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Could dust storms be affecting California's rainfall?

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A satellite image of the storm that is responsible for several inches of rain over Southern California on Friday, February 28, 2014.
Courtesy NOAA
A satellite image of the storm that is responsible for several inches of rain over Southern California on Friday, February 28, 2014.

Scientists are trying to understand why some storms unload lots of rain and snow, and others don't.

The window is quickly closing on this year's rainy season. It's been a very, very dry season. Scientists are trying to understand why some storms unload lots of rain and snow, and others don't.

The California Report's Lauren Sommer says it could be linked to dust storms thousands of miles away.

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