November 15, 2017

Suffocating smog stifled communities across northern India and Pakistan in mid-November 2017.

February 20, 2018

When a flood is forecast for the Red River of the North, community leaders, emergency responders, and residents around Fargo, ND, and Moorhead, MN, can gauge their need for preparation by accessing visualizations showing the extent, depth, and timing of expected flooding.

March 22, 2017

Hot and dry conditions across the Southern Plains proved perfect for the spread of large wildfires across the prairie in March.

Boiled Lobster Plate
October 6, 2016

For New Englanders, the saying “as American as apple pie” may as well be “as New England as lobster,”

but warming sea surface temperatures from climate change are forcing populations of the American lobster to higher latitudes than ever before—and upending fishing communities on the New England coast.


September 7, 2016

Three days of heavy rains devastated Louisiana in mid-August 2016. NOAA models find that warming due to greenhouse gases has made an event like that at least 40% more likely and 10% more intense.

May 31, 2016

Using climate simulations, water managers in the Colorado River basin helped helped stakeholders imagine and prepare for future risks.

February 17, 2016

The dismal rainy season in southern Africa has destroyed crops, killed livestock, and even led to blackouts. El Niño probably had something to do with it. 

October 8, 2015

Can we blame El Niño for this year’s global coral bleaching event?

SST anomalies in June 2017 (rotator)
July 13, 2017

Our newest ENSO blogger provides the latest scoop on what is going on with ENSO.