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Surging Seas • Sea Level Rise

Surging Seas • Sea Level Rise

Search by city, state or zip code to track the risk of flooding in your area.

Climate Matters

Climate Matters

Climate Matters provides meteorologists with data & graphics on local weather events and their link to climate change.

Partnerships Journalism

Partnerships Journalism

Guided by data and science, our journalists collaborate with local newsrooms on compelling climate change coverage.

Climate Matters Highlights

Local Fall Temperature Trends

Local Fall Temperature Trends

You might be kept waiting for that cool autumn breeze. Take a look at how average fall temperatures have been trending in your city since 1970.

National Fall Temperature Trends for CONUS

National Fall Temperature Trends for CONUS

America’s fall temperatures have been on the rise in recent decades, resulting in drawn-out mosquito and allergy seasons, and continued energy demands for cooling

Happy Birthday National Parks

Happy Birthday National Parks

As we celebrate the 103rd birthday of the National Park Service, we examine the effect of climate change on our parks and update our earlier analysis of national park temperature trends.

National Map of Heat Index Days Dangerous for Outdoor Sports

National Map of Heat Index Days Dangerous for Outdoor Sports

A new Climate Central report finds an increase in days with an extreme heat index, which greatly impact outdoor sports and the risk of heat illnesses.

Danger for Sports: Days with a 90°F+ heat index

Danger for Sports: Days with a 90°F+ heat index

A new Climate Central report finds an increase in days with an extreme heat index, which greatly impact outdoor sports and the risk of heat illnesses.

Explainer: Health Impacts in Excessive Heat

Explainer: Health Impacts in Excessive Heat

A new Climate Central report finds an increase in days with an extreme heat index, which greatly impact outdoor sports and the risk of heat illnesses.

Global map of temperature anomalies

Global map of temperature anomalies

Global Warming. This map shows a snapshot of how July’s global temperatures departed from long-term averages

New Webinar Recording

Covering Climate Now – New Opportunities to Showcase Climate Reporting

Covering Climate Now – New Opportunities to Showcase Climate Reporting

Featuring Ed Maibach, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University; Bernadette Woods Placky, Climate Central; Mark Herstgaard, The Nation; John Morales, WTVJ Miami: July 2019

Special Sections & Tools

WeatherPower

WeatherPower

Use WeatherPower to bring wind and solar electricity generation into your forecasts, based on your local installed renewables capacity.

Wildfire Tracker

Wildfire Tracker

Find out where current wildfires are burning in the United States and learn more about wildfire season.

Climate Science

Climate Science

Data-driven research and reporting that makes climate science local and advances understanding of climate change impacts.

WXshift

WXshift

A comprehensive weather site, delivering everything you'd ever want to know about your weather, including the climate context.

Trending Stories

In Hot Water: Warming Waters are Stressing Fish and the Fishing Industry

In Hot Water: Warming Waters are Stressing Fish and the Fishing Industry

America’s inland streams, the Great Lakes, and coastal waters are heating up—spelling trouble for fish and the nation’s $46.1 billion dollar recreational fishing industry.

THE BURNING SOLUTION: Prescribed Burns Unevenly Applied Across U.S.

THE BURNING SOLUTION: Prescribed Burns Unevenly Applied Across U.S.

Prescribed burns — an important tool for reducing wildfire risk — are being unevenly applied across the country.

POURING IT ON: How Climate Change Intensifies Heavy Rain Events

POURING IT ON: How Climate Change Intensifies Heavy Rain Events

Climate change is making the wettest days wetter, heightening flood risks.

As Temperatures Rise in Tucson, so Do Concerns over Health Risks Linked to Higher Ozone Levels

As Temperatures Rise in Tucson, so Do Concerns over Health Risks Linked to Higher Ozone Levels

Ozone levels in Tucson and other Arizona urban areas are increasing as temperatures hit record or near-record levels every year with growing scientific consensus…

FAITH AND FLOODING: How Sea Level Rise Threatens America’s Houses of Worship

FAITH AND FLOODING: How Sea Level Rise Threatens America’s Houses of Worship

Unchecked warming emissions are projected to leave hundreds of houses of worship in areas vulnerable to chronic flooding by midcentury.

N.J. Is Warming at An Alarming Rate and It’s Making Our Air Harder to Breathe

N.J. Is Warming at An Alarming Rate and It’s Making Our Air Harder to Breathe

This warming trend, combined with pollution from cars, power plants and chemical plants, is expected to increase the number of days each year that…

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