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Nov 23, 2021
Climate Central breaks down four key concepts to highlight when discussing climate change and the winter season.
Jan 20, 2021
For much of the country, winter is entering its coldest stretch. But climate change means our coldest days have been getting warmer—a trend which has consequences for winter recreation, pests, and agriculture.
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.
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.
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.
Climate Matters in the Newsroom
Jan 23, 2019
Despite the recent cold snap, warming is transforming America’s winters.
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.
Nov 28, 2018
Winter is the fastest-warming season in most of the country, impacting agriculture and winter sports economies.
Feb 21, 2018
Milder, shorter winters from climate change are messing with fruit trees’ winter rest cycle, potentially reducing production.
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.
Dec 13, 2017
We examine the historical chance of a White Christmas in your city.
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.
Apr 12, 2017
The average date of the last spring freeze is shifting earlier in the year, extending the pollen and growing season.
Apr 3, 2017
The start of April marks the end of the winter wet season in the western U.S.
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 22, 2017
Maple tapping season is beginning earlier in the year. The area suitable for tapping operations is also migrating farther north as the climate warms.
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.
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.
Oct 20, 2016
NOAA released its Winter Outlook for 2016-17.
Apr 4, 2016
This year’s early spring snowpack in the West is higher than previous years, but remains on a long-term downward trend.
Feb 17, 2016
All four seasons across the country are warming due to climate change.
Feb 10, 2016
The ratio of snow to rain that falls each winter season will change in a warming world.
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.
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 4, 2015
Many Western cities notched their hottest winter on record. Even with rounds of record cold across the Midwest and East, no cities experienced a record cold winter.
Feb 18, 2015
Mid-latitude winter storms have increased in both intensity and frequency nationally since 1950.
Feb 4, 2015
Most cities could see at least a 25% reduction in the number of cold nights by mid-century, and at least a 50% reduction by the end of the century.
Dec 3, 2014
When it comes to precipitation, it’s more of a mixed picture.
Nov 5, 2014
El Niño’s biggest impacts across the U.S. happen during winter months.
Jan 6, 2014
The trend in number of frigid nights for your market.
Jan 31, 2013
Scientists aren’t the only ones whose predictions are getting better.