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Duststorm La Junta, CO Jennifer Smith Jan 2014

Duststorm, La Junta, CO, by Jennifer Smith, Jan 2014

Drought & weather information resources (updated 07/21/2014)

The severe fire situation during the summer of 2011, driest year here in 117 years and the driest first week in January (2012) in recorded history in the United States inspired us to put together the following list of references for your use.

National Oceanic Atomospheric Administration (NOAA) links:

National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office, Albuquerque, NM, Drought Summary

National Weather Service -- Severe and hazardous weather information

Weather Underground

Colorado (and Interior Southwest) forecasts - new edition

U.S. Drought Portal, National Information Drought Information System (NIDIS)

Drought monitor & map for New Mexico

ENSO cycle: recent evolution, current status, & predictions, Update prepared by Climate Prediction Center / NCEP, updated, Jul 21, 2014 (pdf) El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Diagnostic Discussion, Climate Prediction Center/NCEP, Jul 10, 2014

Articles & websites for reference:

Long list of articles on drought compiled by Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Earth Institute

Climate Central, an independent, non-profit journalism and research organization

Dr. James E. Hansen, Columbia University

The New York Times Science section, drought articles from various publications

Portraits of the Southwest in the Shadow of Drought, New York Times, books on science.  "... two new books, “A Great Aridness,” by William deBuys, a conservationist based in New Mexico, and “Bird on Fire,” by Andrew Ross, a social scientist at New York University."

Drought news, articles and information: Natural News

NASA, Earth Observatory, "Drought, The Creeping Disaster."

Older articles:

The latest drought forecast: this can’t be good, Albuquerque Journal, John Fleck, Jan 5, 2012

From Deep Freeze To Record Drought, Albuquerque Journal, John Fleck, Dec 31, 2011

Snow Over for Now, Albuquerque Journal, John Fleck, Dec 28, 2011

"The New Normal. The world's climate has already changed. Now what?" Santa Fe Reporter, Laura Paskus, Jul 13, 2011

"Drought in 14 states means disaster for many," New York Times, Kim Severson & Kirk Johnson, Jul 12, 2011

"A New Normal In Drought, Fire," Albuquerque Journal, John Fleck, Jul 11 ,2011

"Drought forces pumping to meet Pecos water needs," Bloomberg Business Week, Susan Montoya Bryan, AP, Jul 8, 2011

"Talk of another La Nina next winter," Albuquerque Journal, John Fleck, Jul 7, 2011


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