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Alaska’s statewide warming rate of +5.3°F per century since 1950 is faster than any other state in the Union, by a comfortable margin. In our latest Beyond the Data blog, NCEI's Deke Arndt talks about how the interplay between climate and landscape and the soil itself put the Last Frontier on the front lines of climate change.

May 18, 2016
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One reason the Fort McMurray area was at high risk for an early-season forest fire was that April snow cover was well below average in much of western North America.

Forecasters place the odds of La Niña developing by the fall at 75%. We'll dig into the thinking behind this forecast, as well as some fun facts about La Niña.