California Snowpack 185% of normal, another big snow on the way

From the “California is in a permanent drought due to climate change – because we said so” department comes this good news from NASA, CA DWR, and NOAA From NASA: Abundant Snowpack Blankets the Sierra Nevada March 3, 2017 Snowpack on the Sierra Nevada provides one-third of the water consumed by California citizens, farmers, and…

Newly created for the climate lexicon: ‘flash droughts’

From the NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH/UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH comes this twist of the long used “flash flood” term used to describe a weather event. The definition of flash flood is: ” a local flood of short duration generally resulting from heavy rainfall in the immediate vicinity” A more detailed description is at the…