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Regional Drought Updates

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

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Event Date
Event Date
July 13, 2022 - July 14, 2022
Location
Pala, CA

This two-day, in-person training will help arm up to 50 Tribal-serving professionals* with the knowledge and skills needed to get to the heart of the unique climate and health vulnerabilities of the Tribes they serve, while also offering space for participants to attend to their own hearts through personal reflection and peer connection. The interactive training format will feature expert speakers, facilitated discussions, and hands-on learning activities to help deepen understanding of the effects of climate change on Tribal health and wellbeing. The summit will help practitioners ready their hearts and minds to develop well-informed vulnerability assessments that best reflect their community’s concerns, culture, and aspirations and lead to the most meaningful adaptation decisions.    

Event Date
July 14, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location
Virtual

The U.S. Geological Survey and NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System are pleased to announce a series of listening sessions to seek input on priorities and needs related to predicting water availability changes under drought conditions at national and regional scales. This listening session, held on July 14, 2022, will include a short introduction to water use information products, followed by guided discussions with participants on research priorities for product development or improvement at the national and/or regional scale.

Event Date
July 20, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Sioux City, IA

To prepare for potential adverse effects of future drought on Iowans, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management are seeking input from stakeholders from all sectors to develop a robust and useful drought preparedness plan. A series of stakeholder input meetings are scheduled across the state throughout the month of July. This meeting in Sioux City will take place at the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce, located at 101 Pierce Street in Sioux City.

Event Date
July 21, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) are co-hosting two webinars in collaboration with their federal, tribal, state, and local partners, focused on drought and heat in the West and the Southern Plains. The first webinar, held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. MT on July 21, will focus on the Western U.S. (Southwest, California, Pacific Northwest, Missouri River Basin, and Alaska).

Event Date
July 21, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Cedar Rapids, IA

To prepare for potential adverse effects of future drought on Iowans, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management are seeking input from stakeholders from all sectors to develop a robust and useful drought preparedness plan. A series of stakeholder input meetings are scheduled across the state throughout the month of July. This meeting in Cedar Rapids will take place at Kirkwood Community College, located at 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW in Cedar Rapids.

Event Date
July 21, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Location
Virtual

NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) are co-hosting two webinars in collaboration with their federal, tribal, state, and local partners, focused on drought and heat in the West and the Southern Plains. The second webinar, held from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. CT on July 21, will focus on the Southern Plains (Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas).

Event Date
July 21, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. The webinar will include a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc, as well as potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, the webinar will include a discussion of outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons.

Event Date
July 22, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Creston, IA

To prepare for potential adverse effects of future drought on Iowans, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management are seeking input from stakeholders from all sectors to develop a robust and useful drought preparedness plan. A series of stakeholder input meetings are scheduled across the state throughout the month of July. This meeting in Creston will take place at Southwestern Community College, located at 1501 W. Townline Street in Creston.

Event Date
July 26, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

The Southeast Climate monthly webinar series is held on the fourth 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 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 28, 2022
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. Recorded versions are available within a week after the live webinar. The topic for the Thursday, July 28 webinar is Climate Migration.

Event Date
August 2, 2022 - August 3, 2022
Location
Norman, OK

This regional gathering will bring together partners within the Southern Plains Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) network.

Event Date
August 9, 2022 - August 10, 2022
Location
Columbus, OH

The 2022 National Soil Moisture Workshop returns to an in-person format after a 2 year hiatus (with a limited virtual option), and will be hosted by Ohio State University, in Columbus, OH on August 9–10, 2022. 

This workshop provides a unique opportunity for leaders in soil moisture research and development to come together in an interactive format to exchange ideas and develop collaborations across their research areas and with the user community. This will be the 13th consecutive year for the workshop, which was started by the researchers who created the Marena, Oklahoma, In Situ Sensor Testbed (MOISST).  It has now grown to be a premier event for sharing new soil moisture research.  

Event Date
August 9, 2022 - August 10, 2022
Location
Atlanta Regional Commission, Atlanta, Georgia

This regional gathering will bring together partners for the first time under the newly established Southeast Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) network to share and discuss ongoing drought-related activities, learn about new and innovative drought research and resources, explore emerging issues and opportunities, and identify collaborative paths forward that advance drought early warning and preparedness in this region.

Event Date
August 18, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. The webinar will include a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc, as well as potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, the webinar will include a discussion of outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons.

Event Date
August 22, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

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.

Event Date
August 23, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

The Southeast Climate monthly webinar series is held on the fourth 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 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 30, 2022
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. Recorded versions are available within a week after the live webinar. The topic for the Tuesday, August 30 webinar is the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Event Date
September 8, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location
Virtual

The U.S. Geological Survey and NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System are pleased to announce a series of listening sessions to seek input on priorities and needs related to predicting water availability changes under drought conditions at national and regional scales. This listening session, held on September 8, 2022, will include a short introduction to water availability prediction products for ecosystems, followed by guided discussions with participants on research priorities for product development or improvement at the national and/or regional scale.

Event Date
September 15, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. The webinar included a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc, as well as potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, the webinar included a discussion of outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons.

Event Date
September 26, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System September 2022 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
September 27, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

The Southeast Climate monthly webinar series is held on the fourth 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 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 20, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The U.S. Geological Survey and NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System are pleased to announce a series of listening sessions to seek input on priorities and needs related to predicting water availability changes under drought conditions at national and regional scales. This webinar, held on October 20, 2022, will include an overview and synthesis of key take-aways from the series of listening sessions, discussion of next steps, and time for Q&A and participant feedback. 

Event Date
October 20, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. The webinar included a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc, as well as potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, the webinar included a discussion of outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons.

Event Date
October 24, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

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.

Event Date
October 25, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

The Southeast Climate monthly webinar series is held on the fourth 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 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 15, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location
Virtual

The Southeast Climate monthly webinar series is held on the fourth 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 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 17, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. The webinar included a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc, as well as potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, the webinar included a discussion of outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons.

Event Date
November 28, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System November 2022 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 15, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and climate partners monthly briefing covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. The webinar included a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc, as well as potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, the webinar included a discussion of outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons.