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18 Aug 2017 description

Description

This flood map is composited by Suomi-NPP/VIIRS data fromAug. 01 to 15, 2017, which reflects the maximal flood extent during this period in Bangladesh, part of India and Nepal. Water fraction means open water percentage in a VIIRS 375-m pixel.

09 Aug 2017 description

Description

This flood map is composited by Suomi-NPP/VIIRS data from Aug. 01 to 06, 2017, which reflects the maximal flood extent during this period in Venezuela. Water fraction means open water percentage in a VIIRS 375-m pixel.

12 Jan 2017 description

Introduction

The Lessons Learned Portal Project is a recommendation by participants of the February 2015 Expert Forum in Antalya, Turkey, a gathering of more than 90 participants that focused on “Lessons Learned about Lessons Learned about Hydro-meteorological Disaster Risk Reduction in a Changing Climate.”

11 Feb 2016 description

Executive Summary

The past decade’s investments enhanced and expanded monitoring and forecasting products

09 Feb 2016 description

Pacific research goal is to improve accuracy of weather forecasts and models

NOAA scientists and partners have embarked on a land, sea, and air campaign in the tropical Pacific to study the current El Niño and gather data in an effort to improve weather forecasts thousands of miles away.

08 Feb 2016 description

On February 3rd, Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) President, Dr. Hilda Heine, declared a state of emergency in response to intensifying drought conditions across the country. President Heine’s declaration anticipates that the drought will worsen, based on what is known about how El Niño affects rainfall in RMI.

05 Dec 2015 description

Update prepared by: Climate Prediction Center / NCEP

Summary

ENSO Alert System Status: El Niño Advisory

El Niño conditions are present.*

Positive equatorial sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies continue across most of the Pacific Ocean. El Niño will likely peak during the Northern Hemisphere winter 2015-16, with a transition to ENSO-neutral anticipated during the late spring or early summer 2016.*

06 Nov 2015 description

Mt. Rinjani, a volcano in the Indonesian island of Lombok, began intermittently erupting on October 27, 2015. In recent days, activity has increased, closing airports in the region as a stream of volcanic ash and smoke moves westward along the Java coast. The volcano last erupted in 2010, but has been active for centuries. According to the Smithsonian, an eruption of Mt. Rinjani in 1257 CE was one of the largest in history.

28 Oct 2015 description
  • Mostly near-average conditions have been observed across West Africa during this past week.
  • Heavy rain continues for portions of southern Ethiopia and Somalia, raising flooding concerns in East Africa.

1) Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and already led to livestock death across parts of north-central and eastern Ethiopia.

21 Oct 2015 description

Heavy rains have continued for far western Gulf of Guinea, while much drier conditions prevailed farther east across West Africa.

Heavy rain continues for portions of East Africa raising flooding concerns.

1) Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and already led to livestock death across parts of northcentral and eastern Ethiopia.

14 Oct 2015 description
  • Beneficial increase in rainfall along bimodal Gulf of Guinea regions and continued heavy rainfall across the far western Gulf of Guinea.

  • Many parts of the greater horn receive early season rains.

1) Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and already led to livestock death across parts of northcentral and eastern Ethiopia.

07 Oct 2015 description
  • Continuation of suppressed rainfall along coastal Gulf of Guinea regions and enhanced rain across the Sahel and far western Gulf of Guinea.
  • Dryness persists throughout parts of Ethiopia.

1) Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and already led to livestock death across parts of north-central and eastern Ethiopia.