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2013 Hurricane Season

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2013 Hurricane Season

This season was the least active since 1982 and the sixth-quietest since 1950.

Hurricane Season

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Hurricane Season

The peak of hurricane & tropical storm activity doesn’t usually come until Sept. 10. And, on average, there tend to be significantly more storms after the peak than before it.

Extreme Weather Trends: What Do We Know?

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Extreme Weather Trends: What Do We Know?

The current level of understanding makes it hard to say for certain how climate change will influence Atlantic hurricanes in the future.

Drought Comparison: 2012 vs. 2013

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Drought Comparison: 2012 vs. 2013

Sixty two percent of the country was in some level of drought last August, but that number has been reduced to 45 percent this August.

Lightning-Caused Wildfires

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Lightning-Caused Wildfires

As the graphic shows, people cause most wildfires. But lightning-ignited fires burn by far the most territory.

Record Highs vs. Record Lows

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Record Highs vs. Record Lows

Record highs have outpaced record lows by a bigger margin each decade since the 1960s.

Extreme Precipitation Events are on the Rise

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Extreme Precipitation Events are on the Rise

Heavy downpours have increased in every region of the contiguous states since 1950.

Significant Events for Spring 2013

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Significant Events for Spring 2013

The highlights of NOAA's 2013 Spring climate summary.