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Southwest Climate Blog

The Southwest Climate Blog, a new feature of the Southwest Climate Change Network Web site, will explore challenges that experts and community members in the region face in trying to understand climate variability and change and make informed decisions.

Posted by Sarah LeRoy on November 25, 2013

Rain drenched the Southwest this past weekend, flooding streets and quenching the thirst of parched soils. The reason: an atmospheric river (AR). If you’ll recall from previous blogs (...

Posted by Zack Guido on December 9, 2011

Fierce winds loaded with moisture blasted into the Southwest on December 18, 2010, leaving a drenched path in its wake. Rain and snow fell in epic proportions from southern California to southern...

Posted by Sarah LeRoy on October 7, 2011

Residents of the Southwest know the consequences of flooding all too well. Every year during the monsoon season, Arizona and New Mexico experience numerous storms that result in flooding,...