Digging Deeper Into Flash Droughts 6 May 2019

Digging Deeper Into Flash Droughts

Identifying rapidly evolving and severe “flash drought’ conditions is especially useful for mitigating crop losses, monitor vegetation health, and provide crucial information for increased fire risk.

NIDIS launches two new Drought Early Warning Systems 16 February 2016

NIDIS launches two new Drought Early Warning Systems

On Feb. 2 and 9, respectively, NIDIS launched two new Drought Early Warning Systems (DEWS) in the Pacific Northwest and Midwest.

NOAA research improves our capacity to prepare for and react to drought, says new Drought Task Force report 9 February 2016

NOAA research improves our capacity to prepare for and react to drought, says new Drought Task Force report

A new report from the NOAA Drought Task Force, “Research to Advance National Drought Monitoring and Prediction Capabilities,” highlights the crucial role NOAA research plays in advancing our ability to prepare for and react to drought.

El Niño Impacts for Colorado: Panel Discussion and 2-Pager 26 October 2015

El Niño Impacts for Colorado: Panel Discussion and 2-Pager

Given the very strong El Niño event and its likely persistence for several more months, the Western Water Assessment, a NOAA RISA program at CU Boulder, hosted a panel of local experts from NOAA ESRL and the National Weather Service on Friday, Oct. 23. They also released a 2-pager highlighting ENSO's prospective impacts in Colorado.

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