One storm doesn’t create a trend. Nor does it establish causality ,but this week’s weathermaker that took the lives of at least 12 people in the southeast eerily looks a lot like the predictions that experts have made. In particular, scientists have predicted the following for the mid latitude regions, including the lower 48 US states:
will see wetter storms but also a drop in storm frequency, effectively canceling out any change in net precipitation
But is this storm another warning of the more variable climate we face in the future? Or is it normal?
There’s little time to wonder. After all, this is hurricane season, and Gustav is poised to strike.