News tagged with atmospheric rivers

What kind of La Nina year is this?

Scientists had been anticipating since last summer that La Niña, the phenomenon often associated with dry and somewhat cool weather on the West Coast, would develop this winter and extend a five-year drought across the Southwest.

dateFeb 10, 2017 in Environment
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Atmospheric river storms can reduce Sierra snow

A new study by NASA and several partners has found that in California's Sierra Nevada, atmospheric river storms are two-and-a-half times more likely than other types of winter storms to result in destructive "rain-on-snow" ...

dateMar 03, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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