West Coast “Blob” May Tell Broader Story about California Drought and More

April 13, 2015 12:10 PM

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Things have been getting really strange in terms of weather conditions in the U.S. – there’s the California drought, brutal nor’easters up in the Northeast (where else), and a lack of snow in Pacific Northwest ski resorts. According to a new study from a group of Seattle-based scientists, all this may be explained by a “blob” of warm water off the West coast that’s supposedly been there for a year and a half.

The scientists don’t believe global warming is behind the rather weird weather conditions in recent months, and that’s interesting, because most other researchers have pinned the blame on Arctic melting throwing the polar vortex off and resulting in the nasty storms that have plagued New England in ...

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