The Wets Get Wetter, the Dries Get Drier

So says a new report — Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate — available at the U.S. Climate Change Science Program site. The title could be better, but it’s free.

The report points to wetter storms (especially in the Midwest) and more severe droughts (especially in the Southwest). For someone living in Southern California, it’s not great news. Here’s a graph that makes the point, in a quiet, understated sort of way. Keep in mind this is not modeling: this is observations.

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