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Climate Trends Tell Different Story for Great Lakes’ Ice

Climate Trends Tell Different Story for Great Lakes’ Ice

This winter has offered a rare treat for visitors to Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands: a stroll across the frozen lake to ice caves straight out of a scene in the movie “Frozen.” Thanks to enduring and massive blasts of frigid air, extensive lake ice has made the caves, normally only accessible to summer visitors traveling by boat, reachable by foot… Read More

Never-Ending Winter? Nah, January in U.S. Was Average

Never-Ending Winter? Nah, January in U.S. Was Average

It might seem like the East Coast has endured a never-ending winter, but that was hardly the case for the Lower 48 in January. According to new data released Thursday, the mainland U.S. was extremely dry and only slightly cooler than average for the first month of 2014. Dry conditions dominated a stretch of states from California to Alabama.… Read More

Climate Central Meteorologist Talks Extreme Weather

Climate Central Meteorologist Talks Extreme Weather

Uncommon winter weather is striking the Deep South, and the Northeast is being buried in more than a foot of snow in some places. It seems like it's the winter that never quits. Yet at the same time, California is seeing record highs and the Sochi Winter Olympics are seeing in warm weather that is turning snow there into slush. Climate Central Mete… Read More

Northeast Braces for Latest Blast of Brutal Winter Weather

Northeast Braces for Latest Blast of Brutal Winter Weather

As the latest blast of winter blankets the eastern U.S., winter storm warnings stretch from Mississippi to Vermont, alerting the millions of already winter-weary to another round of ice, sleet, snow and high winds headed their way. The Southeast is already coated in a layer of ice, while the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast brace for wet snow and strong … Read More

Winter Storm of ‘Historic Proportions’ To Slam Southeast

Winter Storm of  ‘Historic Proportions’ To Slam Southeast

Snow and rain are already spreading across the southeastern U.S. as a powerful storm ramps up across the region. Snow and rain are only the tip of the weather iceberg with freezing rain and ice expected to cause significant damage from Georgia through the Carolinas before the storm slides up the East Coast, bringing the potential for heavy snow aro… Read More

Greenland’s Fastest-Flowing Glacier Speeds Up

Greenland’s Fastest-Flowing Glacier Speeds Up

A fast-moving Arctic glacier which has earned a place in history is now accelerating even more quickly. The Jakobshavn Isbrae (the Danish word for glacier) is a massive river of ice from the Greenland ice sheet to an Atlantic Ocean fjord and is thought – there is no way of proving this – to be the source of the giant iceberg that sank the Titanic … Read More

6 Degrees: Welcome Rain, Arctic Drilling, Sochi & More

6 Degrees: Welcome Rain, Arctic Drilling, Sochi & More

A weekly slideshow showcasing six top climate stories from around the world. … Read More

Snowmakers Save Ski Season in Warming World, For Now

Snowmakers Save Ski Season in Warming World, For Now

When Aaron Sherritt took a job as a ski instructor at a hill near his parents' home to make some extra money during college break, he didn't think much about how the snow under his skis got there. Fifteen years later, it's all he thinks about. As snowmaking supervisor at Wachusett Mountain, it's his job make sure the slopes are cloaked in white c… Read More