Category Archives: California

A Dense Blob has Kept California Weather Dry.

By Dale Kasler and Ryan Sabalow writing in the Sac Bee. A series of persistent high pressure systems over the Pacific factored heavily in the five-year drought that ended last spring. The latest high pressure system produced one of California’s … Continue reading

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Cosmic Rays, Solar Activity, Have Much Greater Impact On Earth’s Climate Than Models Suggest

The local progressive challenge is always “was it Peer-Reviewed?” Yes, this paper was peer-reviewed. Abstract: Ions produced by cosmic rays have been thought to influence aerosols and clouds. In this study, the effect of ionization on the growth of aerosols … Continue reading

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New Normal is Just the Old Normal (Updated)

“Wildfires have been in the news almost every late summer and fall. Every year, the media blames ‘climate change.’ Governor Brown says these Raging Wildfires are “The New Normal,” for which he Blames Climate Change. ” “The truth is the … Continue reading

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Exodus Starts: Millennials Ditch City Life

The urban revival of America’s core inner cities has been a decades-long failed experiment, as deindustrialization coupled with failed liberal policies have created a growing problem of inequality and violent crime. Middle-class advancement was once localized in the core of … Continue reading

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Dry Two Weeks in CA Could Last All Winter

Daniel Swain: New insights into the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge & North American Winter Dipole Conclusion Ultimately, we confirm that unusual ocean temperatures are linked to seasonally-persistent West Coast winter ridging similar to the Triple R. Tropical warmth (in the West … Continue reading

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The NOAA 2017 U.S. Winter Outlook (December through February):

Precipitation Wetter-than-average conditions are favored across most of the northern United States, extending from the northern Rockies to the eastern Great Lakes, the Ohio Valley, in Hawaii and in western and northern Alaska. Drier-than-normal conditions are most likely across the … Continue reading

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More on La Niña Coming

Note that the forecast is for another dry winter, with the possibility of one in 2019, and La Niña can exist for 2-3 years, some have lasted much longer.  CA reservoirs are full, however, they may not be next year and … Continue reading

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