Session 1 Major Impacts of 2017 - Drought/Wildfire

Monday, 8 January 2018: 8:45 AM-10:00 AM
Ballroom D (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Major Weather Events and Impacts of 2017
Klaus Wolter, CIRES, Univ. of Colorado Boulder, NOAA/ESRL Physical Science Division, Boulder, CO

This session presents some of the most significant drought and wildfire events in 2017.

8:45 AM
2017 US Northern Plains Drought
Laura Edwards, State of South Dakota, Aberdeen, SD; and T. E. Fransen and D. Kluck
9:15 AM
Meteorological Observations and Review of the Gatlinburg Wildfire
Matthew E. Anderson, NOAA/NWS, Morristown, TN; and A. Pritchett
9:30 AM
The 6 March 2017 Southern Great Plains Firestorm: Operational Preparedness and Fire Environment Perspectives
Barry R. Bowers, NOAA/NWS Forecast Office, Norman, OK; and T. T. Lindley, G. P. Murdoch, B. R. Smith, and D. Daily
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