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News Items from May 2017

Forecast Rodeo in full swing

Bureau of Reclamation poster announcing, "Saddle up for the Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecasting Rodeo!" usbr.gov/research/challenges

Eight teams are vying for up to $800,000 in prizes by demonstrating their sub-seasonal forecasting skill in this real-time competition.Read the article

Drought at a glance in the Intermountain West

map of Wyomnig, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico shows scattered abnormal dryness (D0) and moderate drought in central Colorado, southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico

What’s up with drought in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona and New Mexico? The Colorado Climate Center provides weekly updates, and biweekly webinars.Read the article

Outlook through summer: U.S. mostly drought-free

Map of US shows drought lingering in SoCal, sw AZ, GA, parts of SC, HI; otherwise greatly improved!

The Climate Prediction Center’ Seasonal Outlook shows significant improvement in the nation’s drought conditions through August 31.Read the article