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The Russian Heat Wave of 2010: Summer Temperatures

The Russian Heat Wave of 2010: Summer Temperatures

The average temperature in Moscow during June, July and August 2010 was significantly hotter than any year since 1950.

The Russian Heat Wave of 2010: July Temperatures

The Russian Heat Wave of 2010: July Temperatures

The average temperature in Moscow during July 2010 was significantly hotter than any year since 1950.

Drought and Climate in the American West

Drought and Climate in the American West

Lake Mead is at a record low level, a stark symbol of increased water demand and a stubborn drought in the West. Will conditions persist and the reservoir sink farther? Scientist David McGee reveals how he looks for the answers by studying past dry spells.

A Hurricane Season With Supersized and Shrunken Storms

A Hurricane Season With Supersized and Shrunken Storms

The 2010 Atlantic Hurricane season has been an unusually active one, with 17 named storms so far. Among these, Hurricane Igor stands out as one of the largest hurricanes observed, while Hurricane Paula was extremely small in comparison.

Hurricane Scorecard

Hurricane Scorecard

The 2010 hurricane season to date, as compared with an average season to date, and the NOAA outlook for the entire hurricane season.

A Tale of Two Coasts

A Tale of Two Coasts

Comparison of early to mid-summer conditions along the eastern seaboard vs. the West Coast.

Countries That Set New Record Highs in 2010

Countries That Set New Record Highs in 2010

More countries have set new record high temperatures in 2010 than during any other year since instrumental records began.

New York: July Days Over 90 Degrees

New York: July Days Over 90 Degrees

By mid-century in New York, the sweltering heat of July 2010 may be thought of as cooler-than-average conditions, as more days above 90°F routinely occur.