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Webinar: U.S. Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar

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Monday, 22 August 2022, 2:00

Monday, August 22, 2022. 2:00 PM. Webinar: U.S. Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar. Larry O’Neill, Oregon Climate Service; Brent Bower, NWS Seattle. Sponsored by NOAA. More information here. Register here.

Abstract:
According to the August 2, 2022 U.S. Drought Monitor, 39.5% of the Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) is in drought. A very wet spring and early summer greatly improved conditions compared to March, when over 70% of the region was in drought. However, a large part of Oregon is still in Extreme (D3)/Exceptional (D4) Drought, as are pockets in Idaho. This webinar will provide more information on the current conditions and outlooks, as well as additional regional presentations. 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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