Bill Patzert

retired Jet Propulsion Lab climatologist

Guest

Oceanographer at the Jet Propulsion Labratory in La Canada-Flintridge, California

Bill Patzert on KCRW

Strong winds from Monday night helped fan the Alisal Fire north of Santa Barbara, which has burned thousands of acres and is uncontained as of noon today.

After all this extreme wind in SoCal, expect temps to rise 10-20 degrees, says former JPL climatologist

Strong winds from Monday night helped fan the Alisal Fire north of Santa Barbara, which has burned thousands of acres and is uncontained as of noon today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Southern California has a unique relationship with climate change. So what’s happening now? How did we get here? And what can we do? This first episode of "In Our Backyard."

In Our Backyard No. 1: Warren Olney looks at the changing climate in Southern California

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Hana Mohsin’s neighborhood in the Salinas Valley was affected by this week’s mudslides.

California storm: Damage for homeowners facing mudslides, good for drought relief

Hana Mohsin’s neighborhood in the Salinas Valley was affected by this week’s mudslides.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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