June 15, 2020

May 2020 tied with May 2016 as the warmest May on record for the globe, continuing 2020’s streak of having every single month either be the warmest or second-warmest month on record

October 18, 2018

Climate Prediction Center meteorologist Mike Halpert explains the outlook for temperature, precipitation, and drought in the United States for December 2018-February 2019.  

March 15, 2018

The Climate Prediction Center's Mike Halpert runs down the 2018 spring forecast for flooding, temperature, precipitation, and drought. 

Satellite image of smoke from wildfires
October 11, 2017

California's second-wettest winter and hottest summer primed the state for devastating wildfires in October 2017.

photo of libby barnes standing at her desk, with two computer monitors showing weather maps and drawings
May 31, 2017

Between the weekly forecast and a seasonal outlook—and often less accurate than both—sit “sub-seasonal” weather predictions. In this profile, atmospheric scientist Libby Barnes talks about her work leading a NOAA task force whose members are trying to overcome the special challenges of forecasting over the 2-week to 2-month horizon. 

March 16, 2016

NOAA issued its spring seasonal outlooks on March 17th for flooding, drought, precipitation and temperature. Flood risk is highest in the lower Mississippi valley and along the Southeast coast.

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