Significantly less fog is drifting in along the Pacific Coast these days, a new study finds. The shift force a decline in, which rely on the fog to keep them supplied with water during the arid summer months.
But weather records that just recently became available have shown the opposite trend of a significant decrease in fog over the past 100 years.
"Since 1901, the average number of hours of fog along the coast in summer has dropped from 56 percent to 42 percent, which is a loss of about three hours per day," said study leader James A. Johnstone, who conducted the research while working on his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, and is now at the University of Washington in Seattle.
And the decline in fog isn't the only change to affect the