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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
December 2, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The Arizona Drought Monitoring Technical Committee needs more representatives from all sectors and regions of the state to share their observations of drought. Those interested in drought monitoring are invited to attend a virtual workshop on December 2, 2021 to learn about and discuss (1) ways to evaluate, measure, and report drough, (2) current and projected conditions through winter 2022, and (3) available tools for analyzing and reporting drought.

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

Please join us for the Northern Plains Drought Update & Outlook Tribal Webinar on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 1 p.m. MST/ 2 p.m. CST. This webinar will provide a current overview of drought conditions in the Northern Great Plains, as well as an outlook on what to expect this winter and going into the spring. Also, we will discuss the Mesonet station program run by South Dakota State University and opportunities to gather the best available data on tribal lands.

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 13, 2021
12:00 pm - 12:35 pm
Location
Virtual

The most recent United States Drought Monitor indicates that nearly all of the Southwest is experiencing some level of drought, but summer and early fall precipitation has improved conditions. This short drought briefing will focus on winter drought conditions and forecasts for Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Nevada, followed by a discussion on drought and urban horticulture.

Event Date
December 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 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. This month's special topic is the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

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.

Event Date
December 16, 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. Recorded versions are available within a week after the live webinar. The topic for the Thursday, December 16 webinar is the NOAA National Water Model.

Event Date
January 11, 2022
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 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. This month's special topic is "Hourly Precipitation Trends in the Southeast."

Event Date
January 19, 2022 - January 20, 2022
Location
Portland State University, Portland, OR

The Pacific Northwest Drought and Human Health Workshop will be held on January 19–20, 2022 at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. The workshop is tailored around regional drought-related human health impacts, and will help identify gaps and needs, collaborative opportunities, and ways to integrate the health sector into existing drought activities. The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) is co-leading the Drought and Human Health Workshop with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, along with a number of Pacific Northwest partner organizations.

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

The California-Nevada Winter Status Update 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
January 25, 2022
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
January 27, 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, January 27 webinar is Snow Survey and Climatologies.

Event Date
February 8, 2022
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 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
February 22, 2022
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
March 1, 2022 - March 2, 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
March 8, 2022
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 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
March 22, 2022
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
March 28, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System March 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
April 12, 2022
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 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
April 26, 2022
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
May 10, 2022
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 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
May 23, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System May 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
May 24, 2022
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
June 14, 2022
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 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 25, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System July 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 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
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).