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- October 18, 2016
Hurricane Matthew tore a path through the Caribbean and southeastern United States leaving behind a trail of destruction.
- September 29, 2016
Using the June floods in West Virginia as an example, the Climate Prediction Center's Tom Di Liberto explains how meterologists are like paleontologists turning the bones of an incomplete skeleton into a complete picture of a dinosaur.
- August 30, 2016
The central/eastern North Pacific hurricane season continues to roll on unabated, with two major hurricanes lined up to pass dangerously close to Hawaii.
- August 19, 2016
A slow-moving storm system caused more than two feet of rain in southern Louisiana in mid-August and led to widespread catastrophic flooding.
- August 12, 2016
After a slow start to the 2016 hurricane season, storms in the eastern North Pacific Ocean were plentiful during July and the beginning of August.
- July 29, 2016
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?
- Department:August 2, 2016
A record-smashing hurricane season in the central North Pacific. Water rationing in Puerto Rico. The biggest one-year jump in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations. These and more of 2015's extreme events had one thing in common: El Niño.
- July 8, 2016
The state of West Virginia was designated a federal disaster area following deadly and destructive floods on June 23, 2016. Rainfall in some counties exceeded 24-hours totals that the National Weather Service described as a 1-in-a-thousand-year event.
- June 29, 2016
Part 2 looks into the causes of the scorching hot temperatures in the U.S. Southwest in mid-June 2016. The culprit? A large area of high pressure that let the air bake under cloudless skies.