This is the weather forecast we wait for every year. Despite being banned from the Colorado Snow and Avalanche Workshop (CSAW) due to the federal government shutdown, National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Ramey delivered his annual prediction Friday. He did this vicariously through Colorado Avalanche Info Center forecaster Jon Snook, who pinch-hit for Ramey at the annual gathering of avalanche pros.
“Uh oh, no Niño again,” Snook said to the crowd of several hundred. He said Ramey and his team at the NWS Climate Prediction Center depend on ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) and PDO (Pacific Decadal Oscillation) trends to make their annual predictions. Southern Pacific surface water temps currently… Read more