Remember those intense snow storms in the Sierra Nevada at the beginning of this year? These were fed by atmospheric rivers--long, thin plumes of moisture at the upper level of the atmosphere that can bring a lot of water vapor inland. Check out this video from CIMSS, shared by the Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC), … Continue reading Remember When?
Click below to see a very cool infographic that was put together by Zoey Rosen. Find out more in our post on Why care about rain shadows?
You’ve stumbled across this blog all about what makes rain shadows and how they are linked to atmospheric rivers. Here, we explain what a rain shadow is, and at the end of the post, you might even be able to answer the question “why care?” Any geographical region will have prevailing wind patterns, which are … Continue reading Why Care About Rain Shadows?