Welcome to the 5th U.S. Drought Monitor Forum:Portland, OROctober 10-11, 2007 • Host: USDA-NRCS-National Water & Climate Center • Sponsor: National Drought Mitigation Center University of Nebraska-Lincoln Photos courtesy of USDA-NRCS Snow Survey
Weather in the Pacific NW(taken from Jeff Foxworthy) You know all the important seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Raining (Spring), Road Construction (Summer), Deer & Elk season (Fall) You are not fazed by "Today's forecast: showers followed by rain," and "Tomorrow's forecast: rain followed by showers” You have no concept of humidity without precipitation You can point to at least two volcanoes, even if you cannot see through the cloud cover Use the statement "sun break" and know what it means
Acknowledgements A big thanks to my helpers at the NDMC: Ann Fiedler, Kelly Smith, Deborah Wood, Mark Mesarch, Soren Scott, and Meghan Sittler USDA-NRCS-National Water and Climate Center especially Mike, Phil, Jan, Jolyne, and Becky You……..for being here to help us make this a better product!
Some Logistics: • Lunch options/venues in your folders including Food Court in the Mall across the street • Bathrooms directly outside of meeting room each day • Speakers get your talks loaded prior with Brian Fuchs, myself or other NDMC Staff • If you parked in the hotel garage, there are special rate parking rates available……let me know • No wi-fi available in meeting rooms Any Questions?
Here's hoping for a prosperous, drought-free 2008 Water Year to you all! Sherri Hebert, NWS-WFO, Pocatello, ID Any Questions?
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