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Climate Change Could Mean Increased 'Weather Whiplash'

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Climate System Research Center at UMass Amherst
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    2018 was the wettest year on record in Massachusetts.  The Quabbin Reservoir is at 100.4 percent of capacity – the highest water level since it was built in 1946.

    Just a few years ago, the worry was about drought conditions in much of Massachusetts.

    Scientists attribute what they call “weather whiplash” to climate change.

    With NASA reporting this week that 2018 was the 4th warmest year on record, WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Michael Rawlins, Associate Director of the Climate System Research Center at UMass Amherst.

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