Texans are no strangers to extreme weather events such as drought, flood and now freeze.
In light of the severe winter storm that hit Texas earlier this year, this month’s txH2O highlight is Extremely Expected from the Texas’ Extreme Weather issue of txH2O. This article offers a few explanations from climate experts about Texas’ wacky weather patterns.
The frequent abnormal weather events in the state can be explained by its geographical position and the exacerbated effects of climate change. Texas is uniquely positioned to be affected by ongoings in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
According to the article, climate models are projecting more severe weather events worldwide leading experts to consider what the state can do to manage resources and prepare for these extremes.