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Rapidly Intensifying Hurricanes

Rapidly Intensifying Hurricanes

May 30, 2018

Rapid intensification, usually found in major hurricanes, has likely increased in the Atlantic basin since 1970 and may become more common in a warming world.

2017 Review: Billion-Dollar Disasters

2017 Review: Billion-Dollar Disasters

Dec 20, 2017

2017 was the year of the billion-dollar disaster. There have been 15 billion-dollar weather-related disasters in the U.S. in 2017, and the year may finish as the costliest on record.

Harvey Rainfall & Climate Change

Harvey Rainfall & Climate Change

Dec 13, 2017

The phenomenal rain from Hurricane Harvey, which totaled more than 51 inches in parts of southeastern Texas, was made 15 percent heavier and three times more likely because of climate change.

National Climate Assessment — Resources

National Climate Assessment — Resources

Nov 3, 2017

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

Coastal Cities at Risk

Coastal Cities at Risk

Oct 25, 2017

Five years after Hurricane Sandy, a Climate Central sea level rise analysis outlines the U.S. populations most at risk from coastal flooding now and by mid-century.

Hurricanes & Climate Change

Hurricanes & Climate Change

Sep 6, 2017

Climate change can lead to heavier rain from hurricanes and increased risk of coastal flooding due to storm surge.

Coastal Flooding & King Tides

Coastal Flooding & King Tides

Oct 17, 2016

Sea level rise from human-caused climate change is increasing the frequency of coastal flooding. The rapid increase in the last 10 years is allowing annual king tides to reach farther inland.

U.S. Coastal Water Temperature Trends

U.S. Coastal Water Temperature Trends

Sep 7, 2016

Over the past several decades, U.S. coastal water temperatures have increased during the warmest part of the year.

Hurricane Season Preview

Hurricane Season Preview

May 31, 2016

June 1 marks the first day of meteorological summer and the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season.

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.

10-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

10-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Aug 24, 2015

Ten years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina became one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history.

Atlantic & Pacific Hurricane Season

Atlantic & Pacific Hurricane Season

Sep 10, 2014

September 10 marks the statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season.

Tropical Trends: Power Dissipation Index

Tropical Trends: Power Dissipation Index

May 29, 2014

The Power Dissipation Index has been on the rise since 1970, along with sea surface temperatures.

Hurricane Sandy: One Year Later

Hurricane Sandy: One Year Later

Oct 28, 2013

Superstorm Sandy — part hurricane, part fearsome nor’easter — battered the Eastern U.S. in October 2012.

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.