October 4, 2021

The October 2021 climate outlook favors a warmer-than-average month for the central and eastern United States and wetter-than-average conditions for the Plains.

Satellite image of Arizona with a precipitation graph overlay
August 9, 2021

Much of the U.S. Southwest is near-desert. What does drought even mean in a place like that?

Two small maps of US showing drought conditions and the drought forecast for September 2021
September 1, 2021

Large parts of the country show no tip in the odds toward either a cold or warm September temperature outcome. The rainfall associated with Hurricane Ida's remnants is likely to be enough on its own to lead to a wetter-than-average September for areas in its path.

August 3, 2021

The August 2021 Climate outlook favors a wetter-than-average month across the Southwest and Southeast and above-average temperatures across much of the contiguous U.S..

Small US maps showing July temperature and precipitation forecasts
July 2, 2021

The extreme heat and dryness in the U.S. West in June have set the stage for more of the same in July. 

Map of daytime highs in Pacific Northwest
June 30, 2021

From Portland, Oregon, to Vancouver, Canada, the heat didn't just break records; it buried them.

June 23, 2021

An early summer heatwave across the drought-stricken West smashed records in seven states as temperatures cleared 100 degrees Fahrenheit for days on end. 

US map of temperature and precipitation outlooks for June 2021
June 1, 2021

The highest chances for much warmer than average conditions are in the Great Basin and the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast.

SPherical map of tropical Pacific showing the Dec 2020 temperature anomaly
June 1, 2021

On June 3, 2021, our ENSO Bloggers did a Tweet Chat to talk all things El Niño and La Niña. Here's the transcript.

Map of Gulf Coast showing rainfall totals May 17-18, 2021
May 21, 2021

Still recovering from two hurricane hits last summer, parts of southwest Louisiana received more than a foot of rain in 24 hours this week.