Latest Science in Seasonal Precipitation Forecasting Focus of June 9 Workshop in Southern California
Registration Open for Irvine Event Highlighting How Improvements in Forecasting are Helping to Better Manage Drought
With the recent news that California has officially begun 2022 with its lowest January through April precipitation level since 1895, how reliable are the historical patterns traditionally used to forecast California’s water supply? Tomorrow’s weather forecast may be spot on, but can we ever get accurate precipitation forecasts weeks to months in advance?
To get the answers, register today for Making Progress on Drought Management: Improvements in Seasonal Precipitation Forecasting, a one-day workshop June 9 in Irvine sponsored by the California Department of Water Resources in partnership with the Water Education Foundation.
The event will feature experts from the National Weather Service, Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes, DWR and others discussing improvements in the science of long-range forecasting – critical for managing water supplies – and what may be ahead for this winter.
Bringing together research meteorologists and climate scientists, the event also will feature current information about climate change implications for forecasting and experimental forecasting work for the Upper Colorado River Basin, which has been suffering through more than two decades of dry conditions.
Click here for more information and to register.