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2014 is Hottest Year on Record Globally

2014 is Hottest Year on Record Globally

2014 topped both 2005 & 2010 as the hottest since record keeping began, continuing the trend that the top 10 years have all occurred since 1998.

California Drought Intensifies

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.

Record Highs vs. Record Lows - Current Cold Stretch in Perspective

Record Highs vs. Record Lows - Current Cold Stretch in Perspective

Record lows are outpacing record highs since last year. This is becoming rarer in a warming world.

Tropical Trends - Hurricane’s and Climate Change

Tropical Trends - Hurricane’s and Climate Change

The Power Dissipation Index for hurricanes has been on the rise since 1970, along with sea surface temperatures.

A Seasonal & Regional Tornado Breakdown

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.

2013 Hurricane Season

2013 Hurricane Season

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

Hurricane Season

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?

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.