Jan 2022 Southwest Climate Podcast - La Niña, Winter Storms, & the Jetstream


In the January 2022 edition of the CLIMAS Southwest Climate Podcast, Mike Crimmins and Zack Guido dive into the winter weather so far, tracking how this lines up with expectations in a La Niña year, and what to track this winter to look for La Nina effects - temperature, snow water equivalent, streamflow forecasts, etc. They also take a closer look at the jetstream and the role this plays in winter weather in the Southwest, and where these recent events (and the monsoon) leave us in terms of drought. They wrap with some discussion of the outlooks for the next month/season, as well as some obligatory pining for the monsoon.

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