NOAA: Researchers offer new insights into predicting future droughts in California

“This report builds on earlier studies, published in September in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, which found no conclusive evidence linking human-caused climate change and the California drought.” [Emphasis added]  Human’s are not responsible for our drought!

Watts Up With That?

Natural cycles, sea surface temperatures found to be main drivers in ongoing event

According to a new NOAA-sponsored study, natural oceanic and atmospheric patterns are the primary drivers behind California’s ongoing drought. A high pressure ridge off the West Coast (typical of historic droughts) prevailed for three winters, blocking important wet season storms, with ocean surface temperature patterns making such a ridge much more likely. Typically, the winter season in California provides the state with a majority of its annual snow and rainfall that replenish water supplies for communities and ecosystems.
Further studies on these oceanic conditions and their effect on California’s climate may lead to advances in drought early warning that can help water managers and major industries better prepare for lengthy dry spells in the future.
“It’s important to note that California’s drought, while extreme, is not an uncommon occurrence for the state. In fact, multi-year droughts appear…

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1 Response to NOAA: Researchers offer new insights into predicting future droughts in California

  1. Todd Juvinall says:

    On CSPAN last night they showed a eco group interview with the head of the “World Bank Group”. He gave a speech first and my goodness he is a total socialist/commie. It was all about the poor. Yet the topic was AFW. Anyway, it could not be more clear the whole AGW crapola is about transfer of wealth via taxes.


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