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Southwest Climate Outlook November 2020 - Climate Summary

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Monthly Precipitation and Temperature: October precipitation ranged from record driest to below average in most of Arizona and from below average to above average in most of New Mexico (Fig. 1a). October temperatures were above average to record warmest in Arizona and near average to record warmest in most of New Mexico (Fig. 1b). The daily average temperature anomalies for Oct. 1 – Nov. 15 (Fig. 2) highlight the fluctuations at select stations around the region (see detailed station data). (Read More)

 

 

Southwest Climate Outlook - El Niño Tracker - November 2020

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Sea surface temperature (SST) forecasts for December through February call for below normal conditions across the equatorial Pacific (Fig. 1), extending the trend of the last 3-4 months (Fig. 2). International climate outlooks describe La Niña conditions as forecast to remain a La Niña event through winter 2020. (Read More)

 

 

 

Southwest Climate Outlook October 2020 - Climate Summary

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Monthly Precipitation and Temperature: September precipitation ranged between record driest and below average in most of Arizona and much of New Mexico (Fig. 1a). September temperatures were above average to record warmest in Arizona and average to above average in most of New Mexico (Fig. 1b). The daily average temperature anomalies for Sept. 1 – Oct. 14 (Fig. 2) highlight the fluctuations at select stations around the region. (Read More)

 

Southwest Climate Outlook - El Niño Tracker - September 2020

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Sea surface temperature (SST) forecasts show cooling across the equatorial Pacific (Fig. 1), extending the pattern of the last few months (Fig. 2). La Niña conditions are now considered to be present by most major outlooks. These conditions are forecast to remain a La Niña event through winter 2020. (Read More)

 

Southwest Climate Outlook September 2020 - Climate Summary

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Monthly Precipitation and Temperature: August precipitation ranged between record driest and below average in most of Arizona and New Mexico (Fig. 1a). August temperatures were record warmest in all of Arizona and much of New Mexico (Fig. 1b). The daily average temperature anomalies for Aug 1 – Sept 15 (Fig. 2) highlight the fluctuations at select stations around the region, including the very warm temperatures in most of August and early September, as well as the steep drop in temperatures across the Southwest in the second week of September. (Read More)

 

Southwest Climate Outlook August 2020 - Climate Summary

Friday, August 14, 2020

Monthly Precipitation and Temperature: July precipitation ranged between record driest and average in most of Arizona and between below average and above average in most of New Mexico (Fig. 1a). July temperatures were much above average or record warmest in most of Arizona and New Mexico (Fig. 1b). The daily average temperature anomalies for Jul 1 – Aug 15 (Fig. 2) highlight the fluctuations at select stations around the region. (Read More)

Southwest Climate Outlook July 2020 - Climate Summary

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Monthly Precipitation and Temperature: June precipitation ranged between record driest and average in most of Arizona, and between below average and average in most of New Mexico (Fig. 1a). June temperatures were above average or much above average in nearly all of Arizona and New Mexico (Fig. 1b). The daily average temperature anomalies for Jun 1 – Jul 13 (Fig. 2) highlight the fluctuations at stations around the region (see July Temperature Breakdown).(Read More)

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