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Intermountain West May Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar

May 21
May 21, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Trees and snow stand high above the blue waters of Bear Lake in Utah.

These webinars provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing drought conditions, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers will also discuss the impacts of these conditions on things such as wildfires, floods, disruption to water supply and ecosystems, as well as impacts to affected industries like agriculture, tourism, and public health. 


  • Welcome and Quick Snow Drought Overview: Dr. Gretel Follingstad, Intermountain West DEWS Coordinator, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)/CU Boulder, NOAA's National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
  • Intermountain West Current Conditions and Drought Outlook: Dr. Jon Meyer, Utah Assistant State Climatologist, Utah Climate Center at Utah State University
  • Drought Risk Atlas: Curtis Riganti, Climatologist, National Drought Mitigation Center

A summary and recording of this webinar will be available after the event at For more information, please contact Dr. Gretel Follingstad.