Southwest Climate Outlook September 2016September 15, 2016
August precipitation totals were above average across most of Arizona and New Mexico, buoyed by a surge of monsoon storms. Long-term drought persists across the Southwest. Sea-surface temperature anomalies and atmospheric patterns all generally indicate ENSO-neutral conditions. The Sept. 15 NOAA Climate Prediction Center’s seasonal outlook for October calls for equal chances of above- or below-average precipitation for most of the Southwest.
ENR2 Goes Platinum, Gains Highest LEED CertificationSeptember 12, 2016
ENR2, the hummingbird haven that captured international attention when it debuted in 2015, is now LEED platinum certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Aug 2016 CLIMAS SW Climate Podcast: The SW Monsoon: Playing with House Money, Living on Borrowed TimeAugust 23, 2016
In the August episode of the CLIMAS Southwest Climate Podcast, Mike Crimmins and Zack Guido take a closer look at the monsoon in the Southwest. They recap the monsoon, they discuss the components that factor into monsoon precipitation patterns and the high degree of spatial and temporal variability of that precipitation, and the way the monsoon can fade or surge as the official season winds down, depending on how the season progresses (and how much tropical storm activity contributes to the seasonal total).
Southwest Climate Outlook August 2016August 18, 2016
July precipitation totals were below average across most of Arizona and New Mexico in the past 30 days. Temperatures were above average across nearly the entire region.