U.S. SNOW COVER SHRINKING (YES, REALLY)
In a sign of global warming, satellite maps show a sharp decline in late winter and early spring snow cover since the 1980s.
Put another way, the snow cover is leaving earlier but is just as extensive in winter and fall. This, said Robinson, is just how models have suggested climate should be changing snow cover and matches other research that has found earlier warming and greening up of the land in spring.
“It all fits together,” said Robinson, who is scheduled to present his work on Jan. 20 at the meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Atlanta
Sure they did, Larry.