Study links blob of warm water on west coast to severe California drought

April 12, 2015 9:31 PM

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Scientists believe the severe drought conditions in California and the brutal cold conditions in the east could be down to a ‘blob’ of warm water lurking down the West Coast. The studied patch of warm water has been found to be 2 to 7 degrees warmer than normal, noticed sometime in the fall of 2013 and early months of 2014.

Nick Bond leading a team of scientists from the Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean points out that after months of studies and observations. The mass of water was found to get warmer even when spring came calling; the hottest that was ever recorded for the area. After further anal...

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