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July 24, 2017
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Temperatures in the 90s and little to no rainfall have triggered exceptional drought in parts of the Northern Plains. Crops have been ravaged and fire risk is high in Montana, Wyoming, and parts of North and South Dakota. 

July 20, 2017
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Heavy summer monsoon thunderstorms caused deadly flash floods in Arizona.

July 19, 2017
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As of 2016, the warming effect of long-lived greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere had increased by approximately 40% compared to 1990.

July 17, 2017
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Heat waves bring some level of discomfort to nearly everyone. When excessive heat catches vulnerable populations off guard, that discomfort can advance to illness and even death. Public health officials in Minnesota are working to protect people in both rural and urban settings.

SST anomalies in June 2017 (rotator)
July 13, 2017

Our newest ENSO blogger provides the latest scoop on what is going on with ENSO.