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?

August 9, 2021

The findings of their review of more than 14,000 studies are clear: climate change is affecting nearly every part of the planet, and there is no doubt that human activities are the cause.

US map of June temperature anomalies plus graph overlay
July 9, 2021

June precipitation was average across the country, a balancing out of dryness in the West and wetness in the Lower Mississippi, Eastern Seaboard, and Great Lakes.

US maps of drought and flood forecasts for spring 2021
March 18, 2021

Unlike past years, flooding from snowmelt to be less severe. 


March 5, 2021

Polar vortex expert Amy Butler and Arctic expert James Overland offer perspectives on the February cold snap in the southern U.S., the polar vortex, and how the Arctic might influence mid-latitude weather.