Check out a special webinar designed to showcase two great climate and drought resources - the High Plains Regional Climate Center (HPRCC) new website, as well as the revamped U.S. Drought Portal, launched by the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) in January 2021. The webinar features tours of both sites, as well as demonstrations of tools, resources, interactive components and features actionable, shareable information and easy-to-understand graphics.
Borrowing from a format used by universities across the country, colleagues from NOAA each had one slide and three minutes to present on a variety of topics related to tropical weather. These include new technologies for studying hurricanes, providing decision support services, forecasting hurricanes, hurricane hunters, addressing hazards, communicating forecasts and risks, how NOAA helps re-open ports, and assessing impacts to fisheries.
With a seemingly overwhelming amount of climate data and information available from countless sources, the NOAA Central Region Collaboration Team has developed a resource designed to ensure connections to numerous regional climate services partners in the region and bring together in once place easy access to popular tools, trustworthy information, and the latest resources for our region. Bookmark this new page and you will be two clicks from accessing climate and drought outlooks, monthly webinars, data, graphs, maps, and more!
NOAA West Regional Collaboration Team hosted a series of short presentations showcasing some of NOAA’s cross-disciplinary contributions to the complex local, state, and federal response to 2020’s historic wildfires. Six speakers from several NOAA line offices and partner organizations discussed topics such as: family evacuation preparedness, value-added products for NOAA predictive models, incident meteorology during the pandemic, critical incident stress, post-fire flooding and debris flow, and wildlife implications for Endangered Species Act- listed species.