Corey Pieper, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Texas, linked this evening to some excellent (if grim) maps showing what it would take to bring Texas, New Mexico and the rest of the southern tier of states out of drought. The first is the percent of normal precipitation required over the winter to end drought:
The second is the
probably probability of getting that much precip:
Of course cutting down on CO2 emissions is the only thing that will really help over the long run, but they don’t even mention that.
“The second is the probably of getting that much precip:”
I think you meant probability, since “probably” does not seem probable.
John – Thanks. Will you be my editor? 🙂