Human-caused global warming contributed strongly to record ‘snow drought’ across the westernmost U.S. in 2015

In the Northwest, an infamous feature called “The Blob” also contributed to snow-shriveling temps, but not so much in California

Exceptionally high temperatures, partly resulting from humankind’s influence on the climate, was the primary cause of record-low snowpack — a “snow drought” — in the westernmost United States last year.

That’s the conclusion of a study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

We usually think of drought as meaning a lack of precipitation. But i

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