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January 19, 2014

Drought in California – Cool PDO and Warm AMO

Filed under: AMO,Drought,PDO — sunshinehours1 @ 5:25 PM
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The drought in California is making the news. I’m sure it will be blamed on “Global Warming.

I came across an article by Roger Pielke Sr. from 2012 that reminds us that when the PDO is cool (which it is) and the AMO is warm (which it is) drought in California is going to happen.

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4 Comments »

  1. Reblogged this on Sierra Foothill Commentary.

    Comment by Russ Steele — January 20, 2014 @ 8:06 AM | Reply

  2. AMO has dipped a tiny bit negative
    http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/correlation/amon.us.long.data

    PDO has inch up to positive
    http://jisao.washington.edu/pdo/PDO.latest

    A bit of hope for the drought

    Comment by Alec, aka daffy duck — February 17, 2014 @ 9:47 AM | Reply

    • Negative AMO in January isn’t unusual. The numbers to watch are Jun/Jul/Aug which are lower in 2013 than 2012, but still above 0.

      I’m not so sure a negative AMO will be a good thing.

      Comment by sunshinehours1 — February 17, 2014 @ 10:18 AM | Reply

  3. […] the fact that a cool PDO and warm AMO brings drought to California as shown by this post (referencing an article by Roger Pielke Sr. from […]

    Pingback by Whatever The Cause – Blame Global Warming – So Says The NY Times | sunshine hours — February 17, 2014 @ 11:33 AM | Reply


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