Is the 2012-flash drought foreseeable months in advance?

By Debasish PaiMazumder, C3WE, NCAR

We’re all familiar with flash floods, but ever heard of a flash drought? Flash droughts happen in the absence of any clues from large-scale climate patterns. How can we predict them?

El Niño que gritó ¡El lobo, el lobo!

By James Done, NCAR.

California is basking in 90degree heat this February while the Eastern Seaboard shivers through winter’s grip. This is not what the U.S. normally expects from El Niño. Is El Niño crying wolf?

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