Crack out the popcorn, sit back, and marvel over the decay of El Niño.
Scorching heat in the U.S. Southwest in mid-June 2016 broke daily records for this time of year. In many locations, temperatures ranked in the top five warmest days for any time of year.
A non-stop parade of thunderstorms pounded parts of Europe during the end of May and beginning of June.
For much of the country, summer temperatures are somewhat sensitive to late-spring precipitation. It turns out that summer afternoons are way, way more sensitive than summer nights.
For some parts of the U.S., the historical probability of severe weather peaks in late spring. But where are the summer “hot spots” for severe weather?
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