This winter (December-February) will almost certainly be in the top two snow cover years for the northern hemisphere. Right now it is positioned as the snowiest winter on record.
As our top climate scientists explain it, the shortage of snow cover is the cause of the record snow cover.
Nobel Prize Winner Al Gore ties the loose ends together :
As it turns out, the scientific community has been addressing this particular question for some time now and they say that increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with what they have been predicting as a consequence of man-made global warming:
The shortage of snow causes global warming, which then creates an excess of snow. This is known among Nobel prize winning climate scientists as an excessshortage, or alternatively as a shortageexcess.