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Extreme Weather 101: Heat Spikes On the Rise

Extreme Weather 101: Heat

Heat records tumbled across the country this spring and summer as heat waves and warmer-than-normal temperatures blistered much of the U.S. As scientist Deke Arndt and meteorologist Dan Satterfield explain in this edition of Extreme Weather 101, these heat spikes are likely to become more commonplace as greenhouse gases heat the planet.

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Fall Precipitation Trends Fall precip has changed since the early 1970s, but unlike fall temperatures, the changes form more of a patchwork story.

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