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Sunset over Saguaro National Park. Photo: 2010 Charley Ebersole.

SW Climate Outlook June 2017

June 15, 2017

<p>May temperatures and precipitation were variable across the Southwest. Taking a longer view, spring precipitation was mostly below average in Arizona, while New Mexico was variable. Spring temperatures were much-above average across most of the Southwest. So far in June, temperatures have ranged from 0 to 8 degrees above normal across much of Arizona and New Mexico, with extreme heat forecast for the week of June 19. June precipitation has been sparse in most of Arizona, with infrequent storm activity mostly in southern and eastern New Mexico.</p>

Tucson water recharge site. Photo: Courtesy of the Institute of the Environment.

Take That to the Bank: How Arizona Plans Its Water Use

June 14, 2017

<p>Water storage underground in recharge projects has built a buffer against shortages that may occur in the future, and a publication by the UA's Water Resources Research Center helps to explain it.</p>