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December 15, 2017
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Uncommonly large wildfires for so late in the season devastated parts of southern California, especially in areas around Los Angeles.

December 14, 2017
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Now in its sixth year, a NOAA-led report published by the American Meteorological Society provides the results of more than two dozen studies of various extreme weather and climate events in 2016 and the role global warming did or didn't play in them.  

December 14, 2017

La Nina conditions are solidly in place, and are expected to affect global weather through the winter.

December 12, 2017
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NOAA scientists have released the 2017 Arctic Report Card: the complete guide to climate conditions in the planet's Far North. 

December 6, 2017

In an ironic exclamation point to swift regional climate change in and near the Arctic, the average temperature observed at the weather station at Utqiaġvik has now changed so rapidly that in November 2017, it triggered an algorithm designed to detect artificial changes in a station’s record and disqualified itself from the NCEI Alaskan temperature analysis.