After glorious weekend of comfortable temperatures and low humidity dry weather continues much of this week. There's going to be an area of rain developing during the middle of the week but the computer models have consistently taken this area of rain to the east of New England missing the area's hardest hit by the drought. It is not surprising when you're in a major drug that it becomes more and more difficult to see significant rainfall. Temperatures will reach into the low 80s on Monday with the chance for a little sprinkle in the afternoon and then it's a return to Sunny and comfortable weather for Tuesday.
What you need to know, currently.
Our founder, Eric Holthaus, has a new piece up today on the coming water restrictions in the drought-stricken Western states:
Time has run out for drought-stricken states along the Colorado River in the US southwest, as talks aimed at coming to terms on a water-sharing plan have broken down.
“Negotiations among the Colorado River’s Lower Basin states of Arizona, California, and Nevada have stalled,” according to Luke Runyon, a journalist for a Colorado public radio station focused on the Colorado River. According to Runyon, that makes “a seven-state commitment to conserve 2-4 million acre-feet unlikely ahead of a federal deadline.”
That much water — 2-4 million acre-feet — is about one-third of the river’s historic flow, roughly equivalent to all the water Arizona’s farmers use each year to grow alfalfa, a specialized type of hay, or about as much as Las Vegas uses in five years.