daniel swain quoted in mashable: california’s strengthening storms mean more billion-dollar disasters
An atmospheric river douses California on Feb. 14, 2019.

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Daniel Swain Quoted in Mashable: California’s Strengthening Storms Mean More Billion-Dollar Disasters

An atmospheric river is a formidable band of moisture (sometimes dubbed a “river in the sky”) that streams over the Pacific Ocean and into the Western U.S., often dousing California. As the globe warms, “you’re raising the ceiling on precipitation potential,” said Daniel Swain. “Atmospheric rivers will be more intense, delivering more water.”