Generous spring snow storms were a momentary, if welcome, distraction from the region's real weather story: drought.
by Cally Carswell,
May 13, 2013
The dry 2000s means snow trackers have to adjust "normal" downward.
by Sarah Jane Keller,
Feb 04, 2013
A map shows Western snowpacks as of April 1, 2012, and notes record-breaking heat and dry weather in the Southwest.
by Neil LaRubbio,
Apr 29, 2012
Climate scientist Anthony Westerling is working to
illuminate the connection between rising global temperatures and
the increasing ferocity of the West’s forest fires
by Matt Jenkins,
Aug 07, 2006
In Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in
the World’s Highest Mountain Ranges, mountain
climber and physicist Mark Bowen follows researchers who are
finding clues to climate change in high-altitude tropical
by John Krist,
Jun 26, 2006
Whatever the cause, the weather in the West this last year
has been wild and wacky
by Stephanie Paige Ogburn,
Jun 26, 2006
After too many recent dry years, residents of the Rocky Mountains are relishing the music of running water.
by Allen Best,
Jul 20, 2011
The West’s weather is full of surprises this spring,
with snowstorms, windstorms, rain and wildfires all happening at
the same time.
by Jonathan Thompson,
May 12, 2008
To imagine what your corner of the West will be like in a warmer climate, consider how different plants and animals are at a lower elevation.
by Pepper Trail,
Feb 03, 2010
An unusual winter sends ripples through the West's water
and wildlife systems, and leaves scientists wondering whether
global warming is the cause.
by Michelle Nijhuis,
Apr 18, 2005