The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports the U.S. has experienced two billion dollar disasters in 2019 (by comparison, there were 14 billion-dollar disasters for all of 2018). These disasters include the “bomb cyclone” that brought heavy snow, blizzard conditions, and major flooding to the Midwest in March and the severe storm that struck the Northeast, Southeast, and Ohio Valley in February. In its reporting, NOAA also highlights recent significant climate anomalies and events. Among these is the finding the observation that as of last month California is drought-free for the first time since 2011. Read the report at NOAA.