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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 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)

Southwest Climate Outlook June 2020 - Climate Summary

Sunday, June 14, 2020

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

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