Northern Hemisphere Winter 2023-24

Cold temperatures, snowfall, and winter storms mark the 2023-24 winter season.
Snowstorm Coats the Rockies
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Snowstorm Coats the Rockies

A potent storm pushed snowpack levels above normal across Colorado.

Published Mar 21, 2024

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New Lows for Great Lakes Ice Cover
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New Lows for Great Lakes Ice Cover

The effects of a warm winter in the upper Midwest are evident in the lack of lake ice.

Published Feb 29, 2024

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Potent Storm Drenches California
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Potent Storm Drenches California

Torrential rain fell on southern parts of the state, the product of an intense atmospheric river.

Published Feb 7, 2024

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Snow Blankets Eastern U.S. After Arctic Blast
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Snow Blankets Eastern U.S. After Arctic Blast

More than a week of wintry weather left a band of snow from Mississippi to Maine.

Published Jan 23, 2024

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Arctic Chill Sweeps U.S.
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Arctic Chill Sweeps U.S.

Dangerously cold temperatures lingered over large swaths of the country for several days in mid-January 2024.

Published Jan 17, 2024

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Winter Storm Wallops the U.S.
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Winter Storm Wallops the U.S.

A sprawling low-pressure system swept across the eastern half of the U.S., delivering high winds, heavy rain and snow, and tornado damage.

Published Jan 10, 2024

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Extreme Nordic Cold
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Extreme Nordic Cold

Some of the longest nights of the year in northern Europe were also utterly frigid in early 2024.

Published Jan 5, 2024

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A Dusting of Snow on Hawaii’s Tallest Peaks
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A Dusting of Snow on Hawaii’s Tallest Peaks

Snow lingered on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa after a storm brought copious precipitation to the island chain.

Published Dec 6, 2023

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Atmospheric River Flows into the Pacific Northwest
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Atmospheric River Flows into the Pacific Northwest

A warm, moisture-laden weather system soaked western Washington and Oregon.

Published Dec 5, 2023

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Streak of Snow in the Midwest
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Streak of Snow in the Midwest

A winter storm plowed across several U.S. states after Thanksgiving.

Published Nov 27, 2023

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Anchorage Blanketed in Snow
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Anchorage Blanketed in Snow

The Alaskan city received record snowfall in November 2023.

Published Nov 22, 2023

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