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Webinar: Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar

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Monday, 13 December 2021, 2:00

Monday, December 13, 2021. 2:00 PM. Webinar: Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar. Karin Bumbaco, Office of the WA State Climatologist; Andrea Bair, NOAA NWS Western Regional Office; Heidi Huber-Sterns, Oregon State University Extension; Chris Goemans, Colorado State University. Sponsored by NOAA. More information here. Register here.

Abstract:
According to the November 23, 2021 U.S. Drought Monitor, 89% of the Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) is in drought, with over 40% of the region in Extreme/Exceptional Drought (D3/D4). Atmospheric Rivers continue to hit parts of the region and more are on the way, They are improving conditions, but precipitation deficits in some areas are huge. This webinar will feature recent and current conditions, outlooks, as well as presentations on a "Smoke Ready Community" and "An Analysis of the Impact of Drought on Agriculture, Local Economies, Public Health, and Crime Across the Western United States."

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 Nio and La Nia. 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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