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December 2018 Southwest Climate Podcast - The Snow-tacular Podcast (or The Pod-tacular Snowcast) Edition | CLIMAS

December 2018 Southwest Climate Podcast - The Snow-tacular Podcast (or The Pod-tacular Snowcast) Edition

December 2018 Southwest Climate Podcast - The Snow-tacular Podcast (or The Pod-tacular Snowcast) Edition

Thursday, December 20, 2018

In the December edition of the CLIMAS Southwest Climate Podcast, Mike Crimmins and Zack Guido talk about the flip between our wetter/cooler October, and the drier conditions in November, as well as December so far. Next they dive into the snow - in a discussion of snow climatology in the Southwest, as well as a recent paper about declining snow in the western U.S by some of our colleagues in the Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences. Finally, they talk about the outlook for the next three months (Jan-Feb-Mar) and come up with a new bet tracking the monthly and cumulative totals. Play along at home, or send us your guesses before January gets too far along, and we'll see how you stack up against our "experts".

  January February March Total
Zack 1.25 0.75 0.9 2.9
Mike 1.5 1.0 0.3 2.8
Climatology 0.94 0.86 0.73 2.53