Weather

Colorado Weather Program Seeks Volunteers to Monitor Drought, Climate

Weather watchers are needed to help Colorado State monitor the ongoing drought and longer-term climate conditions. The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, known as CoCoRaHS, is hoping to have at least one person per square mile recording observations along the Front Range, and as many as possible elsewhere in the state.


May 30, 2016--Colorado weather outlook for June: Lower temperatures, higher precipitation (Denver Post)

Following the unseasonably cool May across Colorado, below-normal temperatures are expected in June for eastern portions of Colorado, including the Eastern Plains to the foothills of the Rockies.


April 21, 2016--Who's to blame for faulty local El Niño predictions? (Los Angeles Times)

A rainy season that began with much El Niño-fueled promise is speeding to a dry and disappointing end.


March 19, 2016--El Niño upsets seasons and upends lives worldwide (New York Times)

In rural villages in Africa and Asia, and in urban neighborhoods in South America, millions of lives have been disrupted by weather linked to the strongest El Niño in a generation. In some parts of the world, the problem has been not enough rain; in others, too much.


May 15, 2015--El Niño near-certain to last through summer: U.S. climate center (Reuters)

The El Niño climate phenomenon is almost certain to last through the Northern Hemisphere summer, the U.S. weather forecaster said, raising the chance of heavy rain in the southern United States as well as South America, and scorching heat in Asia that could devastate crops of thirsty food staples like rice.


April 16, 2015--The Arctic is ‘unraveling’ due to global warming, and the consequences will be global (Washington Post)

We often hear that climate change is radically reshaping the Arctic, a place many of us have never visited. As a result, it can be pretty hard to feel directly affected by what’s happening up in a distant land of polar bears, ice floes and something odd called permafrost.


December 18, 2014--Clearing tropical rainforests distorts Earth's wind and water systems, packs climate wallop beyond carbon (Science Daily)

A new study released today presents powerful evidence that clearing trees not only spews carbon into the atmosphere, but also triggers major shifts in rainfall and increased temperatures worldwide that are just as potent as those caused by current carbon pollution.


November 7, 2014--Online mapping tool shows US storm surge risks (Wall Street Journal)

A new online mapping tool from the National Hurricane Center shows the risks of storm surge from Texas to Maine. The hurricane center launched the interactive map Tuesday. It allows residents along the East and Gulf coasts to evaluate their vulnerability to storm surge by showing how far inland the water can reach during a variety of hurricane scenarios.


November 6, 2014--Climate change is disrupting flower pollination, research shows (The Guardian)

Sexual deceit, pressed flowers and Victorian bee collectors are combined in new scientific research which demonstrates for the first time that climate change threatens flower pollination, which underpins much of the world’s food production.


November 5, 2014--Extreme weather 'will cost lives and billions of pounds of damage' (The Independent)

Lives could be lost and billions of pounds of damage caused to households and businesses as a result of extreme weather, a senior climate researcher has warned, as Britain is about to experience its warmest year since records began.


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