Temps Marching Upward Since First Earth Day

Temps Marching Upward Since First Earth Day

  • Published: Apr 22nd, 2014

The contiguous U.S. has warmed 2.1°F since the first Earth Day in 1970.

Spring Snow Cover

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.

Increase in Western Wildfires Fuels Obama’s Budget Move

Increase in Western Wildfires Fuels Obama’s Budget Move

  • Published: Feb 24th, 2014

With western wildfires on the rise, President Obama announced plans to help manage the costs.

How Much Precipitation is Needed to End the Drought?

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

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.

Bernadette Woods-Placky on MSNBC’s Lean Forward

Bernadette Woods-Placky on MSNBC’s Lean Forward

  • Published: Jan 10th, 2014

Climate Central meteorologist Bernadette Woods Placky explains why cold snaps like the polar vortex happen in a warming world.

Winter Precipitation Trends

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

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.