Weather

Atmospheric river setting up for California

The first moderate to strong atmospheric river (AR) of this Fall/Winter is on the horizon for California betwe..

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Does elevation affect temperature? It sure does

Does elevation affect temperature? The answer is yes. But meteorology, like other sciences, isn’t quite ..

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How do weather models work?

Weather forecasters often talk about the computer models they use to help predict the weather. But what are th..

Child chairlift summer is not a bummer
Can it snow when temps are above freezing?

If you’ve ever been on a chairlift when warmer temperatures call for rain but instead noticed snowflakes..

Opinion: How green can skiing be? Take the train
Opinion: How green can skiing be? Take the train

Skiing, snowboarding, snowsports in general: can they ever really be synonymous with green living? What does g..

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How the mountains of Colorado make natural snow

Did you ever wonder why Colorado snow can often be fluffy, light and so much fun to ski or ride? Well, here..

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How the mountains of California make natural snow

Here’s a meteorological fact of life you Californians can use to show off in pares-ski conversations. Th..

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