March 18, 2019
Steady warmth around the globe made February the fifth hottest on record. Seasonally, the period from December 2018 through February 2019 ranked fourth hottest on record, according to scientists at […] more »
March 15, 2019
El Niño’s effect on global circulation is weaker in the spring than in winter, but still detectable. Historical global temperature and rain patterns during El Niño in the spring show less rain than average over a lot of the tropics, for example. Weak El Niño conditions mean these impacts may be less consistent than during strong El Niño. Check the Climate Prediction Center for an outlook on US seasonal patterns. El Niño conditions through the summer can affect the hurricane season, too—the Climate Prediction Center’s hurricane season outlook will be issued in May, so stay tuned!
February 27, 2019
New wildfire simulation models suggest that the fuel limitation effect from prior fire events where prior fires reduces the amount of fuel available to burn in the forest doesn’t last very long and is not nearly as significant a limitation for future fires as was expected.
February 20, 2019
Recent research shows that unchecked warming pollution could bring concurrent climate crises to U.S. cities by midcentury — and that emissions cuts could reduce the risk.
February 11, 2019
The New York Times features NASA report that the Earth’s average surface temperature in 2018 was the fourth highest in nearly 140 years of record-keeping and a continuation of an unmistakable warming trend.
February 4, 2019
A new study shows that the contrast in warming between the continents and sea, called the land-sea warming contrast, drives an increased concentration of aerosols in the atmosphere that cause air pollution.
January 29, 2019
Climate Central assessed annual snowfall data from 107 weather stations across the United States, dating from 1970 to 2018. The results showed stark regional differences, with serious consequences for America’s cold-weather sports economy.
January 24, 2019
Even though climate change is expected to reduce the total amount of U.S. snowfall this century, it’s unlikely to significantly rein in the most powerful nor’easters that pummel the East Coast, new research indicates.