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New Normal: Temperatures Are Trending Up Across U.S.

The 30-year average temperature, known as the meteorological normal, is rising in most locations in the U.S.

Summer Minimum & Maximum Temperatures in the U.S.

See the trends in minimum and maximum summer temperatures on this map.

Climate Change Poses Risk to Hummingbirds, an Important Pollinator

A family of key pollinators— hummingbirds — are at risk from climate change.

The Star Wars Universe & Planetary Climates

May the Force be with you! The arid world of Tatooine and the icy world of Hoth from the Star Wars universe show the importance of atmospheres…

Sublette on Severe Weather, Tornadoes in a Warming World

What does climate change have to do with tornado formation?

Weather Extremes: Snow and Ice

Higher temperatures lead to the melting of snow and ice.

Weather Extremes: Hurricanes

The strongest hurricanes are getting more intense, more frequent, and lasting longer.

Weather Extremes: Tornadoes

The U.S. is the most tornado-prone country on the planet.

Weather Extremes: Heavy Rain and Flooding

Why the increase in heavy downpours? Warmer air means more evaporation off the oceans, and more water vapor in the atmosphere.

Weather Extremes: Heat Waves

Heat waves cause more than just sweat — they can be deadly.

Weather Extremes: Drought

When you think about extreme weather events, you may not think of drought.

Falling Residential Solar Costs

The cost of residential solar is dropping, now less than half of what is was in 2010.

Solar is Shining in All Communities

Solar is shining, as solar energy is increasingly powering local communities in the U.S.

Heavy Rainfall Trends Across the U.S.

The number of days with heavy precipitation is increasing in most locations in the U.S.

Growing Season Growth: Additional Frost Free Days

Longer frost-free seasons mean longer allergy seasons, a trend impacting all regions of the country.

Here’s How Frost-Free Season Affects Allergy Season

Climate change is affecting the frost-free season in these cities, which also affects the allergy season.

Sublette on Arctic Sea Ice Maximum Extent

Here's how Arctic sea ice may impact weather patterns.

These U.S. Cities Are Getting More (and Less) Snow

There were some unusual highs and lows to snowfall totals across the U.S. this winter. Take a look at the long-term trends in total snow for m…

Western Snowpack Trends

Western spring snowpack has been below normal six of the past seven years, meaning less water during the traditionally dry summer months.…

Projected Cherry Blossom Bloom Dates in a Warming World

Before the end of this century, the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. may bloom a month earlier on average than they do today.

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More Water Flowing in California This Year More water is flowing this year in California from frequent storms and melting snowpack.

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