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Due to the severity of drought conditions in the Southwest, a collaboration of experts provided up-to-date information on drought in the region, including portions of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. Recent scorching temperatures have contributed to worsening of drought conditions across the region, but the upcoming monsoon season may provide much-needed relief.
Becky Bolinger | Colorado Assistant State Climatologist
Becky Bolinger is the Assistant State Climatologist for Colorado. She received her B.S. in meteorology from Metro State University of Denver, M.S. in meteorology from Florida State University, and her Ph.D. in atmospheric science from Colorado State University. She is now the Assistant State Climatologist at the Colorado Climate Center (within CSU’s department of Atmospheric Science). Her research interests are focused on Colorado’s climate variability, climate extremes, and drought. She spends her spare time with her husband and daughter, hiking, cycling, running, and enjoying Colorado’s beautiful outdoors.
Brian Klimowski | Meteorologist-in-Charge at Flagstaff Weather Forecast Office
Brian Klimowski has served as the Meteorologist-in-Charge of the National Weather Service office in Flagstaff since 2003, supervising 20 employees and managing operations in the Flagstaff office. Brian enjoys research, and spent several years flying through severe thunderstorms on the High Plans investigating for the origins of large hail and severe winds. He is a weather nerd, outdoor enthusiast, and "photographer wanna-be when not otherwise distracted by clouds".