Monday, June 27, 2022 at 11 am - 12 pm PT
According to the June 7, 2022 U.S. Drought Monitor, 53.2% of the Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) is in drought, with 17.8% of the region in Extreme/Exceptional Drought (D3/D4). On a positive note, this is down from just over 75% of the region in drought at the beginning of 2022. Much of the region has been getting steady precipitation along with cool temperatures during this time. However, parts of southern OR and ID have missed out on much of the moisture, as has been the case for many years now. This webinar will provide more information on the current conditions and outlooks, as well as a presentation on a new NIDIS-funded study from the Montana Climate Office on "Drought assessment has been outpaced by climate change: empirical arguments for a paradigm shift."