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What Global Warming Might Mean for Extreme Snowfalls

While warming is expected to reduce average snowfalls, it may have less of an impact on extreme snowfalls.

Crowdsourced Photos Provide Drought Snapshots

Anyone can contribute to a growing database of photos that show the state of drought across the U.S.

The Jargonaut: What’s a Rossby Wave?

An explanation of what a Rossby wave is and how it could be messing with U.S. weather patterns.

Depths of Atlantic May Hold Key to Global Warming Hiatus

Excess heat is being stored deep in the Atlantic and Southern oceans – not Pacific as previously thought.

What Iceland’s Volcanoes Can Teach Us about Climate

Another Icelandic volcano is primed to erupt and events like that have a lot teach us about climate change.

Here’s How Arctic Sea Ice Could Shrink Even More

Waves are building in the Arctic Ocean, and they could hasten sea ice's downward spiral.

Interactive Wildfires Map Tracks the Blazes in the U.S.

Monitor wildfires currently active in the lower 48 states and Alaska with Climate Central’s interactive map.

Marine Economy Takes a Dive as Ocean Acidity Rises

A new study says growing acidification off Alaska’s waters threatens the state’s whole economy.

Europe’s Forests Suffer Effects of Climate Change

New research shows that forest ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to rapid changes in the climate.

Picture This: Pileus Cloud and Lots and Lots of Rain

Torrents of rain fell in some U.S. cities, setting records, while a funnel cloud formed near a UK runway.

10 Images Show & Explain the Northeast Flooding

Heavy rains have ravaged the Northeast from Baltimore to Long Island, setting records along the way.

Ongoing Coverage of Historic Drought in U.S.

A roundup of coverage on the most extensive and intense drought to hit the U.S. since at least 1956.

California Has Hottest Start to Year While Midwest Chills

California has had its hottest first seven months of the year, crushing the previous record.

How Did the Brooklyn Dust Devil Form?

Warm, clear and calm conditions set the stage for the dust devil that spun up in a Brooklyn park.

What Climate Change Means for Your Coffee

Coffee's low genetic diversity plus a shifting climate leads to more risks of infestation from pests & diseases.

Picture This: Fire Clouds & A Slew of Pacific Storms

Pyrocumulus clouds over western wildfires lead this week's roundup of the best weather and climate photos.

Why Hurricanes Are So Rare in Hawaii

A persistent high pressure ridge and cooler ocean waters typically keep Hawaii from seeing any hurricanes.

Forecasters Lower Hurricane Season Expectations

The Atlantic hurricane season may be more lackluster than thought with conditions unfavorable to storms.

87 Cities, 4 Scenarios and 1 Really Hot Future

Analysis shows how many more “extremely hot” days different U.S. cities could feel in the near future.

Tornado Outbreaks Could Have a Climate Change Assist

Large tornado outbreaks are becoming more common with a possible climate change assist.

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Winter Olympics in a Warming World If global warming continues unabated, only 6 of the 19 previous host cities could host the Winter Games again by the 2080s.