Record October Warmth is Starting to Fade

For a large part of the country, the last few days have felt more like the beach-going weather of July than the pumpkin spice latte-sipping weather of October, with record highs blown out of the water thanks to an intense area of high pressure that brought warm air from the southwest

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This is Your Winter Outlook for the Mid-South

By the end of March 2013, we were more than ready to put winter behind us after bitterly cold temperatures hanging on and periods of snow blanketing the area. We were influenced by a weak La Niña episode and arctic air was readily available to the Eastern U.S. Currently, the Climate Prediction Center is in "La Niña Watch" mode with a 70 percent


Sea Level Rise Upping Ante On ‘Sunny Day’ Floods

Parts of Atlantic Coast are still recovering from the onslaught of Hurricane Matthew, but even more flooding is on the way as local tides will reach some of their highest points of the year. With little chance to recover between events, coastal cities are facing a constant reminder that climate change has already tipped the scales toward more

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September an Exclamation Point on String of Hot Months

2016 is the year where abnormal has become the norm when it comes to the global temperature. New data from NASA shows that yet again, the planet had a record-warm month. September set a record with temperatures 1.6°F (0.91°C) above normal, besting the previous mark set in September 2014. It’s the latest in a run of months — and years — where freak


The Shum Show: Sparks Fly

Wildfires are often beneficial to their ecosystems, but too many wildfires can have a negative impact. This week, scientists found that global warming has contributed to about half of the overall increase in large Western forest fires since 1984. Find out more about these findings on Climate Central's website, and tune in next week for a weather an


Climate Indicators

Learn more about the 10 key indicators of a warming climate


Arctic Sea Ice

Ice has both ecological and economic benefits and its extent could influence weather around the world.


El Niño

El Niño is a warming of waters in the equatorial Pacific that influences global weather patterns.


Ocean Acidification

Acidifying oceans can hurt coral reefs and shellfish as well as the people that rely on them for their livelihoods.


Carbon Dioxide

CO2 is a potent greenhouse gas and plays a vital role in regulating Earth's surface temperature through radiative forcing and the greenhouse effect


Extreme Heat

Increasing frequency and magnitude of extreme heat can affect health, power usage and more.


Snow Cover

A shorter snow season increases the amount of sunlight absorbed by the Earth’s surface and can further warm the planet.


Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise could force millions to leave coastal areas and cost the world trillions of dollars.


Land Ice

Melting land ice contributes to sea level rise.


U.S. Wildfires

Wildfires damage forests and release CO2.


Global Temperature

The global temperature is the clearest measure of how human greenhouse gas emissions are affecting our planet.