Posted on March 24, 2016 by Andreas Franz Prein in Guest Blogs
A few large weather systems make all the difference between a wet and a dry year in the Southwest. Coming during the winter and spring, they account for the bulk of the rain and snow the region receives.
My colleagues and I were intrigued by the relationship between weather systems and rain and snowfall in the contiguous United States. We used historic weather data from the period 1979 to 2014 to find a representative set of weather types.