February 12, 2015

Deadly flooding has replaced the dry start to the 2014-2015 southern Africa monsoon, and the wet season has several months left go.

February 11, 2015

Millions of people in southern Africa depend on monsoon rains that begin around November and last until March or April. If the monsoon is erratic, millions of people can suffer. So far in 2014-2015, the monsoon in southeastern Africa has been anything but normal.

January 12, 2015

As California's wet season began in December 2014, it seemed the atmosphere had finally remembered how to rain on the West Coast. Does this mean we can finally stop talking about the drought?

November 2, 2017

The interim director of NOAA's High Plains Regional Climate Center talks about partnering with tribes on the Wind River Indian Reservation to develop new tools and resources for coping with drought. 

October 5, 2017

Drought emerged quickly in the Northern Plains this past summer. How does that fit with the bigger picture of what we know about drought and climate?

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.

March 22, 2017

Now that the 2016-2017 winter is over with, it's time to look back and see what happened. Did our winter outlook do well?

November 18, 2016

Drought has broken out across the southeast and southern plains this summer and fall. What got us to this situation, and how do we deal drought, which is unlike many of our weather hazards?

September 24, 2015

El Niño is a global phenomenon. Guest blogger Dr. Andrew Watkins shines some light on El Niño's impact across the world in Australia.

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