Winter Outlook Workshop Water Education Foundation Irvine, CA WHEN December 8 8:30 am – 2:30 pm Add to Calendar 20221208 8:30 am 20221208 2:30 pm America/Los_Angeles Winter Outlook Workshop Join California Department of Water Resources in partnership with the Water Education Foundation at their Winter Outlook Workshop. The past […] Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering, Academy Way, Irvine, CA, USA Water Education Foundation MM/DD/YYYY LOCATION Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering, Academy Way, Irvine, CA, USA Get Directions COST $79 Member Pre-Registration Fee $79 Non-Member Pre-Registration Fee DEADLINE REGISTER NOW Join California Department of Water Resources in partnership with the Water Education Foundation at their Winter Outlook Workshop. The past three-year span, 2019 to 2022, has officially been the driest ever statewide going back to 1895 when modern records began in California. But this most recent period of overall drought has also seen big swings from very wet to very dry stretches such as the 2021-2022 water year that went from a relatively wet Oct.-Dec. beginning to the driest Jan.-March period in the state’s history. With La Niña conditions predicted to persist into this winter, what can reliably be said about the prospects for Water Year 2023? Does La Niña really mean anything for California or is it all washed up as a predictor in this new reality of climate whiplash, and has any of this affected our reliance on historical patterns to forecast California’s water supply? Find out what efforts are being made to improve sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) precipitation forecasting for California and the Colorado River Basin at our one-day Winter Outlook Workshop December 8 in Irvine, CA. Click here to register! Participants will hear the latest advancements in sub-seasonal to seasonal forecasting — weather predictions from two weeks to a season ahead — and how these predictions can improve management of water infrastructure. The event is ideal for anyone involved in managing water resources. It covers what is and isn’t known about forecasting winter precipitation weeks to months ahead, the skill of present forecasts and ongoing research to develop predictive ability.