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Dry Times for Western North America, Climate Trends Forecast

July 5th, 2010 | by Michael Ricciardi

Researchers Overpeck and Udall cite a litany of troubling trends to support their prediction: "soaring temperatures, declining late-season snow pack, northward-shifted winter storm tracks, increasing precipitation intensity (note: not total rainfall), the worst drought since measurements began, steep declines in Colorado River reservoir storage, widespread vegetation mortality, and sharp increases in the frequency of large wildfires."

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