From CBS News on Friday, “The flip side to the frigid weather in much of the U.S. is record warmth in the West. Parts of Alaska hit the mid-50s this week.
“And it’s dry — 93 percent of California is in a severe drought that’s going on four years.”
The CBS update noted that, “And in Oregon, the snowpack on Mount Hood is so low, farmer Jon Laraway fears water rationing come spring.
“‘Growers may have to go on a schedule basis, where they can’t irrigate as much,’ Laraway says. ‘We’ve never had to do that on this side of the valley.'”