Climate Change in the PNW | 101 KXL

Climate Change in the PNW

Written by FM News 101 KXL on May 7, 2014

The big national report on climate change shows how we’re being impacted here in the Northwest. The report states that temperatures across the Pacific Northwest are averaging about 1.3 degrees warmer now than they were in 1895, most notably in the winter.

One of the biggest factors impacting us is our mountain snowpack…Oregon State University professor Philip Mote tells the Statesman Journal that changes in snowmelt are reducing water supply.

The report also states that by 2050, snow melt is projected to begin 3-4 weeks earlier than the 20th Century average, leaving summer flows substantially lower.

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