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Red Hot February

Red Hot February

Hot dates aren’t just for Valentine’s Day. Here’s a state-by-state look at how February temps have warmed since 1970.

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.

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.

Octobers Are Getting Warmer Across the U.S.

Octobers Are Getting Warmer Across the U.S.

Even with the big swings of Halloween weather from year to year, Octobers are warming across the U.S.

Frost Free Season is Getting Longer

Frost Free Season is Getting Longer

All regions of the continental U.S. have seen the frost-free season, defined as the stretch between the last below-32°F reading in the spring and the first in the fall, grow longer.

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.

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.