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.

August 23, 2018

While the western United States baked under high temperatures, the eastern United States has been getting increasingly soggy this summer.

September 29, 2016

Using the June floods in West Virginia as an example, the Climate Prediction Center's Tom Di Liberto explains how meteorologists are like paleontologists turning the bones of an incomplete skeleton into a complete picture of a dinosaur.

June 21, 2016

A non-stop parade of thunderstorms pounded parts of Europe during the end of May and beginning of June.

October 22, 2015

Above-average rainfall this past spring in Morton, Illinois, the so-called “pumpkin capital of the world,” is to blame for a pumpkin shortage this fall. 

October 21, 2015

Torrential rains, flash floods and mudslides in southern California were the result of the itinerate journey of an upper-level low pressure system.

October 9, 2015

Rainfall was measured by the foot in South Carolina in an event that statistically would happen, on average, once every thousand years.

April 16, 2015

What happens when years' worth of rain falls in the Atacama Desert in one day? Tremendous flash flooding. 

October 8, 2015

The peak of El Niño is expected to arrive soon after peak pumpkin spice latte season. What are some of the winter weather effects seen during past El Niños?

December 10, 2014

If we look only at rainfall changes, and not ocean temperatures, can we get a clearer picture of how climate change will influence ENSO? Guest blogger Mat Collins from University of Exeter explains what recent studies have to say.