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.

Blossoms
October 29, 2020

Weather and climate occur on different scales of time and space, and depend on different aspects of Earth's environment. Weather describes atmospheric conditions at a particular time and place. Climate is the overall statistical characteristics of weather and environmental conditions, such as long-term averages and ranges of variability, for a given place and season.

MSV Nordica
October 29, 2020

Yes, there will probably be some short-term and long-term positive benefits from global warming, but the negative costs and impacts of continued global warming are very likely to far outweigh the positive benefits over the course of this century.

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