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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 Jessica Conroy on September 7, 2011

Luckily, we’re pretty landlocked here in the Southwest, so unlike the East Coast, we don’t have to worry about hurricanes causing massive flooding and downing trees and power lines. Or...

Posted by Mike Crimmins on August 16, 2011

Mounting evidence points to a possible return of La Niña this fall. This is not good news for the Southwest where severe to exceptional drought conditions already cover much of Arizona and...

Posted by Jessica Conroy on August 3, 2011

Many of us have seen the seasonal outlooks issued by the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) forecasters. These predictions are extremely important to those who have to make choices based on...

Posted by Jonathan Overpeck on March 14, 2011

Do you ever wonder what Westerners think about climate change, energy choices and broader conservation issues? I do, and I was thus quite interested in the results of a...

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Posted by Jessica Conroy on March 4, 2011

In a perspective published in Science last week, climate scientists Jonathan Overpeck, Gerald Meehl, Sandrine Bony, and...

Posted by Mike Crimmins on January 11, 2011

December turned out to be surprisingly wet for most of the state after an ominous dry spell set up through much of November. Exceptionally warm and dry conditions, associated with a strong and...

Posted by Zack Guido on August 2, 2010

Crackling thunder and pounding rain finally pelted my tin roof in downtown Tucson for the first time this summer on July 21, more than two weeks after the historical start date of the monsoon...

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