There is still time to get engaged in the upcoming NOAA General Modeling Meeting and Fair, September 10-12! August 8th is now the deadline to submit an abstract and sign-up for a modeling tutorial. Registration will remain open until August 31st (August 10th for Foreign Nationals).
A new study shows that though seasonal forecasts failed to predict the unusual California preciptation during the winters of 2015-16 and 2016-17, forecasts issued a month ahead — within the subseasonal timescale and much further ahead than a normal weather forecast — could have accurately predicted the abnormal winter rain.
As the 2018 wildfire season comes into full swing, scientists are participating in the first of many field experiments to measure and analyze the wildfire smoke that covers a significant portion of the United States each year. This project, called the Western Wildfire Experiment for Cloud Chemistry, Aerosol Absorption and Nitrogen (WE-CAN), will conduct 15 to 20 smoke-observation flights between late July and August out of Boise, Idaho.