Several states had one of their hottest years on record in 2017.
The Northern Plains, Great Lakes, and the Northeast are warming the fastest, while warming is taking place at a slower rate in the western U.S.
Summers are getting hotter across most of the country.
Watch 2016’s Arctic sea ice melt away in seconds.
The globe had it's hottest Northern Hemisphere winter on record.
With the current El Niño, there is some hope of such an extreme drought easing this winter.
Parts of the West need more than 20 inches of rain to erase the drought.
Long term trend of global ocean water temperatures is on the increase.