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Feb 24, 2021
We may be reeling from a polar vortex and winter storms across the country, but meteorological spring waits for no snow shoveler. In preparation, we bring you an update of our spring package.
Aug 12, 2020
It’s a vicious cycle: higher temperatures create a greater demand for air conditioning, which drives energy consumption and fossil fuel burning, which in turn leads to higher temperatures.
Jul 29, 2020
As the climate warms, mosquito-friendly weather is increasing in much of the U.S.—raising the risk for mosquito-borne diseases.
Jul 13, 2020
The numbers are in for the first half of 2020’s global temperatures—and they are nearly the hottest on record once again.
Jun 17, 2020
Thursday, June 18th is the third year of Mets Unite and the iconic “warming stripes” image—a simple visual that has inspired climate communicators around the world.
May 27, 2020
In the second installment of our new seasonal packages, we’re updating popular summer analyses that will help you in explaining the connections between weather and our changing climate.
May 20, 2020
With climate change, summertime heat is starting earlier for many parts of the U.S., squeezing out the colder seasons and prolonging the health risks of extreme heat.
Aug 7, 2019
Summer minimum temperatures are warming fast across the U.S. — leading to added health risks and higher energy costs.
Jul 10, 2019
Climate change is making local heat extremes all the more extreme, heightening health risks.
Climate Matters in the Newsroom
Jun 26, 2019
America’s inland streams, the Great Lakes, and coastal waters are heating up—harming fish and the fishing industry.
Jun 26, 2019
America’s inland streams, the Great Lakes, and coastal waters are heating up—harming fish and the nation’s $46 billion dollar recreational fishing industry.
Jun 19, 2019
It’s time to #ShowYourStripes as #MetsUnite to communicate climate change! On the Summer Solstice this Friday, join hundreds of meteorologists by sharing your city’s or state’s “warming stripes.”
Jun 12, 2019
Climate change means more hot summer days — leading to health risks and more persistent insects.
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.
May 8, 2019
A warming climate means more spring days with above-normal temperatures, leading to impacts like more pollen and pests.
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.
Climate Matters in the Newsroom
Apr 17, 2019
Americans marked the first Earth Day 49 years ago this month — and since then, human emissions have made America hotter.
Apr 10, 2019
Planting zones are shifting north as the climate warms, affecting farmers and backyard gardeners alike.
Climate Matters in the Newsroom
Nov 7, 2018
Military sites across the United States have seen a striking warming trend — and that warming contributes to damaging extreme weather events, from storms to droughts.
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.
Oct 17, 2018
Fall nights are warming in our changing climate, lengthening the season for allergies and insects, and affecting fall foliage.
Sep 5, 2018
Fall is trending warmer in the U.S., which can affect fall foliage and agriculture.
Jul 18, 2018
The first half of 2018 has been the 4th warmest on record globally, and despite a cold start to spring, the U.S. is having its 14th warmest year on record.
Mar 7, 2018
Spring is getting warmer across the U.S., with the Southwest warming the fastest.
Feb 14, 2018
Since the first Daytona 500 in 1959, the average high temperature in Daytona Beach during late February has risen 3.9°F.
Feb 7, 2018
The long term viability of some host cities for Olympic Winter Games is at risk. While this year’s games are getting off to a very cold start, warming winters will make some previous host cities unsuitable in the future.
Jan 31, 2018
Whether or not Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, the six-week period that follows Groundhog Day is trending warmer in most locations across the U.S.
Jan 9, 2018
2017 was the third-warmest year on record in the U.S. Only 2012 and 2016 were warmer, and the four warmest years on record have come in this decade.
Dec 6, 2017
Daily record highs are dramatically outpacing daily record lows in the U.S. in the last 20 years.
Nov 29, 2017
Winters are warming across the U.S., and in some locations, the warming is dramatic. The Northern Plains, Great Lakes, and the Northeast are warming the fastest, while warming is taking place at a slower rate in the western U.S.
Oct 11, 2017
In much of the U.S., the average date of the first freeze is coming later due to climate change, raising agricultural and public health concerns.
Oct 4, 2017
The number of fall days with temperatures above normal is increasing in much of the U.S.
Sep 20, 2017
The last summer-like day is happening later in the year for most U.S. cities.
Jul 19, 2017
Nights are getting warmer, on average, across the country, and these trends in nighttime temperatures are another symptom of a world warming from from climate change.
Jun 28, 2017
Lyme disease is spreading in the Northeast, with more deer ticks there in a warming world.
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.
May 17, 2017
The first day with summer-like temperatures is happening earlier for most of our Climate Matters markets.
Apr 20, 2017
This Earth Day, we step back to see what earth science has taught us about the planet, and for more than a century we have known that carbon dioxide is warming our world.
Apr 12, 2017
The average date of the last spring freeze is shifting earlier in the year, extending the pollen and growing season.
Mar 1, 2017
This was one of the 10 warmest winters on record for much of the country. Only the Northwest was much cooler than average.
Feb 1, 2017
As climate change warms up winter, it will be more difficult to participate in our winter sports and recreation activities, a trend which will negatively impact the economy in 75% of states.
Jan 25, 2017
These are the problems with winter warming.
Jan 18, 2017
Globally, 2016 was the hottest year on record. That makes three years in a row of record setting heat.
Jan 9, 2017
2016 was the second hottest year on record in the U.S. and 8 of the 10 hottest years on record have come since 1998.
Dec 22, 2016
Every state is slated to have a top 10 warmest year and even at the city level, unrelenting warmth has been the main story in 2016.
Dec 7, 2016
An analysis of individual U.S. stations shows more than half are having one of their 5 hottest years on record. Each of the lower 48 states is having one of its 10 hottest years on record.
Nov 2, 2016
The average global temperature has risen about 1.5°F since the birth of the next U.S. president.
Oct 5, 2016
The frequency of cool October nights is decreasing in most of the U.S.
Sep 28, 2016
Climate change is affecting the elements driving fall colors: temperature, precipitation, and through migration of species — sunlight.
Jul 19, 2016
We analyze what cities in the U.S. have warmed the most in the last 50 years, both nationally and regionally.
Jul 13, 2016
Extreme heat is the clearest indicator of global warming.
Jul 6, 2016
Summers are not just getting hotter, they’re getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature is rising due to climate change.
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.
Apr 20, 2016
Coming off of the hottest year on record globally, international leaders are meeting this week in New York to sign the historic Paris Climate Agreement.
Mar 30, 2016
The swing in temperatures during the baseball season varies by city, as does the time of year when the season is the hottest.
Feb 17, 2016
All four seasons across the country are warming due to climate change.
Jan 27, 2016
Different parts of the country have their coldest days of winter at different times of the season.
Jan 13, 2016
The average number of very cold nights each year has declined across much of the country since 1970.
Nov 4, 2015
Novembers are warming on average across the country, at a rate of 0.51°F per decade since 1970 — 2.3°F during that time.
Oct 20, 2015
Average temperatures have been climbing over the last 30 years.
Oct 14, 2015
Climate change is bound to alter the length of the growing season.
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.
Sep 9, 2015
Nationwide, fall is warming at a rate of 0.43°F per decade – that’s 1.9°F since 1970.
Sep 2, 2015
Heat was the dominant player this season, especially in the West, with several cities having their hottest summer on record.
Jul 15, 2015
Summer nights are getting warmer across the country.
Jun 17, 2015
Summers are warming across the U.S.; most dramatically in the Southwest, less in the Upper Midwest.
May 13, 2015
When the winter is unusually warm or cold, the public often asks if that has any bearing on temperatures the following summer.
Mar 18, 2015
Although an earlier spring has some appeal, it can disrupt the symbiotic relationship between animals and plants, and make plants more susceptible to late-season frost.
Mar 11, 2015
Nationwide, spring has warmed an average of 1.9°F since 1970 with the greatest increase seen in southern Nevada.
Jan 14, 2015
2014 is the hottest year on record globally.
Aug 20, 2014
Cities tend to be warmer than the surrounding countryside, a phenomenon known as an urban heat island (UHI).
Aug 22, 2013