What happens when years' worth of rain falls in the Atacama Desert in one day? Tremendous flash flooding. 

With spring's arrival comes thoughts of severe weather and tornadoes. Except this year, tornadoes in March were well below normal, with little happening until the last week of the month. 

The United States has plenty of warming wiggle room before it gets too warm to snow, and a wetter atmosphere may boost snow totals for some storms.
 

Last September’s widespread flooding in northeast Colorado, which saw just over 17 inches of rain in one week in the city of Boulder, was not made more likely or more intense by the influence of human-induced climate change on atmospheric moisture.

Brian Swett, Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space for the city of Boston, talks about maintaining the city's historic heritage while planning for the future.

In April 2011, Texas was in the midst of what may have been its worst fire season in history. As the season began, NOAA outlooks and observations helped fire managers think strategically about where their resources could be most effective.

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