Climate and Weather

Michael Collier

Waking on winter solstice to a hushed world of bright light, we look outside and see fresh-fallen snow. 


The Gallup Independent reports that the death of a man whose body was found in a field is the northwestern New Mexico city's first suspected exposure death of the winter season.

Here we are entering the holiday season and it feels more like October. Arizona along with much of the West is experiencing some of the driest and warmest fall weather in record keeping history, in some cases that's nearly 120 years! Over the next couple of weeks we can expect more unseasonably pleasant weather thanks to a remarkably strong and persistent area of high pressure anchored over the region. This may seam  like a familiar forecast, that has become much more common in recent years.

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The calendar has flipped over to December, but Phoenix still is experiencing record heat.

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The Southwest is experiencing record-high temperatures for this time of year. A new study predicts things could only get worse in the coming years. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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