In this week's Beyond the Data blog, Deke Arndt talks about using the climate record to predict the odds of rain on the Fourth of July.
If you had to pick your Fourth of July picnic location based solely on past weather, where does the climate record say you'll have the least chance of rain? Our interactive map shows historic odds of rain on your parade.
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.
Crack out the popcorn, sit back, and marvel over the decay of El Niño.
Scorching heat in the U.S. Southwest in mid-June 2016 broke daily records for this time of year. In many locations, temperatures ranked in the top five warmest days for any time of year.