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Tag Results - EXTREME WEATHER

Extreme Heat Index Affecting Outdoor Sports

Extreme Heat Index Affecting Outdoor Sports

Aug 21, 2019

A new Climate Central report finds an increase in days with an extreme heat index, which greatly impact outdoor sports and the risk of heat illnesses.

2019 Summer Starter: More Hot Days

2019 Summer Starter: More Hot Days

Jun 12, 2019

Climate change means more hot summer days — leading to health risks and more persistent insects.

2019 Summer Starter: Temperature Trends

2019 Summer Starter: Temperature Trends

Jun 5, 2019

We kick off meteorological summer with the first of two releases on warming summers, which are affecting health, farming, water resources, recreation, and energy costs.

Wildfire Season Preview

Wildfire Season Preview

May 29, 2019

As the wildfire season begins, data reported to the U.S. Forest Service shows an increase in the number and acres burned of large western wildfires, especially in warmer years.

2019 Rain in Context

2019 Rain in Context

May 22, 2019

We analyze state rainfall trends and provide a year-to-date update, finding that average annual rainfall is increasing in most U.S. states.

Wettest Days Getting Wetter

Wettest Days Getting Wetter

May 15, 2019

Climate change is making the wettest days wetter, heightening flood risks.

Downpour

Climate Matters in the Newsroom

Downpour

May 15, 2019

Climate change strengthens downpours, heightening the risk of damaging floods.

Tornado Trends

Tornado Trends

Apr 24, 2019

Tornado season is changing in the United States — with more tornadoes occurring in the biggest outbreaks, the tornado risk zone increasing east of the Mississippi, and more striking outside the traditional time of year.

Earth Day: Fastest Warming Cities and States

Earth Day: Fastest Warming Cities and States

Apr 17, 2019

Our new report breaks down the nation’s fastest-warming areas since the first Earth Day — highlighting how climate change has already arrived.

American Warming

Climate Matters in the Newsroom

American Warming

Apr 17, 2019

Americans marked the first Earth Day 49 years ago this month — and since then, human emissions have made America hotter.

World Water Day

World Water Day

Mar 20, 2019

Happy World Water Day! We explore how the increased flooding, drought, and heat from climate change are impacting our water supply.

Heavy Rain, Climate Extremes, and Beer

Heavy Rain, Climate Extremes, and Beer

Mar 13, 2019

After the wettest winter on record, we show how extreme precipitation is contributing to an upward trend in the NOAA/NCEI Climate Extremes Index. Also, we look ahead to St. Patrick’s Day and how climate change affects beer.

Shorter Cold Spells

Shorter Cold Spells

Feb 13, 2019

As the climate warms, winter cold streaks are becoming shorter and rarer, affecting agriculture and winter sports industries that depend on reliable cold.

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.

Wildfire Smoke Waves

Wildfire Smoke Waves

Aug 15, 2018

Wildfire pollution is threatening the advancements the U.S. has made in cleaning its air, and with climate change, that risk continues to grow.

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.

Heavy Downpours & Sewage Overflows

Heavy Downpours & Sewage Overflows

Sep 21, 2016

Increases in heavy precipitation will threaten to worsen incidents of sewage overflows, especially in cities with aging sewage infrastructure.

Tornadoes & Climate Change

Tornadoes & Climate Change

May 10, 2016

While there are fewer days each year with tornadoes, on average, the number days with more than 30 tornadoes is increasing.

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.

Severe Weather Climatology

Severe Weather Climatology

Apr 29, 2015

The environment that produces severe thunderstorms may become more common in a warming world.

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.

Climate Change & The Jet Stream

Climate Change & The Jet Stream

Oct 16, 2013

Climate change is already affecting the jet stream. As indicated in the latest IPCC report, research shows that each hemisphere's jet is migrating poleward.

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.