July 2010 Intermountain West Climate Summary
Temperature — June saw cooler-than-average temperatures in Wyoming and northern Utah, and warmer-than-average conditions to the south, particularly in southeastern Colorado.
Precipitation — Most of Wyoming and portions of Utah and northern Colorado experienced above-average precipitation in June, while dry conditions were prevalent in southern Colorado.
Hydrological Conditions — Very warm temperatures in late May and early June led to above-average peak daily flows in the first half of June in most basins. Major flooding occurred in central and southeast Wyoming.
ENSO — La Niña conditions are currently developing across the equatorial Pacific, and the onset of a La Niña event is likely by the end of August.
Climate Forecasts — For August and subsequent seasons, the CPC seasonal outlooks call for an enhanced probability of warmer-than-average temperatures for the western parts of the Intermountain region, and an enhanced probability of below-average precipitation for Utah and above-average precipitation in northeast Colorado.
WWA-CBRFC Streamflow Forecast Workshop
August 2, 2010, Salt Lake City, UT
WWA, with Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) and the NOAA NWS Colorado Basin River Forecast Center (CBRFC) in Salt Lake City, is presenting a one-day workshop on Monday, August 2, for potential users of the online Water Resources Outlook tool, developed by CBRFC to provide user-friendly access to streamflow forecast data for individual forecast points across the western US. The workshop sessions are designed to both educate participants about the tool and the forecasts, and solicit feedback to improve the tool.
For more information and to register, please visit the workshop webpage at
http://wwa.colorado.edu/water_management_and_drought/RFC_Workshop_Utah.php. The new
Water Supply Outlook tool can be accessed at http://wateroutlook.nwrfc.noaa.gov/maps/wsf.
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