Blue Dot: California's complex weather and climate
Host Dave Schlom delves into the topic of California's amazingly diverse climate and weather with the authors of the new book, Fire and Rain: California's Changing Weather and Climate, Stephen LaDochy (Cal State LA) and meteorologist Michael Witiw.
The show kicks off with an old friend of the show, retired NASA/JPL oceanographer and climate scientist Bill Patzert (longtime listeners will recall him as "the Kahuna" to Big Wave Dave), who wrote the foreword to the book.
It's a comprehensive look at the many different kinds of California weather from the fire weather of desiccating winds to epic snowfalls and floods -- all of which can happen in a calendar year!
California weather may seem simple to some who don't live here and think of southern California sunshine but weather forecasters know better!