This is a real-time map of current drought conditions in the US, which can be zoomed to the state level, with access to many more resources at that level. Some of these include the National Drought Regional Summaries and animations of historical data.

Alaska’s statewide warming rate of +5.3°F per century since 1950 is faster than any other state in the Union, by a comfortable margin. In our latest Beyond the Data blog, NCEI's Deke Arndt talks about how the interplay between climate and landscape and the soil itself put the Last Frontier on the front lines of climate change.

The 2015-2016 El Niño will go down as one of the strongest on record, and also, thanks to El Niño Rapid Response Campaign, one of the best observed.

Is El Niño the Marcia Brady of climate variability? In this week's Beyond the Data blog, Jake Crouch talks about whether El Niño played a starring role in this winter's climate.

In this week's Beyond the Data blog, NCEI's Deke Arndt explains how comparing a record-setting warm streak from 2015 to one in 1944 is like comparing the tallest player in the NBA to the tallest kid in 2nd grade.

In the midst of the mega snowstorm bearing down on the East, NCEI's Deke Arndt looks longingly back at December's warmth in his latest Beyond the Data blog. 

This week, Beyond the Data looks at one of the more well-grounded “rules of thumb” for understanding climate change: cooler "things" are warming more quickly than warmer things.

For those who are still waiting for winter's first snow, Deke Arndt blogs about using historical climate data to ballpark when it might arrive. 

This week's bloggers use the historical record to generate 10,000 possible scenarios for the remainder of 2015. In 97% of them, 2015 sets a new record temperature.

This series of four animations shows how some of the key indicators of climate change (average global temperature, sea level, sea ice extent, carbon emissions) have changed in Earth's recent history.

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