California drought eases due to storms dumping snow and rain

Roaring storms that brought California almost a year's worth of snow and rain in a single month should make state water managers' Sierra snowpack survey Thursday a celebration, marking this winter's dramatic retreat of the ...

6 snowstorm forecast tools to use this winter

Here's a secret for you: At NOAA's National Weather Service, we're like kids when it comes to snow. We love it! If you love snow like we do, become a "snow-it-all" in time for the start of the winter solstice, which starts ...

How to make a faster ski

Although ski season is behind us, serious skiers are already looking ahead to next season and searching for ways to shave split-seconds off their race times. Now scientists may have a new way to help—perhaps in time for ...

Peering into the secret world of life beneath winter snows

Snow covers some 40 percent of Earth's land masses year in and year out. And, as scientists are discovering, snow is critical to animals and plants that live in northern latitudes, as well as those in far southern latitudes ...

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