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February 2, 2014

Mid-Point Accumulation Season for Glaciers Sierra Nevada to North Cascades to Alaska

Winter is halfway done in terms of the accumulation season for glaciers in the Sierra Nevada-Cascades of Northern California to the Coast Range of Southern Alaska. The entire region has experienced a warm winter, with dryness most pronounced in California. This has been caused by a persistent blocking ridge along or just offshore of the west coast. The feature may disappear for a few days, but always has rebuilt. Image …