Category Archives: Climatology

Flash Flood Season in the Rocky Mountain West – Just a Reminder

Jeff Braun This is just a brief reminder that it is monsoon/(FLASH) flood season here in Colorado and the rest of the Rocky Mountain West and adjacent High Plains.  While this region is no stranger to flooding conditions…particularly in the … Continue reading

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The North American Monsoon Season Has Begun

(Courtesy NOAA/NWS – July 15, 2008) Jeff Braun Strong heating over the elevated (Mexican Plateau) desert southwest CONUS causes an area of low pressure to form known as a thermal low.  Since the air pressure is relatively higher over the nearly adjacent ocean areas (Gulf … Continue reading

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The Front: The Importance of Climatology in Aviation

J. Braun In the latest issue of “The Front” – the National Weather Service’s aviation forecast news e-magazine – an article titled, “The Importance of Climatology in Aviation” shows us why climatology is important not only to the aviation forecaster, … Continue reading

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