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Extreme Precipitation Events are on the Rise

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Extreme Precipitation Events are on the Rise

Heavy downpours have increased in every region of the contiguous states since 1950.

Significant Events for Spring 2013

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Significant Events for Spring 2013

The highlights of NOAA's 2013 Spring climate summary.

Sea Level Rise and Population Impact

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Sea Level Rise and Population Impact

By 2100, sea level may be as high as six-and-a-half feet above 1992 levels, putting the homes of 7.8 million Americans at risk of being flooded.

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.

Rising Seas

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Rising Seas

Global sea level rise since 1880.

Top 10 Weather and Climate Events of 2012

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Top 10 Weather and Climate Events of 2012

From Hurricane Sandy to record heat, here is our list of the top 10 extreme weather and climate events of 2012.

Top 10 Hardest Hit States of 2011

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Top 10 Hardest Hit States of 2011

A look at which states were hit hardest by extreme climate and weather events in 2011.

Water, Water, Everywhere: 2011’s Floods

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Water, Water, Everywhere: 2011’s Floods

Massive floods struck three countries this week: Australia, Brazil, and Sri Lanka