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  • #91
    Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
    Just about every measure of drought other than the National Drought Monitoring Center calls it differently...

    The Palmer Drought Severity Index indicates that only Southern California is currently experiencing drought conditions...

    -2.0 to +2.0 is the "normal" (moderate) PDSI distribution.

    Note that there are no numbers on the NDMC map. It is 100% qualitative (opinion). The Palmer indices are mathematically derived.

    The Palmer Z-Index only puts the coastal regions in drought conditions...

    "Drought" is a highly subjective term.

    Some part of California is almost always experiencing some level of drought conditions.

    So, Trump was wrong when he said, "There is no drought." However, he was 100% correct when he identified the problem as imbecilic water resource management.
    So are the number ranges the actual total precip. for that month or are they indexed against the average over a span of years to decades?

    Things up here are rather green and wet the past few months, and far from what we'd call "drought".

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    • #92
      Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
      Idiotic comments.
      I was going to make a sarcastic remark...

      Here's an animation of the PDSI over the past year. It is clear that El Niño has alleviated much of California's recent drought...

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