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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Rain, wind, flooding to ease; sunshine Tuesday

     
    Intense low pressure to our south has been pumping torrents of rain, gusty winds and loads of trouble our way out of the east for the past 16 hours or so. Rain totals are running from well over an inch...
  • Southwest droughts can last centuries

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:In September, 10 percent of the lower 48 states was in “exceptional” drought, the worst category. About 4 percent, from New Mexico into Texas and Oklahoma, was experiencing the worst drought since 1900. Conditions...

    Desalination plants aren't a good solution for California drought

    Desalination plants aren't a good solution for California drought
    As surely as the hot, dry Santa Ana winds bring blue skies to the coast and wildfires to the hills, severe California droughts bring calls to build desalination plants up and down the seashore. All that ocean water, begging to be converted to fresh...

    Ask Tom: Is a very dry summer usually a hot summer?

    Dear Tom, I believe a very dry summer is usually a hot summer, too. Am I correct? — Julie Adams Dear Julie, You are correct. A proverb states, "Drought begets heat," and the rationale behind it is valid. Prevailing weather conditions during...

    Importing Water To Fuel UConn, Mansfield Growth Foolish

    Importing Water To Fuel UConn, Mansfield Growth Foolish
    The California drought is wreaking havoc with the state's economy and forcing its residents to adapt. Why should this matter in Connecticut? The superficial answers involve higher grocery bills and a westward diversion of federal dollars. The deeper...