This short video illustrates how warming ocean temperature is a major factor in climate change, particularly the increase in severity of extreme weather (notably storms and drought).

This series of visualizations is part of a rich multi-agency effort to showcase the usefulness of open data (i.e., data provided in a discoverable, sharable, and machine-readable format) by exploring the 16-year drought as of 2016 and its effects on the Colorado River Basin.

March 26, 2020

How did the 2019-20 Winter Outlook do? Pretty darn good if you ask us! Learn just how good in our yearly verification post.

December 12, 2019

ENSO-neutral is expected to last through spring 2020. See why in our latest ENSO blog and stay for some ENSO trivia.

January 26, 2018

La Niña usually means a drier than average water year for California. So what happened in 2016-2017 when a weak La Niña coincided with a remarkably wet water year?

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?

September 26, 2017

Record high sea levels and rainfall extremes have buffeted Hawaii and other U.S. Pacific islands this year.  

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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