Agenda Posted for Dec. 8 Winter Outlook Workshop in Southern California
Join Us in Irvine to Hear from Experts on the Prospects for Water Year 2023 & Latest Advances in Precipitation and Snowmelt Forecasting
Don’t miss our Winter Outlook Workshop on Dec. 8 in Irvine to hear an update on what might be in store for this water year, the latest improvements to snowmelt runoff forecasts and insight into whether La Niña conditions projected to persist into this winter really mean anything as a predictor in this new reality of climate whiplash.
You will learn about what is and isn’t known in forecasting winter precipitation weeks to months ahead, the skill of present forecasts and ongoing research to develop predictive ability.
Speakers at the workshop include:
- Mike Anderson, California’s state climatologist, who will provide a recap of Water Year 2022 and a look at prospects for Water Year 2023
- Sean DeGuzman, Chief of Snow Surveys and Water Supply Forecasting for the California Department of Water Resources, who will talk about improvements to snowmelt runoff forecasting
- Emerson Lajoie, meteorologist at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, who will talk about the the center’s experimental Water Year outlook
You can view a full agenda here. The event will be held at the Beckman Center on the campus of UC Irvine. Registration is $79 and includes refreshments, lunch and materials for those coming in person. A non-interactive, virtual registration option is available to view a live stream of the event, but the only way to ask questions and engage with the experts is to join us in Irvine!
This special event is sponsored by the California Department of Water Resources in partnership with the Water Education Foundation and is ideal for anyone interested in water resources management. Register here!