Thursday, September 18, 2014

No, Kenny and Pete, drought is not over

portrait of Randy Cerveny

ASU climatologist Randy Cerveny commented on the record-breaking rains on Sept. 8, 2014.  Photo by: Tom Story

ASU meteorologist: Drought continues, despite record rain

[Gazette Blog Editor's note: As the Payson mayor and town council, aided and abetted by the soft-toss coverage of the Payson Roundup, continue to throw away our precious C.C. Cragin water supply on private golf courses and swimming pools for the wealthy, we thought this information might be of interest to the saner voices in our community.]
Posted: September 09, 2014

When extreme weather occurs anywhere on the globe, media and researchers contact ASU professor Randy Cerveny, who serves as Rapporteur on Extreme Records for the United Nations/World Meteorological Organization, and in this connection is responsible for researching and verifying global weather records.

On Sept. 8, the extreme weather was all around us. In a report offered by NBC News, Cerveny pointed out that, while Monday's deluge will provide for short-term plant growth, it will do little to fill reservoirs.

"A long-term water solution will only be found in a healthy snowpack that's repeated for several years," Cerveny said.

Cerveny is President’s Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, an academic unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and is a Distinguished Sustainability Scientist in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.
Article source:
NBC News

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Barbara Trapido-Lurie,

School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

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