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El Niño Hiatus: When Will the West See Snow Again?

After a January that was filled with tons of powder for most ski areas in the west, February has been fairly dry. Temperatures in the Tahoe Basin have been 15 degrees above average with nary a snowflake in sight, and in Colorado skiers have used more sunscreen than fat skis in the past week. Meanwhile, in southern California the forecast for Big Bear looks more like spring than the middle of winter. The warm and dry weather have many asking: what happened to the Super El Niño we've been talking about all winter?

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