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Sep 6 (Wed), Morning Session

National Weather Service Offices from Billings, Glasgow, Great Falls, and Missoula  (ONLY)

  • Topics to be determined at a later date

Sep 6 (Wed), Afternoon Session

Round table with MCO, Montana NWS, and invited representatives from the Governor’s Drought Task Force (ONLY)

  • Introductions
  • Summary of pertinent items from morning discussion
  • Discussion on collaborative (MCO and NWS) quarterly climate outlook
  • Presentation and review of Montana Mesonet and CoCoRaHS strategy for placing stations
  • Montana Climate Assessment and NCA4
  • Discussion on scientific review and validation of climate and whether products utilized in Montana
  • Uncertainty ranges and what is the unmet need for climate information

Sep 7 (Thu), All Day

Same partners as Wednesday plus regional (Federal or federally funded) and national (Federal) representatives.  The organization of this day will depend on responses to the online questionnaire. (OPEN TO PARTNERS)

  • Introductions (roundtable)
  • Summary of pre-conference questionnaire
  • Summary of September 6th discussion (prior day)
  • Facilitated discussion (opening by Natalie Umphlett on Useful to Useable)
  • Wrap up and next steps