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.
As the U.S. and globe have warmed, lake-effect snowfall amounts have been on the rise.
Even with the big swings of Halloween weather from year to year, Octobers are warming across the U.S.
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.
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.
September marks the end of winter when the sea ice that surrounds Antarctica swells to its maximum extent.
The relentless heat that has plagued the western half of the country this summer has ratcheted up California’s terrible drought once again.
Record lows are outpacing record highs since last year. This is becoming rarer in a warming world.