CLIMAS - Southwest Climate Podcast
About This Show
El Niño and La Niña, the southwestern monsoon, tropical storm activity, increasing temperatures, fire risk and weather, drought and snowpack, and dwindling reservoir storage all pose challenges to the Southwest. In the ‘Southwest Climate Podcast’, we focus on details and nuance, but (generally) avoid excessive technical jargon. Our goal is to synthesize information and data from experts, forecasts, and models to provide listeners with a better understanding of climate and weather in the Southwest, as well as the lessons we can learn from recent events and long term experiences.
Most Recent Episode
August 2017 CLIMAS SW Climate Podcast - Monsoon Midpoint Recap - Swinging for the Fences
In the August edition of the CLIMAS SW Climate Podcast, Mike Crimmins and Zack Guido discuss how much has changed since the last podcast (Jul 12), which ended up being one of the first days in an& impressive string& of sustained monsoon precipitation& events& across the Southwest - and in much of southern Arizona in particular.&
In the podcast - Mike and Zack& recap the monsoon performance and statistics to date, they give an overview of the atmospheric patterns that led to the extended run of monsoon precipitation, and they daydream a bit about how close this year could come to monsoon records (if it stays on the current trajectory).
Note: This podcast was recorded on Aug 9th, just before the next wave of monsoon activity fired up in southern Arizona.