June 28, 2017

Scorching hot temperatures impacted the western United States during the middle of June with record-breaking heat occurring from Arizona to the Pacific Northwest.

February 10, 2017

January 2017 saw hot summertime temperatures dominate across eastern Australia.

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?

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.

July 24, 2015

Hot and dry are the perfect ingredients for wildfires, and the recipe was on the menu across western North America in 2015.

July 14, 2015

A stagnant weather pattern and plenty of hot air were the necessary ingredients for a record-breaking heat wave in Europe.

June 9, 2015

Meteorologist Tom Di Liberto explains how an unusual wind pattern and a late monsoon contributed to India's deadly May 2015 heatwave.

September 10, 2013

A heat wave struck the Midwest in late August and early September 2013. This map shows the hottest temperatures in the United States between August 1 and September 8, 2013, based on data from NOAA's Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis.

flooded houses on Breezy Point following Hurricane Sandy
September 3, 2013

Understanding how extreme events in 2012 were influenced—or not—by human-caused climate change

April 12, 2012

Although solar flares can bombard Earth’s outermost atmosphere with tremendous amounts of energy, most of that energy is reflected back into space by the Earth’s magnetic field or radiated back to space as heat by the thermosphere.

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