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Podcast Episode Date Episode Summary
Oct 2014 SW Climate Podcast: Monsoon Recap and an El Niño Double Dip 10/23/2014

In the October Southwest Climate Podcast, CLIMAS climate scientists Zack Guido and Mike Crimmins discuss the 2014 monsoon, focusing on the influence of tropical storm systems, record and near-record precipitation events, monsoon intensity and duration, and the ever-present promise of El Niño.

Sept 2014 Southwest Climate Podcast: Tropical Storm Climatology & El Niño Summary 10/01/2014

In the September Southwest Climate Podcast, Zack Guido and Mike Crimmins talk about tropical storm climatology, details about Norbert and Odile, explore the details of the "Kelvin Wave", and answer a question about El Niño models submitted by a listener.

Aug 2014 Southwest Climate Podcast: Monsoon Frequency vs. Intensity, & El Niño Still Dragging its Heels 08/26/2014

In the August Southwest Climate Podcast, Zack Guido and Mike Crimmins talk about variability and timing of monsoon precipitation, and why frequent and sustained moisture might matter more than heavy infrequent rains (for drought, especially). El Niño is still dragging its heels, but it still looks good for a weak to moderate event this winter. Zack and Mike also answer questions submitted by listeners

1075' - Shortage on the Colorado River Ep. 5 - Tucson Water & Muncipal Water Issues 08/12/2014

1075’ – Shortage on the Colorado River is a CLIMAS podcast series that explores what the first ever shortage declaration on the Colorado River would mean to those living in the Southwest. In this episode, CLIMAS climate scientist Zack Guido speaks with Alan Forrest, Director of Tucson Water, about various strategies that Tucson implemented to deal with potential water shortages, the conservation and recapture efforts that municipalities in Southern Arizona, and the practical realities of providing municipal water to an growing population in the southwest.

1075' - Shortage on the Colorado River Ep. 4 - The Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District 08/05/2014

1075’ – Shortage on the Colorado Riveris a CLIMAS podcast series that explores what the first ever shortage declaration on the Colorado River would mean to those living in the Southwest. In this episode, CLIMAS climate scientist Zack Guido talks to Dennis Rule, manager of the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District (CAGRD), about the importance of CAGRD in the management of Arizona groundwater and potential impacts on the system from continued drought in the Colorado River Basin.

1075' - Shortage on the Colorado River Ep. 3 - Shortage Impacts on the Central Arizona Project 07/29/2014

1075’ – Shortage on the Colorado River is a CLIMAS podcast series that explores what the first ever shortage declaration on the Colorado River would mean to those living in the Southwest. In this episode, CLIMAS climate scientist Zack Guido and Mohammed Mahmoud, planning analyst with the Colorado River Programs department at the Central Arizona Project (CAP), discuss the CAP and its role in delivering Colorado River water throughout Arizona, as well as how a shortage would impact the CAP system.

July 2014 Southwest Climate Podcast: Strong Start for the Monsoon & Groundhog Day for El Niño Forecasts 07/24/2014

In the July Southwest Climate Podcast, CLIMAS climate scientists Zack Guido and Mike Crimmins talk about the solid start to the monsoon, and seemingly inevitable monsoon breaks (like we just experienced). They also discuss the "inevitability" of this fickle El Niño event. There’s a feeling of Groundhog Day with these forecasts—and there continues to be uncertainty regarding the strength and duration of this El Niño event.

1075' - Shortage on the Colorado River Ep. 2 - Stressors on the River 07/21/2014

1075’ – Shortage on the Colorado River is a CLIMAS podcast series that explores what the first ever shortage declaration on the Colorado River would mean to those living in the Southwest. In this episode, CLIMAS climate scientist Zack Guido hosts three University of Arizona experts, Bonnie Colby, George Frisvold and Kiyomi Morino, to discuss water supply and demand in the Colorado River basin. This podcast explores stressors on the Colorado River Basin, how these stressors may change over time, and how these changes may affect management and behaviors across the Southwest.

1075' - Shortage on the Colorado River Ep. 1 - Management of the Colorado River 07/15/2014

1075’ – Shortage on the Colorado River is a CLIMAS podcast series that explores what the first ever shortage declaration on the Colorado River would mean to those living in the Southwest. In this episode, we take 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. Our guest will be Doug Kenney, Director of the Western Water Policy Program at the University of Colorado School of Law.

June 2014 Southwest Climate Podcast: Impending Collision of El Niño and the Monsoon 06/17/2014

In the June Southwest Climate Podcast, CLIMAS climate scientists Zack Guido and Mike Crimmins discuss the ongoing drought conditions (especially at Mike's house), the recent slowdown of a seemingly inevitable El Niño event, and potential impacts of a climate collision between the El Niño and the Monsoon. The next 6 months will be interesting…

March 2014 Southwest Climate Podcast 03/04/2014

CLIMAS climate scientists Zack Guido and Mike Crimmins discuss the recent rain and snow in the Southwest within the context of the record dry and warm winter, as well as the dramatically warming Pacific Ocean that increasingly hints at an upcoming El Niño.

January 2014 Southwest Climate Podcast 01/28/2014

In the January Southwest Climate Podcast, CLIMAS climate scientists Zack Guido and Mike Crimmins discuss the scant precipitation in recent months across the West and the role of the "ridiculously resilient ridge" – a persistent area of high pressure parked off the West Coast – in steering storms away from the region.
 

October 2013 Southwest Climate Podcast 10/02/2013

CLIMAS climate scientists discuss September's extreme soggy weather and its role in busting drought (or not) in the Southwest and whether climate change's finger print can be seen in the recent storms.

August 2013 Southwest Climate Podcast 08/26/2013

In the August Podcast J.J. Brost, Science and Operations Officer for the National Weather Service in Tucson and Mike Crimmins join Zack Guido for a retrospective of the monsoon season for the Tucson area.

July 2013 Southwest Climate Podcast 07/01/2013

The monsoon is here! Zack Guido, Mike Crimmins, and guest speaker J.J. Brost from the National Weather Service discuss the mechanics behind the monsoon, what we can expect from the rest of the season, and the mechanics behind fires starting at the beginning of the monsoon, such as the Yarnell fire near Prescott.

May 2013 Southwest Climate Podcast 05/01/2013

What has been the character of the past "decade of drought" in AZ and NM? Can we still expect to see a large wildfire season? What are the climate models showing for this year's monsoon? Zack Guido and Mike Crimmins answer these questions and much more in this month's episode.

April 2013 Southwest Climate Podcast 04/01/2013

What can we expect from the fast-approaching fire season? Is it too early to say anything about this year's monsoon season? Learn the answers to these and other questions in this month's Southwest Climate Podcast.

Southwest Climate Podcast: A Paleo Perspective of the Monsoon 03/19/2013

In this edition of the Southwest Climate Podcast, Zack Guido discusses a 470-year tree-ring reconstruction of the Southwest Monsoon with Dan Griffin, PhD candidate in the UofA Geography department and author of the recently published record.

March 2013 Southwest Climate Podcast 03/01/2013

In this month's Southwest Climate Podcast, Zack Guido, Mike Crimmins, and Gregg Garfin discuss how this winter has influenced the status of drought, the snowpack situation, and streamflow forecasts across both Arizona and New Mexico.

February 2013 Southwest Climate Podcast 02/01/2013

Was the "blizzard" in February unprecedented for Arizona, and did climate change play any role? In this month's podcast, Gregg Garfin and Zack Guido discuss this and the influence the storm and recent temperatures had on the state's snowpack. They also explore the status of drought in both Arizona and New Mexico, and what the precipitation forecast looks like for the next few months.

January 2013 Southwest Climate Podcast 01/01/2013

Why was the Southwest so cold in January? What's this buzz phrase "Sudden Stratospheric Warming" mean? Zack Guido and Mike Crimmins discuss this and much more in this month's Southwest Climate Podcast.

December 2012 Southwest Climate Podcast 12/01/2012

In this month's episode of the Southwest Climate Podcast, Zack Guido, Gregg Garfin, and Mike Crimmins discuss the status of drought in the Southwest region, current snowpack conditions, and what we can expect from the coming months.

November 2012 Southwest Climate Podcast 11/02/2012

In this month's SW Climate Podcast, Zack Guido, Mike Crimmins and Gregg Garfin give us a peak into what we can expect to see in the coming months. They also discuss the current state of drought and our water supply here in Arizona and New Mexico, as well as the status of El Nino and what our version of Hurricane Sandy might look like.

October 2012 Southwest Climate Podcast 10/01/2012

In this month's episode, Zack Guido, Mike Crimmins and Gregg Garfin discuss the status of drought in AZ and NM, how ENSO is developing and the forecast for the next few months.