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  1. Emergency vehicles drive past California wildfire

    Scientists develop method for seasonal prediction of western wildfires

    This summer’s western wildfire season is likely to be more severe than average but not as devastating as last year’s near-record, according to an experimental prediction method developed by NCAR scientists.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  2. Car drives past wildfire

    Wildfire experts available to explain fire behavior, potential impacts

    As wildfires threaten much of the West during another hot and dry year, NCAR scientists are researching key aspects of these destructive events.

    • Air Quality,
    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  3. Hoover Dam

    New method can predict summer rainfall in the Southwest months in advance

    Scientists have developed a method to estimate summer rainfall in the Southwest months in advance.

    • Climate,
    • Water,
    • Weather

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  4. Rings around Lake Powell in 2017.

    Today’s extreme droughts could become average in the future

    Conditions that, by today’s standards, are considered to be mega-droughts — or conversely, abnormally wet “mega-pluvial” events — may become the average in the future, according to new research led by the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and co-authored by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

    • Climate

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  5. Mudslide on I-70 in Colorado's Glenwood Canyon.

    Drenching rains pose greater threat to fire-damaged areas in West

    The western US is facing a greatly heightened risk of extreme rain-after-fire events, which can cause mudslides, flash floods, and significant destruction.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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