Region 14 – Desert Southwest

Region 14 Forecast : Desert Southwest | November 2015 – October 2016

SUMMARY: Winter temperatures will be near to below normal in the east and below normal in the west. The coldest periods will be from mid-December into early January and in late January and mid-February. Precipitation and snowfall will be slightly below normal, with the snowiest periods in late December and late February.

April will be cooler and rainier than normal, followed by above-normal temperatures and near-normal rainfall in May.

Summer will be slightly drier than normal, with temperatures below normal in the east and above normal in the west. The hottest periods will be in mid-June, early and mid-July, and early and mid- to late August.

September and October will be much cooler and slightly rainier than normal.

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NOV. 2015: Temp. 56° (1° above avg. east, 1° below west); precip. 0.5” (0.5” below avg.). 1–5 Sunny, mild. 6–18 Sunny, cool. 19–23 Showers, warm. 24–30 Sunny, seasonable.

DEC. 2015: Temp. 45° (3° below avg.); precip. 0.2” (0.3” below avg.). 1–2 A shower, warm. 3–6 Sunny, cool. 7–15 Scattered showers, cool. 16–24 Sunny, cold. 25–31 Rain and snow showers, then sunny, quite cold.

JAN. 2016: Temp. 50° (2° above avg.); precip. 0.2” (0.3” below avg.). 1–4 Sunny, cold. 5–16 Sunny, mild. 17–26 Showers, then sunny, mild. 27–31 Showers, then sunny, cold.

FEB. 2016: Temp. 48° (3° below avg.); precip. 0.2” (0.3” below avg.). 1–9 Sunny, mild. 10–21 Showers, then sunny, cold. 22–29 Rain and snow showers, then sunny, cold.

MAR. 2016: Temp. 60° (2° above avg.); precip. 0.5” (avg.). 1–5 Sunny, mild. 6–13 Showers, then sunny, cool. 14–24 Showers, then sunny, warm. 25–31 Showers, then sunny, cool.

APR. 2016: Temp. 62° (3° below avg.); precip. 1” (0.5” above avg.). 1–6 Sunny, warm. 7–14 Scattered showers, turning cool. 15–23 Showers, then sunny, cool. 24–30 Scattered showers, warm, then cool.

MAY 2016: Temp. 77° (3° above avg.); precip. 0.5” (avg.). 1–3 Sunny, cool. 4–9 Showers, then sunny, cool. 10–17 Sunny, cool. 18–22 Scattered t-storms, cool. 23–31 Sunny, cool.

JUNE 2016: Temp. 83° (avg.); precip. 0.5” (avg.). 1–7 Sunny, warm. 8–19 Isolated t-storms, warm east; sunny, hot west. 20–24 Sunny, warm. 25–30 Isolated t-storms, warm.

JULY 2016: Temp. 87.5° (2° below avg. east, 3° above west); precip. 1” (0.5” below avg.). 1–7 Sunny, hot. 8–12 Scattered t-storms, hot. 13–22 Isolated t-storms; cool east, hot west. 23–31 A couple of t-storms; cool east, hot west.

AUG. 2016: Temp. 84° (1° below avg.); precip. 1.5” (avg.). 1–8 Scattered t-storms, warm and humid. 9–16 Isolated t-storms, not as warm. 17–26 Scattered t-storms, hot. 27–31 Sunny, warm.

SEPT. 2016: Temp. 77° (2° below avg.); precip. 1” (avg.). 1–9 Scattered t-storms, then sunny, warm. 10–15 Scattered t-storms, then sunny, cool. 16–21 T-storms, then sunny, cool. 22–30 Scattered t-storms east, sunny west; cool, then warm.

OCT. 2016: Temp. 65° (3° below avg.); precip. 1.5” (0.5” above avg.). 1–8 Showers, turning warm east; sunny, warm west. 9–16 Showers, then sunny, cool. 17–31 Showers, then sunny, cool.

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