(photo: Getty Images) Organizers announce the availability of a National Weather Service Alaska Climate Forecast Briefing webinar. The event will be held Friday, 21 August 2015 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time. It can be attended on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus in the International Arctic Research Center's (IARC) room Akasofu 407 or online.

The tools and techniques for making monthly and season scale climate forecasts are rapidly changing, with the potential to provide useful forecasts at the month and longer range. Rick Thoman (Climate Science and Services Manager, Environmental and Scientific Services Division, National Weather Service Alaska Region) will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review forecast tools, and conclude with the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for the upcoming season.

Rick will also present a "Feature-of-the-Month" special addition, in which he will highlight a topic relevant to the particular month. This month's topic is short duration, high intensity precipitation events.

Due to new government regulations the briefing is moved to IARC/Akasofu 407 (previously in the NWS Conference room) on the UAF Campus or online (http://accap.adobeconnect.com/august2015/event/event_info.html)


This webinar is part of a monthly series generally taking place the third Friday of each month.

For questions, please contact: Tina Buxbaum Phone: 907-474-7812 or via email