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Summer 2014 Issue

Master Station upgrades completed across the U.S., page 1
82nd Western Snow Conference focuses on "dust on snow," page 3
Hanging out at Tower Climbing and Rescue Training, page 5
A brief history: SNOTEL electronics, page 6
It's not too late. Enter the 2014 Snow Survey Photo Contest, page 9
Climate Data Initiative launches new website, page 9
Spotlight on...Scott Oviatt
BBQ and retirement celebration brings team to EMF, page 11
Resource Locator, page 12
Upcoming event, page 12
"Infographics" illustrate concepts in an entertaining way, page 13
Report Generator 1.3 features new charting tool, improved performance, page 13
Quick Stats "Lite" now available, page 14
NWCC/Snow Survey Program highlights, page 14
Photo of the month, page 15
Products and Resources on the web, page 15
From the Director's Desk: NWCC: Our dual roles and responsibilities, page 16
 

Spring 2014 Issue

Server failure highlights site popularity, vulnerabilities, page 1
Snow School 2014: Four Sunny Days, One Cold Night, page 3
Spotlight on... Jan Curtis, page 4
Pacific Northwest Climate Impacts Assessment, page 5
Western State Conservationists meet to discuss issue and provide support, page 6
Announcing: 2014 Snow Survey Photo Contest, page 7
Resource Locator. page 8
Upcoming Events, page 8
cli-MATE features weather and climate data, page 9
Western Snow Conference registration underway, page 9
Prevent digital eye strain: the 20-20-20 Rule, page 10
NWCC/Snow Survey Program Highlights, page 10
Photo of the month, page 11
Product and Resources on the web, page 11
From the Director's Desk: Change: It just happens, page 12

Winter 2013-2014 Issue

Report Generator: One stop shopping for snow, climate, soils and water resource data, page 1
Stormwater calculator helps manage runoff, page 2

SnowPAC tackles budget, staffing issues, page 3

Monthly Climate Science/Management Digest, page 4

Groundwater, soil moisture conditions from GRACE data assimilation, page 5

Spotlight on... Wayne Sheets, page 6
US Tornado Event Browser, page 7
Call for Papers: Western Snow Conference, page 7

Resource Locator, page 8
Upcoming Events, page 8

In Memoriam: Mary Irene Martin, page 9

Rainfall Atlas of Hawaii, page 10

NWCC Highlights, page 10

Photo of the month, page 11

Products and Resources on the web, page 11

From the Director's desk: What is essential?, page 12

Fall 2013 Issue

Western wildfires threaten, destroy SNOTEL sites, page 1

Time to register for 2014 Snow School, page 2

EMF powers up new environmental chambers, page 3

Spotlight on... Ron Abramovich, page 5

NCDC Climatological Rankings data retrieval tool, page 6

Drought response site features "drought meter," page 6

USDA uses PRISM data to improve integrity of Federal Crop Insurance Program, page 7

Timing of seasonal mountain pass closures in Washington state, page 8

Technology transfer at the National Water and Climate Center, page 9

Monitoring wildfire conditions by state, page 10

Upcoming events, page 10

"Streamer" online map traces rivers and streams, page 11

More stress management tips, page 11

NDAWN: Weather data and agricultural applications, page 12

Photo of the month, page 13

User Defined Area Forecast application released, page 13

Resource Locator, page 14

NWCC Highlights, page 14

U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook map, page 15

Products and resources on the web, page 15

From the Director's desk: Valuing tomorrow's climate in today's world, page 16

Summer 2013 Issue

NDMC provides monitoring, impact assessments and planning, page 1

What are "snow needles?", page 2

Successful tower climbing ad rescue training, page 3

ICI-RAFT estimate rain event frequency/intensity, page 4

125th Anniversary: Geological Society of America annual meeting, page 4

Gridded Soil Survey Geographic map product, page 5

81st Western Snow Conference held in Jackson, WY, page 6

WestWide Drought Tracker, page 8

Water Quality Index for Agricultural Runoff released, page 9

More stress management tips, page 9

Resource Locator, page 10

NWCC Highlights, page 10

U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook, page 11

Products and resources on the web, page 11

North American Soil Moisture Database, page 12

NWCC Director presents at drought conference, page 12

2013 Photo Contest Winners!, page 13-17

From the Director's desk, page 18

Spring 2013 Issue

Lingering US drought implications enormous, page 1

Spotlight on...Denice Schilling, page 3

Improved streamflow forecast data for water users, page 4

Reports on climate change and adaptation strategies, page 4

The Ground Truth: Snow School 2013, page 5

Outlook Report features NWCC reservoir data, page 6

Photo of the month, page 7

2013 Snow Survey photo contest underway, page 8

Spring and summer streamflow forecasts, page 9

Wind map "visualizes" wind currents, page 9

Resource locator, page 10

NWCC highlights, page 10

Photo of the month, page 11

Products and resources on the web, page 11

From the Director's desk, page 12

Winter 2012 Issue

Flood early warning system installed after record fire, page 1

Upper Missouri River Basin monitoring committees formed, page 2

New tools from the National Water and Climate Center, page 3

National Water Information System Mapper, page 3

2012 Water Year in Review, page 4

New Master Station components deployed, page 5

Garen presents at interdisciplinary conference, page 5

SnowPAC team addresses budget, staffing challenges, page 6

Integrated climate map applications, page 6

US COOP station interactive map, page 7

Precipitation Return Interval, page 7

Hydrologic Decision Support Map, page 7

Call for Papers: 81st Western Snow Conference, page 8

De-Stressing is De-Lovely, page 9

New contest! Write a Haiku about what we do...,page 9

Resource Locator, page 10

NWCC Highlights, page 10

Photo of the Month, page 11

US Seasonal Drought Outlook, December 2012-February 2013, page 11

From the Director's Desk, page 12

Fall 2012 Issue

Wildfires damage SNOTELs, threaten Master Station, page 1

Time to register for Snow School, page 2

Spotlight on...Dino De Simone, page 3

PRISM Climate Group to provide real-time data QC tool, page 4

New SCAN site installations and maintenance, page 4

Next generation Meteor Burst Master Station, page 5

Fluidless snow pillow update, page 6

GeoNames geographical database, page 7

The River Seers, page 7

Free wireless emergency weather alerts, page 8

PRISM Climate Group releases 800m 30-Year Normals, page 8

Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire analyzed, page 9

Resource Locator, page 10

NWCC Highlights, page 10

Photo of the Month, page 11

Storm Events Database, page 11

Weather Map Archive, page 11

Weather and Climate Data Portal, page 11

Climate Data for Southern US, page 11

State of the Climate, page 11

From the Director's Desk, page 12

 

Summer 2012 Issue

 

Western Snow Conference celebrates 80 years, page 1

Automated aerial marker pilot project, page 2

Create custom wind rose plots, page 3

New wind rose resource, page 3

Reference Evapotranspiration resources, page 4

Tower climbing and rescue training a success, page 5

SCAN in the news...USDA-NRCS research verifies record setting drought, page 5

Download the Snow Survey Sampling Guide, page 6

Simplified irrigation scheduling tool, page 6

Water cycle poster back by popular demand, page 6

Interactive Data Viewer, page 7

New SNOTEL video, page 7

Water Resources Data System, page 7

Resource Locator, page 8

Free app delivers soil data to your smartphone, page 8

2012 Photo Contest Winners, page 9

From the Director's Desk, page 14

 

Spring 2012 Issue

 

Spring snowpack below average in much of the West, page 1

Missouri River Task Force issues recommendations, page 2

Climate Center's maintenance facility hums, page 3

Volunteer observers measure up with CoCoRaHS, page 5

Interagency partnerships foster shred data, page 6

Was today a record-breaker? page 7

Spotlight on...Rose Loehr, page 8

Download BC Aware, free SNOTEL iPhone app, page 7

Spatial weather/climate data tools improve agricultural risk management, page 8

Upcoming events, page 8

Oh no! No snow at snow school, page 9

SCAN continues to grow, page 10

Getting to Snow You, page 10

58 year later: A peek into snow survey activities, 1954, page 11

Third annual Missouri River Basin Forecaster's Meeting, page 11

Water Supply Outlook page redesigned, page 12

Streamflow Adjustment Calculator, phase 2 released, page 12

NWCC Highlights, page 12

Photo of the Month, page 13

Pisces, page 13

AgWeatherNet, page 13

Dynamic Drought Index, page 13

Climate Resources for Master Gardener's Guide, page 13

AgWeb, page 13

Texas Drought Conditions, page 13

From the Director's Desk, page 16

 

Winter 2011 Issue

 

Panel assesses response to Missouri River floods, page 1

Drought Impact Reporter benefits farmers, resource managers, page 1

Boise River watershed video on YouTube, page 2

Spotlight on...Julie Koeberle, page 3

80th Western Snow Conference to convene in Alaska, page 3

Navajo Nation SNOTEL sites span two states, page 4

Water Resources Outlook: new videos available, page 4

"Fluidless" snow pillow testing underway, page 5

Operational River Flow and Water Supply Forecasting, page 6

Planning outdoor fun this season? Montana's got you covered, page 6

High-resolution Climate Extractor, page 7

Spotlight on...Garry Schaefer, page 8

SnowPAC annual meeting held December 5-8, page 8

CR1000 datalogger at SNOTEL stations. Taking the leap, page 9

Basic vs. enhanced SNOTEL stations, page 10

Getting to Snow You, page 10

Instructor certification: Tower climber and rescue, page 11

Upcoming events, page 11

New SCAN sites in California, Texas, page 12

3o-Year Normals software deployed, page 12

NWCC Highlights, page 12

US records archival, page 13

Drought Indicator Blend and Component Percentiles, page 13

GPS Visualizer, page 13

Iowa Environmental Mesonet, page 13

From the Director's Desk, page 14

 

Fall 2011 Issue

 

SCAN station frequency conversions complete, page 1

WCIS databases consolidated, failover capability enhanced, page 1

Preliminary 2011 water supply forecast verification, page 2

Montana DCOs train in Portland, page 2

Spotlight on...Chris Pacheco, page 3

NEH 622 gets long-awaited update, page 3

"30-Year Normals" 1981-2010 release update, page 4

Basin Analysis (BAGIS) program evolves, page 5

PRISM weather models. The gold standard. page 6

End of "summer" BBQ feeds the team! page 6

NWCC forecast hydrologists in the field, page 7

Spotlight on...Mike Gillespie, page 7

Removing the past: Ogden Master Stations, page 8

NWCC Highlights, page 8

Photo of the Month, page 9

Weekly snowpack and drought report, page 9

Climate reports, page 9

AgACIS and eFOTG, page 9

From the Director's Desk, page 10