Less hail may mean more floods for Rockies
Climate changes may mean summertime hail could disappear from the eastern flank of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains by 2070, a new study shows.
“In this region of elevated terrain, hail may lessen the risk of flooding because it takes awhile to melt,” says Kelly Mahoney, a research scientist at University of Colorado-Boulder. “Decision makers may not want to count on that in the future.”
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