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Program on Sea Level Rise

Program on 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

State: Bar graph of billion-dollar disasters by decade (2020)

State: Bar graph of billion-dollar disasters by decade (2020)

With four decades of disaster data, the trend is not our friend. Billion-dollar weather and climate disasters are rising in most states, even after adjusting for inflation

National map: Number of Disasters by State (2020)

National map: Number of Disasters by State (2020)

Can you guess which state has experienced the most billion-dollar climate disasters? See NOAA’s 40-year dataset

National map: top disaster by state (2020)

National map: top disaster by state (2020)

Not all disasters are created equal—check which type of billion-dollar weather and climate disaster has occurred the most in your state.

National: Bar graph of overall U.S. billion-dollar disasters by decade (2020)

National: Bar graph of overall U.S. billion-dollar disasters by decade (2020)

The 2010s had the most billion-dollar disasters in 34 of 52 states and territories (65%)

2020 Local Snow Trends by Season

2020 Local Snow Trends by Season

Snowfall has been decreasing in the spring and fall seasons across much of the U.S.

2020 National Snowfall Trend Map

2020 National Snowfall Trend Map

Clear regional differences in snowfall trends nationwide.

2020 Super Bowl: Sea Level Rise Flood Risk

2020 Super Bowl: Sea Level Rise Flood Risk

All cities with NFL teams have warmed over the last 50 years due to climate change. And the stadium where the Super Bowl is being played could experience occasional flooding from sea level rise by 2070.

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New Tools, New Insights - The Next Generation of Climate Models

New Tools, New Insights - The Next Generation of Climate Models

Featuring Claudia Tebaldi, Special Advisor to Climate Central, December 2019

Special Sections & Tools

CoastalDEM® Coastal Risk Screening Tool

CoastalDEM® Coastal Risk Screening Tool

Improved elevation data indicate far greater global threats from sea level rise and coastal flooding than previously understood.

WeatherPower

WeatherPower

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

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

Could Kennedy Space Center launch pads be at risk as climate changes? Experts say yes

Could Kennedy Space Center launch pads be at risk as climate changes? Experts say yes

Created to propel humankind beyond the limits of Earth, Kennedy Space Center is now facing a terrestrial threat — the warming of our home…

Climate Central Solutions Brief: Battery Energy Storage

Climate Central Solutions Brief: Battery Energy Storage

Batteries are having a moment. A new Solutions Brief by Climate Central describes the rapid growth of battery storage capacity in the U.S., and…

Report: Flooded Future: Global vulnerability to sea level rise worse than previously understood

Report: Flooded Future: Global vulnerability to sea level rise worse than previously understood

New elevation data show that by midcentury frequent coastal flooding will rise higher than areas currently home to hundreds of millions of people.

Climate Change is Threatening Air Quality across the Country

Climate Change is Threatening Air Quality across the Country

As summers heat up, the air we breathe is increasingly at risk of becoming unhealthy, despite decades of air quality improvements.

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.

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