This work was supported by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise (PACE) fellowship (32947252), by the U.S. Department of the Interior via the Southwest Climate Science Center, by NOAA via the RISA program through the California and Nevada Applications Center, and by the National Science Foundation Awards ANT-1043435 and DUE-1239797. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funding sources. We thank Mary Tyree for data retrieval and handling. We thank two anonymous reviewers for helpful comments during the evaluation of this paper.
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