June 18, 2018

Exceptional drought in preceding months primed southern Colorado forests for wildfire in mid-June 2018.

Sea ice off Alaska
April 16, 2018

A lack of persistent sea ice in waters around the Bering Strait this winter disrupted travel, damaged roads and other infrastructure, and prevented traditional hunting and fishing in several coastal communities in western Alaska. 

March 15, 2018

The Climate Prediction Center's Mike Halpert runs down the 2018 spring forecast for flooding, temperature, precipitation, and drought. 

October 19, 2017

Forecasts say a La Niña climate event is likely to occur in the tropical Pacific during winter 2017-18. How will this "upstream" event affect U.S. temperature, precipitation, and drought? 

Satellite image of smoke from wildfires
October 11, 2017

California's second-wettest winter and hottest summer primed the state for devastating wildfires in October 2017.

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