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US map showing risk of minor, moderate, and major floods in Mar-May 2019
March 20, 2019
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A wet winter and an increased chance of a wetter-than-normal spring boost the probability for moderate to severe flooding along many rivers in the Great Plains from North Dakota to Texas and in the Northeast. 

March 14, 2019

El Niño conditions continued into March. What do forecasters think is next?

Glacier draining into Bellinghausen Sea
March 12, 2019
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Antarctica has not responded as quickly to climate change as the Arctic, but Earth’s southernmost continent is still losing ice. Ice shelf disintegration and glacier acceleration in Antarctica could raise global sea level significantly, and the effects would be keenly felt along U.S. coastlines.

March 7, 2019
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A deadly tornado tore through eastern Alabama as part of a broader tornado outbreak across the southeastern United States during the beginning of March 2019

February 28, 2019

Why did atmospheric El Niño conditions fail to develop this past fall?  Our blogger tries to unravel the mystery of the missing central Pacific rainfall.