Includes natural processes within the climate system: orbital patterns, solar radiation, oceans, atmosphere, water cycle, the natural greenhouse effect, carbon cycle, regional climates and differences between climate and weather.

April 2, 2021

The April 2021 climate outlook tilts warmer than average for most of the country and drier than average across the southern tier of the United States.

March 30, 2021

During late March 2021, a powerful storm system brought drenching rains and widespread flash flooding across Tennessee. It was the wettest March day in Nashville's history. 

February 1, 2021

The February 2021 outlook favors a colder- and wetter-than-average month for much of the northern and central United States.

January 15, 2021

Despite the influence of La Niña, December 2020 was the eighth-hottest December on record helping 2020 become the second-hottest year on record. 

January 4, 2021

January 2021 is favored to be wetter and warmer than average for much of the country.

December 15, 2020

November 2020 was the second-warmest November on record, which increases 2020's chance of becoming the warmest year on record to over 50%.

December 1, 2020

December 2020 and the start of the 2020-2021 winter looks warmer and drier than average for much of the country.

November 16, 2020

October 2020 was the fourth warmest October on record dating back to 1880, which makes it the lowest-ranked month so far in 2020.

November 2, 2020

November 2020 is favored to be warmer than average for much of the United States and drier than average across the southern US.

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