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Webinar: Flash Drought: Current Understanding and Future Priorities

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Tuesday, 03 August 2021, 2:00

Tuesday, August 3, 2021. 2:00 PM. Webinar: Flash Drought: Current Understanding and Future Priorities.  Joel Lisonbee and Molly Woloszyn, NOAA-NIDIS; Mike Hobbins, NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory; and Amanda Cravens, USGS Fort Collins Science Center. Sponsored by NOAA/NIDIS/NWS. Register Here.

Droughts are often categorized as ‘flash’ droughts when they develop or intensify in a matter of weeks (though defining flash droughts continues to be an area of active debate). The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and the National Weather Service (NWS) are pleased to announce a series of three webinars to help climate professionals and operational service providers better understand this phenomenon, its defining characteristics and how it varies by region and season, its impacts on agricultural and other stakeholders, and the potential for improved monitoring, prediction, and planning/response tools (datasets, maps, etc.). This webinar, the second in the series, will showcase the following presentations and discussion by NIDIS staff on key takeaways from the December 2020 Workshop, with an emphasis on priority activities to advance flash drought monitoring, prediction, and planning/response.

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