January 11, 2018

Early estimates suggest precipitation in the past 7 days was up to 400% of normal in parts of southern California. In hilly terrain scorched by wildfires in December 2017, the heavy January rains led to deadly mudslides. 

photo of libby barnes standing at her desk, with two computer monitors showing weather maps and drawings
May 31, 2017

Between the weekly forecast and a seasonal outlook—and often less accurate than both—sit “sub-seasonal” weather predictions. In this profile, atmospheric scientist Libby Barnes talks about her work leading a NOAA task force whose members are trying to overcome the special challenges of forecasting over the 2-week to 2-month horizon. 

March 2, 2017

In this installment of our Beyond the Data blog, Carl Schreck talks about how a tropical climate pattern called the MJO left its fingerprints all over California's soaking rains and Boston's recent snowstorm.