June 23, 2021

An early summer heatwave across the drought-stricken West smashed records in seven states as temperatures cleared 100 degrees Fahrenheit for days on end. 

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.

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. 

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 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.

September 2020 global temperature anomaly
October 16, 2020

September 2020 was the hottest September on record for the globe, continuing a sweltering year. 

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.

August 20, 2020

Wildfires across Colorado during summer 2020 has led to the shutdown of the major thoroughfare across the state and billowed smoke for hundreds of miles.

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