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California Depends on Rivers—in the Air

By Lori Pottinger

Dec 8, 2015 ... PPIC: What are atmospheric rivers? Mike Dettinger: They are long pathways that transport water across the atmosphere. Typically they're at least ...

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High and Rising: Flood Risk in California Grows

By Jeffrey Mount, Daniel Swain

Jul 20, 2020 ... Most major floods in California are associated with atmospheric rivers. These narrow, concentrated bands of atmospheric moisture resemble ...

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Droughts Aren’t Just About Water Anymore

By Lori Pottinger

Dec 15, 2020 ... An increasingly “thirsty atmosphere” in California and the West is influencing ... especially the atmospheric rivers, our big rainmakers.

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From Drought to Deluge

By Jeffrey Mount

Jan 10, 2017 ... When atmospheric rivers don't occur, we usually have a drought. Here are a few key takeaways from this welcome stretch of wet weather: This is ...

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Drought Watch: Is This the End of Our Dry Spell?

By Jeffrey Mount

Dec 12, 2014 ... This was an unusually powerful “atmospheric river” storm—California's version of a hurricane—unmatched in intensity since January 2008.

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3 Things to Know about California Droughts

By Alvar Escriva-Bou

Apr 10, 2018 ... The erratic weather in recent months—a dry winter followed by “atmospheric rivers” that packed a punch in March and April, capped by a poor ...

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Drought Watch: How Much Do Recent Rains Matter?

By Jeffrey Mount

Feb 14, 2014 ... An “atmospheric river”—a meteorological phenomenon that funnels tropical moisture from the west Pacific into California—produced prodigious ...