The still map from Climate Central's latest interactive illustrating how 2012 was the hottest in U.S. history.
Present vs. projected July days over 95 degrees Fahrenheit
In recent decades in the American West, wildfires have burned about 17 times more land in years with early snowmelt than with late.
Satellite-derived images comparing the first full week of April in years with early (2002) vs. late (2008) snowmelt.
The August 2006 Tripod Complex Fire burned some 180,000 acres of beetle-damaged forest in central Washington State.