This Midwest DEWS research webinar presented results from a NIDIS-funded research study that was recently published in the Journal of Hydrometeorology. The goal of this research study, led by Dr. Andrew Hoell at NOAA’s Physical Science Laboratory, is to build a predictive understanding of Midwest drought and to quantify the risks of drought in the region in the future.
This webinar presented results from the historical analysis of drought onset, persistence, and demise in the Midwest, as well as information on potential sources of predictability for drought in the region. Dr. Hoell also presented information on where this research study is going next by looking at future drought conditions using climate model projections. The presentation was followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity to provide feedback on the plans for the future analysis.