Richard Grotjahn

Predicting Heat Waves? Look Half a World Away

May 01, 2019
When Thunderstorms Brew Over the Tropics, California Heat Wave Soon to Follow

When heavy rain falls over the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia and the eastern Pacific Ocean, it is a good indicator that temperatures in central California will reach 100 F in four to 16 days, according to a collaborative research team from the University of California, Davis, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Climate Center in Busan, South Korea.