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Extreme Weather Trends: What We Know

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Extreme Weather Trends: What We Know

What scientists know well, and what's left to learn, about extreme weather and climate change.

Dire, Record Low Snowpack in California

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Dire, Record Low Snowpack in California

This year's sad California snowpack "obliterates" the previous record low.

California Drought Intensifies

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California Drought Intensifies

The relentless heat that has plagued the western half of the country this summer has ratcheted up California’s terrible drought once again.

Changing Rainfall Patterns in the U.S.

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Changing Rainfall Patterns in the U.S.

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

How Much Precipitation is Needed to End the Drought?

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How Much Precipitation is Needed to End the Drought?

A striking look at how much precipitation the Southwest would need over the next month to end the drought.

Drought Comparison: 2012 vs. 2013

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Drought Comparison: 2012 vs. 2013

Sixty two percent of the country was in some level of drought last August, but that number has been reduced to 45 percent this August.

Significant Events for Spring 2013

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Significant Events for Spring 2013

The highlights of NOAA's 2013 Spring climate summary.

Annual Number of Big Wildfires is on the Rise

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Annual Number of Big Wildfires is on the Rise

The number of big fires has shot up since 1970, with the largest number occurring during the years with the highest temperatures.