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.

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.

maps of contiguous U.S> showing temperature and precipitation patterns in October 2020
November 9, 2020

Unseasonable cold in the Rockies, Northern Plains, and Great Lakes were balanced by much warmer than average conditions in the Southwest and Southeast coastal states. 

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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