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May 2022 Seasonal Forecasts | CLIMAS

 SW Climate Outlook

May 2022 Seasonal Forecasts

May 2022 Seasonal Forecasts

Precipitation Forecasts: The IRI outlook for Jun-Aug calls for equal chances of above or below average precipitation in Arizona and parts of New Mexico, and increased chances of below average precipitation in most of the western U.S. (Fig. 7a). The CPC outlook for Jun-Aug calls for increased chances of above average precipitation in much of southern Arizona with equal chances of above or below average precipitation in most of the rest of the Southwest (Fig. 8a).

Temperature Forecasts: The IRI outlook for Jun-Aug calls for increased chance of above average temperatures across the Southwest (Fig. 7b). The CPC outlook for Jun-Aug also calls for increased chances of above average temperatures across the Southwest (Fig. 8b). Both outlooks have a similar pattern across most of the contiguous U.S.


Online Resources

  • Figure 7 - Intl. Research Institute for Climate and Society - iri.columbia.edu
  • Figure 8 - NOAA Climate Prediction Center - cpc.ncep.noaa.gov