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California Drought Intensifies

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California Drought Intensifies

The relentless heat that has plagued the western half of the country this summer has ratcheted up California’s terrible drought once again.

Hottest Days of Summer

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Hottest Days of Summer

The hottest time of year in the continental U.S. statistically comes in mid-July, but the timing of peak heat varies across different parts of the country.

Summer Temperature Trends

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Summer Temperature Trends

For most of the nation, summer weather has been changing in ways climate scientists say are consistent with what they’d expect in a warming world.

Summer Precipitation Trends

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Summer Precipitation Trends

When it comes to summertime precip., the wet are getting wetter and the dry are getting drier.

A Seasonal & Regional Tornado Breakdown

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A Seasonal & Regional Tornado Breakdown

The probability of a tornado touchdown somewhere in the U.S. jumps to nearly 80 percent in May and nearly 90 percent in June.

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.

Forecast Temperature Changes by 2100

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Forecast Temperature Changes by 2100

A look at how U.S. temperatures are projected to change, according to the Third National Climate Assessment released May 6, 2014.

Temps Marching Upward Since First Earth Day

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Temps Marching Upward Since First Earth Day

The contiguous U.S. has warmed 2.1°F since the first Earth Day in 1970.