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Record Low Maximum for Arctic Sea Ice

Record Low Maximum for Arctic Sea Ice

2015's annual maximum of winter Arctic sea ice is the lowest in the satellite record.

Winter Storm Intensity

Winter Storm Intensity

Mid-latitude winter storms have increased in both intensity and frequency nationally since 1950.

Winter Storm Frequency

Winter Storm Frequency

Mid-latitude winter storms have increased in both intensity and frequency nationally since 1950.

More Lake-Effect Snow

More Lake-Effect Snow

As the U.S. and globe have warmed, lake-effect snowfall amounts have been on the rise.

September Arctic Sea Ice

September Arctic Sea Ice

2014's Arctic sea ice minimum isn’t going to be as low as the record set in 2012, but it will be well below the 1981-2010 average.

Antarctic Ice: What’s Going On

Antarctic Ice: What’s Going On

September marks the end of winter when the sea ice that surrounds Antarctica swells to its maximum extent.

Spring Snow Cover

Spring Snow Cover

While this has been a snowy winter, the past 50 years have shown a trend of less overall spring snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere.

Winter Olympics in a Warming World

Winter Olympics in a Warming World

If global warming continues unabated, only 6 of the 19 previous host cities could host the Winter Games again by the 2080s.