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.

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.