Snow over time

This New York Time article “Why the West Got Buried in Snow, While the East Got Little” prompted me to take a the National Weather Service’s ‘National Gridded Snowfall Analysis‘.

Out governmental climate nerds have a wealth of information, some with graphic presentation. I took the total snowfall accumulation maps for fifteen years, zoomed in to the northeast, and turned into a movie.

What is illustrates is is total accumulation over a season roughly correlates to good ski years or bad ones. Ir shows the year-over-year consistency of snow in the Adirondacks, Green Mountains, and White Mountains. And it illustrates that although the past couple of seasons haven’t been so good for the downstate, it’s certainly not the first time.