Precipitation average for March 2017, compared to 1981-2010
May 1, 2017

While much of the rest of the country has been getting soaked (or buried in snow), below-average winter rainfall and well above average temperatures pushed Florida into moderate and severe drought in April 2017.

April 10, 2017

In Africa, famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan while other areas in Somalia and Nigeria are highly food insecure. But the reasons go beyond climate factors. 

March 22, 2017

Hot and dry conditions across the Southern Plains proved perfect for the spread of large wildfires across the prairie in March.

March 10, 2017

Warm ocean temperatures off the coast of Peru helped to create flooding rains across the country in late winter 2017.

March 1, 2017

A strong storm system named Doris brought hurricane-force wind gusts to parts of England.

February 14, 2017

Heavy rains in the first part of February 2017 raised water levels in California's Oroville Reservoir past capacity, and erosion of the spillways led to evacuations for communities below the dam.

February 10, 2017

January 2017 saw hot summertime temperatures dominate across eastern Australia.

January 30, 2017

Tremendous rain and snow batter California during the month of January.

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