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Southwest Climate Outlook September 2016

September 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. 

CLIMAS Southwest Climate Podcast

Aug 2016 CLIMAS SW Climate Podcast: The SW Monsoon: Playing with House Money, Living on Borrowed Time

August 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). 

    July 2016 Precipitation Rank

    Southwest Climate Outlook August 2016

    August 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. 

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