There are some numbers coming out of the high elevations of the central Wasatch that I really like. How about 3 inches of snow with 0.6 inches of water at Alta-Collins through 7 am. That's 20% water content, nasty by even Cascadian standards, but the sort of stuff we need to build up a base. I'll take it gladly over cold smoke at this stage.
Less encouraging are the outrageously high global mean temperatures for October. Talk about off the charts. Thank you El Nino and global warming.
And for those keeping score at home for the year to date, it's still 2015 1, the rest of the instrumented record 0.
Two predictions for the future. 2015 will be the warmest year on record by a wide margin (an easy forecast). When there is an inevitable temporary drop in global temperatures following this El Nino, such as occurred following the last Uber El Nino in 1997, you will hear people claiming a global warming hiatus once again.