Blogs Extreme Weather

Freak Wind Storm Wallops Western States

  • Published: Dec 2nd, 2011

An unusual wind storm slammed into the West, bringing gusts equal to the winds in a Category Four hurricane.

Heat Wave Continues, With Record Warm Overnight Lows

  • Published: Jul 21st, 2011

Use this interactive to examine the record warm overnight low temperatures that have marked this summer's intense heat wave.

Hot Nights and High Humidity Set This Heat Wave Apart

  • Published: Jul 20th, 2011

The intense heat wave across the US has brought a dangerous combination of high heat and humidity, with repercussions for public health and and the power grid.

Global Warming Goes Nuclear

  • Published: Jun 29th, 2011

Flooding has encircled two nuclear power plants, and a wildfire is threatening a nuclear weapons lab. Is this what "nuclear" global warming looks like?

Wildfires and No Drought Relief in Sight for Southwest

  • Published: May 18th, 2011

While the Miss. River flooding continues, drought in the Southwest is adding to the worst spring wildfire season in over a decade.

Heat Waves and Nuclear Power — Part Two

  • Published: May 4th, 2011

Floods in the Midwest and a new SolveClimate story are a reminder of nuclear power's vulnerability to climate change.

Heavy Midwestern Rains Lead to Mississippi Floods

  • Published: May 4th, 2011

Extreme rainfall events, like the ones that have contributed to the recent Mississippi River floods, are increasing in the Upper Midwest.

Weekly Climate Science Roundup: Feb. 22 to 28

  • Published: Mar 1st, 2011

Summary of the previous week's most noteworthy climate science papers.