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Monsoon watch: an optimistic forecast

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This morning’s long lead forecast from the federal Climate Prediction Center has a big greenish monsoon bullseye over the Four Corners for July through September:

July-September forecast, courtesy CPC

July-September forecast, courtesy CPC

These pictures look more optimistic (or pessimistic when they’re brown instead of green) than they actually are. It merely signals a slight shift in the odds in the wet or dry direction.

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