This document was created by SCIPP and the Oklahoma Department of Homeland Security. It describes the benefits of local hazard mitigation plans and why they matter to communities. The document includes: a description of what hazard mitigation is and the hazards Oklahoma faces, costs of weather and climate events in Oklahoma, the benefits of hazard mitigation plans, examples of projects communities can implement with funding from the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, cost savings from mitigation actions, and hazard mitigation success stories in Oklahoma. SCIPP plans to create this resource for other states in our region in the future.
Author(s): Mark Shafer, Randy Peppler, Kritika Pathak
An assessment of the state of knowledge on prediction of wildfire and winter storms on the seasonal to subseasonal scale was produced to support operations of the Oklahoma National Guard. The report discusses predictability and global circulation linkages, weather conditions associated with wildfire and winter storms, global weather and climate patterns, and applications to subseasonal and seasonal prediction.
This document includes maps that were created by Kristin Calhoun at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory/Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies and display annual and seasonal (winter, spring, summer, and fall) mean cloud-to-ground lightning density (strikes per km2) in Texas from 1995-2019.
Author(s): Rebecca Bolinger, Vincent Brown, Chistopher Fuhrmann, Karin Gleason, Andrew Joyner, Barry Keim, Amanda Lewis, John Nielsen-Gammon, Crystal Stiles, William Tollefson, Hannah Attard, Alica Bentley
In September of 2018, representatives from six Oklahoma military installations along with members of the weather and climate research community across the University of Oklahoma participated in a Weather and Climate Impacts on Military Operations workshop. The workshop focused on learning about the missions and operations of each military installation, how climate and weather events impact these operations, and how the latest technology, research, measurements, and operations could be harnessed to help address weather-related concerns at their military installations. The meeting identified the need to hold similar discussions with national facilities, more in-depth discussion about potential tools that could be developed and applied, more discussion bout economic impacts, and continued collaboration among the participants.