Southwest Permanent Drought Update

Seven years ago, President Clinton’s climate adviser, Joe Romm, announced the start of the Southwest Permanent Drought.

Dust Storm Marks Beginning of Southwest’s “Permanent Drought” | The Energy Collective

The southwest has been getting lots of rain.

Intellicast – Weekly Precipitation in United States

And lots more in the forecast.

NWS Phoenix on Twitter: 

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3 Responses to Southwest Permanent Drought Update

  1. AndyDC says:

    In the meantime, repeated timely rains and moderate temperatures are all but guaranteeing record crop yields in the US Corn Belt. One of many recent bumper crops we have experienced. One recent effect of “climate change” has been many huge crops over recent years, thus low food prices and plentiful food for everyone. Yet you seldom hear mention of these benefits in the LSM. Only the bad stuff, like a garden variety summer heatwave.

    Where are all the hurricanes? Almost peak of the season and none to be found.

  2. gregole says:

    Yes, it has been a wet and mild summer here in Phoenix – a very active monsoon season. It almost didn’t feel like Arizona this summer. I have an automatic temperature and humidity logger set up to take readings every 3 minutes and it has been relatively humid this year. I can’t keep the weeds out of my xeriscape – it’s morphing into a prairie!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xeriscaping

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