March 22, 2017

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

February 14, 2017

Heavy rains in the first part of February 2017 raised water levels in California's Oroville Reservoir past capacity, and erosion of the spillways led to evacuations for communities below the dam.

January 30, 2017

Tremendous rain and snow batter California during the month of January.

April 20, 2016

Drought has gripped many islands across the Pacific thanks to El Niño and a lack of rainfall. 

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. 

February 3, 2016

Rains arrived in California during January 2016, but the drought remains.

September 11, 2015

To climb out of the bottom 20% bracket for 5-year precipitation totals, precipitation in the upcoming water year must be 135-160% of normal in northern California, 160% of normal in the Southeast, and 198% of normal in the San Joaquin Valley.

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.

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