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Is the 2015/16 El Niño an El Niño Modoki?

AND Is that the Reason Why This El Niño is Not Suppressing the California Drought as Expected? Guest Post by Bob Tisdale El Niño events come in different flavors, and those different flavors can have differing impacts on regional weather around the globe. There are East Pacific El Niño events like the 1997/98 El Niño,…

Weather systems that typically bring moisture to the southwestern United States are forming less often, resulting in a drier climate across the region. This map depicts the portion of overall changes in precipitation across the United States that can be attributed to these changes in weather system frequency. The gray dots represent areas where the results are statistically significant. Map courtesy of Andreas Prein, NCAR.
CREDIT Map courtesy of Andreas Prein, NCAR.

@NCAR claims: U.S. Southwest sliding into a drier climate, and it’s all your fault

Weather patterns that bring moisture are becoming less frequent From the NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH/UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH and the “there’s no natural variation component anymore” department comes this blame game claim that seems to ignore history, like the fact that tree rings show decade and century long droughts in the past: BOULDER…

The progression of the Palmer Drought Severity Index for California over the past three years

California’s governor Brown should read this paper about drought – maybe it will get his mind off the bullet train to nowhere and onto reservoirs

Severe drought no longer caused just by nature UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM Scientists at the University of Birmingham are calling on drought researchers and managers around the world to consider both human activity and natural phenomena in their battle to preserve increasingly scarce global water supplies. The experts say that severe droughts experienced recently in countries…

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El Niño events and drought linked

Current SST: From the THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA: UM researchers document global connections between El Nino events and drought MISSOULA – A team of researchers recently discovered that global climate change is causing general increases in both plant growth and potential drought risk. University of Montana Professor John Kimball is among the team of researchers who…