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- January 11, 2017
Lake effect snows like the events that buried parts of Michigan and New York in mid-December might actually become more common as the U.S. climate warms, at least for a while. This post explains the paradox.
- December 29, 2016
As cold air filtered into the United States over the Great Lakes, the lake effect snow machine turned on burying nearby locations.
- Department:December 14, 2016
A black swan event is a situation so rare that few people would have imagined it was possible. In November 2016, researchers were caught off guard by just such an event: extremely low sea ice extents in both the Arctic and Antarctic.
- Department:December 15, 2016
A Q & A about the science of detecting the influence of global warming on hurricanes, fires, and other extreme events.
- October 28, 2016
While not as bad as initially feared, a strong low pressure system brought gusty winds and rain to the Pacific Northwest in mid-October 2016.
- Department:October 26, 2016
Using a combination of observations and models, NOAA-funded scientists have found a small but significant “advanced warning” signal for heightened summer tornado activity in the U.S.: warmer-than-average water temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico