End InSight November 2002

Date issued

As we wait to see whether El Niño will indeed bring increased winter precipitation to the Southwest, we’ve chosen what we hope will prove to be a timely topic for this month’s END InSight newsletter - the importance of snowpack to water supplies in the Southwest (a subject that may cause you to dream even more of a white Christmas!). The newsletter also contains an article written directly in response to questions that some of our stakeholders have raised regarding the lack of spatial specificity of the forecasting products. Many of the recent conditions reports and forecasts are based on data averaged over climate divisions; thus we explain what climate divisions are, why they are used, and the pros and cons of their application to different situations.

Published by the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS), with support from University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, the Arizona State Climate Office, and the New Mexico State Climate office.

Disclaimer. This packet contains official and non-official forecasts, as well as other information. While we make every effort to verify this information, please understand that we do not warrant the accuracy of any of these materials. The user assumes the entire risk related to the use of this data. CLIMAS, UA Cooperative Extension, and the State Climate Office at Arizona State University (ASU) disclaim any and all warranties, whether expressed or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will CLIMAS, UA Cooperative Extension, and the State Climate Office at ASU or The University of Arizona be liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages or lost profit resulting from any use or misuse of this data.