As Dr. Heidi Cullen reports, the suffocating heat comes on the heels of the government's release of the new climate "normals". Every 10 years, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calculate the 30-year averages for temperature and precipitation from thousands of U.S. locations.
This year's Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be busier than usual and the 2011 summer forecast calls for some extreme weather. Heidi Cullen makes the climate connection.
In different parts of the American West, climate influences wildfires in unexpected ways.
Engineers who design nuclear plants can plan a worst case scenario, but this may not be enough to prevent all accidents.
With what feels like an especially long winter coming to an end, Dr. Heidi Cullen gives a climate outlook for spring 2011.
What weÃ¢Â€Â™ve known as Ã¢Â€ÂœnormalsÃ¢Â€Â for our climate during the past decade will very likely change soon.
The currents around the equator in the Pacific Ocean are cooler than average this year, which means we are experiencing the phenomenon known as La Niña. This can bring good weather conditions, or poor ones, depending on where you live and your point of view. Dr. Heidi Cullen explains.
Some in Florida who lived through Katrina now are preparing for climate change-related disasters they fear could be more damaging than a hurricane.