Climate Impacts

From changes in cooling degree days to the local effects of El Niño, the Local Climate Analysis Tool helps meteorologists and others understand the connection between global climate and local impacts.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • In April 2011, Texas was in the midst of what may have been its worst fire season in history. As the season began, NOAA outlooks and observations helped fire managers think strategically about where their resources could be most effective.

  • Jeanine Jones, Interstate Resources Manager for the California Department of Water Resources, talks about the state's ongoing drought conditions and planning for California's water future.

     

  • It’s only when we “zoom out” to the planet-wide scale that trends in surface temperature are obvious: despite a few, rare areas experiencing cooling, the vast majority of places across the globe are warming.