Briefing: Iowa Spring Precipitation and Flooding Outlook

A public briefing by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,  the ISU Climate Science Program, and the Iowa Flood Center to discuss anticipated Iowa spring rainfall and flood outlooks.  It will be held at the Iowa State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust, Des Moines, IA from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

The program will consist of briefings by national and local climate and weather experts who issue rainfall and flood outlooks.  It will culminate with the Iowa Spring Flood Outlook, an annual webinar initiated last year through sponsorship by MidAmerican Energy and Safeguard Iowa Partnership.

Program Agenda

6 – Welcoming Remarks
Dr. Richard Cruse, Director, Iowa Water Center

6:05 – Recent changes in Iowa precipitation
Dr. Eugene S. Takle, Director ISU Climate Science Program

6:10 – Community-centric flood information system
Dr. Witold Krajewski, Director Iowa Flood Center

6:15 – Midwest Spring Precipitation and Temperature Outlook

Ed O’Lenic, Chief of Operations NOAA Climate Prediction Center

6:25 – Midwest Spring Flood Outlook
Steve Buan, Service Coordination Hydrologist, NOAA North Central River Forecast Center

6:35 – Iowa Spring Flood Outlook

Jeff Zogg, Hydrologist, National Weather Service Des Moines Weather Forecast Office

6:45 – Update on Iowa Legislative Activities
Susan Judkins Josten, Rebuild Iowa Office

6:50-8 – Question and answer session followed by reception