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Extreme Precipitation Events are on the Rise

Extreme Precipitation Events are on the Rise

Heavy downpours have increased in every region of the contiguous states since 1950.

Forecast Temperature Changes by 2100

Forecast Temperature Changes by 2100

A look at how U.S. temperatures are projected to change, according to the Third National Climate Assessment released May 6, 2014.

How Much Precipitation is Needed to End the Drought?

How Much Precipitation is Needed to End the Drought?

A striking look at how much precipitation the Southwest would need over the next month to end the drought.

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.