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Regional Drought Updates

Status updates on regional drought conditions, including current conditions, impacts, and outlook.

Past Webinar Recaps

View recordings and summaries of past NIDIS webinars.

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View upcoming webinars, workshops, and other events from NIDIS and its partners.

Event Date
June 24, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

North Dakota State University Extension specialists will host a live monthly webinar to assist ranchers as they navigate the drought. Each webinar will begin with an update on drought conditions and climate outlook. Specialists will then discuss upcoming drought triggers, how to assess triggers for ranches, and management strategies to consider. The goal is to help ranchers make timely decisions and enhance their ability to withstand the drought, as well as give them an opportunity to discuss drought-related concerns.

Event Date
June 28, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region 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).

Event Date
June 28, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension will host a webinar on June 28 at 11 a.m. CDT/ 10 a.m. MDT to discuss various drought-related topics.

Event Date
June 29, 2021
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Location
Virtual

The Northeast Regional Climate Center hosts a monthly webinar with NOAA affiliates to address timely weather and climate concerns. The topic for the Tuesday, June 29 webinar is Ocean Climate Series, Part 1 of 2.

Event Date
June 29, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location
Virtual

This session will kick off a larger effort by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development, National Rural Water Association, and American Water Works Association to aid small and disadvantaged communities in pursuing water recycling. This effort is part of the national Water Reuse Action Plan, through which the EPA and others are taking action to build the nation’s capacity to benefit from wastewater recycling and stormwater capture and use.

Event Date
July 1, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and climate partners monthly briefing that covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. Due to ongoing severe to extreme drought conditions across the north central U.S., NOAA's Regional Climate Services is partnering with the USDA Climate Hubs to provide this additional webinar between the usual monthly climate webinars.

Event Date
July 13, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location
Virtual

Do you want to share your opinions on which soil moisture datasets, maps, and tools are needed to better inform drought, flood, or other natural resource issues? The National Coordinated Soil Moisture Monitoring Network is hosting two listening sessions for soil moisture end users to share their thoughts, wish lists, and out-of-the-box ideas about what types of soil moisture products would best serve them. Participants can choose from two identical listening sessions: July 13 or July 22, from 1-3 p.m. EDT.  

Event Date
July 13, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

The Southeast Climate monthly webinar series is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. ET. This series is hosted by the Southeast Regional Climate Center, in partnership with the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and the NOAA National Weather Service. These webinars will provide the region with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as agriculture production, water resources, wildfires, and ecosystems.

Event Date
July 15, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and climate partners monthly briefing that covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
July 22, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location
Virtual

Do you want to share your opinions on which soil moisture datasets, maps, and tools are needed to better inform drought, flood, or other natural resource issues? In July, the National Coordinated Soil Moisture Monitoring Network is hosting two listening sessions for soil moisture end users to share their thoughts, wish lists, and out-of-the-box ideas about what types of soil moisture products would best serve them. Participants can choose from two identical listening sessions: July 13 or July 22, from 1-3 p.m. EDT. 

Event Date
July 27, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The webinar will provide updated information on the climate, water, and drought status of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin. This drought assessment webinar is brought to you by the Auburn University Water Resources Center and the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS).

Event Date
July 29, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

North Dakota State University Extension specialists will host a live monthly webinar to assist ranchers as they navigate the drought. Each webinar will begin with an update on drought conditions and climate outlook. Specialists will then discuss upcoming drought triggers, how to assess triggers for ranches, and management strategies to consider. The goal is to help ranchers make timely decisions and enhance their ability to withstand the drought, as well as give them an opportunity to discuss drought-related concerns.

Event Date
July 29, 2021
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Location
Virtual

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. The topic for the Thursday, July 29 webinar is Ocean Climate Series, Part 2 of 2.

Event Date
August 3, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This webinar will showcase presentations and discussion by NIDIS staff on key takeaways from the December 2020 Flash Drought Virtual Workshop, with an emphasis on priority activities to advance flash drought monitoring, prediction, and planning/response.

Event Date
August 10, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

The Southeast Climate monthly webinar series is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. ET. This series is hosted by the Southeast Regional Climate Center, in partnership with the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and the NOAA National Weather Service. These webinars will provide the region with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as agriculture production, water resources, wildfires, and ecosystems.

Event Date
August 18, 2021 - August 19, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The virtual 2021 National Soil Moisture Workshop provides a unique opportunity for leaders in soil moisture research and development to come together in an interactive workshop format to exchange ideas and develop collaborations. This will be the tenth consecutive year for the workshop, which is an initiative of the community of researchers that developed the Marena, Oklahoma, In Situ Sensor Testbed (MOISST).

Event Date
August 19, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and climate partners monthly briefing that covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
August 23, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region 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).

Event Date
August 24, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The webinar will provide updated information on the climate, water, and drought status of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin. This drought assessment webinar is brought to you by the Auburn University Water Resources Center and the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS).

Event Date
August 26, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

North Dakota State University Extension specialists will host a live monthly webinar to assist ranchers as they navigate the drought. Each webinar will begin with an update on drought conditions and climate outlook. Specialists will then discuss upcoming drought triggers, how to assess triggers for ranches, and management strategies to consider. The goal is to help ranchers make timely decisions and enhance their ability to withstand the drought, as well as give them an opportunity to discuss drought-related concerns.

Event Date
September 14, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

The Southeast Climate monthly webinar series is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am ET. This series is hosted by the Southeast Regional Climate Center, in partnership with the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and the NOAA National Weather Service. These webinars will provide the region with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as agriculture production, water resources, wildfires, and ecosystems.

Event Date
September 16, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and climate partners monthly briefing that covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
September 27, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) September 2021 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region 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). The webinar takes place at 11 a.m. PT, Monday, September 27, 2021.

Event Date
September 28, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The webinar will provide updated information on the climate, water, and drought status of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin. This drought assessment webinar is brought to you by the Auburn University Water Resources Center and the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS).

Event Date
September 30, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

North Dakota State University Extension specialists will host a live monthly webinar to assist ranchers as they navigate the drought. Each webinar will begin with an update on drought conditions and climate outlook. Specialists will then discuss upcoming drought triggers, how to assess triggers for ranches, and management strategies to consider. The goal is to help ranchers make timely decisions and enhance their ability to withstand the drought, as well as give them an opportunity to discuss drought-related concerns.

Event Date
October 12, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

The Southeast Climate monthly webinar series is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am ET. This series is hosted by the Southeast Regional Climate Center, in partnership with the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and the NOAA National Weather Service. These webinars will provide the region with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as agriculture production, water resources, wildfires, and ecosystems.

Event Date
October 21, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and climate partners monthly briefing that covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
October 25, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region 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).

Event Date
October 26, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The webinar will provide updated information on the climate, water, and drought status of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin. This drought assessment webinar is brought to you by the Auburn University Water Resources Center and the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS).

Event Date
October 28, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

North Dakota State University Extension specialists will host a live monthly webinar to assist ranchers as they navigate the drought. Each webinar will begin with an update on drought conditions and climate outlook. Specialists will then discuss upcoming drought triggers, how to assess triggers for ranches, and management strategies to consider. The goal is to help ranchers make timely decisions and enhance their ability to withstand the drought, as well as give them an opportunity to discuss drought-related concerns.

Event Date
November 9, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

The Southeast Climate monthly webinar series is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am ET. This series is hosted by the Southeast Regional Climate Center, in partnership with the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and the NOAA National Weather Service. These webinars will provide the region with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as agriculture production, water resources, wildfires, and ecosystems.

Event Date
November 18, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and climate partners monthly briefing that covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

Event Date
November 22, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) November 2021 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region 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).

Event Date
November 23, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The webinar will provide updated information on the climate, water, and drought status of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin. This drought assessment webinar is brought to you by the Auburn University Water Resources Center and the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS).

Event Date
December 13, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region 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).

Event Date
December 16, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and climate partners monthly briefing that covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.