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%.

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.

October 1, 2020

The latest maps from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center show where October 2020 is forecast to be much hotter and drier than average in the U.S. It's not a great outlook for the wildfire-affected West.

August 2020 difference from global average temperature
September 15, 2020

August 2020 was the second-hottest August on record, and it ended the hottest summer on record for the Northern Hemisphere.

September 1, 2020

The September 2020 temperature and precipitation outlook favors a warmer- and drier-than-average September across the western United States, and a wetter-than-average month across the south-central Plains and much of the East.

August 17, 2020

July 2020 was the second-warmest July on record for the globe, as 2020 continues its scorching path to one of the hottest years on record. 

Four people dressed for winter weather stand on a wet beach in front of a row of homes
June 22, 2020

Volunteers in three states are recording changes to their local beaches, information that's vital to protecting and restoring their seashores. 

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