Hottest Days of Summer

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Hottest Days of Summer

  • Published: Jul 30th, 2014

The hottest time of year in the continental U.S. statistically comes in mid-July, but the timing of peak heat varies across different parts of the country.

Summer Precipitation Trends

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Summer Precipitation Trends

  • Published: May 28th, 2014

When it comes to summertime precip., the wet are getting wetter and the dry are getting drier.

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.

Forecast Temperature Changes by 2100

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Forecast Temperature Changes by 2100

  • Published: May 6th, 2014

A look at how U.S. temperatures are projected to change, according to the Third National Climate Assessment released May 6, 2014.

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.

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.