August 9, 2021

The findings of their review of more than 14,000 studies are clear: climate change is affecting nearly every part of the planet, and there is no doubt that human activities are the cause.

Small US maps showing July temperature and precipitation forecasts
July 2, 2021

The extreme heat and dryness in the U.S. West in June have set the stage for more of the same in July. 

US map of temperature and precipitation outlooks for June 2021
June 1, 2021

The highest chances for much warmer than average conditions are in the Great Basin and the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast.

Photo from a National Guard helicopter showing flooded neighborhoods in Port Arthur, TX, from Hurricane Harvey
March 31, 2021

A panel of hurricane experts reviewed more than 90 research studies on the observed and projected changes in tropical cyclones for an updated summary of what the science says about the human influence on these devastating storms.

Basket of foodie fries
November 19, 2020

Warmer conditions will pose new challenges for producers of Americans’ favorite side dish but advance knowledge and innovation will help potato growers prepare.

October 15, 2020

The elevated odds for a warm winter extend to the East Coast and Appalachian Mountains states. In the North, a wetter than average winter is favored from the Ohio Valley northwestward along the U.S.-Canada border. 

April 8, 2020

In 2015, NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO) invited grant proposals from sea ice and climate scientists looking to better understand and predict Arctic sea ice behavior, on timescales ranging from days to decades. This is our second story on some of the resulting research.

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