Historically, natural cycles drove the occurrence of megadroughts in the American West. But human influences are also at work.
La Niña conditions, which started two years ago, are set to continue according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). La Niña conditions in the tropical Pacific Ocean are near record intensity for this time of year.
Shifting weather patterns will force changes in the way we all live our lives. In plain language, “we must reap what we sow.”
Just days after California received a severe thrashing from the combination of a bomb cyclone and the Pineapple Express, New England was whipped by rain and 90 mph winds from a brutal nor-easter.
This past weekend, Northern California passed from drought to flood as a narrow band of fast-moving air, supercharged with moisture, dumped its wet load. Welcome to the Pineapple Express.
Rapid intensification drove Hurricane Laura from Category 2 to Category 4 in less than 24 hours.
Warmer oceans drive a possible doubling of Atlantic hurricanes
Hurricane Harvey was the guest that wouldn’t leave, and a great example of pluvial flooding.
Storm surges are killer events driven by low atmospheric pressure and strong winds.