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Jan 2020 Southwest Climate Podcast - Bold Predictions for 2020, Plus "Are We (still) in a Drought?" | CLIMAS

Jan 2020 Southwest Climate Podcast - Bold Predictions for 2020, Plus "Are We (still) in a Drought?"

Jan 2020 Southwest Climate Podcast - Bold Predictions for 2020, Plus "Are We (still) in a Drought?"

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Looking for the March 2020 Podcast?  We included the wrong bit.ly link in the email and the tweet leads to this page. 

The Mar 2020 podcast is here: https://bit.ly/2IZf7GN


In the Jan 2020 edition of the CLIMAS Southwest Climate Podcast, Mike Crimmins and Zack Guido take a look back at 2019 and the climate that was, and make some bold (and not so bold) predictions for what could happen in 2020.  They also dive into the tricky question regarding drought designations in the Southwest, and grapple with the question of "Are we (still) in a drought?" - a common question we get asked all the time.  The answer (as you might imagine) is more complicated, and depends on lots of things - tune in to hear their answer(s).

Maps Discussed in this Episode:
NCEI Precipitation and Temperature Ranks (Jan-Dec 2019)


WWDT 36 and 72 month Standardized Precipitation Index