Changing Rainfall Patterns in the U.S.

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Changing Rainfall Patterns in the U.S.

  • Published: May 8th, 2014

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

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.

Climate Change & The Jet Stream

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Climate Change & The Jet Stream

  • Published: Nov 1st, 2013

As the globe continues to warm, it is already having an effect on the jet stream and corresponding weather patterns.

Autumn is Falling Back

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Autumn is Falling Back

  • Published: Oct 11th, 2013

Foliage color and timing has been starting later, on average, in a warming world.

2013 Arctic Sea Ice Loss

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2013 Arctic Sea Ice Loss

  • Published: Sep 13th, 2013

Compared with the median ice cover from 1981-2010, 2013's Arctic sea ice loss comes out to approximately 1.74 times the land area of Texas.

Drought Comparison: 2012 vs. 2013

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Drought Comparison: 2012 vs. 2013

  • Published: Aug 23rd, 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.

Significant Events for Spring 2013

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Significant Events for Spring 2013

  • Published: Jul 8th, 2013

The highlights of NOAA's 2013 Spring climate summary.

Annual Number of Big Wildfires is on the Rise

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Annual Number of Big Wildfires is on the Rise

  • Published: Jul 8th, 2013

The number of big fires has shot up since 1970, with the largest number occurring during the years with the highest temperatures.