of winter at different times of the season.

Fewer Cold Nights

Fewer Cold Nights

Jan 13, 2016

The average number of very cold nights each year has declined across much of the country since 1970.

What Does This Past Winter Mean For Summer?

What Does This Past Winter Mean For Summer?

May 13, 2015

When the winter is unusually warm or cold, the public often asks if that has any bearing on temperatures the following summer.

2014-15 Winter Wrap-Up

2014-15 Winter Wrap-Up

Mar 4, 2015

Many Western cities notched their hottest winter on record. Even with rounds of record cold across the Midwest and East, no cities experienced a record cold winter.

Winter Storm Intensity & Frequency

Winter Storm Intensity & Frequency

Feb 18, 2015

Mid-latitude winter storms have increased in both intensity and frequency nationally since 1950.

Winter Loses Its Cool

Winter Loses Its Cool

Feb 4, 2015

Most cities could see at least a 25% reduction in the number of cold nights by mid-century, and at least a 50% reduction by the end of the century.

Winter Precipitation Trends

Winter Precipitation Trends

Dec 3, 2014

When it comes to precipitation, it’s more of a mixed picture.

El Niño Winter Impacts

El Niño Winter Impacts

Nov 5, 2014

El Niño’s biggest impacts across the U.S. happen during winter months.

Fewer Frigid Days

Fewer Frigid Days

Jan 6, 2014

The trend in number of frigid nights for your market.

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Jan 31, 2013

Scientists aren’t the only ones whose predictions are getting better.