American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An area of naturally formed, packed snow that usually melts during the warmer months.
- n. An accumulation of packed snow, usually the seasonal amount.
“As more precipitation falls as rain rather than snow, an 80% decline in the Sierra snowpack is predicted, creating statewide water shortage in late spring and summer.”
“To be fair, I think it did snow up in the mountains, although snowpack is well down this year.”
““Over the last 50 years, there have been widespread temperature related reductions in snowpack in the West, with the larges reductions occurring in lower elevation mountains in the Northwest and California where snowfall occurs at temperatures close to the freezing point,” noted the report, which projected further snow runoff reductions in coming years.”
“Examples: water – droughts and floods, changes in snowpack, river stream flow, fire outlooks, and planning issues (urban, agriculture, health).”
“Consequently, this rapid melt of the snowpack translates into spring runoff that can comprise a majority of the total annual flow, and be of very short-term duration – as little as only two to three weeks .”
“On a regional scale, mountain snowpack, glaciers, and small ice caps play a crucial role in fresh water availability.”
“The snowpack is awesome this year and snowmobiling has never been better.”
“I defy anyone to point to one single year in which the utilities didn't reoport that "this year's snowpack is below average" and that they were going to have to consider raising rates to compensate.”
“So why do you and the NRO stubbornly ignore that the increase in snowpack validates the hypothesis of global warming?”
“Some western ski resorts could face a 90 percent decrease in snowpack, making the country’s most iconic ski locations just shades of what they are today (p. 133).”
Looking for tweets for snowpack.