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.

Extreme Precipitation Events are on the Rise

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Extreme Precipitation Events are on the Rise

  • Published: May 6th, 2014

Heavy downpours have increased in every region of the contiguous states since 1950.

Spring Snow Cover

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Spring Snow Cover

  • Published: Apr 2nd, 2014

While this has been a snowy winter, the past 50 years have shown a trend of less overall spring snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere.

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.

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.

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.

Rising Seas

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Rising Seas

  • Published: Jul 8th, 2013

Global sea level rise since 1880.

Slim Odds of Ending the Drought this Year

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Slim Odds of Ending the Drought this Year

  • Published: Oct 23rd, 2012

For most areas of the U.S., the worst drought in more than 50 years is likely to persist well into the winter.