The North Central Climate Collaborative (NC3) is working to increase the flow and usability of climate information for Extension, farmers, natural resource managers, and communities by hosting bimonthly webinars on climate and water.
Missouri River Basin Spring Flood Outlook
Monday, February 24, 2020 from 1-2PM CT
Kevin Low, Service Coordination Hydrologist, NOAA National Weather Service, Missouri Basic River Forecast Center
2019 saw record-setting flooding across many parts of the North Central Region, and many areas are continuing to deal with excess water. This is especially top of mind as we head into the spring. Tune into this month’s webinar as Kevin Low, river forecaster for the National Weather Service’s Missouri Basin River Forecast Center, summarizes the operations of the National Weather Service Missouri Basin River Forecast Center and provides a briefing on the 2020 Spring flood risk across the basin.
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Climate for Cities: Increasing the capacity for cities to effectively plan for climate change – Watch Here
Monday, December 16, 2019 from 1-2PM CT
Martha Shulski, State Climatologist and Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Rising temperatures, greater variability, shifting precipitation patterns, and more extreme rain events due to climate change pose current and future challenges for cities. Impacts permeate across many aspects of municipalities – infrastructure, health, recreation, utilities, emergency operations, etc. Proper adaptation requires a knowledge and understanding of climate projections and how future changes will influence specific municipal concerns. This work aims to enhance decision-making and increase capacity of both small and large communities to effectively plan for change. In doing so, researchers and cities partnered to understand barriers, develop local and usable tools, and ultimately reduce risk to future climate change impacts.