Unlike the United States' extreme temperature places, which are dominated by where you sit on a map, the extreme precipitation places tend to be dominated by what features are near you. We'll explore the driest and wettest places in the United States.
Sometimes, on a long journey, it’s good to revisit the basics. That’s the theme for this edition of Beyond the Data. We’re going old school, looking at some good old climatology adages and truisms, through the lens of a sturdy, reliable warhorse of a dataset.
July 2016 was the warmest month of the modern record. Yet, despite that, and maybe a little because of it, some interesting and very different things happened in and near Siberia, just a thousand miles from each other.
It might seem strange to be talking about snow cover during the heat of summer, but July 1st was “Snow New Year.” As most people do at the start of a new year, we’re reflecting on events from the past year to understand where we have been and where we might be going.