Early in their careers, television meteorologists are told to always look out the window right before presenting a weathercast. It can prevent embarrassment.
Unfortunately, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) metaphorically forgot to look out the window before publishing this tweet yesterday afternoon.
Here is a map of the Colorado River's watershed.
There is a second lesson here. This paper that formed the basis of the tweet was submitted to the AMS in its final form on October 31. What does it say about those in the field of climate study and their ability to make 60-year forecasts if science cannot make accurate forecasts six months out?