Spring Thaw to Bring Midwest Floods; California Catastrophic Drought Locked In

Spring Thaw to Trigger Midwest Floods;
California Catastrophic Drought Locked In says NOAA in their official spring outlook, reports Andrea Thompson at Climate Central. The snow accumulation from all that frigid weather is likely to cause flooding, while no let-up is expected on the western drought, which has California preparing for even worse wildfires. Despite the frigid weather in the US, the period of December thru February was the 8th warmest globally and California had its warmest winter on record, worsening an already catastrophic drought.

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Source
http://www.planetark.org/enviro-news/item/71243
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/19/california-drought-wildfires-danger http://www.climatecentral.org/news/spring-thaw-may-trigger-floods-calif.-drought-locked-in-17203

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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