The western United States is in an exceptional drought. Many of the traditional drought indicators, such as precipitation and temperatures, hit historic extremes over the past year, including a year without a monsoon in the southwest and record low soil moisture leading into winter.
With a national audience in mind, this webinar will provide an overview of the unique climate of the western United States and how the last year-and-a-half has been different from the norm across this region. This story will be told from the perspective of a few of the scientists and data providers who will also highlight where to find the data used in their narrative. These may include tools such as the Evaporative Demand Drought Indicator, River forecast center forecast products, the Climate Engine, Soil Moisture, Wildfire related tools and/or Snow Drought.
Register for all three webinars in the Western U.S. Drought Webinar Series here.