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Fall Temperature Trends

Fall Temperature Trends

Sep 4, 2019

Fall is getting warmer for most of the United States, resulting in drawn-out mosquito and allergy seasons, and continued energy demands for cooling.

National Parks Celebrate 103 Years

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National Parks Celebrate 103 Years

Aug 28, 2019

National parks areas have been warming at twice the rate of the rest of the U.S.

Happy Birthday National Parks

Happy Birthday National Parks

Aug 28, 2019

The National Park Service (NPS) turned 103 years old this week. Since their inception on August 25th, 1916, America’s national parks have become treasured areas of wilderness and beauty among American and international tourists, exceeding 318 million visitors in 2018. 

Climate Change Could Threaten Air Quality Across the Country

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Climate Change Could Threaten Air Quality Across the Country

Jul 31, 2019

As summers heat up, the air we breathe is increasingly at risk of becoming unhealthy, despite decades of air quality improvements. This Climate Central reporting bulletin provides local data, charts and reporting suggestions to help you cover air quality and warming in your area.

 Summer Heat Means Stagnant Air

Summer Heat Means Stagnant Air

Hotter summers often lead to more stagnant air—trapping air pollutants that can cause health problems. This release is the first of two on the links between heat and air quality; next week will focus on ground-level ozone.

More Extremely Hot Days (2019)

More Extremely Hot Days (2019)

Jul 10, 2019

Climate change is making local heat extremes all the more extreme, heightening health risks.

Warming Waters and Fish

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Warming Waters and Fish

Jun 26, 2019

America’s inland streams, the Great Lakes, and coastal waters are heating up—harming fish and the fishing industry.

Fish in Hot Water: Streams, Lakes, and Oceans

Fish in Hot Water: Streams, Lakes, and Oceans

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.

2019 Mets Unite

2019 Mets Unite

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.”

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

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Downpour

May 15, 2019

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

More Warm Spring Days

More Warm Spring Days

May 8, 2019

A warming climate means more spring days with above-normal temperatures, leading to impacts like more pollen and pests.

Annual CO2 Peak & Day of Prayer

Annual CO2 Peak & Day of Prayer

May 1, 2019

Atmospheric CO2 concentrations are nearing this year’s peak above 413 ppm — the highest level in millions of years. We also connect with the National Day of Prayer, analyzing the houses of worship at risk from sea level rise.

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

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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.

Planting Zones Moving North

Planting Zones Moving North

Apr 10, 2019

Planting zones are shifting north as the climate warms, affecting farmers and backyard gardeners alike.

Western Snowpack & Drought Update

Western Snowpack & Drought Update

Apr 3, 2019

The winter precipitation season has ended in the West with a healthy water supply, a happy exception to a long-term drying trend related to climate change.

More Pollen Calling

More Pollen Calling

Mar 27, 2019

Warming temperatures have lengthened U.S. growing seasons by weeks or even months in cities across the U.S., extending the allergy season.

Your Changing Allergy Season

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Your Changing Allergy Season

Mar 27, 2019

Allergy season is starting up, and climate change means more time for plants to grow and send out pollen.

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.

Spring Warming

Spring Warming

Mar 6, 2019

Spring is warming in most parts of the country, affecting allergy seasons and agriculture.

How Was This Winter’s Cold Perceived?

How Was This Winter’s Cold Perceived?

Feb 27, 2019

A new study finds that people’s sense of “normal” weather is confined to the last several years — making the long-term realities of climate change less obvious. This week, we apply that analysis to our recent winter.

2018 Year in Review: Temperatures & Billion-Dollar Disasters

2018 Year in Review: Temperatures & Billion-Dollar Disasters

Feb 6, 2019

NOAA and NASA have released their global and national climate reports for 2018 — showing that last year was the globe’s fourth-hottest on record.

Not-So-Extreme Cold

Not-So-Extreme Cold

Jan 30, 2019

As the climate warms, cold extremes are becoming more of a rarity.

Warming Winters: On Thin Ice

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Warming Winters: On Thin Ice

Jan 23, 2019

Despite the recent cold snap, warming is transforming America’s winters.

 Winter Warming: On Thin Ice

Winter Warming: On Thin Ice

Jan 23, 2019

This week’s snow-friendly temperatures are becoming less frequent, as warming winters are threatening the nation’s valuable winter recreation sector.

Locally Hottest Years

Locally Hottest Years

Jan 9, 2019

For most places in the U.S., the hottest year on record has come during the current decade.

Holiday Warming & Extremes

Holiday Warming & Extremes

Dec 19, 2018

In our final release of the year, we explore Christmas extremes, consider how December warming could affect white Christmas chances.

2018 Review: Rainfall

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2018 Review: Rainfall

Dec 12, 2018

Climate change is driving heavy rain in many U.S. states — and associated damages to water quality, infrastructure, and property.

Rainfall Records of 2018

Rainfall Records of 2018

Dec 12, 2018

2018 was another year of weather extremes, as record rainfall fell over much of the East and Midwest — a damaging trend that is getting worse with climate change.

Billion-Dollar Disasters of 2018

Billion-Dollar Disasters of 2018

Dec 5, 2018

As the climate changes, we are seeing more extreme weather events with billion-dollar price tags and 2018 is no exception.

Seasonal Warming

Seasonal Warming

Nov 28, 2018

Winter is the fastest-warming season in most of the country, impacting agriculture and winter sports economies.

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.

Warming Fall Nights

Warming Fall Nights

Oct 17, 2018

Fall nights are warming in our changing climate, lengthening the season for allergies and insects, and affecting fall foliage.

The Rise of Renewables

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The Rise of Renewables

Sep 19, 2018

Our new tool estimates amounts of local solar and wind generation.

Fall Temperature Trends

Fall Temperature Trends

Sep 5, 2018

Fall is trending warmer in the U.S., which can affect fall foliage and agriculture.

Disease Danger Days on the Rise

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Disease Danger Days on the Rise

Aug 8, 2018

Pests like mosquitoes, ticks thrive in a warming world. And in a new report, most cities see jump in mosquito “disease danger days."

Mosquito Disease Danger Days

Mosquito Disease Danger Days

Aug 8, 2018

The number of days a year that mosquitoes can transmit disease is increasing in much of the U.S.

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.

New Normals

New Normals

May 16, 2018

The 30-year average temperature, known as the meteorological normal, is rising in most locations in the U.S.

Snow Checkup

Snow Checkup

Mar 28, 2018

April 1 marks the annual end-of-season measure of western snowpack. This year follows the long-term trend of decreasing snowpack and increasing water scarcity for parts of the U.S.

Cherry Blossoms Coming Earlier

Cherry Blossoms Coming Earlier

Mar 21, 2018

Cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. are blooming earlier, on average, and may reach peak bloom a month earlier by the end of the century.

Winter Olympics: PyeongChang 2018

Winter Olympics: PyeongChang 2018

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.

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

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.

Recent Polar Outbreak in the Eastern U.S.

Recent Polar Outbreak in the Eastern U.S.

Jan 11, 2018

The recent cold spell in the U.S. has retreated for now, and our World Weather Attribution team analyzed its characteristics in the context of our changing climate.

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.

Warming Winter

Warming Winter

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.

First Frost: Frost-Free Season Getting Longer

First Frost: Frost-Free Season Getting Longer

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.

Warm Fall Days

Warm Fall Days

Oct 4, 2017

The number of fall days with temperatures above normal is increasing in much of the U.S.

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.

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

Aug 9, 2017

In celebration of National Farmers Market week, we show how local farmers are helping the climate by using practices that reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Warm Nights

Warm Nights

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.

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.

More Statewide Heavy Rain

More Statewide Heavy Rain

May 3, 2017

A new Climate Central analysis shows an upward trend in the number of heavy precipitation events in the vast majority of the Lower 48 states since 1950.

Leaves Emerging Earlier

Leaves Emerging Earlier

Mar 15, 2017

On average, leaves are emerging earlier in the spring as the planet warms.

2016-17 Winter Review

2016-17 Winter Review

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.

Snow Records & Trends

Snow Records & Trends

Feb 8, 2017

The average amount of snow covering North America is decreasing. But paradoxically, our warming world could also lead to individual storms that produce heavier snow.

Winter Sports & Fun

Winter Sports & Fun

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.

The Problems With Winter Warming

The Problems With Winter Warming

Jan 25, 2017

These are the problems with winter warming.

2016: 2nd Hottest Year in the U.S.

2016: 2nd Hottest Year in the U.S.

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.

2016 Rankings

2016 Rankings

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.

NOAA Winter Outlook 2016-17

NOAA Winter Outlook 2016-17

Oct 20, 2016

NOAA released its Winter Outlook for 2016-17.

Frost-Free Season

Frost-Free Season

Oct 12, 2016

Climate change is increasing the length of the frost-free season — the time between the last frost in the spring and first frost in the fall — in much of the U.S.

Summer Heat Toolkit

Summer Heat Toolkit

Jul 13, 2016

Extreme heat is the clearest indicator of global warming.

400ppm in Context

400ppm in Context

Jun 26, 2016

Analysis of ancient air bubbles recovered from deep within Antarctic ice indicates that current level of atmospheric carbon dioxide is the highest in at least 800,000 years.

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.

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.

Coldest Days of Winter

Coldest Days of Winter

Jan 27, 2016

Different parts of the country have their coldest days of winter at different times of the season.

Thanksgiving Extremes

Thanksgiving Extremes

Nov 24, 2015

Thanksgiving weather is variable from year to year, but Novembers are trending warmer across the U.S.

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.

Warming November

Warming November

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.

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Oct 20, 2015

Average temperatures have been climbing over the last 30 years.

Warmer Summer Nights

Warmer Summer Nights

Jul 15, 2015

Summer nights are getting warmer across the country.

What Does This Past Winter Mean For Summer?

What Does This Past Winter Mean For Summer?

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.

Spring is Coming Early

Spring is Coming Early

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.

Winter Storm Intensity & Frequency

Winter Storm Intensity & Frequency

Feb 18, 2015

Mid-latitude winter storms have increased in both intensity and frequency nationally since 1950.

Winter Precipitation Trends

Winter Precipitation Trends

Dec 3, 2014

When it comes to precipitation, it’s more of a mixed picture.

Superbowl XLVIII & Groundhog Day

Superbowl XLVIII & Groundhog Day

Jan 29, 2014

Here are some of the coldest NFL cities along with some historical snowfall facts to share with your viewers in the run up to Super Bowl Sunday.

Fewer Frigid Days

Fewer Frigid Days

Jan 6, 2014

The trend in number of frigid nights for your market.

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Jan 31, 2013

Scientists aren’t the only ones whose predictions are getting better.