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Climate Change and Rapidly Intensifying Hurricanes

Here’s how climate change may affect rapidly intensifying hurricanes.

Sublette on Severe Weather, Tornadoes in a Warming World

What does climate change have to do with tornado formation?

Weather Extremes: Snow and Ice

Higher temperatures lead to the melting of snow and ice.

Weather Extremes: Hurricanes

The strongest hurricanes are getting more intense, more frequent, and lasting longer.

Weather Extremes: Tornadoes

The U.S. is the most tornado-prone country on the planet.

Weather Extremes: Heavy Rain and Flooding

Why the increase in heavy downpours? Warmer air means more evaporation off the oceans, and more water vapor in the atmosphere.

Weather Extremes: Heat Waves

Heat waves cause more than just sweat — they can be deadly.

Weather Extremes: Drought

When you think about extreme weather events, you may not think of drought.

Heavy Rainfall Trends Across the U.S.

The number of days with heavy precipitation is increasing in most locations in the U.S.

Sublette on Arctic Sea Ice Maximum Extent

Here's how Arctic sea ice may impact weather patterns.

More Downpours: Increase in Heaviest Precip Events

The number of days each year with extreme rainfall is, on average, increasing in every region of the U.S.

The 10 Most Important U.S. Climate Stories in 2017

Following a year of weather extremes, disasters and policy clashes, we asked our readers to help us pick out the most important climate storie…

The Number and Cost of Weather Disasters is Increasing in the U.S.

As the climate changes, the number and cost of weather disasters is increasing in the U.S.

2017 Was the Year of the Billion-Dollar Disaster

There have been 15 billion-dollar weather-related disasters in the U.S. in 2017, and the year may finish as the costliest on record.

Will You Have a White Christmas?

Dreaming of a White Christmas? See the historical chance of one in your city.

How Smoke From California’s Fires is Harming the Most Vulnerable

As climate change stokes polluting fires, southern California's most vulnerable are being hit the hardest.

See How Much Winters Have Been Warming in Your City

Here's where winters are warming the most across the U.S.

Here’s Where Winters Are Warming the Most

The Northern Plains, Great Lakes, and the Northeast are warming the fastest, while warming is taking place at a slower rate in the western U.S…

Western Wildfires Undermining Progress on Air Pollution

Smoke pollution is leading to serious public health impacts as large wildfires across the American West become more frequent and destructive.…

Halloween Extremes in U.S. Cities

Happy Halloween! See how hot, cold, or wet these cities can be on Halloween.

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Dire, Record Low Snowpack in California This year's sad California snowpack "obliterates" the previous record low.

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