The weather patterns that typically bring moisture to the Southwest are becoming more rare, an indication that the region is sliding into the drier climate state predicted by global models, according to a new study.
“A normal year in the Southwest is now drier than it once was,” said Andreas Prein, a researcher at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, who led the study. “If you have a drought nowadays, it will be more severe because our base state is drier.”
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