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- May 18, 2016
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.
- May 6, 2016
Unusually warm water along Australia's Great Barrier Reef has led to record-breaking coral bleaching.
- Department:April 11, 2016
Currently, the risk of regional-scale tornado outbreaks is predictable only about 7 days in advance. But NOAA scientists report that sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific may provide a month or more of advance warning of an elevated risk for tornado outbreaks.
- Department:March 28, 2016
An ocean heat wave slammed the lobster industry in the Gulf of Maine in 2012. Scientists and lobstermen studying the incident found a surprise: just not fishing during the heatwave would have been better for the lobstermen's bottom line.