April 29, 2016 – Workshop on Advancing Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Precipitation Forecasting for Western Water Management

The Western States Water Council (WSWC), the California Department of Water Resources, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) cosponsored a workshop on advancing sub-seasonal to seasonal precipitation forecasting for western water management on April 29, 2016.  This workshop addressed opportunities for and challenges to advancing NOAA’s research and modeling to improve forecasting predictive capabilities.

The workshop was held at the Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, Maryland.

Meeting Materials:

“Improving Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Precipitation Forecasting for Water Management” – Meeting Brochure



Working Together to Build a Weather and Water-Ready Nation – Louis Uccellini, Director, National Weather Service

OAR Science Supporting S2S Prediction – Michael Farrar, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes

Review of WSWC and NOAA Discussions on S2S Precipitation Forecasting – Kevin Werner, Director of Office of Organizational Excellence, NWS, and Jeanine Jones, Interstate Resources Manager, California Department of Water Resources

Western US Precipitation and S2S Prediction – Marty Ralph, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Informing Decisions for a Water-Prepared Nation – Ed Clark, Director, Geo-Intelligence Division of the National Water Center

OAR Research on S2S Predictability and Prediction – Dan Barrie, MAPP Program Manager, NOAA’s Climate Program

Strategies for S2S Forecasts – Edward Dunlea, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Background And Framework for Establishing a Seasonal Precipitation Forecast Improvement Project – David DeWitt, Director, Climate Prediction Center, NWS