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KEY DOCUMENTS

WGA and NOAA sign renewed and revised MOU to help states plan for drought, wildfire, and flooding
June 2014
MOU

Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook - Spring 2014, a document highlighting drought and climate in the West
April 2014

Report: Drought Preparation and Response in the Western States
June 2013

Emerging scientific research indicates that the Western U.S. will be disproportionately impacted by variability in weather and climate. This is due to the natural topographical and geographical diversity of the region combined with a surge in population growth.

The Western Governors and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are working together to improve the development, coordination and dissemination of weather and climate information for resource management decision making in Western states.

 

 

 

 

Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook
Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook

The Western Governors' Association and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) collaborate on a Western Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook aimed at assisting policymakers as they prepare for drought and other extreme weather events.

The Outlook highlights trends in temperature, precipitation, and climate in the West. Maps of projections for continued drought are included to help state officials and other managers in their planning efforts.

 

In addition, NOAA has produced a series of Outlooks that focus more closely on regions that include WGA member states.

Previous versions of the Outlook:

•  June 2012
•  September 2012
•  December 2012
•  March 2013
•  June 2013