September 2020 global temperature anomaly
October 16, 2020

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

October 15, 2020

The elevated odds for a warm winter extend to the East Coast and Appalachian Mountains states. In the North, a wetter than average winter is favored from the Ohio Valley northwestward along the U.S.-Canada border. 

January 5, 2018

Drought has deepened over the southwestern United States which has delayed the arrival of snow and start of winter for parts of Arizona.

January 23, 2017

New research links warm ocean conditions in the North Pacific to the elevated levels of a natural toxin in shellfish along the U.S. West Coast.

July 12, 2014

Observing temperature patterns in the lower stratosphere gives scientists clues about our planet’s changing climate. Global average temperatures in the lower stratosphere for 2013 were slightly below the 1981–2010 average.  

July 12, 2014

The globally averaged sea surface temperature in 2013 was among the 10 highest on record, with the North Pacific reaching an historic high temperature. ENSO-neutral conditions and a negative Pacific Decadal Oscillation pattern had the largest impacts on global sea surface temperature in 2013.

July 12, 2014

Upper ocean heat content has increased significantly over the past two decades. An estimated 70 percent of the excess heat has accumulated in the top 2,000 feet of the ocean, and the rest has flowed into deeper ocean layers.

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