Peer review strikes again, as the west prepares for flooding from excess snowpack.
AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY JANUARY 2005
DECLINING MOUNTAIN SNOWPACK
IN WESTERN NORTH AMERICA*
BY PHILIP W. MOTE, ALAN F. HAMLET, MARTYN P. CLARK, AND DENNIS P. LETTENMAIE
only a small fraction of the variance of precipitation is explained by any of the Pacific climate indices, and, more importantly, the widespread and fairly monotonic increases in temperature exceed what can be explained by Pacific climate variability and are consistent with the global pattern of anthropogenic temperature increases.