NIDIS to Host Drought Update & Wildfire Outlook Webinar for California and the Southwest

  • 11 May 2021

Event date: 5/24/2021 2:00 PM Export event

On May 24 at 11am PT/12 pm MT, the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) will host a Drought Update and Wildfire Outlook Webinar for California and the Southwest. The webinar will provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on the current drought status and outlook, as well as  the wildland fire potential outlook.

Speakers include:

  • Drought & Climate Update & Outlook: Brian Fuchs, National Drought Mitigation Center
  • Wildland Fire Potential Outlook: Chuck Maxwell, Predictive Services Manager, Southwest Coordination Center
  • How do Drought and Vegetation Recovery Influence Post-Wildfire Hazards?: Luke McGuire, University of Arizona
  • Post-Wildfire Resources: Emile Elias, USDA Southwest Climate Hub

This webinar is a special joint region webinar, combining the California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar Series and Southwest Drought Briefings, produced by the Intermountain West DEWS and the USDA Southwest Climate Hub.

The webinar partners include NIDIS, the California-Nevada Climate Applications Program (CNAP, a CPO RISA team), Western Regional Climate Center, Desert Research Institute, National Interagency Fire Center, Bureau of Land Management, USDA Southwest Climate Hub, National Drought Mitigation Center, Arizona Climate Office, and the University of Arizona.

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