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California drought: A ‘glitch’ or a real-world effect that will trigger climate change?
The US drought has been bad enough but now the problem might be worse than expected, scientists warn as the latest reports indicate record rainfall is set to continue for the full month of June.
It is not yet clear why the pattern of heavy rainfall over the past week, beginning on Wednesday, has changed from a more normal pattern of frequent rai진주출장샵nfalls – usually in the region of five to six inches per month over the summer months – to a trend that could bring the state into drought conditions, according to scientists, researchers and industry experts.
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“Some people say it might be related to El Niño, which has been pretty weak in the southern hemisphere,” says Robert Hausfather, a senior scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado.
“We’re just looking at it from a weather perspective,” he told AFP.
Scientists believe El Niño is a weak, winter-like phenomenon that can trigger an “extreme winter” of record-breaking weather, particularly in the US, and that it usually starts in October.
But when the weather pattern goes away, the opposite happens, and the pattern changes again, Hausfather said.
“We don’t know, so it could be something related to climate change, whether this is just a blip or this is a real, real thing that’s going to happen.”
A strong La Niña year – a prolonged p성남안마eriod of low or no precipitation across much of the world’s major tropical ocean basins – can lead to even more extreme weather over the Pacific Ocean, experts say.
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However, it is also the warmest-water hemisphere, and is likely to contribute to the drought, which has been in effect since August.
It is not just the summer, with one in six Californians having less than normal amounts of drinking water, as well as drought in parts of the Central Valley, San Bernardino and El Monte counties.
A record-breaking 5.4 inches of snow fell in Calif포커 족보ornia during the previous week, topping the all-time record for January, according to the National Weather Service, and while the record-breaking snow amount was just 0.14 inches, th