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CLIMAS Podcasts and Monsoon Game

CLIMAS Podcasts and Monsoon Game

The Southwest Climate Podcast

August 2021 Southwest Climate Podcast - 2021 - A Generational Monsoon?

In the August 2021 edition of the CLIMAS Southwest Climate Podcast, Mike Crimmins and Zack Guido sit down to discuss the “monsoon that comes to you” (i.e. it’s just about everywhere, and it just keeps coming!).  They discuss the (record) July for some areas, as well as the well above average conditions around much of the region. They also deconstruct the elements that are feeding into this persistent monsoon rainfall and take a deep dive into a few of the events that have contributed to impressive totals.  They wrap up with a discussion of outlooks for the rest of the season, whether any stations might hit record monsoon totals (Tucson is definitely in the running), and what this has meant for the monsoon fantasy game (suffice to say, the guesses for July did not anticipate the record wet conditions).

1075’ - Shortage on the Colorado River Ep. 1 - Management of the Colorado River

Originally released in 2014, this CLIMAS podcast series that explores what the first ever shortage declaration on the Colorado River would mean to those living in the Southwest. The first episode takes a broad view of the Colorado River Basin, exploring how the river is managed, who uses the water, and what a potential shortage could mean for the system. The guest is Doug Kenney, Director of the Western Water Policy Program at the University of Colorado School of Law.

Southwest Monsoon Fantasy Forecast Game

Every year the most anticipated weather words (in the Southwest) are spoken: “What will the monsoon be like?” Here’s your chance to use your experience and be a forecaster. Reseachers at the Arizona Institutes for Resilience created a game where players make monsoon forecasts, score points based on them, and compete with others. July and August guesses are locked, but there is still time to play in September!

For details on how to play, information on scoring and prizes, and to sign up, visit the game page: