The Intermountain West Climate Dashboard is produced by the Western Water Assessment (WWA) team, which is comprised of researchers in multiple disciplines—climatology, hydrology, ecology, social sciences, and law—at the University of Colorado-Boulder and several other institutions in the region.
The February climate briefing, excerpted below, summarizes recent temperatures and precipitation, snowpack and drought conditions, forecasted spring-summer streamflows, ENSO and climate outlooks and significant monthly climate events. Read more>>>
The Dashboard provides situational awareness of climate, drought, and water resources for Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico as part of the NIDIS Intermountain West Drought Early Warning System (DEWS)
Also visit the Rocky Mountain–High Plains Climate Dashboard for CO, WY, MT, ND, SD, NE, KS.
The WWA is part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Our primary source of funding is NOAA’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) Program, and we are one of 10 RISA teams operating across the U.S.
In addition to conducting research projects, we produce synthesis and assessment products to make existing knowledge more accessible to stakeholders, such as the 2020 WWA report Colorado River Basin Climate and Hydrology: State of the Science. WWA also makes accessible real-time climate information in our Intermountain West Climate Dashboard and other products. In providing useful products for our stakeholders in our region, we also serve to prototype, for NOAA, the delivery of regional climate services.