@Weather_West
Daniel Swain
a month ago
California, on statewide basis, is now experiencing its worst drought in observational record going back to late 1800s--narrowly beating out peak of last drought in 2014-15 (as measured by PDSI, a metric that takes into account both precip & temperature). #CAwx #CAfire #CAwater
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@Weather_West
Daniel Swain
a month ago
There is a clear trend toward increasing aridity in California--and yet little trend in mean precipitation. How can this be? A very strong warming trend due to #ClimateChange means same the amount of water falling from sky just doesn't go as far as it used to. #CAwx #CAwater
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john scow
a month ago
@Weather_West How about the last thousand years
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Milan Prazak Ilnyckyj
a month ago
@Weather_West When does drought become aridification?
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Scott Thill
a month ago
@Weather_West “I don’t know what permanent drought even means,” a CDWR drought scientist told me back in 2008 for an article on Cali aridification. Probably knows now!
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EK3
a month ago
@Weather_West It's all normal. Strong La Niña condition over 2 years is well understood for creating drought conditions.
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