Study looks at the combined effects of heat and humidity under projected climate change
By the year 2100, the Pacific Northwest could be 1 to 8 degrees Celsius (2–15 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than recent decades.
As the fall rains return, let’s not forget that we just had one very hot summer. We give you the numbers in this Northwest Climate Currents.
Opinion piece examines how the U.S. West went from drought to deluge.
An analysis of the future climate of the Columbia River Basin helps create a better understanding of the differences between climate models.
A new study suggests that although heat waves will be more common as the planet warms, the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade mountains could play a buffering role here in the Northwest.
Climate change is bringing fewer days below freezing to North America, study suggests.
In the Eastern US, heat events have precursors in a specific patch of warm water in the Pacific and in dry weather.
Last year Oregon and Washington experienced their warmest year on record. Here’s what we know about 2015’s anything-but-normal climate.
The Northwest under climate change
Scientists long have known that sea ice is shrinking in a fast-warming Arctic. But what remains somewhat mysterious is what this means for other climatic factors. Now a new analysis by NOAA scientists is offering some greater clarity and challenging past assumptions. The prevailing hypothesis is the loss of Arctic sea ice is leading to…
The winter of 2014-15 was the warmest winter on record in western Washington and Oregon. (Climatologists define winter as the months of December through February.) Each winter month was warmer than average at almost every Oregon recording station. Hundreds of high-temperature records were broken, with only a few dozen low-temperature records set. In some places…