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- February 9, 2016
The Atlantic hurricane season officially starting in June did not stop Hurricane Alex from forming in January.
- February 3, 2016
Rains arrived in California during January 2016, but the drought remains.
- January 26, 2016
According to NOAA’s Regional Snowfall Index, the January 22–24, 2016, snowstorm ranked as a Category 4 —“crippling”—event for both the Northeast and Southeast.
- January 19, 2016
Global surface temperature was record warm in 2015, moving ahead of the record set just last year by 0.29°F—the largest margin by which one year has ever beaten another since official records began in 1880.
- October 29, 2015
Thanks to an unusually cold winter in the Antarctic stratosphere, the 2015 ozone hole was larger than it has been in recent years.
- Thursday, October 22, 2015
Above-average rainfall this past spring in Morton, Illinois, the so-called “pumpkin capital of the world,” is to blame for a pumpkin shortage this fall.
- October 21, 2015
Torrential rains, flash floods and mudslides in southern California were the result of the itinerate journey of an upper-level low pressure system.
- October 9, 2015
Rainfall was measured by the foot in South Carolina in an event that statistically would happen, on average, once every thousand years.
- September 30, 2015
Tom Di Liberto explains how algae and other phytoplankton usually behave.
- September 11, 2015
To climb out of the bottom 20% bracket for 5-year precipitation totals, precipitation in the upcoming water year must be 135-160% of normal in northern California, 160% of normal in the Southeast, and 198% of normal in the San Joaquin Valley.