Utah’s Climate Variability

By | September 28, 2010

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There have been several very recent articles in the scientific literature that have examined various aspects of climate variability in and around Utah over the past 50 to 100 years. These new papers shed interesting light on variability and trends in temperature and precipitation and serve to further underscore what we understand about the climate of Utah and the American Southwest—it is primarily hot and dry. Any influence on these general characteristics from anthropogenic global warming appears minor, if even possible to discern at all.