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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.

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.

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.

Tropical Cyclone Records & Rainfall Extremes

Tropical Cyclone Records & Rainfall Extremes

Sep 12, 2018

As the climate warms, parts of the world have recently seen new records for tropical cyclone intensity.

Summer of Extremes

Summer of Extremes

Aug 29, 2018

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

Drought & Deluge in 2018

Drought & Deluge in 2018

May 23, 2018

Drought and deluge are both expected to be more common in a warming world.

Locally Heavy Precipitation

Locally Heavy Precipitation

Apr 11, 2018

The number of days with heavy precipitation is increasing in most locations in the U.S.

More Downpours: Increase in Heaviest Precip Events

More Downpours: Increase in Heaviest Precip Events

Feb 28, 2018

The number of days each year with extreme rainfall is, on average, increasing in every region of the U.S.

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.

The Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby

May 5, 2016

Precipitation trends during the Kentucky Derby.

Winter Precipitation: More Rain, Less Snow

Winter Precipitation: More Rain, Less Snow

Feb 10, 2016

The ratio of snow to rain that falls each winter season will change in a warming world.

Climate Week 2015

Climate Week 2015

Sep 21, 2015

Climate Week 2015 aims to bring together an international group of leaders to discuss and promote a global movement in energy, technology, and business towards a more sustainable world. Events will be held throughout the week in NYC and online.

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.

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.

Heavy Downpours Increasing

Heavy Downpours Increasing

Aug 6, 2014

A warmer atmosphere is able to hold more moisture.

Wettest & Driest Cities

Wettest & Driest Cities

Apr 9, 2014

Extreme downpours are also on the rise across the continental U.S. comapred to the 1950s, even in areas that are getting drier like the Southwest.

Historic Boulder Rain in a Climate Context

Historic Boulder Rain in a Climate Context

Sep 16, 2013

As of today, Boulder surpassed it's annual rainfall record of 29.95" from 1995 - now at 30.12" and counting.

Changing Rainfall Patterns

Changing Rainfall Patterns

Jun 12, 2013

Since 1900, the average annual precipitation is up 5 percent for the continental U.S.