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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 John Brost on February 25, 2014

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes place in Las Vegas every year. This show often features the latest advancements in various forms of technology, from computers to televisions to smart...

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 Jessica Conroy on May 25, 2011

The La Niña of 2010-2011 brought extreme drought to many parts of the Southwest. Luckily, the respite of monsoon rains is (hopefully) only a month or so away. But could last year’s La...

Posted by Zack Guido on April 15, 2011

I’ve been hearing about a couple of prickly mountain lions spotted in Sabino Canyon near Tucson, more frequent observations of birds with talons in cities, and increased javelina sightings...

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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