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Southwest Climate Podcast

Tune in each month for a lively discussion of weather and climate in Arizona and New Mexico onthe Southwest Climate Podcast, a joint collaboration by the Southwest Climate Change Network (SWCCN) and the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS), both based at the University of Arizona. Host Zack Guido, CLIMAS associate staff scient

March 2014 Southwest Climate Podcast

March 4, 2014

CLIMAS climate scientists Zack Guido and Mike Crimmins discuss the recent rain and snow in the Southwest within the context of the record dry and warm winter, as well as the dramatically warming Pacific Ocean that increasingly hints at an upcoming El Niño.

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January 2014 Southwest Climate Podcast

January 28, 2014

In the January Podcast Dr. Mike Crimmins joins Zack Guido for a look at the winter forecast. 

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October 2013 Southwest Climate Podcast

October 2, 2013

CLIMAS climate scientists discuss September's extreme soggy weather and its role in busting drought (or not) in the Southwest and whether climate change's finger print can be seen in the recent storms.

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August 2013 Southwest Climate Podcast

August 26, 2013

In the August Podcast J.J. Brost, Science and Operations Officer for the National Weather Service, in Tucson and Dr. Mike Crimmins join Zack Guido for a look at the monsoon in the Southwest through July.

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July 2013 Southwest Climate Podcast

July 2, 2013

The monsoon is here! Zack Guido, Mike Crimmins, and guest speaker J.J. Brost from the National Weather Service discuss the mechanics behind the monsoon, what we can expect from the rest of the season, and the mechanics behind fires starting at the beginning of the monsoon, such as the Yarnell fire near Prescott.

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May 2013 Southwest Climate Podcast

May 23, 2013

What has been the character of the past "decade of drought" in AZ and NM? Can we still expect to see a large wildfire season? What are the climate models showing for this year's monsoon? Zack Guido and Mike Crimmins answer these questions and much more in this month's episode.

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April 2013 Southwest Climate Podcast

April 24, 2013

What can we expect from the fast-approaching fire season? Is it too early to say anything about this year's monsoon season? Learn the answers to these and other questions in this month's Southwest Climate Podcast.

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March 2013 Southwest Climate Podcast

March 22, 2013

In this month's Southwest Climate Podcast, Zack Guido, Mike Crimmins, and Gregg Garfin discuss how this winter has influenced the status of drought, the snowpack situation, and streamflow forecasts across both Arizona and New Mexico.

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A Paleo Perspective of the Monsoon

March 13, 2013

In this edition of the Southwest Climate Podcast, Zack Guido discusses a 470-year tree-ring reconstruction of the Southwest Monsoon with Dan Griffin, PhD candidate in the UofA Geography department and author of the recently published record.

February 2013 Southwest Climate Podcast

February 26, 2013

Was the "blizzard" in February unprecedented for Arizona, and did climate change play any role? In this month's podcast, Gregg Garfin and Zack Guido discuss this and the influence the storm and recent temperatures had on the state's snowpack. They also explore the status of drought in both Arizona and New Mexico, and what the precipitation forecast looks like for the next few months.

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January 2013 Southwest Climate Podcast

January 23, 2013

Why was the Southwest so cold in January? What's this buzz phrase "Sudden Stratospheric Warming" mean? Zack Guido and Mike Crimmins discuss this and much more in this month's Southwest Climate Podcast.

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December Southwest Climate Podcast

December 18, 2012

In this month's episode of the Southwest Climate Podcast, Zack Guido, Gregg Garfin, and Mike Crimmins discuss the status of drought in the Southwest region, current snowpack conditions, and what we can expect from the coming months.

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November Southwest Climate Podcast

November 21, 2012

In this month's SW Climate Podcast, Zack Guido, Mike Crimmins and Gregg Garfin give us a peak into what we can expect to see in the coming months. They also discuss the current state of drought and our water supply here in Arizona and New Mexico, as well as the status of El Nino and what our version of Hurricane Sandy might look like.

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October Southwest Climate Podcast

October 24, 2012

In this month's episode, Zack Guido, Mike Crimmins and Gregg Garfin discuss the status of drought in AZ and NM, how ENSO is developing and the forecast for the next few months.

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