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A strong atmospheric river last week caused heavy rain in many parts of California and brought more snow to higher elevations. The forecast has another to hit the state early this week.
While atmospheric rivers have brought heavy rains and snow to California, the weather phenomenon known as La Niña, which is blamed for worsening drought in the U.S. Southwest, is now gone, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
A warming El Niño event may develop in the coming months after three consecutive years of an unusually stubborn and protracted La Niña which influenced temperature and rainfall patterns in different parts of the world, according to a new Update from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) published March 1.
Cyclone Freddy is one for the record books. The extremely rare storm—being described by meteorologists as “like a B-reel horror movie that never ends”—is likely the longest-lasting tropical cyclone in history.
Credit: Relief Web, the humanitarian information project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
One hundred days. That’s how long a man plans to live underwater off the coast of Florida—in the name of science. On March 1, Joseph Dituri, a retired Naval officer and now associate professor in Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Florida, submerged 30 feet below the ocean’s surface to live in the 100-square-foot Jules’ Undersea Lodge near Key Largo in a mission called Project Neptune 100.
Researcher Joseph Dituri will live 30 feet below the ocean's surface for 100 days. | Credit: Cassidy Delamarter/The University of South Florida
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