Keep up with current conditions in your area.
Several of NIDIS’ partner organizations offer regular live reports on drought conditions in their regions, through webinars. How to sign up for future events, or view past sessions:
California-Nevada Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar
This series of bimonthly drought and climate outlook webinars is designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in California and Nevada with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e. El Niño and La Niña). Sponsors include the California Nevada Climate Applications program (CNAP), a NOAA RISA Team; and the Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC). For more information, contact NIDIS Regional Drought Coordinator Amanda Sheffield at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pacific Northwest Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar
This series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars is designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, western Montana and southwestern Canada) with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e. El Niño and La Niña). Sponsors include the Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC), a NOAA RISA Team. For more information, contact Communications Specialist Kathy Bogan at NIDIS (email@example.com).
Managing Drought in the Southern Plains
The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP) hosts webinars and posts briefings on drought and other hazards and their impacts. States covered include Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. To join in upcoming sessions, please register here. You can view past webinars here.
Upper Colorado River Basin Webinar
The Colorado Climate Center conducts Climate, Water and Drought Assessment briefings, detailing events in the basin states of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. Register here.
Water Supply Briefings for the Eastern Great Basin and Colorado River Basin
The Colorado Basin River Forecast Center (CBRFC) produces water supply forecasts for the Colorado River and eastern Great Basin. The CBRFC conducts teleconference and internet briefings explaining these forecasts and the current conditions within the river basins monthly between December and June. Additional briefings are scheduled as interest and/or conditions merit.
The briefing is in two parts, a telephone conference call and a web-based presentation. To view the web-based presentation, you will need to sign up before the briefing. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 801.524.5130 for more information.
Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin Drought Assessment Webinar
The Auburn University Water Resources Center organizes a drought assessment webinar that includes current conditions and outlooks for the ACF basin.
The webinars usually occur monthly, and will increase in frequency if drought conditions warrant. Webinar partners include NIDIS, the Florida State Climatologist, Southeast River Forecast Center, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Weather Service, USGS, Earth System Science Center - University of Alabama at Huntsville and others. To receive webinar announcements, send a request to email@example.com. To view previous webinar summaries, click on http://aaes.auburn.edu/wrc/extension-outreach/drought/
North Central U.S. Monthly Climate and Drought Summary and Outlook
Sign up here for the monthly North Central U.S. Climate Summary and Outlook webinar series, held on the third Thursday of the month at 1 pm Central Time. The focus of these presentations is the north central portion of the U.S. that generally stretches from the Great Lakes to the Rockies. Mountain and lower elevation snowpack will be updated along with precipitation and temperature anomalies, river and stream flow trends, and current conditions on the Great Lakes. At the end of the session presenters will take questions.
The Northeast Regional Climate Center hosts a monthly webinar with NOAA affiliates to address timely weather and climate concerns. These webinars are available to watch live. To receive notifications about upcoming webinars, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Recorded versions are available within a week after the live webinar.