July 1, 2020

July temperatures are favored to be in the warmest third of the recent climate record for much of the U.S. In the drought-stricken Southwest, the odds of well below average precipitation are higher than the odds of an average or wetter-than-average July. 

October 9, 2019

Much of the southeastern United States went from little drought to widespread severe drought in a matter of a few weeks thanks to little rain and hot and sunny days. 

November 16, 2018

Hot, dry and windy weather helped create the conditions needed for wildfires to explode in northern and southern California in November 2018. 

October 9, 2018

The 2017-2018 water year came to a dry end in California at the end of September, a year after wet conditions alleviated drought. 

August 30, 2018

Hot, dry conditions turned northern Europe brown during the summer of 2018.

July 27, 2018

Strong winds whipped wildfires into a frenzy near Athens, Greece, during the end of July, leading to one of the worst wildfire tragedies in the country's history.

May 4, 2018

There were no reported tornados in Oklahoma during the first four months of the year, a new record.

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