SCIPP Documents

Local Drought Management: A summary of how counties and parishes use drought information in the South Central United States

NOAA and other partners have made amazing strides over the past decade to improve drought monitoring, preparedness, response, and mitigation. How do these national efforts reflect at the local level? The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), a NOAA RISA Team, conducted a survey of county-level offices in a six-state region in the South Central United States to answer this question. The project revealed an active local network, especially in the relatively drier states in the western part of the region (Texas and Oklahoma), working to help their communities, businesses, and individuals manage drought. Those in the network had access to a wealth of information, but there are opportunities to improve their connection, particularly through the U.S. Drought Monitor process and representing local conditions.

Rio Grande-Bravo Climate Outlook: A Summary of Survey Responses

SCIPP has been working with CLIMAS, NOAA and other partners on a prototype quarterly climate outlook for the Rio Grande-Rio Bravo region of the southern U.S. and northern Mexico. The survey provided input into design features preferred by those using, or likely to use, the new outlook.

SCIPP Update & Lessons Learned

This presentation addresses SCIPP goals and partnerships in addition to specific examples of how SCIPP has collaborated with local communities.

Seasonal Forecasting (Jan 12, 2012)

This is part of the Managing Drought in the Southern Plains Webinar Series.

SCIPP Monitor: September 2011

In this issue:

  • Drought in the Southern United States
  • Temperature and Precipitation Summaries
  • Drought Update

SCIPP Monitor: September 2012

In this issue:

  • Hurricanes and Decision-¬≠Making
  • Temperature and Precipitation Summaries
  • Drought Update

SCIPP Monitor: September 2013

In this issue:

  • Field Photos Weekend
  • Wind Shear Kept Tropical Storm Karen in Check
  • Drought Update

SCIPP Monitor: September 2014

In this issue:

  • A Central Texas Predecessor Rain Event Associated with Hurricane Odile
  • Alligator Gender Determined by Climate
  • Precipitation, Temperature, and Drought Summaries

SCIPP Monitor: September 2015

In this issue:

  • A Shocking Intervention: How the September 5th and 6th Events Impacted Louisiana
  • Drought, Temperature, and Precipitation Summaries
  • Saharan Desert Facts

SCIPP Monitor: September 2017

In this issue:

  • The Increasing Variability of Precipitation In the Southern Great Plains
  • Drought, Temperature, and Precipitation Summaries
  • Hurricane Season Ain't Over til It's Over