Satellite image of smoke from wildfires
October 11, 2017

California's second-wettest winter and hottest summer primed the state for devastating wildfires in October 2017.

September 14, 2017

Unusual weather conditions in 2017—including a blizzard caused by the remnants of 2016's Hurricane Nicole and a short surface melt season—are behind preliminary estimates of a small gain in ice mass on the Greenland Ice Sheet this year.

September 5, 2017

¿Qué tan buenos somos para detectar la influencia del calentamiento global en huracanes, incendios y otros eventos extremos? Estas preguntas y respuestas de nuestros archivos lo explican.

August 1, 2017

Sure it's hot, but is it record hot?  This map shows the hottest summer daytime high temperature recorded at thousands of U.S. stations prior to this summer.  

July 24, 2017

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 11, 2017

Following a plateau in the early 2000s, global concentrations of the powerful greenhouse gas methane have hit new highs in recent years. Chemical fingerprint tests seem to rule out a major role for fossil fuels. With more than half a dozen possible natural and human sources, how will  scientists figure out where it's coming from? 

May 18, 2017

According to NOAA's latest seasonal outlook, a hot summer is more likely than a cool one for most of the United States.  

May 8, 2017

A massive low-pressure system that brought extreme weather to the U.S. Great Plains last week brought a flood emergency to Montréal, Canada, over the weekend. 

March 28, 2017

Following years of exceptional drought, California's southeastern deserts were awash in a superbloom of short-lived but spectacular wildflowers in March 2017.

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