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Is Your State Prepared for Climate Change?

Is Your State Prepared for Climate Change?

Each state receives a conventional letter grade to illustrate its climate change preparedness overall and for five specific hazards: heat, drought, wildfires, inland & coastal flooding.

Potential El Niño Winter Impacts

Potential El Niño Winter Impacts

With the current El Niño, there is some hope of such an extreme drought easing this winter.

Rain Needed to Bust the Drought

Rain Needed to Bust the Drought

Parts of the West need more than 20 inches of rain to erase the drought.

Changing Rainfall Patterns in the U.S.

Changing Rainfall Patterns in the U.S.

Since 1900, the average annual precipitation is up 5 percent for the continental U.S.

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.

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.

Slim Odds of Ending the Drought this Year

Slim Odds of Ending the Drought this Year

For most areas of the U.S., the worst drought in more than 50 years is likely to persist well into the winter.