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Extreme Weather Trends: What We Know

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

Dire, Record Low Snowpack in California

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

California Drought Intensifies

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.

Significant Events for Spring 2013

Significant Events for Spring 2013

The highlights of NOAA's 2013 Spring climate summary.

Annual Number of Big Wildfires is on the Rise

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.

It’s Official: 2012 is Hottest U.S. Year on Record

It’s Official: 2012 is Hottest U.S. Year on Record

A snapshot of how 2012 stacks up against the five other warmest years ever recorded in the U.S.

Top 10 Weather and Climate Events of 2012

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

Top 10 Hardest Hit States of 2011

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