May 2020 Southwest Climate Podcast - The Sticky Trough-Ridge-Trough Edition - Winter Recap, Spring & Summer Heat, and the Monsoon


In the May 2020 edition of the Southwest Climate Podcast, Mike Crimmins and Zack Guido sit down to discuss a bit more about the winter that was, summer heat (and the current spring/May heat), the upcoming monsoon, and some of the seasonal hazards we see in the Southwest this time of year (heat, wildfire, air quality). They also look to the monsoon and summer seasonal outlooks and the factors affecting monsoon timing and intensity, offering some insight into what we can (or can't) say about monsoon forecasts (before each giving one of their own). They conclude with a bit of ENSO discussion, given the possible La Nina on the horizon.

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