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Surging Seas • Sea Level Rise

Surging Seas • Sea Level Rise

Search by city, state or zip code to track the risk of flooding in your area.

Climate Matters

Climate Matters

Climate Matters provides meteorologists with data & graphics on local weather events and their link to climate change.

Partnerships Journalism

Partnerships Journalism

Guided by data and science, our journalists collaborate with local newsrooms on compelling climate change coverage.

Climate Matters Highlights

Global map of temperature anomalies

Global map of temperature anomalies

Global Warming. This map shows a snapshot of how July’s global temperatures departed from long-term averages

National: graphs of global temps by month

National: graphs of global temps by month

The last five years have been the hottest five in recorded history

Local: records by decade

Local: records by decade

Take a look at how record high temperatures have compared to record lows in your city.

 How Summer Nights are Changing In Your Area

How Summer Nights are Changing In Your Area

Is the summer heat making it hard to sleep? Here’s how the summer minimum temperatures have been changing in your city.

 Summer Nights are Warming Across the U.S.

Summer Nights are Warming Across the U.S.

Summer minimum temperatures are warming fast across the U.S. — leading to added health risks and higher energy costs

Explainer: How Ground-Level Ozone Is Formed

Explainer: How Ground-Level Ozone Is Formed

Ground-level ozone is a hazardous air pollutant and a key component of smog. Here’s how it forms.

New Webinar Recording

Covering Climate Now – New Opportunities to Showcase Climate Reporting

Covering Climate Now – New Opportunities to Showcase Climate Reporting

Featuring Ed Maibach, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University; Bernadette Woods Placky, Climate Central; Mark Herstgaard, The Nation; John Morales, WTVJ Miami: July 2019

Special Sections & Tools

WeatherPower

WeatherPower

Use WeatherPower to bring wind and solar electricity generation into your forecasts, based on your local installed renewables capacity.

Wildfire Tracker

Wildfire Tracker

Find out where current wildfires are burning in the United States and learn more about wildfire season.

Climate Science

Climate Science

Data-driven research and reporting that makes climate science local and advances understanding of climate change impacts.

WXshift

WXshift

A comprehensive weather site, delivering everything you'd ever want to know about your weather, including the climate context.

Trending Stories

In Hot Water: Warming Waters are Stressing Fish and the Fishing Industry

In Hot Water: Warming Waters are Stressing Fish and the Fishing Industry

America’s inland streams, the Great Lakes, and coastal waters are heating up—spelling trouble for fish and the nation’s $46.1 billion dollar recreational fishing industry.

THE BURNING SOLUTION: Prescribed Burns Unevenly Applied Across U.S.

THE BURNING SOLUTION: Prescribed Burns Unevenly Applied Across U.S.

Prescribed burns — an important tool for reducing wildfire risk — are being unevenly applied across the country.

POURING IT ON: How Climate Change Intensifies Heavy Rain Events

POURING IT ON: How Climate Change Intensifies Heavy Rain Events

Climate change is making the wettest days wetter, heightening flood risks.

As Temperatures Rise in Tucson, so Do Concerns over Health Risks Linked to Higher Ozone Levels

As Temperatures Rise in Tucson, so Do Concerns over Health Risks Linked to Higher Ozone Levels

Ozone levels in Tucson and other Arizona urban areas are increasing as temperatures hit record or near-record levels every year with growing scientific consensus…

FAITH AND FLOODING: How Sea Level Rise Threatens America’s Houses of Worship

FAITH AND FLOODING: How Sea Level Rise Threatens America’s Houses of Worship

Unchecked warming emissions are projected to leave hundreds of houses of worship in areas vulnerable to chronic flooding by midcentury.

N.J. Is Warming at An Alarming Rate and It’s Making Our Air Harder to Breathe

N.J. Is Warming at An Alarming Rate and It’s Making Our Air Harder to Breathe

This warming trend, combined with pollution from cars, power plants and chemical plants, is expected to increase the number of days each year that…

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