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Special Edition North Central Drought and Climate Update Webinar

Jul 6
July 6, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Dry field of crops in the Midwest.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and climate partners (U.S. Department of Agriculture, American Association of State Climatologists, National Drought Mitigation Center) co-host monthly North Central U.S. Drought & Climate Outlook webinars, which cover the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes.

Due to rapid drying conditions across the Midwest and corresponding impacts, an extra webinar was held this month to relay some of the most recent information on the climate. More specifically, antecedent conditions that led us to this point, current conditions and outlooks for the rest of the growing season. The webinar looked at rainfall, streamflow, drought conditions, soil moisture, temperatures, some crop conditions and other impacts to water resources that have and may be of concern in the near future.

Topics & Presenters

  • Recent and Current Conditions | Molly Woloszyn, NOAA/NIDIS, CIRES/University of Colorado Boulder
  • Agriculture and Other Impacts | Dennis Todey, USDA Midwest Climate Hub
  • Mississippi River Conditions and Impacts | Anna Wolverton, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/National Weather Service
  • Climate Outlooks and Potential Impacts | Doug Kluck, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information

View Webinar Summary + Recording