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Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise: Advancing Waters

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Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise: Advancing Waters

As the climate warms, rising sea levels will mean more damage from hurricane storm surge.

Oklahoma City’s Wet Wednesday

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Oklahoma City’s Wet Wednesday

The city recorded more than 7 inches of rain in 24 hours, the third-highest single day rainfall total for any day since record-keeping began in 1891.

More U.S. Downpours

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More U.S. Downpours

Nationwide, the number of days with the most intense precipitation continues to climb.

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.

Spring Precipitation Trends

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Spring Precipitation Trends

Average precipitation during meteorological spring hasn't changed much since 1970. But regional patterns tell a different story.

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.

Summer Precipitation Trends

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Summer Precipitation Trends

When it comes to summertime precip., the wet are getting wetter and the dry are getting drier.

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.