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Snow Cover May Help Usher in Historic Cold to Northwest

Snow Cover May Help Usher in Historic Cold to Northwest

As a Thanksgiving-eve storm, which snarled air and road traffic up and down the East Coast on Wednesday, comes to a close, it’s leaving the country with the largest snowpack for this time of year since at least 2003. This snow cover is likely to play a big role in helping to usher in a wave of potentially historically cold air during the week after… Read More

Least Active Atlantic Hurricane Season In 30 Years

Least Active Atlantic Hurricane Season In 30 Years

A total of 13 named storms formed in the Atlantic Basin this year, two of which — Ingrid and Humberto — became hurricanes. None of these storms ever made it to major hurricane status. The total number of storms this year was above the long-term average (1981-2010) of 12, but the number of hurricanes and major hurricanes were below their long-term a… Read More

Six Degrees: Hot Streaks, Survey Results & Sea Level

Six Degrees: Hot Streaks, Survey Results & Sea Level

This week's six top stories cover a warming trend, sea level rise, coal power, fracking and more. … Read More

U.S. Winter Outlook Dominated by Dire Drought News

U.S. Winter Outlook Dominated by Dire Drought News

Drought, and not widespread snowstorms, may be the biggest story this winter, according to the official U.S. winter outlook, issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Thursday. The outlooks shows that the winter of 2013-14 is likely to feature an expansion and intensification of drought conditions across the Southwest … Read More

Globe’s Unbroken Warm Streak Approaches 29 Years

Globe’s Unbroken Warm Streak Approaches 29 Years

The last time the globe had a cooler than average month was February 1985, and the last cooler than average October occurred in 1976, shortly before Jimmy Carter beat Gerald Ford in that year's presidential election. The streak of hot October's extends back in even further, with the last below normal one coming in 1976.… Read More

Insurance Shortfall Hits Poorest and Most Vulnerable

Insurance Shortfall Hits Poorest and Most Vulnerable

The Philippines is located at the center of one of the world’s most severe storm regions. Scientists say that climate change is increasing the frequency and ferocity of such events. Yet despite the growing risk to their homes and livelihoods, most of the 96 million Filipinos have no insurance cover. According to insurance brokers in the Philippine… Read More

Six Degrees: Fashion Models, Military Aid & Mirrors

Six Degrees: Fashion Models, Military Aid & Mirrors

Six stories capture the diverse climate news this week from scientist-turned-models to the military.… Read More

Panel Warns of ‘Catastrophic’ Gap in Weather Satellite Data

Panel Warns of ‘Catastrophic’ Gap in Weather Satellite Data

NOAA and international forecasting agencies have warned that such a data gap could significantly erode the agency’s ability to provide advanced notice of significant weather events. The review team found an “unacceptably high probability of a gap in JPSS data,” said Thomas Young, the chairman of the review team and president of the Martin Marietta… Read More