How Much Precipitation is Needed to End the Drought?

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How Much Precipitation is Needed to End the Drought?

  • Published: Feb 20th, 2014

A striking look at how much precipitation the Southwest would need over the next month to end the drought.

Valentine’s Day Snow Cover

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Valentine’s Day Snow Cover

  • Published: Feb 19th, 2014

Snow cover for the continental U.S. on Valentine’s Day, 2014 was light-years beyond what we saw a year ago.

Winter Olympics in a Warming World

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Winter Olympics in a Warming World

  • Published: Feb 19th, 2014

If global warming continues unabated, only 6 of the 19 previous host cities could host the Winter Games again by the 2080s.

January Record Extremes

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January Record Extremes

  • Published: Feb 19th, 2014

The first month of 2014 has left us a nation divided by hot vs. cold weather.

Winter Precipitation Trends

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Winter Precipitation Trends

  • Published: Jan 7th, 2014

While every region of the country has seen a rise in winter temperatures since 1970, precipitation trends paint a more varied picture.

Winter Temperature Trends

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Winter Temperature Trends

  • Published: Jan 7th, 2014

Since 1970, winters in the continental U.S. have warmed by 0.61°F per decade on average.

2013 Record Highs vs. Record Lows

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2013 Record Highs vs. Record Lows

  • Published: Dec 13th, 2013

For the first time in 20 years, the U.S. is on track to set more record lows than record highs in 2013.

2013 Hurricane Season

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2013 Hurricane Season

  • Published: Dec 11th, 2013

This season was the least active since 1982 and the sixth-quietest since 1950.