Western Water Assessment March 2010 Newsletter
Below normal temperatures occurred across the Western Region through February. Above average precipitation took place over the Southern Intermountain West. Above average snow packs are now occurring over far Southern Utah and Southern Colorado. El Nino is expected to weaken for the next few months. CPC seasonal outlooks are forecasting warmer-than-average temperatures for the Western Intermountain Region and a slight chance of above-average precipitation for the southern and eastern areas of the region.
In an announcement on February 8, the Department of Commerce and NOAA proposed establishing a NOAA Climate Service. NOAA is increasingly asked for information about
climate variability and climate change from across diverse sectors and interests. To meet this demand, the proposed NOAA Climate Service would provide a single, reliable and authoritative source for climate data, information, and decision-support services, akin to the role of the NOAA
National Weather Service with respect to weather data and services. While details of the implementation are still being worked out, NOAA expects to have a functional NOAA Climate Service up and running by late 2010 or early 2011.
- Home Return to the Utah Climate Center homepage.
- Climate Database Server Use a GIS interface to access climate data from COOP, GSOD and AWOS weather stations.
- Visualize Weather & Climate
- Plant Management Tools
- Utah AgWeather Net
- Water Rangers (CoCoRaHS UT)
- Climate Conversions Find tools for temperature, humidity, wind speed and other climate conversions.
- Freeze Dates, & Water Years