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Massive Storm Hits California; Closes Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

The massive winter storm hitting California this weekend and early this week, powered by an “atmospheric river” of moisture from the Pacific Ocean, forced the closure of many Lake Tahoe ski resorts Sunday due to extreme weather conditions.

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Weekend Storm Brings Snow, Ski, Relief to Sierras

This weekend, heavy snowfall in the Sierras brought much-needed relief to the mountain range and helped provide ski resorts with a nice cushion as they open for the winter season.

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The Snow Situation in Washington D.C.

How badly has Washington D.C. been hit by the current snowstorm? According to the Washington Post’s Robert Thompson, reporting on Monday:

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Jerusalem, Northern Israel Become Winter Wonderlands

After days of anticipation, the season’s first snowfall finally began in Jerusalem late Monday, as authorities readied for action in case of dangerous road conditions or power outages.

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Blizzard of Global Warming Blankets U.S. East Coast

The US East Coast has been blanketed in global warming. Layers and layers and layers of it. But don’t worry: it’s not actually real. We know this because of the climate experts and their computer models. (H/T Tom Nelson) Here

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NBA Announces Game Cancellations Due to Storm

As the East Coast endures its first massive winter storm of the year, the NBA has canceled two Saturday games as the storm gears up to snarl the New York/Washington corridor in a storm that could dump more than two feet of snow.

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Washington D.C. Officials Unprepared for Snow

Washington, D.C. has proven once again that its city government is inept, as evidenced by the massive failure of preparedness dealing with the snow that covered the city on Wednesday.

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El Niño Rain, Snow Lost to Lack of Infrastructure

Despite El Niño generating three times the amount of snow in Mammoth in the first half of this month as it did for the entire month of November last year, California’s failure to build infrastructure means most rain will be lost to run-off and flooding.

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Sierra’s Best Snow in Years; Ski Resorts Open Early

A fresh blanket of snow in California’s Sierras from this weekend’s winter-like storms has resulted in several of California’s 27 ski resorts opening earlier than expected. The good news follows four winters of drought that severely impacted the resorts’ business operations.