April 21, 2020

You can thank the polar vortex.

map of the CONUS showing January 2020 temperature patterns compared to the 1981-2020 average in red and blue colors
February 11, 2020

Although exact temperatures varied by latitude and elevation, January 2020 temperatures were above average for nearly every U.S. climate division of the Lower 48 states. 

smoke from Australia fires in satellite image
January 3, 2020

Terrible wildfires raged through parts of southeastern Australia in the first days of 2020. 

Aerial photo of U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy surrounded by ice floes
December 10, 2019

NOAA’s 14th Arctic Report Card recounts the numerous ways that climate change continues to disrupt the polar region, including massive melt of the Greenland ice sheet and major shifts in the distribution of commercially valuable marine species.

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