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Update: El Nino and the Southwest Drought

Event Date & Time

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Mountain Time


What is the current status of El Nino and how has El Nino affected the drought in the Southwest? This webinar provided up-to-date information on the drought, its impacts, and how El Nino may influence weather patterns in the region, which includes portions of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. The webinar series is a collaboration of NOAA/NIDIS, NWS, USDA, state climatologists, universities and other drought experts.


  • Mike Halpert, Deputy Director, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center
  • Royce Fontenot, Senior Hydrologist, NOAA's National Weather Service

-- Read a two-page summary of the webinar –

-- Replay the webinar –


New Mexico

DEWS Regions

Intermountain West Drought Early Warning System