Mountain Weather Blog

by meteorologist Jim Woodmencey

Winter Outlook into 2022

Here are the updated outlook maps for this winter, heading into 2022. These are from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center and were updated in mid-December 2021 and are the most current outlooks for temperatures and precipitation for the period January through March 2022 for the USA. Temperature Outlook: January-March 2022 Precipitation Outlook: January-March 2022 This update … Continue reading Winter Outlook into 2022

Weather Dictates an Elevated Fire Danger

As high-pressure was building a semi-permanent home over the Western United States during the first couple of weeks in August, temperatures were heating up, as it often does this time of year. Very warm temperatures and little to no precipitation resulted in a rapidly developing and dangerous fire season across the Western United States. Around … Continue reading Weather Dictates an Elevated Fire Danger