California Nevada Applications Program (CNAP)

Climate information for California and Nevada decision makers
Funded by the NOAA Office of Global Programs
CNAP is a NOAA/OGP Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) member

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References
Contacts/Personnel
Upcoming Conferences
Past Conferences

CNAP CCI
CNAP DOCS
CNAP Collaborating sites Western Regional Climate Center
Southwest Climate Science Center
Climate Assessment for the Southwest
Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E)
Climate Impacts Research Consortium
Western Water Assessment

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

Indicators of Climate Change in California

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Click here for the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) web page which has links to a press release and a summary of the report

The California Environmental Protection Agency has released an updated and expanded edition of its 2009 report examining 36 indicators of climate change and their effects on California. CNAP researchers contributed extensively to the indicators identified in this easy-to-digest report. Each indicator is described in terms of what it is showing and why it is important. Factors influencing the indicator are explored as well as the data characteristics that contribute to the indicator.


Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States
CNAP researchers have been contributed to a landmark study investigating climate and its effects on the people and landscapes of the US Southwest. The results of this study have been compiled into a book (cover to the left) as one of nine regional technical inputs to the National Climate Assessment. The following chapters were authored by CNAP researchers:


Our Changing Climate 2012

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The summary of the Third Assessment comprehensive California Changing Climate report was released July 31, 2012. This summary highlights findings from 24 studies that focused on local and statewide vulnerabilities, considering opportunities for action to reduce impacts. These studies find California will continue to get hotter, drier and experience accelerated rising sea levels.


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Drought grips much of the western US
Quick links to the latest drought related information
Northern regions of California and Nevada received some much-needed precipitation in the first half of February. Amounts in some areas were impressive and pushed some February mothly totals above normal. The rainfall put a dent in a dry year but most of the region remains at less than 50% of normal. The early February snow survey reports statewide snowpack at 16% of normal. In January San Diego Lindbergh reported only 0.01 inches of precipitation (normal for January is 1.98 inches). Reno reported 0.38 inches of precipitation in January; 37% of normal for the month. Only 0.10 inches of precipitation fell in San Francisco where the normal amount of January rainfall is 7.05 inches. Find more information on our western drought web page:
http://cnap.ucsd.edu/western_drought.html



Word cloud from ARkStorm@Tahoe "table top" exercise at Reno Nevada Emergency Ops Center. This arrangement of topical key words shows the focus, concerns and expertise addressed at this recent meeting. Thanks to Mike Dettinger for sharing this figure made by UNR Political Scientist Derek Kaunekis.


CNAP/CCCC Research


The Great Basin Weather and Climate Dashboard

CNAP Stakeholder Meetings



Recent webcam image of the Merced River at Happy Isles (USGS)
Happy Isles (Merced River) Webcam
USGS has opened a Happy Isles gage house in Yosemite Valley. CNAP researchers Mike Dettinger and Dan Cayan fought diligently for this new site. The site features a webcam showing the station and the merced River as it enters Yosemite Valley. The old gage house (circa 1915) can be seen in the background on daytime images.

For more information from this site including the latest gage readings and snaps/animations of recent days please click below:
http://ca.water.usgs.gov/webcams/happyisles/

Scripps Hydroclimate Weather Observations
San Diego Forecast
California/Nevada Current Radar
Western Infrared Image
Current southern California Santa Ana Conditions are indicated by the color of the button to the right
RED = YES Meteorological parameters indicate Santa Ana conditions are occurring
GREEN = NO Meteorological parameters indicate Santa Ana conditions are NOT occurring
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Western Regional Climate Center
IRI Forecasts
Climate Prediction Center
National Weather Service - San Diego
Data Resources
Reading Room

Recent articles of interest to climate and climate change
PACLIM 2013
PACLIM 2013 scheduled for 3-6 March

MTNCLIM 2012
MTNCLIM 2012 scheduled for 1-4 October in Estes Park, Colorado

Links
Forecast Resources


Mosquitos! A good catch!
Read more about CNAP/CCCC research linking mosquito abundance to climate
Thank you for visiting the California Nevada Applications Program/California Climate Change Center website!

CNAP/CCCC is directed from the Climate Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California - San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0224
Phone: (858) 534-4507; FAX: (858) 822-2028

Last update: 7 April 2014
Please direct any comments or questions to:
Mary Tyree

This website was prepared by Mary Tyree partially under award NA17RJ1231 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or the Department of Commerce.


Folsom Dam; built 1955-1956
Read more about CNAP/CCCC project INFORM: Integrated Forecast and Management; increasing water-use efficiency for northern California reservoirs