Women standing in front of a car that has a temperature sensor clipped to the passenger window
July 24, 2019

With specially designed sensors mounted on their own cars, volunteers in each city will drive pre-planned routes, recording heat and humidity as they go. Scientists will stitch their results into a detailed map showing the hottest parts of each city. 

June 4, 2019

An early heat wave broke temperature records across the Southeast over Memorial Day weekend 2019 as the mercury reached triple digits. 

Map depicting length of heat wave season
October 4, 2018

From heat waves to heavy rain, the National Climate Assessment's recently updated collection of indicators shows how climate is changing.

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.

December 14, 2017

Now in its sixth year, a NOAA-led report published by the American Meteorological Society provides the results of more than two dozen studies of various extreme weather and climate events in 2016 and the role global warming did or didn't play in them.  

July 17, 2017

Heat waves bring some level of discomfort to nearly everyone. When excessive heat catches vulnerable populations off guard, that discomfort can advance to illness and even death. Public health officials in Minnesota are working to protect people in both rural and urban settings.

June 28, 2017

Scorching heat impacted the western United States during the middle of June with record-breaking heat occurring from Arizona to the Pacific Northwest.

February 10, 2017

January 2017 saw hot summertime temperatures dominate across eastern Australia.

July 29, 2016

Extreme heat in Kuwait last week might have set a new high temperature record for Asia and the Eastern Hemisphere. How do climate experts verify such records?

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