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Aerial photo of low water levels in Lake Powell
September 23, 2021
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By 2030, the combination of extreme heat and atmospheric dryness that made the ongoing drought so extreme is likely to return more than once a decade. Such record-low precipitation, however, is likely to remain rare.

September 23, 2021

The latest IPCC report on the Physical Science Basis of climate change covers pretty much everything you can think of, including ENSO. So what were its conclusions? Our ENSO Bloggers walk us through the reports conclusions and what they mean.

global map of August 2021 temperature anomalies and a graph of annual AUgust anomalies since 1880
September 15, 2021
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It was the sixth-warmest August on record for the globe. It's very likely that the year will wind up among the 10 warmest years on record.

side by side maps of US precipitation and percent of average precipitation for August 2021
September 10, 2021
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August was warmer than average, capping off a summer that tied for warmest on record.

September 9, 2021

La Niña conditions are likely to develop soon. Our blogger gives you the low-down on all things tropical Pacific.