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Webinar: Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar + Wildfire Spotlight

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Monday, 23 August 2021, 2:00

Monday, August 23, 2021. 2:00 PM. Webinar: Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar + Wildfire Spotlight. Nick Bond, Office of the Washington State Climatologist; Robin Fox, National Weather Service; Sonia Hall, Washington State University. Sponsored by NOAA. Register here.

According to the August 10, 2021 U.S. Drought Monitor, 94% of the Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) is in drought. Additionally, drought conditions are rapidly intensifying. Almost 25% of the region is in Exceptional Drought (D4), up from 3% just a month ago. Wildfires are raging, sending smoke throughout the rest of the Lower 48. This webinar will feature recent and current conditions, outlooks, as a presentation on communicating research to help understand what makes communities vulnerable to wildfire.

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 Nimo and La Nina. 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.

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