Posted by: Peter Black | September 18, 2008

Lower 48 Climate Anomalies

2008 at a Glance


It has been quite a year so far for the lower 48. Midwestern Floods in June and this month as a result of Hurricane Ike were the largest since 1993: which was supposed to be the “100 year flood”. I guess they need to revise that entire concept within the context of climate change.

Meanwhile, California is in the midst of a drought that threatens water supplies for the state and created ideal conditions for the ridiculous number of fires in late spring…extremely early for fires to be blazing in the state.

Across the country in the southeast, a historic drought continued its grip on a 5 state area centered around northwestern South Carolina. Relief came with a fury, as tropical storm Fay and Hurricane Gustav pounded the area relentlessly in a fashion consistent with global warming models.

This and September hasn’t even ended yet. More to come…


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