Desert dust cuts snowpack duration

Dust from deserts is blowing onto snowpack in the Rockies, China, and the Himalayas, causing the snow to melt a month or more earlier than normal. This could create a feedback loop that will lead to even faster snowmelt.

Early snowmelt means much less water is available for those areas in the late Spring and Summer, something which is extremely bad news for southern California and the US southwest.

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