If you have been watching the news lately, you will have heard the term “atmospheric river” describing the heavy storms that are inundating California this week. In spite of what you might think, this term describes an official meteorological phenomenon. They often happen in California because of its position just east of a large, warm body of water (the Pacific Ocean), but we can get atmospheric river events in the Southeast, too. You can read more about what they are in a post I did for the Garden Professors blog in fall 2021 at https://gardenprofessors.com/cry-me-a-river/.