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.
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…