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Warmer summers here to stay?

Feather Publishing
Courtesy of  Stanford University
June 9, 2011

June 6, 2011 - The tropics and much of the Northern Hemisphere are likely to experience an irreversible rise in summer temperatures within the next 20 to 60 years if atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations continue to increase, according to a new climate study by Stanford University scientists. The results will be published later this month in the journal Climatic Change.

In the study, the Stanford team concluded that many tropical regions in Africa, Asia and South America could see "the permanent emergence of unprecedented summer heat" in the next two decades. Middle latitudes of Europe, China and North America – including the United States – are likely to undergo extreme summer temperature shifts within 60 years, the researchers found.

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Record setting weather

Dale Knutsen
Special to Feather Publishing

It isn’t your imagination. March snowfall really was extraordinary. In fact, the snowfall received in the Lake Almanor Basin during March 2011 easily broke the old record for the month.

The monitoring site on the West Shore recorded a total of 131 inches of snowfall during March, which is now the new record for the month. That’s just an inch shy of 11 feet of snow, most of which arrived during the nine-day period March 18 – 26.

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Drought "officially" over

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Department of Water Resources (DWR) hydrologists announced March 30 that water content in California’s mountain snowpack is 165 percent of the April 1 full season average.

“Recent storms have significantly contributed to the above-average snowpack, helping to stabilize California’s water supply for the year,” said DWR Director Mark Cowin. “While this is beneficial for California’s farms, businesses and communities, we remind residents to practice sensible water use and conservation as we transition to warmer weather.”

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