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Archive for October 10th, 2014

Where’d the Atmospheric River Go?

  Last week, the story was about the not-so-dirty ridge and record warm temperatures. This week, we’re left asking what happened to the forecasted rain? In each case, stronger than expected high pressure is to blame.   Blocking high pressure, or ridging, has been a recurring theme over Western North America for an entire year […]

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Climate Change and Groundwater

  Last week, SPU presented at the annual forum of the National Groundwater Protection Council, a non-profit focused on protecting the nation’s groundwater supplies. The presentation focused on the groundwater aspects of the water resources chapter of the 2014 National Climate Assessment.   When people think about climate change and water they usually think about […]

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City of Seattle at the Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference

  The fourth annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference took place last month, returning to Seattle after having completed its regional circuit through Oregon and Idaho. SPU has participated in past conferences, but this year the Utility along with sibling City departments played a prominent role, speaking during a number of sessions. With over 400 […]

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