- March 31, 2015
An extreme precipitation event in 2008 cost one Upper Midwest town more than a million dollars in infrastructure repairs. Now, other municipalities can simulate how a similar event might affect them.
- March 27, 2015
A drought in the Southeast in 2011 gave cotton growers and consumers a preview of what could become a more common scenario for the main ingredient of our most comfortable clothes.
- March 23, 2015
If you’re planting a garden this spring, this set of maps based on the U.S. Climate Normals data can help you see how planting zones across the country have shifted over the past few decades.
- March 10, 2015
A map of snow depth across Alaska on March 9 shows the reason for the re-route of the historic sled dog race.
- March 6, 2015
Government officials have already announced a potential water rationing program as well as expected blackouts to conserve electricity in case rains do not pick up. If they don’t, Brazil is almost certainly facing its driest back-to-back rainy seasons in at least 35 years.
- March 5, 2015
This pair of maps shows whether your state tends to have wet, dry, or average springs during El Niño, and how often the wet or dry pattern occurred during the last 10 El Niño years.
- March 3, 2015
After a surprisingly rough summer for coral reefs in 2014, NOAA scientists are warning that warm ocean temperatures in the tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans could set the stage for a global outbreak of coral bleaching—the loss of corals’ food-producing algae—in 2015.