February 15, 2018

Much of the southwestern United States has seen below-average amounts of snow fall so far during Winter. While currently impacting ski resorts across the region, the lack of snow could bring even greater problems to water resources later this year.

Precipitation maps
February 7, 2018

Capetonians face the prospect of their taps being turned off in the wake of poor precipitation.

January 5, 2018

Drought has deepened over the southwestern United States which has delayed the arrival of snow and start of winter for parts of Arizona.

January 4, 2018

Drought is about more than lack of rainfall.  A new tool keeps track of another major player: how thirsty the atmosphere is.

December 15, 2017

Uncommonly large wildfires for so late in the season devastated parts of southern California, especially in areas around Los Angeles.

November 1, 2017

Several consecutive years of well below-average rains have led to low reservoir levels and water rationing in South Africa's second most populous city, Cape Town.

September 7, 2017

Multiple wildfires burned across the western United States in early September 2017, sending smoke drifting across the country.