Expert panel, Wednesday, 11 am MT: Extreme weather and connections to climate change: How unusual were September’s floods? A panel of science experts will convene at the University of Colorado Boulder Wednesday, to discuss weather and climate related to the recent devastating floods. Panelists will discuss the unusual weather conditions that caused the floods, the… Read More

A post from Bryon Lawrence, CIRES scientist at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory, I sometimes like to draw an analogy between weather and cooking. There are recipes for significant hydrometerological events, and for the Northern Front Range and the nearby plains of northeastern Colorado, the ingredients for a major rain and flood event came together… Read More

Cathy Smith, a CIRES researcher at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory, has started a flood resource page here. Some of the information is for scientific audiences (eg, time series maps of precipitable water anomalies); some is accessible for general audiences (eg, a link to UCAR/NCAR’s great story, “Inside the Colorado Deluge”); and she even has… Read More

Journalists, please contact Katy Human, CIRES Communications Director, for information about reaching these scientists., 303-735-0196 Kristen Averyt Director of the Western Water Assessment, a program of NOAA and CIRES Dr. Averyt can speak to drought, drought-flood cycles, and the impact of the recent rains on Colorado’s drought situation. Brian Ebel CIRES Visiting Fellow, CU-Boulder… Read More