Briefings

The USDA Southwest Climate Hub collaborates with the Intermountain West Drought Early Warning System to host monthly 30-minute drought briefings when conditions reach extreme and exceptional drought ratings in the region. Each briefing features a weather and climate update and outlook, as well as one resource to help managers cope with drought.

We share the briefings here for future viewing:

Month Weather and Climate Outlook Resource
June 2021 Southwest Drought Briefing National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
May 2021 California and Southwest Drought Update & Wildfire Outlook Webinar National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
April 2021 Southwest Drought Briefing National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
February 2021 Southwest Drought Briefing National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
November 2020 Southwest Drought Briefing The new Drought.gov website by the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)