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    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/032114Climate News 65 (Mar 14).pdf

    Featuring the perspectives on winter of 2014
    January Newsletter
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    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/011514Climate News 63 (Jan 14).pdf

    This article takes a look into the gravity of water.
    Inversion Forecast
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    We've added an inversion forecast page to the UCC site.
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    Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:31:11 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/121213Climate News 62 (Dec 13).pdf

    A review of November, a look at December conditions, Milankovic Cycles -- Nature's own climate change; temperatures, precipitation, snowpack, global and national climate notes...
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    Wed, 20 Nov 2013 11:14:50 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/112013Climate News 61 (Nov 13).pdf

    Drought and heat are no strangers to Utah. The proud residents of the nation’s second driest state had in the past century built dams, dug canals, drilled wells, and used every source of water to build sustainable towns and cities...
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    We are pleased to announce that we have added a new download widget to the sidebar as well as allowing you to customize your own wigets.
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    Fri, 20 Sep 2013 2:13:18 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/092413Climate News 59 (Sep 13).pdf

    A look at this month's Colorado floods, along with the August review, a look at the drought monitor and VegDRI, and national and global climate notes
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    We are pleased to announce that we have redesigned the climate site with a new look.
    August Newsletter
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    Wed, 21 Aug 2013 4:27:42 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/082113Climate News 58 (Aug 13).pdf

    Understanding temperature trends, drought, the Vegetation Drought Response Index, July Review and a look ahead, as well as the Idaho and Siberian forest fires...
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    Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:41:52 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/071013Climate News 57 (Jul 13).pdf

    A new technique for seasonal forecasting, drought, the Vegetation Drought Response Index, June Review and a look ahead, as well as the Colorado forest fires and a new threat from the arctic...
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    Fri, 7 Jun 2013 3:33:16 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/060713Climate News 56 (Jun 13).pdf

    Spring melt, drought, and the return of the Vegetation Drought Response Index. A new feature article on Landsat, and a look at severe thunderstorms in the U.S. and this year's arctic osscilation.
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    Tue, 9 Apr 2013 6:56:01 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/040913Climate News 54 (Apr 13).pdf

    Spring melt and spring storms. NASA has Eyes on Earth, forest fires are on the uptick across the nation, and the arctic is greening.
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    Wed, 6 Mar 2013 2:30:56 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/030613Climate News 53 (Mar 13).pdf

    It's been a month of severe valley air pollution for the state, severe winterstorms for the east cost and plains states... and Groundhog Day.
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    Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:31:22 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/021113Climate News 52 (Feb 13).pdf

    This month's issue includes... February Feature -- Facelift for Utah's Ag Weather Net A Look Back at January Conditions at the Beginning of February National and Global Climate Notes
    January 2013 Utah Climate Update
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    Wed, 16 Jan 2013 6:50:46 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/011613Climate News 51 (Jan 13).pdf

    This month's issue includes... January Feature -- Understanding Record Warmth A Look Back at December Conditions at the Beginning of January National and Global Climate Notes
    November 2012 - Monthly Utah Climate Update
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    Mon, 12 Nov 2012 4:35:42 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/111212Climate_News_49_Nov_12.pdf

    November Feature: 11.1 The Making of a Superstorm ... 11.2 October Review: Our look back at October and ahead to December includes... Precipitation Temperatures U.S. Drought Monitor Vegetation Drought Response Index (VegDRI) 11.3 Climate Notes New Jersey Coastline Monitoring Water Back Page: Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center... Ag Weather Net Listen on Utah Public Radio
    October 2012 - Monthly Utah Climate Update
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    Tue, 9 Oct 2012 3:49:28 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/100912Climate News 48 (Oct 12).pdf

    October Feature: 10.1 The Future of Wildfires ... 10.2 September Review: Our look back at September and ahead to November includes... Precipitation Temperatures First Freeze Forecast U.S. Drought Monitor Vegetation Drought Response Index (VegDRI) 10.3 Climate Notes Underground Drought Monitoring Ozone Back Page: Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center... Climate Change and Public Health UCC Unplugged Listen on Utah Public Radio
    September 2012 - Monthly Utah Climate Update
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    Tue, 11 Sep 2012 10:53:36 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/091112Climate_News_47_Sep_12.pdf

    September Feature: 9.1 Tickling the (Ice) Dragon's Tail ... 9.2 August Review: Our look back at August includes... Precipitation Temperatures First Freeze Forecast U.S. Drought Monitor Vegetation Drought Response Index (VegDRI) 9.3 Climate Notes Hurricane Isaac Western Fires Van Allan Radiation Belts Back Page: Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center... A Trip to Singapore Listen on Utah Public Radio
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    Wed, 22 Aug 2012 3:09:53 GMT



    The Water Years portion of the website now includes searching water year statistics for U.S. and international locations from Cooperative Observer Program (COOP) network and the Global Historical Climate Network (GHCN) respectively. Also we have added different Month Periods for all stations to account for differences in Northern and Southern hemispheres as well as an additional one based on the Gregorian calendar of January through December.
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    The Freeze Dates portion of the website now includes searching freeze date statistics for U.S. and international locations from Cooperative Observer Program (COOP) network and the Global Historical Climate Network (GHCN) respectively. Clicking on the station name leads the user to additional details for their selected station. From the Climate Database Server, the user can select a station from the COOP or GHCN network and get freeze details for that station by clicking on the histogram icon.
    August 2012 - Monthly Utah Climate Update
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    Wed, 15 Aug 2012 2:37:54 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/081512Climate_News_46_Aug_12.pdf

    August Feature: 8.1 Extreme Weather and Climate Change 8.2 July Review: Our look back at July includes... Precipitation Temperatures Rivers and Reservoirs U.S. Drought Monitor Vegetation Drought Response Index (VegDRI) 8.3 Climate Notes U.S. Heat and Drought Arctic Ice Melt Back Page: Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center... UCC Database Listen on Utah Public Radio
    WWA-NIDIS July 2012 Drought Update
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    Mon, 16 Jul 2012 2:38:50 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/071612WWA-NIDIS_July_2012_Drought_update.pdf

    Under a second winter of La Niña, drought conditions emerged midway through the 2012 water year, with low snowpacks melting out early during a very dry and warm spring. Spring and early summer runoff over most of the region was well below average, with flows similar to 2002 and other benchmark drought years. Continued dry and hot conditions in June dried out vegetation and led to very large and intense wildfires in all three states, along with widespread rangeland, pasture, and dryland crop losses.
    July 2012 - Monthly Utah Climate Update
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    Fri, 6 Jul 2012 4:28:34 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/070612Climate News 45 (Jul 12).pdf

    May Feature: 7.1 Summer Heat 7.2 June Review: Our look back at June includes... Precipitation Temperatures Rivers and Reservoirs U.S. Drought Monitor Vegetation Drought Response Index (VegDRI) 7.3 Climate Notes Eastern U.S. Derecho Greenland Heat Back Page: Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center... Nepal Research June's Transit of Venus Listen on Utah Public Radio
    The State Climatologist 2011-2012 Annual Summary
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    Mon, 2 Jul 2012 12:40:45 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/0702122011AASCAnnualReport.pdf

    This annual summary includes the activities that regional and state climate offices across the U.S. have been involved in over the past 2011-2012 year.
    June 2012 - Monthly Utah Climate Update
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    Sat, 2 Jun 2012 12:39:03 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/060212Climate News 44 (Jun 12).pdf

    May Feature: 6.1 Utah Water Rangers Turns 4 6.2 May Review: Our look back at May includes... Precipitation Temperatures Snowpack Rivers and Reservoirs Vegetation Drought Response Index (VegDRI) 6.3 Climate Notes National Forest Inventory Remote Carbon Dioxide Levels Reach a Milestone Back Page: Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center... Utah's May Solar Eclipse June's Transit of Venus Listen on Utah Public Radio
    May 2012 Intermountain West Climate Summary
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    Fri, 25 May 2012 10:47:13 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/052512WWA Newsletter Issued May 24 2012.pdf

    Temperature — April temperatures were well above average across the entire region, with most of the region 4–8°F warmer than average. Precipitation — While April was wetter than March, precipitation was still below average across most of the region, with southern Utah, western Colorado, and west-central and southeastern Wyoming being especially dry. Hydrological Conditions — Snowpacks across the region continued their rapid and early melt during April, with May 1 snowpacks near or at record-low levels for many basins. Accordingly, the May 1 forecasts call for much-below-average spring-summer runoff for nearly all basins the region. ENSO — ENSO-neutral conditions have returned to the tropical Pacific Ocean. More than half of the ENSO forecast models indicate that El Niño conditions will develop by fall 2012, with the rest calling for persisting ENSO-neutral conditions through the fall. Climate Forecasts — The temperature outlooks from the NOAA CPC indicate an enhanced chance of warmer-than-average temperatures in nearly all of the region in June and in subsequent seasons. A slightly enhanced chance of dry conditions is indicated only for northern Utah and western Wyoming.
    May 2012 - Monthly Utah Climate Update
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    Thu, 3 May 2012 3:33:53 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/050312Climate News 43 (May 12).pdf

    May Feature: 5.1 Utah's Ag Weather Net 5.2 April Review: Our look back at April includes... Precipitation Temperatures 5.3 May Conditions: Our look back at April includes... Snowpack Spring Melt 5.4 Climate Notes Record April Temperatures Antarctic Ice Melt Back Page: Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center... Mongolian delegations visit the UCC Summer Travel Listen on Utah Public Radio
    April 2012 Intermountain West Climate Summary
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    Mon, 16 Apr 2012 12:45:11 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/041612WWA Newsletter Issued April 13 2012.pdf

    This month's IWCS is a short supplement that covers only precipitation and drought, snowpack conditions, and streamflow forecasts.
    April 2012 - Monthly Utah Climate Update
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    Mon, 9 Apr 2012 4:04:26 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/040912Climate News 42 (Apr 12).pdf

    March Feature: 4.1 Regime Change in Utah's Winter Water 4.2 March Review: Our look back at March includes... Precipitation Temperatures 4.3 April Conditions: Our look back at March includes... Snowpack Snow Water Equivalent River Basins Spring Melt 4.4 Climate Notes Record Winter Heat Back Page: Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center... New Book Listen on Utah Public Radio
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    Mon, 5 Mar 2012 4:00:50 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/030512Climate News 41 (Mar 12).pdf

    March Feature: 3.1 December No Snow 3.2 February Review: Our look back at February includes... Precipitation Temperatures Snowpack Snow Water Equivalent 3.3 Global and National Climate Notes Aral Sea U.S. Water Projections Back Page: Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center... Weather of the gods New UCC research New Faces Spring Runoff Conference Listen on Utah Public Radio
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    Tue, 7 Feb 2012 10:24:37 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/020712Climate News 40 (Feb 12).pdf

    2.1 FEBRUARY FEATURE “A Hard Winter Rain” 2.2 A LOOK AHEAD • February Inversions 2.3 JANUARY REVIEW Our look back at January includes … • precipitation • temperatures 2.4 CURRENTLY • snowpack • snow water equivalent 2.5 CLIMATE NOTES • Greenland Ice • U.S. Storms 2.6 BACK PAGE Ongoing at the Utah Climate
    January 2012 - Monthly Utah Climate Update
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    Thu, 5 Jan 2012 11:35:34 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/010512Utah Climate Update (Jan 12).pdf

    January Feature: 1.1 A Bit of a Blow 1.2 A Look Ahead January Inversions 1.3 December Review: Our look back at December includes... Precipitation Temperatures 1.4 Currently Snowpack Snow Water Equivalent 1.5 Climate Notes A Year of Extremes U.S. Temperatures Back Page: Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center...
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    December Feature: 12.1 Speaking of Extremes 11.2 November Review: Our look back at November includes... Precipitation Temperatures Snowpack Snow Water Equivalent 11.3 A Look Ahead December Inversions 11.4 Climate Notes Global Temperatures U.S. Ground Water Back Page: Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center... New Research Published A New International Collaboration
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    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/112311Utah Climate Update (Nov 11).pdf

    November Feature: 11.1 Beyond El Nino 11.2 October Review: Our look back at October includes... Precipitation Temperatures Vegetation Drought Response Index 11.3 2011 Water Year A state and national look 11.4 Climate Notes National and global notes of interest... Extreme Precipitation Heavy Snow in the East Stormy Alaska Back Page: Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center... Back to Nepal New Face Early Snow Report
    October 2011 Intermountain West Climate Summary
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    Thu, 13 Oct 2011 1:13:39 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/101311WWA Newsletter Issued October 12 2011.pdf

    Temperature — Temperatures for September were warmer than average across nearly all of the region. Precipitation — September was generally drier than average across the region, and especially dry in Wyoming, northern Utah, and southeastern Colorado. ENSO — After a brief hiatus this summer, La Niña conditions have re-emerged and are expected to persist through the winter season. Climate Outlooks — Consistent with the La Niña conditions, in the late fall and winter seasons, the CPC seasonal outlooks call for some enhanced risk of warmer and drier conditions in the extreme southern portions of our region, and of wetter conditions in the northern portions.
    October 2011 - Monthly Utah Climate Update
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    Thu, 6 Oct 2011 12:42:20 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/100611Utah Climate Update (Oct 11).pdf

    October Feature: 10.1 La Nina 10.2 September Review: Our look back at September includes... Precipitation Temperatures Vegetation Drought Response Index 10.3 Climate Notes National and global notes of interest... Intense Precipitation Runoff in the Chesapeake Back Page: Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center... End of the Water Year New Research Freeze Forecasting
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    Tue, 6 Sep 2011 1:44:45 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/090611Utah Climate Update Newsletter (Sep 11).pdf

    September Features: 9.1 Four Corners High 9.2 First Freeze? ... 9.3 August Review: Our look back at August includes... Precipitation Temperatures Vegetation Drought Response Index 9.4 Climate Notes National and global notes of interest... Record Low Arctic Ice Texas Drought Back Page: Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center... Arid China Africa Research A New Grant
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    August Features: 8.1 Desert Monsoon 8.2 July snow in the Uinta's ... 8.3 July Review: Our look back at July includes... Precipitation Temperatures Vegetation Drought Response Index 8.4 Climate Notes National and global notes of interest... Back Page: Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center... Mongolia Nepal Connecting There to Here Water Ranger Update
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    Mon, 1 Aug 2011 10:43:45 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/080111WWA Newsletter Issued July292011.pdf

    Temperature — June temperatures were generally below average across Utah and Wyoming but above average across Colorado. Precipitation — June precipitation was well below average in southern Colorado and Utah and average to above-average to the north. Hydrological Conditions — As expected, the above-average to record snowpacks observed across the region in late spring delivered above-average runoff, with flooding in many locations. Reservoirs across the region filled or improved to levels not seen in several years. ENSO — The La Niña event ended in May, and ENSO-neutral conditions are forecasted to continue through the summer season. Climate Forecasts — For August and subsequent seasons, the CPC seasonal outlooks call for an enhanced probability of warmer conditions in the southern portions of the region, and an enhanced probability of wetter conditions in the northern and eastern portions of the region.
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    Fri, 1 Jul 2011 3:38:32 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/070111Utah Climate Update Newsletter (July 2011).pdf

    July Features: 7.1 High water mark... 7.2 The plunge June Review: Our look back at June includes... Precipitation Temperatures Snow Water Equivalent Vegetation Drought Response Index Back Page: Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center... Research Climate, Livestock, and Nepal Follow us on Twitter
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    Fri, 3 Jun 2011 3:54:43 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/060311June 2011 Utah Climate Update.pdf

    June Features: 6.1 Still Waiting in the north... 6.2 A new instrument and a rare measurement... May Review: Our look back at May includes... Precipitation Temperatures Snowpack Snow Water Equivalent Back Page: Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center... Another New Face New Research
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    Thu, 26 May 2011 8:53:19 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/052611WWA Newsletter Issued May 25 2011.pdf

    Temperature — April temperatures were below average across the entire region, with much of the region at least 4°F cooler than average. Precipitation — Storm tracks continued to favor the higher parts of the region in western and south-central Wyoming, northern Utah, and western Colorado. Southeastern Colorado remained much drier than average. Hydrological Conditions — The cool, wet April delayed melt and added to the snowpack across most of the region’s mountains, and very high spring-summer runoff and peak flows are forecast for northern Utah, northern Colorado, and south-central and western Wyoming. ENSO — The current La Niña has continued to weaken and is transitioning to ENSO-neutral conditions by this summer. Climate Forecasts — The temperature outlooks from the NOAA CPC indicate an enhanced risk of warmer-than-average temperatures in the southern part of the region in June and subsequent seasons. An enhanced risk of dry conditions is indicated for Wyoming in June and the summer season.
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    Thu, 5 May 2011 4:05:32 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/050511May 2011 Utah Climate Update.pdf

    May Feature: Waiting for the melt... April Review: Our look back at April includes... Precipitation Temperatures Snow Depth Snow Water Equivalent Back Page: Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center... Visitors from afar New Faces A New Contraption
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    Tue, 19 Apr 2011 3:05:40 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/041911WWA Newsletter Issued April 19 2011.pdf

    Precipitation and Drought Conditions Intermountain West Snowpack Spring and Summer Streamflow Forecasts for the 2011 Runoff Season
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    Mon, 4 Apr 2011 5:21:09 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/040411April 2011 Utah Climate Update.pdf

    April Feature: Ozone! The Season at Peter Sinks March Review: Our look back at March includes... Precipitation Temperatures Snowpack Snow Water Equivalent Back Page: Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center UCC research
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    Fri, 4 Mar 2011 5:23:53 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/030411Utah Climate Update Newsletter (Mar 2011).pdf

    March Feature: A Dry Spring Ahead? February Review: Our look back at February includes... Peter Sinks Precipitation Temperatures Snowpack Snow Water Equivalent Back Page: Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center... Utah Climate Center Research Spring Runoff Conference A Trip to D.C. Two New Voices
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    Mon, 7 Feb 2011 11:01:30 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/020711Climate News 28 (Feb 11).pdf

    February Feature: Staying Connected January Review: A look back at temperatures and precipitation for January... Back Page: Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center... New Associate Director Adding to FG Net 2010 Ties a Record
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    Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:32:00 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/012611WWA Newsletter Issued January 25 2011.pdf

    Temperature & Precipitation —December was unusually warm across the region, and unusually wet in Utah and most of southern Wyoming and western Colorado, as strong westerly and southwesterly flow moderated the temperatures and brought abundant moisture. Eastern Colorado remained on the dry side. Hydrological Conditions — With the abundant December moisture, mountain snowpacks in nearly all basins across the region were above-average at the end of 2010, and the January 1 streamflow forecasts for spring and summer runoff reflect the generally high snowpack levels. ENSO — Borderline strong La Niña conditions have continued into mid-winter, and the current La Niña event is forecasted to persist through Spring 2011, though with weakening expected. Climate Forecasts — Given the La Niña conditions, much of the Intermountain West is forecasted to have an enhanced risk of above-average temperatures and below-average precipitation through Spring 2011.
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    Tue, 4 Jan 2011 3:43:42 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/010411Utah Climate Update (Jan 11).pdf

    Feature Article: 2010 Pineapple Express December Review: A look back at temperatures and precipitation for December... Back Page: Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center... Peter Sinks Outage UCC Research Follow us on Twitter
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    Mon, 6 Dec 2010 12:37:07 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/120610Climate News (Dec 10).pdf

    Feature Article I: "Keeping Utah's cherries pest-free and warm" The Utah Climate Center Partners with orchardists and pest management specialists to keep Utah’s fruit growers booming. Feature Article II: "Forecasting Bad Air" A new look at the season’s oldest bugaboo — inversions. November Review: A look back at temperatures and precipitation for November... Back Page: Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center... Water Rangers update Website update Congratulations, Professor Wang!
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    Fri, 5 Nov 2010 1:45:57 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/110510Utah Climate Update (Nov).pdf

    Feature Article: A Warm September in Utah In one of the warmest years globally, Utah sees it\'s share of September heat... October Temperature and Precipitation Summary A look back at temperatures and precipitation for October... Back Page Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center... Water Rangers update A cold night at Peter Sinks Ongoing Research
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    Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:29:05 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/102710WWA Newsletter Issued October 26.pdf

    Temperature — Nearly all locations across the Intermountain West region had above-average temperatures for September, as there were few storms to bring cold air or much moisture. Precipitation — September was a very dry month for the region, with a large swath across all three states seeing less than 0.25\" of precipitation. ENSO — A strong La Niña event has developed, and is expected to persist at least through spring 2011, influencing the climate outlook for our region throughout this period. Climate Outlooks — For November and subsequent seasons, the CPC seasonal outlooks call for an enhanced probability of warmer-than-average temperatures and an enhanced probability of below-average precipitation for the southern portions of the Intermountain West, consistent with typical La Niña conditions.
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    Mon, 11 Oct 2010 11:56:56 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/101110Climate News (UT Oct final).pdf

    Feature Article: Communicating Climate \"Climate is what you expect; weather is what you get.\" Is that really all there is to understanding climate? September 2010 Precipitation and Temperature Summary Feature: Utah Water Rangers (CoCoRaHS Utah) After two years, the Utah Climate Center\'s experiment in citizen science is thriving. Ongoing at the Utah Climate Center... Unveiling a new website Fruit Growers Network Utah Public Radio Weather Forecast Farewell to Meteorologist Alan Moller
    July 2010 - Utah Monthly Climate Update
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    Thu, 19 Aug 2010 3:01:13 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/0819107_Utah Climate Update -- July2010.pdf

    This issue looks at some of the precipitation and drought conditions in Utah with an emphasis on the area of Western Wasatch County. Also included is a climate summary of the state for June 2010.
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    Mon, 26 Jul 2010 10:18:06 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/WWA Newsletter Issued July 22.pdf

    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.
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    Thu, 8 Jul 2010 12:59:13 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/0708106_Utah Climate Update -- June2010-1.pdf

    The Climate Center produces a monthly newsletter which reviews the current climate conditions for the state of Utah. One side focuses on a particular issue such as drought conditions, snowpack, or others as we see necessary. The other side is fairly standard, giving a general summary of the climate statistics for the previous month.
    Intermountain West Climate Summary May 2010
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    Temperature — In April 2010, temperatures were generally near average across the region, with only scattered areas experiencing anomalies greater than 2°F above or below average. Precipitation — Storm tracks finally shifted to the north in April, bringing above-average precipitation across much of northern Colorado and Utah, along with parts of southern Wyoming, but leaving southeastern Utah unusually dry for the month. Hydrological Conditions — The April moisture in the northern part of the region was "too little, too late", and forecasted streamflows for the spring–summer runoff season are still below average in nearly every basin across the region. ENSO — The current El Niño event is transitioning to ENSO-neutral conditions, with the tropical Pacific shifting from warmer-than-average to average sea surface temperatures. The wet influence of El Niño on the region's weather this spring is tapering off as well. Climate Forecasts — For June and subsequent seasons, the CPC seasonal outlooks call for an enhanced risk of warmer-than-average temperatures for the southern and western parts of the Intermountain region, and an enhanced risk of above-average precipitation for eastern Colorado and eastern Wyoming.
    Peter Sinks Information
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    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/042710Peter Sinks info 26MAR10.pdf

    Some of the coldest temperatures recorded in the lower 48 states have occurred in this small high elevation basin located 20 miles northeast of Logan, UT. Learn more about why it gets so cold in Peter Sinks and some of the recent efforts to monitor the local weather conditions.
    Intermountain West Climate Summary April 2010
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    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/042610WWA Newsletter Issued April 20.pdf

    In March, precipitation was below average for Colorado and Utah and above average in Wyoming. As a result, drought expanded in western Colorado and eastern Utah and decreased in southern and northwestern Wyoming. Below average temperatures and a few big snow storms at the end of March/beginning of April in the mountains of central and western Colorado, western Wyoming and extreme southeastern Wyoming kept the drought status away from those areas. Precipitation in March was above average in Wyoming, and below average in Colorado and Utah. As a result, snowpack as a percent of average increased in parts of Wyoming, and decreased throughout most of Colorado and Wyoming. Streamflow projections are below average to much below average for the Intermountain West Region, due to below average precipitation across most of the region in the last few months. However, most reservoirs are near average now, and they should be able to fill this year.
    Western Water Assessment March 2010 Newsletter
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    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/WWA Newsletter Issued March 23.pdf

    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.
    Scientists find that Utah's bad air is connected to the arctic
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    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/021210Arctic Oscillation and Utah Inverstions.pdf

    Climate researchers at Utah State University have found that a connection exists between an atmospheric pattern know as the Arctic Oscillation and Utah's bad air days. The phase and strength of the Arctic Oscillation influences the development of high pressure over the Western U.S. and, consequently, the intensity and persistence of inversions which trap urban pollution near the surface.
    Scientists find patterns in Utah's wet-dry cycles
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    Wed, 9 Dec 2009 10:10:07 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/120909UCC Drought.pdf

    At Utah State University, climate researchers have been watching precipitation cycles. And they have found a predictable rhythm to wet-dry cycles, a pattern that holds promise for helping manage reservoirs and homeowner water conservation.
    July 2009 - Utah Monthly Climate Update
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    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/081009Utah Climate Update -- July2009.pdf

    Why was June of 2009 so unusually wet?
    Intermountain West Climate Summaries
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    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/072909IWCS_July_Feature_2009.pdf

    The July 2009 edition is now available.
    June 2009 -- Utah Climate Update
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    Wed, 17 Jun 2009 2:40:11 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/061709Utah Climate Update -- June2009.pdf

    The Climate Center produces a monthly newsletter which reviews the current climate conditions for the state of Utah. One side focuses on a particular issue such as drought conditions, snowpack, or others as we see necessary. The other side is fairly standard, giving a general summary of the climate statistics for the previous month.
    May 2009 -- Utah Climate Update
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    Fri, 15 May 2009 9:35:40 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/051509Utah Climate Update -- May2009.pdf

    The Climate Center produces a monthly newsletter which reviews the current climate conditions for the state of Utah. One side focuses on a particular issue such as drought conditions, snowpack, or others as we see necessary. The other side is fairly standard, giving a general summary of the climate statistics for the previous month.
    April 2009 -- Utah Climate Update
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    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/042009Utah Climate Update -- Apr2009.pdf

    The Climate Center produces a monthly newsletter which reviews the current climate conditions for the state of Utah. One side focuses on a particular issue such as drought conditions, snowpack, or others as we see necessary. The other side is fairly standard, giving a general summary of the climate statistics for the previous month.
    March 2009 -- Utah Climate Update
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    Thu, 26 Mar 2009 12:10:17 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/032609Utah Climate Update -- Mar2009.pdf

    The Climate Center produces a monthly newsletter which reviews the current climate conditions for the state of Utah. One side focuses on a particular issue such as drought conditions, snowpack, or others as we see necessary. The other side is fairly standard, giving a general summary of the climate statistics for the previous month.
    February 2009 -- Utah Climate Update
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    Fri, 20 Feb 2009 2:03:38 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/030309Utah Climate Update -- Feb2009.pdf

    The Climate Center produces a monthly newsletter which reviews the current climate conditions for the state of Utah. One side focuses on a particular issue such as drought conditions, snowpack, or others as we see necessary. The other side is fairly standard, giving a general summary of the climate statistics for the previous month.
    January 2009 -- Utah Climate Update
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    Thu, 15 Jan 2009 11:15:37 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/011609Utah Climate Update -- Jan2009.pdf

    The Climate Center produces a monthly newsletter which reviews the current climate conditions for the state of Utah. One side focuses on a particular issue such as drought conditions, snowpack, or others as we see necessary. The other side is fairly standard, giving a general summary of the climate statistics for the previous month.
    Utah Climate Update - Dec 2008
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    Fri, 19 Dec 2008 10:23:55 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/121908Utah Climate Update -- Dec2008.pdf

    Each month the Climate Center produces a newsletter which reviews the current climate conditions for the state of Utah. One side focuses on a particular issue such as drought conditions, snowpack, or others as we see necessary. The other side is fairly standard, giving a general summary of the climate statistics for the previous month.
    Utah Climate Update Nov 2008
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    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/111408Utah Climate Update -- Nov2008-1.pdf

    The Climate center is pleased to once again produce a monthly update for the climate of Utah. Each month the Climate Center will produce a newsletter which reviews the current climate conditions for the state of Utah. One side will focus on a particular issue such as drought conditions, snowpack, or others as we see necessary. The other side will remain fairly standard, giving a general summary of the climate statistics for the previous month.
    Utah Climate - 2nd Edition
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    Tue, 7 Oct 2008 11:00:20 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/010709commands_setting.pdf

    The Utah Climate (2nd Edition) Summaries are available now as a pdf file - see attached. Hard copies are now available. If you would like to purchase a hard copy please contact the Utah Climate Center - see contacts link.
    Intermountain West - Climate Summary
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    Sat, 27 Sep 2008 10:23:17 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/110608WWA_Sept_2008.pdf

    The Intermountain West Climate Summary is published monthly by the Western Water Assessment. The September issue is attached.
    Family Heritage Award
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    NOAA’S National Weather Service Honors Wes Tingey For 100 Years Of Support. Recognizing 102 years of dedication, NOAA’s National Weather Service has named Wes Tingey resident of Woodruff, Utah, as a 2008 recipient of the agency’s Family Heritage Award for outstanding service in the Cooperative Weather Observer program.
    2008 Spring Runoff
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    Thu, 3 Jul 2008 1:43:13 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/110608watersupply_may_2008.pdf

    Essentially, this year was a favorable year for Northern Utah with an average to below average year for Southern Utah. Almost all reservoirs filled in the state, with Bear Lake and a few others under construction not filling. Lake Powell has risen 42 feet since March. This brings the level to 61.4% full, and 69 feet below full pool elevation.
    Climate Change and Utah: The Scientific Consensus
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    Tue, 5 Feb 2008 1:45:06 GMT

    http://climate.usurf.usu.edu/news/122311GCS632U.pdf

    As directed by Governor Jon Huntsman’s Blue Ribbon Advisory Council on Climate Change (BRAC), this report summarizes present scientific understanding of climate change and its potential impacts on Utah and the western United States. Prepared by scientists from the University of Utah, Utah State University, Brigham Young University, and the United States Department of Agriculture, the report emphasizes the consensus view of the national and international scientific community, with discussion of confidence and uncertainty as defined by the BRAC.