map of the CONUS color-coded by drought status with lowest levels in yellow and highest drought levels in dark red
May 26, 2020

As the region’s dry summer approaches, precipitation deficits pose a threat to livestock operators, farmers, and fish, and heighten the risk of wildfires.

April 21, 2020

You can thank the polar vortex.

map of the CONUS showing January 2020 temperature patterns compared to the 1981-2020 average in red and blue colors
February 11, 2020

Although exact temperatures varied by latitude and elevation, January 2020 temperatures were above average for nearly every U.S. climate division of the Lower 48 states. 

smoke from Australia fires in satellite image
January 3, 2020

Terrible wildfires raged through parts of southeastern Australia in the first days of 2020. 

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