Jan 12, 2017

EEE 2015: The 2014/15 Snowpack Drought in Washington State and its Climate Forcing

by
Boniface O. Fosu, S.-Y. Simon Wang, and Jin-Ho Yoon
,
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Main finding:

The 2014/15 snowpack drought resulted from exceedingly high temperatures notwithstanding normal precipitation—a drought type that may reoccur due to accelerated anthropogenic warming and aggravated by naturally driven low precipitation.


Longer report:

EEE 2015 = Explaining Extreme Events of 2015 from a Climate Perspective