June 12, 2017

Heavy rain in the first part of June has put a significant dent in the recent drought conditions in Florida. 

Precipitation average for March 2017, compared to 1981-2010
May 1, 2017

While much of the rest of the country has been getting soaked (or buried in snow), below-average winter rainfall and well above average temperatures pushed Florida into moderate and severe drought in April 2017.

April 10, 2017

In Africa, famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan while other areas in Somalia and Nigeria are highly food insecure. But the reasons go beyond climate factors. 

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.

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