In 2014, precipitation over land was generally below average, while precipitation over the oceans was above average.

The Oceanic Nino Index tracks the sea surface temperature in the east-central tropical Pacific Ocean. It is NOAA's primary indicator of the climate patterns known as El Niño and La Niña. 

The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment

All Americans are vulnerable to health impacts associated with climate change at some point in their lives, says a new report from the USGCRP.