Hydrologist Bart Nijssen and climatologist John Abatzoglou report on the 2021 water year, and use the Climate Toolbox to tell the story Bart Nijssen and John Abatzoglou Daylight hours are increasing rapidly and the end of winter is in sight. So it is an ideal time to do a quick recap of the water year…
Category: Climate Update
Oregon Climate Assessment Identifies Advances in Climate Science and Opportunities for Resilience
Oregon Climate Change Research Institute Director and CIRC Co-LEad Erica Fleishman shares highlights from the recently released Fifth Oregon Climate Assessment Erica Fleishman Every two years, the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) assesses the state of climate change science and the likely effects of climate change on Oregon. On January 5, 2021, OCCRI released…
Historic Droughts and Fires: A Recap of the 2020 Water Year in Oregon and Washington and the 2021 Outlook
The year 2020 has been exceptional in many ways, and that extends to the water year (1 October 2019 – 30 September 2020). On October 28 and 29, scientists, resource managers, and planners convened virtually for the Water Year 2020 Recap and 2021 Outlook meeting. This highly collaborative event was sponsored by the National Integrated…
How the Pacific Northwest’s snowpack rebounded this winter
Northwest Climate Recap
As the fall rains return, let’s not forget that we just had one very hot summer. We give you the numbers in this Northwest Climate Currents.
The Water Year’s Long, Cold, and Wet Goodbye Kiss to the Drought
This year’s weird winter weather and the end of the drought.