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 Amanda Sheffield, Regional Drought Information Coordinator for the California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System, 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 Britt Parker, Regional Drought Information Coordinator for the Pacific Northwest and Missouri River Basin Drought Early Warning Systems, at 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. Click here to view previous webinars. Register here.
Climate, Water and Drought Assessment for the Intermountain West
The Colorado Climate Center conducts monthly Climate, Water and Drought Assessment webinars, detailing events in the basin states of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, based on updates from the NIDIS Intermountain West Weekly Climate, Water, and Drought Assessment. Click here to access current and past assessments. This webinar will provide updated information assessing climate, water and drought in the Intermountain West region. Webinars are usually at 10AM Mountain Time and last 30 minutes. During peak and high demand seasons (i.e. spring runoff season or widespread drought conditions) webinars occur on a bi-weekly basis. The rest of the year, there is approximately one webinar per month. These summaries are brought to you by the Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University with support from NIDIS. Click here to join the mailing list to receive updates about webinars and summaries. Register here.
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. Click here to view previous webinar summaries. To receive webinar announcements, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Central U.S. Monthly Climate and Drought Summary and Outlook
NOAA and partners, including the High Plains Regional Climate Center (HPRCC) and the Midwestern Regional Climate Center (MRCC), organize a monthly briefing that covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Held on the third Thursday of the month at 1PM Central Time. 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. Click here to view previous webinars through the HPRCC or click here to view previous webinars through the MRCC. Register here.
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. Recorded versions are available within a week after the live webinar. Click here to view previous webinars and register for upcoming webinars. To receive notifications about upcoming webinars, send a request to email@example.com. For more information, contact Elizabeth Ossowski, NIDIS Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Register for the webinar to view the web-based presentation. For more information, contact Greg Smith at email@example.com or (801) 524-5130 for more information. Register here.