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.

NCEI's Jake Crouch reflects on entering the field of climate monitoring during a historic drought in the Southern Plains.

...but it's still a seasonal forecaster's best friend.

Researchers Offer New Insights Into Predicting Future Droughts in California

According to a new NOAA-sponsored study, natural oceanic and atmospheric patterns are the primary drivers behind California's ongoing drought.

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

In response to the President's Executive Order 13653, a NOAA-led U.S. federal agency partnership released the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit to provide tools, information, & scientific expertise to help communities & businesses build resilience to climate-related impacts & extreme events.

This Webinar examines how the record-setting 2012 drought changed people's perceptions and attitudes on climate change.

This Webinar outlines research examining six high-impact weather events in Alaska, from 1974 to 2012.

Speakers: Lauren Zuromski, Hollings Scholar; Rick Thoman, National Weather Service; & John Walsh, ACCAP

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