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Previewing the National Climate Assessment

Previewing the National Climate Assessment

Nov 20, 2018

Here are some resources to help you prepare for the upcoming release of Volume II of the Fourth National Climate Assessment.

Military Bases of Warming

Military Bases of Warming

Nov 7, 2018

Climate change is impacting the U.S. military, as warming bases here at home are putting additional stress on the Armed Forces.

Halloween Extremes & Trends

Halloween Extremes & Trends

Oct 30, 2018

Halloween temperature extremes vary dramatically, but Octobers are getting warmer in nearly all U.S. cities.

Summer of Extremes

Summer of Extremes

Aug 29, 2018

From deluge to wildfires, summer 2018 was one of extremes in the U.S.

Heat Streaks & Summer Sports

Heat Streaks & Summer Sports

Aug 1, 2018

The number of consecutive hot summer days, or heat streaks, is increasing in much of the U.S., impacting sports camps and events such as the Little League World Series.

More Extremely Hot Days

More Extremely Hot Days

Jul 25, 2018

The number of extremely hot summer days is increasing in much of the U.S., and with it, the risk of heat-related illness.

Report: The High Cost of Hot

Report: The High Cost of Hot

Jul 11, 2018

Summers are getting hotter, with warming nights driving the rise in average summer temperatures. This increase comes with costs, both financially and to human health.

More Hot Summer Days

More Hot Summer Days

Jun 20, 2018

Summer begins this week, and the number of summer days hotter than normal is climbing in most of in the U.S.

Record Highs Reign

Record Highs Reign

Dec 6, 2017

Daily record highs are dramatically outpacing daily record lows in the U.S. in the last 20 years.

2017 National Climate Assessment — Resources

2017 National Climate Assessment — Resources

Nov 3, 2017

The U.S. Global Change Research Program released the Climate Science Special Report.

Longer Summers

Longer Summers

Sep 20, 2017

The last summer-like day is happening later in the year for most U.S. cities.

Increasing Climate Extremes

Increasing Climate Extremes

Sep 13, 2017

From back-to-back landfalling hurricanes in the East to drought and fires in the West, this has been a summer of climate extremes.

2017 Summer Review

2017 Summer Review

Aug 30, 2017

We review summer temperature and rainfall rankings for our Climate Matters markets and look back at U.S. weather extremes, highlighted by Hurricane Harvey.

State of the Climate

State of the Climate

Aug 10, 2017

The 2016 State of the Climate Report was released today from the American Meteorological Society. This is the 27th annual report, which was led by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly NCDC). The report represents the work of nearly 500 scientists from more than 60 countries.

Local Projections in Extreme Heat

Local Projections in Extreme Heat

Aug 3, 2017

Increasing greenhouse gases will increase the number of hot days. Our new interactive shows how the number of days with extreme heat will rise in the second half of the century.

Global Shifting Cities

Global Shifting Cities

Jul 5, 2017

Find out how much summers in cities around the world could warm this century, and how those higher temperatures compare to other cities today.

The Season of Extreme Heat

The Season of Extreme Heat

Jun 14, 2017

Thanks for partnering with us on The Season of Extreme Heat, our special Climate Matters project raising awareness about the impacts of increasing extreme heat with climate change.

February Heat Attribution Study

February Heat Attribution Study

Mar 8, 2017

Human-caused climate change made the extremely warm February in the U.S. at least three times more likely than in the past.

2016 Summer Review

2016 Summer Review

Aug 31, 2016

This week, we examine how hot this summer has been compared to the hottest and coolest summers on record in your market.

Mosquito Menace

Mosquito Menace

Jul 27, 2016

We examine the local and national trend in number of days each year that are favorable for mosquitoes.

Hottest Trending Cities

Hottest Trending Cities

Jul 19, 2016

We analyze what cities in the U.S. have warmed the most in the last 50 years, both nationally and regionally.

Summer Heat Toolkit

Summer Heat Toolkit

Jul 13, 2016

Extreme heat is the clearest indicator of global warming.

National Parks & Memorial Day

National Parks & Memorial Day

May 25, 2016

Each of the National Parks faces unique challenges from climate change, including altered water supplies, changing species migration patterns, and increased heat.

WMO Statement on the Status of the Global Climate in 2015

WMO Statement on the Status of the Global Climate in 2015

Mar 21, 2016

This is the first global release of climate graphics and information for weather presenters by WMO and Climate Central.

States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card

States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card

Nov 18, 2015

Using a traditional letter grade, the report identifies each state's level of preparedness for its climate change risks based on scientific analysis of current and future changes in threats and a review of each state’s policies and actions as compared to other states.

Year to Date Temperature Trends

Year to Date Temperature Trends

Oct 1, 2015

Places that started the year with temperatures much below normal have rebounded, now with year-to-date temperatures close to normal, or even above normal.

Fall Temp & Precip Trends

Fall Temp & Precip Trends

Sep 9, 2015

Nationwide, fall is warming at a rate of 0.43°F per decade – that’s 1.9°F since 1970.

Dangerous Heat & Summer Sports

Dangerous Heat & Summer Sports

Aug 12, 2015

Exercising in the summer heat raises the risk of heat-related illnesses, as it is more difficult for the body to cool itself.

Heat Stress Index

Heat Stress Index

Aug 5, 2015

The combination of temperature and humidity is measured nationally through the Heat Stress Index (similar to the Heat Index).

State of the Climate 2014

State of the Climate 2014

Jul 16, 2015

NOAA released the annual State of the Climate report, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

More Hot Days

More Hot Days

Jul 8, 2015

The number of extremely hot days continues to rise across the U.S.

Summer Temp & Precip Trends

Summer Temp & Precip Trends

Jun 17, 2015

Summers are warming across the U.S.; most dramatically in the Southwest, less in the Upper Midwest.

Spring Trends: Temperature & Precipitation

Spring Trends: Temperature & Precipitation

Mar 11, 2015

Nationwide, spring has warmed an average of 1.9°F since 1970 with the greatest increase seen in southern Nevada.

2014 on Pace for Hottest Year

2014 on Pace for Hottest Year

Oct 20, 2014

2014 is on pace to become the hottest year globally in more than 130 years of record keeping.

Climate Week 2014

Climate Week 2014

Sep 22, 2014

For this week’s Climate Matters, we're stepping back from our usual analysis of weather and climate trends for an overall, big-picture look at how we really know that climate change is happening.

Urban Heat Islands

Urban Heat Islands

Aug 20, 2014

Cities tend to be warmer than the surrounding countryside, a phenomenon known as an urban heat island (UHI).

Hottest Days of Summer

Hottest Days of Summer

Jul 30, 2014

The hottest time of year in the continental U.S. statistically comes in mid-July, but the timing of peak heat varies across different parts of the country.

Air Quality

Air Quality

Jul 7, 2013

Heat waves make air quality worse. Global warming means we will see more heat waves in the future, so we are likely to see more days with bad air quality.

Top 10 Weather & Climate Events of 2012

Top 10 Weather & Climate Events of 2012

Jan 3, 2013

Many of these events served to highlight the growing role that global warming is playing in tipping the odds in favor of high-impact weather events.