In the Northwest, an infamous feature called “The Blob” also contributed to snow-shriveling temps, but not so much in California
Exceptionally high temperatures, partly resulting from humankind’s influence on the climate, was the primary cause of record-low snowpack — a “snow drought” — in the westernmost United States last year.
That’s the conclusion of a study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
We usually think of drought as meaning a lack of precipitation. But i