Wyoming saw a statewide low to high temperature swing of about 85 degrees on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. Bondurant, Wyoming had the lowest temperature of -24°F this morning while at the same time it was 61°F at Pine Bluffs on the other side of the state. This wide temperature gradient is extremely uncommon and one of the largest, statewide temperature […]
What a difference a year makes! The image on the left shows 2019 and the right shows 2020. Sierra snow pack is below normal for this time of year. “Currently we are at about 58% of average for statewide snow pack. Dry weather is expected to continue,” said the NOAA in a Facebook post. Pray for snow!
Picture 1. Avalanche (Image Credit: Simon Desmarais/Flickr/Creative Commons) Geophysical mass flows, such as snow avalanches, are a major hazard in mountainous areas and have a significant impact on the infrastructure, economy, and tourism of such regions. Every year avalanches claim lives of people across the world. Obtaining a thorough understanding of the dynamics of snow avalanches is crucial for saving lives […]
[iframe id=”https://tp.srgssr.ch/p/swi/embed?urn=urn:swi:video:41981254&start=” align=”center” mode=”normal” autoplay=”yes”] Leave it to the Swiss to develop the next best thing after the army knife; now they have an early avalanche detection system that will reduce the time between avalanche threat and road closures. The system is being tested in Zermatt, a popular tourist destination in Switzerland. The access road to Zermatt is passes through multiple […]