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 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.
Climate Recap and Current Conditions
Karin Bumbacco | WA Asst State Climatologist
Seasonal Conditions & Climate Outlook Dave Miskus | NOAA Climate Prediction Center
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.
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