#WxGeekSpeak: Hydrophobic soil

The blog introduces you to a technical term from the American Meteorology Society’s “Glossary of Meteorology”. Welcome to #WxGeekSpeak!

Under normal circumstances, Sonoran Desert soil absorbs rainfall almost like a sponge. Wildfires alter the soil’s chemical composition, making it hydrophobic. Click the video above to learn why folks living near the Sawmill Fire burn scar need to pay close attention to Flash Flood Warnings.

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