A Red Flag Warning (RFW) is a term that has been used since the 1960s by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) fire weather forecasters to alert forecast users to an ongoing or imminent critical fire weather pattern. Through time, however, several issues with this system have evolved and created concerns about effectiveness of messaging,
In order to help communities understand and prepare for the various hazards that could impact their people, infrastructure, and economies, FEMA has developed a risk assessment process to identify and determine their level of vulnerability to these risks. FEMA’s Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) is a three-step risk assessment process that helps states, tribes,
A new report published by the Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA), a NOAA RISA team, summarizes the evaluation results and recommendations for the future of the CoCoRaHS Citizen Science Condition Monitoring project.
The Citizen Science Condition Monitoring project was created in an effort to increase understanding and awareness of the impacts of drought – both