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Webinar: CA/NV Drought & Climate Update and Outlook
Monday, 27 September 2021, 2:00
Monday, September 27, 2021. 2:00 PM. Webinar: CA/NV Drought & Climate Update and Outlook. John Abatzoglou, UC Merced, Steven Springhorn, CA Dept of Water Resources, Dan Cayan, CNAP/Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Sponsored by National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), California Nevada Climate Applications Program (CNAP), Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC), California Department of Water Resources, Nevada Division of Water Resources, University of California Merced, Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Register here.
According to the September 9 U.S. Drought Monitor, 100% of CA/NV is in drought, with 79.6% in Extreme (D3) or Exceptional (D4) Drought. Continued drying has enhanced wildfire risk throughout the region, reflected in several continuing very large wildfires in northern California. Further, forecasts increasingly reflect the potential for La Nia development in the fall and into the winter. Historically, La Nia is associated with dry to normal conditions in the southern part of California and Nevada.
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 Nino and La Nina).