US Drought Near Historic Lows

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Wet is dry. Cold is hot.

Almost none of the US was experiencing drought in February.

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And the remaining dry areas have been very wet over the past 30 days.

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Compare vs.  1935 and 1964.

The US just had the wettest twelve months on record.

Climate at a Glance | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Precipitation has been well above the long term mean for most of the past 50 years.

Climate at a Glance | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Almost the entire country has been very wet over the past six months.

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Meanwhile, experts say that “climate change” is making droughts worse, and the press is hysterically pimping droughts.

Guest post: Climate change is already making droughts worse | Carbon Brief

And they are teaching children to turn against their parents and institutions, based on the big climate lie.

Adults won’t take climate change seriously. So we, the youth, are forced to strike. – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

International Women’s day reminds us women hold the key to curbing climate change (Opinion) – CNN

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25 Responses to US Drought Near Historic Lows

  1. Gamecock says:

    This has been the worst damn winter in a decade in the southeast. Cold and wet.

    I do a lot of golfing, fishing, shooting, and riding my motorcycle. I have had to cancel many outings this winter due to weather.

    But oddly, as cold as it has been, there has been very little severe cold this winter. Very few days in the teens.

    • steve case says:

      Here in Wisconsin, we finally did have a cold snap. Got down to -23°F on our back door thermometer a few weeks ago . It hasn’t done that in nearly two decades and then it was only two days. When I was a kid we had cold snaps – two week affairs where we never saw it above zero. I am pleased that those seem to be a thing of the past.

  2. R Shearer says:

    It’s coming down at Eldora, about 3″ in the past 2 hours.

    https://www.eldora.com/the-mountain/webcams/snow-stake-cam

  3. Very interesting. Maybe CO2 really is doing something. According to my theory, the one noticeable difference should be an increase in water turnover (more phase change / precipitation) needs to occur to counteract any warming.

    The net result should be whatever effect CO2 had, minus the effect of the increased turnover. For example, turnover now causes 70W/m^2. Add 4 W/m^2 per doubling, and turnover needs to be 74W/m^2 to counteract. For the increased turnover to initiate, some level of input would be required, and the increased albedo / shading / convection / radiation from cloud tops would counteract some of it, but not all of it, resulting in some warming (<1.2°C).

    A 6% increase in H2O turnover is more than enough to 100% cancel the CO2 input. (More H2O turnover means more rain)

    • neal s says:

      So you are saying there is a natural mechanism which would prevent any runaway GHE that CO2 might produce, even if it really did what was claimed for it to do?

      • Yes. A very strong one. A doubling of CO2 warms at 4W/m^2. A thunderstorm at 1″ per hour cools at 15,924 W/m^2. … I think we have a winner.

        So more forcing just means more H2O turnover. Water evaporation is a brick wall. Warmer earth / air / water means MUCH higher evaporation, which makes air unstable, until it rises, shades, droplets radiate heat to space, then rains out and cools the earth more. In fact the entire albedo of the earth is regulated by this function. It isn’t a fixed 0.305, it is whatever it needs to be to stay in balance (which, at the moment, is about 0.305). That is to say, it changes locally to manage heat. The average hovers around that number.

        • neal s says:

          Perhaps you might care to make some prediction based upon your theory. Possibly something like a correlation between precipitation averaged over time, with CO2 levels also averaged over time.

          Tony has shown the remarkable and near perfect agreement between CO2 levels and the manipulated global temperatures. The agreement is so good that it is itself a proof of the global temperature reporting game being rigged.

          If CO2 levels had a strong (but not perfect) agreement with precipitation, that might support your theory of H2O turnover being able to counteract any warming that CO2 might provide.

          Or maybe you have some better idea for predictions that could be used to support your theory.

      • arn says:

        And this mechanism is doing its job for billions of years on this planet-
        until some ice age scare scientists,5 minutes after burrying global cooling, decided in the 80ies that it no longer works.

  4. MeMyselfAndI says:

    Notice several of the stories claim AGW is responsible for both drought and flooding. No matter what happens, humans are responsible.

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      Global warming makes people lethargic while it drives others to vigorously steal, rape and murder.

      Anthropogenic CO2 is responsible.

  5. Interesting also that if we look at US precipitation and see it uptick a little, I’d peg the current at around 32″/yr, a rise of about 7%. But this would actually be too much given that the input is only 2-3 W/m^2 right now. This much increase in turnover should be making it quite cool about now, possibly still removing heat from a former warm period.

  6. GTPath says:

    Peggy Noonan had a column yesterday comparing the Chinese Cultural Revolution to the current social climate in the US:

    ‘Mao unleashed university and high school students to weed out enemies and hold them to account. The students became the paramilitary Red Guards. They were instructed by the party to “clear away the evil habits of the old society” and extinguish what came to be known as “the four olds”—old ideas and customs, old habits and culture. “Sweep Away All Monsters and Demons,” the state newspaper instructed them.’

  7. gregole says:

    Media here is clearly to blame. Pure lies.

    No wonder MSM credibility is approaching zero. Who do they serve? Clearly not the public. The public has tuned them out.

  8. scott allen says:

    Didn’t you read the Wired magazine that said that California’s drought is probably forever due to global warming.
    https://www.wired.com/2016/05/thanks-el-nino-californias-drought-probably-forever/

    • Jason Calley says:

      One of the main differences between adults and children (children of whatever age or political affiliation) is that children have little concept or appreciation of long term history or consequences. To most of the CAGW supporters, “forever” means “until I see something else more sparkly and interesting.” Similarly, “never” means “not in the last few days.”

      I wish I were being sarcastic or making a joke, but I am very serious.

  9. Psalmon says:

    Oregon and Washington have been bombarded w snow…the cascades were gerring 80 in a week in some places…thats a drought? This drought index stuff is like instututionalized doublethink.

  10. dennisambler says:

    Freiderika Otto, acting head of Oxford Environmental Change Institute is an import from the Potsdam “Scares R Us” Institute. She has a degree in Philosophy and specialises in the Philosophy of Climate Modelling…

  11. Svend Ferdinandsen says:

    Re Greta Thunberg.
    She does not know what she is asking for. The cure will be much worse than the imagined disease.

  12. AndyDC says:

    According to leading climate experts, the extreme heat and drought of the US Dust Bowl was man made. The Dust Bowl was the result of a few Oklahoma farmers, all evil straight, white males, that did not plow correctly. Thus they ended up brutally and selfishly raping the soil. Resulting from that unprecedented ecological horror, women and people of color have suffered immeasurably over the last 85 years.

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      To tell the truth of the people of the soil, White male historians must step aside. From now on, 70 percent of writers shall be women and 20 percent POC (people of color).

      The remaining 10 percent of historians must be gender-nonconforming children of color …

      “Holders of privilege will need to surrender their privilege. In practical terms, this means that . . . white men will have to surrender the privilege they have of seeing their words printed and disseminated; they will have to take a backseat so that people of color—and women and gender-nonconforming scholars of color—benefit from the privilege of seeing their words on the page.”

  13. Psalmon says:

    California motorists aren’t going to know what road signs are anymore (these going over the summit of I80, and that wall of snow is not fluffy, more like concrete…

  14. Alfred (Cairns) says:

    “Dust storm approaching Spearman, Texas ”
    should really read
    “Top soil approaching Spearman, Texas ” :(

    Poor people had a really tough time.

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