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July 29, 2016
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Extreme heat in Kuwait last week might have set a new high temperature record for Asia and the Eastern Hemisphere. How do climate experts verify such records?

Residents, communities, and businesses now have easy access to climate projections for every county in the contiguous United States through a few easy keystrokes. NOAA’s newly updated Climate Explorer offers downloadable maps, graphs, and data tables of observed and projected temperature, precipitation and related climate variables dating back to 1950 and out to 2100.  

July 21, 2016

It might seem strange to be talking about snow cover during the heat of summer, but July 1st was “Snow New Year.”  As most people do at the start of a new year, we’re reflecting on events from the past year to understand where we have been and where we might be going.

July 13, 2016

Blogger Tony Barnston describes how the transition from ENSO-neutral toward La Niña is progressing, and explains why models have become somewhat less bullish on the certainty and strength of the La Niña.

June 13, 2016
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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?