A strong El Niño continued during December 2015 with well above average sea surface temperatures across the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean, according to NOAA Climate Prediction Center’s monthly El Niño advisory update.
Based on data from 1981-2010, the vast majority of the Lower 48 experiences its warmest day of the year by the end of August. Where in the U.S. does climate data suggest the warmest day is still to come?
For three days in 2005, flooding from Hurricane Katrina cut off the only road to Port Fourchon. Officials had to decide: did the risk of future flooding justify the cost of raising the roadway out of the Gulf's rising waters?