Colorado Early Spring

Experts tell us that declining spring snow cover and an early spring are proof of global warming. I have been hearing this for years.

Snowpack is above normal across almost the entire western US.

Basin Snow Water Content Map (SNOTEL)

April 29 was the 4th coldest on record here in Boulder. Last year was 5th coldest. It was the first time we ever had two consecutive cold April 29th’s in a row.

We had 8 inches of snow on April 29, second largest April 29 snow on record. It snowed last year too.

Last year I attended a meeting of the Boulder Clean Power Plan at the University of Colorado. People there said they were very traumatized by climate change. I asked a prominent educator how she perceived the local climate was changing. The only thing she could think of was :

Well it seems like it snows more in the Spring than it used to.

I just took this picture with a Canon SX-720 pocket camera.

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13 Responses to Colorado Early Spring

  1. Steve Case says:

    People there said they were very traumatized by climate change.

    Traumatized by media reporting on Climate Change and maybe I’d be willing to consider that – otherwise no.

  2. Steve Case says:

    Nice moon – just went out side to have a squint at it.

  3. Roy says:

    Oblivious to the facts, and it has never registered on them that we typically have our heaviest, wettest snowfalls in March, April, and May.

  4. Jimmy Haigh says:

    An obvious symptom of warmer spring weather is more snow.

  5. JPinBalt says:

    Great, an early spring, longer growing season if climate change true, but wait, more snow in spring with the weather. ??? We definitely need CO2 subsidies if climate change not a myth, or also on other side of coin maybe in 1970s along with nuking icecaps to prevent entering next ice age and two miles of ice covering Chicago which was prior media hype.

    It does not matter what the data tells, people knowing little about the truth or statistics and believe the baseless hype put out by news media and government, then they want to stop the disaster by pathological altruism. Does not matter if problem really exists or if solution does more harm than good, what matters is psychological signal to others they care and are doing something.

    It is perfectly obvious from the moon pics that climate change destroyed the moon’s atmosphere by your pics Tony. We need to fix it to put nature in balance with lots of fixers who can get government jobs engineering how to put back an atmosphere on the moon, cost or benefit does not matter, save the moon, other jobs in advertising how we should fix the moon problem before it gets worse. We learned lesson from Mars. We also know by scientific evidence long held for nearly a century that climate change killed off Mar’s atmosphere which disappeared into space killing off the advanced Martian civilization which made all those canals when water used to be there. We must act now and fight not to let that happen to us.

    • John F. Hultquist says:

      These activities (fires or fans) do help when air is calm during inversions. They get the air moving, replacing the coldest air near the ground with warmer air.
      When an extensive cold air mass moves across a region and there is no warm air to mix down to the surface, the buds will be damaged.
      Often, 2nd or 3rd buds will come along, late, and a small crop is still possible.
      EU growers of fruit are claiming 75% or more damage.
      This is going to hurt.

  6. John F. Hultquist says:

    Well it seems like it snows more in the Spring than it used to.

    At least she did not say the UN IPPC told me so.
    She may be salvageable.

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      Maybe, but what if she discovers that last year was much longer then the preceding years? Global warming must be cooking the planet’s axis or something.

  7. Matthew Robinson says:

    So today we have the ‘Science Correspondent’ of The Guardian arguing away the 18-year pause.
    I seem to remember (97% sure) – but I can’t find the quotes online – that when The Pause had lasted 12 years (1998 to 2010) – someone big in the IPCC said: ’12 years is too short a period. We need at least 15.’ Then when it got to 2013, someone else Big (or maybe the same) said: “15 years is too short. We need 18 to confirm it.” And when it got to 2016 guess what: “2o years – minimum.” And now it’s 19: “Forget 12, 15, 18 or 20 years. However long, it’s all part of climate’s/temperature’s/warming’s/cooling’s (take your pick) natural long-term variation. The planet’s still cooking.” Now there’s a surprise.

  8. Andy DC says:

    Snowfkakes are traumatized if their picnic is rained out and it is all the fault of haters and evil climate change deniers!

  9. R. de Haan says:

    Staggering losses of cattle reported, not in the hundreds but ten thousand.

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