July 24, 2015

Hot and dry are the perfect ingredients for wildfires, and the recipe was on the menu across western North America in 2015.

March 6, 2015

Government officials have already announced a potential water rationing program as well as expected blackouts to conserve electricity in case rains do not pick up. If they don’t, Brazil is almost certainly facing its driest back-to-back rainy seasons in at least 35 years.

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.

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