Most of the southwestern United States is having a very dry winter. The northern parts of Arizona and New Mexico were clipped by a few drenching storms exiting California in December, but dry conditions are more the norm.

El Niño and La Niña can significantly alter seasonal climate conditions, such as temperature and rainfall patterns, in many parts of the world. Scientists Brad Lyon and Paul Block explain the potential impacts of La Niña in different parts of Africa.

More than half of the United States experienced heat, drought, or flooding during 2011, demonstrating the power and momentum of climate extremes.

Few winter storms and El Niño conditions brought severe drought conditions to the Hawaiian Islands this past year.

This online course will explore challenges for water management in the Western U.S. both at large and small scales.

Drought Risk Atlas

The National Drought Mitigation Center unveiled the Drought Risk Atlas on March 21. The atlas provides analysis of data on drought frequency and severity for more than 3,000 spots across the country. The stations chosen for the atlas go back at least 40 years with nearly continuous data, and some go back more than 100 years.

Considerations for Climate Change & Variability Adaptation on the Navajo Nation

A new report led by the University of Colorado Boulder summarizes the impact of climate change on Navajo Nation lands and discusses factors that affect people’s vulnerabilities to climate impacts, and outlines a way for the region's residents to plan for ongoing environmental change.

Climate experts provide public briefings on the latest seasonal climate summary & outlook information for the Midwest & Great Plains.

Researchers and practitioners from many disciplines will discuss how society can better deal with hazards & disasters.

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