November 25, 2015

In mid-November, California canceled the opening of its Dungeness crab fisheries, the latest in a series of closures up and down the U.S. West Coast this summer and fall linked to an unusually widespread bloom of toxic algae that thrives in warm waters.

October 21, 2015

Torrential rains, flash floods and mudslides in southern California were the result of the itinerate journey of an upper-level low pressure system.

October 9, 2015

Rainfall was measured by the foot in South Carolina in an event that statistically would happen, on average, once every thousand years.

September 30, 2015

Tom Di Liberto explains how algae and other phytoplankton usually behave.

September 11, 2015

To climb out of the bottom 20% bracket for 5-year precipitation totals, precipitation in the upcoming water year must be 135-160% of normal in northern California, 160% of normal in the Southeast, and 198% of normal in the San Joaquin Valley.

September 3, 2015

While the Atlantic hurricane season has been generally below-average, that doesn't mean it can't have a rare event.

September 3, 2015

An over-active hurricane season in the central/eastern Pacific Ocean went into overdrive as three major hurricanes occurred at the same time.

August 14, 2015

Think 115°F is uncomfortably hot? Imagine it being incredibly humid as well. 

Pseudo-nitzschia cells under a microscope
August 6, 2015

From Alaska's Aleutian Islands to southern California, impacts since May have ranged from record-high concentrations of neurotoxins, to shellfish harvesting bans, to reports of sick and dead ocean life. 

July 28, 2015

Dangerous flooding amidst a record drought? Just call it another week in California.

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