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Webinar: CA/NV Drought & Climate Update and Outlook
Monday, 22 November 2021, 2:00
Monday, November 22, 2021. 2:00 PM. Webinar: CA/NV Drought & Climate Update and Outlook. Amanda Sheffield, NOAA; Jon Gottschalk, NWS Climate Prediction Center; Julie Kalansky, Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Sponsored by NOAA and National Integrated Drought Information System. More information here. Register here.
According to the November 2 U.S. Drought Monitor, 100% of CA/NV is in drought, with 72.4% in Extreme (D3) or Exceptional (D4) Drought. An exceptional atmospheric river (AR5) brought rain, snow, and wind to Northern California and Nevada in late October. This AR and recent storms improved drought conditions but has not come close to ending the drought for the region. The current drought developed over many months to years, leaving soils parched. Greater than normal winter precipitation will still be needed to replenish this soil moisture deficit and deliver normal spring streamflows.
The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) November 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).