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Valentine’s Day Snow Cover

Valentine’s Day Snow Cover

Snow cover for the continental U.S. on Valentine’s Day, 2014 was light-years beyond what we saw a year ago.

January Record Extremes

January Record Extremes

The first month of 2014 has left us a nation divided by hot vs. cold weather.

Winter Precipitation Trends

Winter Precipitation Trends

While every region of the country has seen a rise in winter temperatures since 1970, precipitation trends paint a more varied picture.

Winter Temperature Trends

Winter Temperature Trends

Since 1970, winters in the continental U.S. have warmed by 0.61°F per decade on average.

Fall Temperature & Rainfall Trends

Fall Temperature & Rainfall Trends

A look at how both precipitation and temperature have changed this season since 1970.

Drought Comparison: 2012 vs. 2013

Drought Comparison: 2012 vs. 2013

Sixty two percent of the country was in some level of drought last August, but that number has been reduced to 45 percent this August.

2013 Tornado Drought

2013 Tornado Drought

The nationwide January through April tornado count is way down, 54 percent to be exact.

The Tale of Two Marches

The Tale of Two Marches

A look at the stark differences between March 2012 and March 2013 across the country.