The Rain That’s Saving the West Is Drowning the South | WIRED

THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI River watershed is awash with rainwater. Houses flooded, roads washed away, and peoples’ lives in soggy ruin. The only logical thing to do is blame California.

Seriously. Sort of. The weather system that parked near the Lower Mississippi watershed arrived after a California drive-by. But the Golden State’s massive massifs squeezed most of the moisture out of the system. It would have been fine if it hadn’t straddled Mexico for an extended bout and replenished its moisture from the humid waters on either side of the isthmian nation.

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