SCIPP Documents

SCIPP Monitor: December 2016

In this issue:

  • Providing Disaster Information to Oklahomans
  • Drought, Temperature, and Precipitation Summaries
  • How Much Heat is Lost Through Your Head?

SCIPP Monitor: December 2017

In this issue:

  • Improving Impact-Based Seasonal Outlooks for South Central Texas
  • Drought, Temperature, and Precipitation Summaries
  • Senior Meteorology Student Receives Undergraduate Research Award

SCIPP Monitor: December 2018

In this issue:

  • Partnership Between OWL and SCIPP
  • Drought, Temperature, and Precipitation Summaries
  • Fourth National Climate Assessment

SCIPP Monitor: December 2019

In this issue:

  • Rating Fire Danger from the Ground Up
  • NOAA's Winter Outlooks
  • About SCIPP Team: Margret Boone

Developing a Visual Drought Index

Engaging with citizens to gain information about local drought conditions and impacts is important for improving the accuracy of drought indices and identifying local-scale drought, but what does drought actually look like across the country? This project was designed to create a visual drought severity scale by using photos that citizens took of their landscape, and compare the scale to established drought indices to determine if the scale is accurate and executable. This concept of a visual assessment of drought severity is similar to the Enhanced Fujita Scale that is used to assess tornado damage. Drought indices used for comparison include the USDM, the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI), and the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI).

SCIPP Monitor: February 2011

In this issue:

  • Impacts of February Snowstorms Across the SCIPP Region
  • Temperature and Precipitation Summaries
  • Drought Update

SCIPP Monitor: February 2012

In this issue:

  • Flood Information Needs
  • Last Freeze for SCIPP Region
  • Drought Update

SCIPP Monitor: February 2013

In this issue:

  • West Nile Virus in the South
  • Temperature and Precipitation Summaries
  • Drought Update

SCIPP Monitor: February 2014

In this issue:

  • Understanding One's Severe Weather Risk
  • Temperature and Precipitation Summaries
  • Drought Update