The hottest time of year in the continental U.S. statistically comes in mid-July, but the timing of peak heat varies across different parts of the country.
When it comes to summertime precip., the wet are getting wetter and the dry are getting drier.
Since 1900, the average annual precipitation is up 5 percent for the continental U.S.
Heavy downpours have increased in every region of the contiguous states since 1950.
A look at how U.S. temperatures are projected to change, according to the Third National Climate Assessment released May 6, 2014.
A striking look at how much precipitation the Southwest would need over the next month to end the drought.
Snow cover for the continental U.S. on Valentine’s Day, 2014 was light-years beyond what we saw a year ago.
The first month of 2014 has left us a nation divided by hot vs. cold weather.