Warming during February and March since the 1980s has driven declines in snowpack in the Rocky Mountains of western North America, according to a recent study published in Geophysical Research Letters.
Conditions over the past month have once again been dry and warm in Arizona and New Mexico, according to the April Southwest Climate Outlook from CLIMAS. Temperatures have been 1 to 5 degrees F above average, and precipitation has been less than 70 percent of average in much of both states.
Recent conditions have been warm and dry in Arizona and New Mexico, and more of the same is predicted through June, according to the latest Southwest Climate Outlook from CLIMAS.
The annual range of precipitation has increased across the globe, mostly due to the fact that wet seasons have become wetter, according to a new study published in Nature Geoscience.
Dust from the Sahara desert and Asia influences precipitation in the Sierra Nevada of California, precipitation that the region counts on for its water supply, according to a new study published in Science.
It was a tale of two states over the past 30 days, with cold, wet conditions in most of Arizona and warm, dry conditions in most of New Mexico, according to the February Southwest Climate Outlook from CLIMAS.
Although January temperatures as a whole were well above average for the contiguous U.S., the Southwest experienced colder-than-average temperatures, with Utah and Nevada experiencing their eighth and ninth coolest January on record, respectively, according to the latest State of the Climate report from NOAA.
Extreme precipitation events have been increasing in strength over the past century due to increasing temperatures, according to a new report published in the Journal of Climate.
As the climate continues to warm, North American Monsoon precipitation will likely decrease in the early season (June-July) and increase in the late season (September-October), according to a new publication accepted to the Journal of Geophysical Research.