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State-level Preparedness Report Cards

State-level Preparedness Report Cards

The first-ever national analysis of state level preparedness for climate-driven, weather-related threats in all 50 states.

Western Wildfire Trends

Western Wildfire Trends

An updated Climate Central analysis shows large wildfires are becoming more common and destructive.

Lightning-Caused Wildfires

Lightning-Caused Wildfires

As the graphic shows, people cause most wildfires. But lightning-ignited fires burn by far the most territory.

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.

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.

Wildfires in the West

Wildfires in the West

In 2006, wildfires burned seven million acres in the West, the equivalent area of five of the country's largest national parks.