Map of daytime highs in Pacific Northwest
June 30, 2021

From Portland, Oregon, to Vancouver, Canada, the heat didn't just break records; it buried them.

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.

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 4, 2020

Join three heat experts to talk about how we map, monitor, and lessen the impacts of urban heat islands.

Women standing in front of a car that has a temperature sensor clipped to the passenger window
July 24, 2019

With specially designed sensors mounted on their own cars, volunteers in each city will drive pre-planned routes, recording heat and humidity as they go. Scientists will stitch their results into a detailed map showing the hottest parts of each city. 

June 4, 2019

An early heat wave broke temperature records across the Southeast over Memorial Day weekend 2019 as the mercury reached triple digits. 

Map depicting length of heat wave season
October 4, 2018

From heat waves to heavy rain, the National Climate Assessment's recently updated collection of indicators shows how climate is changing.

July 27, 2018

Strong winds whipped wildfires into a frenzy near Athens, Greece, during the end of July, leading to one of the worst wildfire tragedies in the country's history.

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