SCIPP Documents

Climate Change in the SCIPP Region - Tennessee

Tennessee has recently experienced both record flooding and unprecedented drought, increased instances of severe weather and tornadoes, and overall warmer temperatures as a result of climate change.

Climate Change in the SCIPP Region - Texas

Texas has already experienced record-breaking temperatures, increased drought and flash flooding, and rapid sea level rise in recent years. As global temperatures continue to rise, Texas is expected to experience more heat waves, droughts, floods, sea level rise, and intensified hurricanes.

Climate Hazard Brochure Series - Drought

Drought is one of the most common and costly hazards to impact the United States. In contrast to most hazards, drought can impact any state, or a majority of states, at any given time of the year. Moreover, drought is not a stranger to people in the SCIPP Region.

Climate Hazard Brochure Series - Hurricanes

The United States Gulf Coast is one of the most susceptible regions to the hazards of hurricanes, namely high wind and flooding due to storm surge. Further inland a hurricane and its remnants can produce excessive rainfall, the threat of tornadoes, and cause various other impacts to infrastructure, transportation, and commerce.

Climate Hazards Brochure Series - Tornadoes

Tornadoes are among the most destructive weather­-related hazards. While tornadoes are most common in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains during the late afternoon, they have occurred in all states, during all months, and during all times of day. Many of the states which have the highest numbers of tornadoes and deaths caused by tornadoes are located in the SCIPP region.

SCIPP Monitor: December 2011

In this issue:

  • Managing Drought in the Southern Plains Webinar Series
  • Temperature and Precipitation Summaries
  • Drought Update

SCIPP Monitor: December 2012

In this issue:

  • Oceanic Oscillations and Ice Storms
  • Temperature and Precipitation Summaries
  • Drought Update

SCIPP Monitor: December 2013

In this issue:

  • Understanding the Role of Ammonia in Air Quality
  • Temperature and Precipitation Summaries
  • Climate Forecast for January 2014

SCIPP Monitor: February 2011

In this issue:

  • Impacts of February Snowstorms Across the SCIPP Region
  • Temperature and Precipitation Summaries
  • Drought Update

SCIPP Monitor: February 2012

In this issue:

  • Flood Information Needs
  • Last Freeze for SCIPP Region
  • Drought Update