Join us February 26 for the Pacific Northwest Drought and Climate Outlook Webinar 
Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System
January Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar
Monday, February 26, 2018 at 11 am - 12 pm PDT
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 Niño and La Niña.  Speakers will also discuss t he 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. 

Featured Presentations
Climate Recap and Current Conditions
Karin Bumbacco | WA Asst State Climatologist

Seasonal Conditions & Climate Outlook
Dave Miskus | NOAA Climate Prediction Center
Climate Engine
Justin Huntington | WRCC/DRI 
Pacific Northwest Biochar Atlas
Claire Phillips | USDA
For additional information contact  Britt Parker, NOAA/NIDIS
News & Upcoming Events 
Climate Engine
Climate Engine allows users to analyze and interact with climate and earth observations for decision support related to drought, water use, agriculture, wildfire and ecology.  The tool was recently highlighted in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society entitled Climate Engine: Cloud Computing of Climate and Remote Sensing Data for Advanced Natural Resource Monitoring and Process Understanding.  Learn more
Winter Snowpack Numbers
Snowpack numbers for mountains across much of Oregon and southwestern Idaho looked pretty dismal as of January 31, 2018 release of The Climate CIRCulator. However, snowpack in other portions of our region aren't looking all that bad. This year's snowpack is a story of haves and have-nots.  Learn more
Pacific Northwest Biochar Atlas
A growing body of evidence suggests that biochars can provide "win-win-win" solutions to sustain rural livelihoods, preserve natural ecosystems, and adapt to climate variability. Biochar is a soil amendment that is produced when organic waste material is partially combusted in the presence of limited oxygen. The PNW Biochar Atlas objective is to share a range of tools, reports, and evaluations of biochars' abilities to provide these benefits.  Learn more
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