February 15, 2018

Much of the southwestern United States has seen below-average amounts of snow fall so far during Winter. While currently impacting ski resorts across the region, the lack of snow could bring even greater problems to water resources later this year.

February 6, 2018

During an extremely wet winter so far in France, the Seine River overflowed through Paris, flooding streets and buildings nearby.

January 5, 2018

Drought has deepened over the southwestern United States which has delayed the arrival of snow and start of winter for parts of Arizona.

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.

January 11, 2017

Lake effect snows like the events that buried parts of Michigan and New York in mid-December might actually become more common as the U.S. climate warms, at least for a while. This post explains the paradox.

December 29, 2016

As cold air filtered into the United States over the Great Lakes, the lake effect snow machine turned on burying nearby locations.

September 16, 2016

The Northwest Passage across the Canadian Arctic opened once again in 2016 as sea ice reached its second lowest extent on record.

2016 Arctic sea ice minimum extent overlain on globe
September 15, 2016

In September 2016, Arctic sea ice tied with 2007 for the second-lowest minimum extent in the satellite record, underscoring an ongoing trend of sea ice decline.

April 28, 2016

Every summer, Greenland's ice sheet melts when temperatures warm up. This year, however, saw the start of the ice melt season begin in April, much earlier than normal. 

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