West Watch

West Watch is a monthly webinar series that brings together NOAA staff and partners from across the agency and region to share information about climate conditions and impacts

March 2023
In the March edition of West Watch, we hosted a discussion about the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). The discussion reflected on the things we’ve learned about ENSO since the 2015-2016 event, added context to our observations of recent climate impacts in the region, and highlighted some of the ongoing research questions related to ENSO and regional climate variability.

Speakers included:

Michelle L'Heureux, NOAA/NWS Climate Prediction Center, College Park, MD

Nick Bond, Univ. of Washington/Office of the Washington State Climatologist, Seattle, WA

Nate Mantua, NOAA/NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Santa Cruz, CA


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February  2023
The February edition of West Watch provided an overview of observed climate conditions and impacts across the region.

Speakers included:

Dan McEvoy, Western Regional Climate Center/DRI, Reno, NV

Jan Newton, Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS),
Seattle, WA

Henry Ruhl, Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS), Moss Landing, CA

Clarissa Anderson, Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS), La Jolla, CA

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January  2023
The first West Watch webinar of 2023 focused on the McKinney Fire and subsequent debris flow which occurred in Northern California during the summer of 2022.

Speakers included:

Tom Wright, National Weather Service, Medford, OR

Tim Bailey, The Watershed Research and Training Center, Hayfork, CA

Spencer Higginson, National Weather Service, Medford, OR

Shari Witmore, NOAA Fisheries, Arcata, CA

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Check out the West Watch archives offsite link for events from 2015 - 2022.

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