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.
Irrigation in the Central Valley of California may increase Colorado River streamflow by nearly 30 percent, according to a new study accepted for publication in Geophysical Research Letters.
Temperatures in the Southwest U.S. are predicted to increase, with the greatest warming (3.5-6.5 degrees F) in the summer season and a localized maximum in central Utah, according to a new technical report produced as part of a series of regional climate descriptions by the NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service prepared as input for the U.S.
The contiguous U.S. experienced its warmest year on record last year, with the average annual temperature 3.2 degrees F above average and—at 55.3 degrees F—a full degree warmer than the previous record set in 1998, according to the annual State of the Climate report from NOAA.
The Southwest continued to experience above-average temperatures in October, with many cities, including Phoenix, Albuquerque and Reno, experiencing October temperatures among the top ten warmest on record, according to the latest State of the Climate report from NOAA.
Desert plants may be more resilient to climate change than previously thought, according to a new study published by Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.
Temperatures across the U.S. were 1.6 degrees F above average in August, according to the latest State of the Climate from NOAA. Every state in the Southwest except Texas saw temperatures among their ten warmest, with Nevada tying its previous warmest August on record set in 1934.
The contiguous U.S. experienced its warmest July on the record, and July was the all-time warmest month, with temperatures 3.3 degrees F above average, according to the newest State of the Climate from NOAA.