2013 Arctic Sea Ice Loss

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2013 Arctic Sea Ice Loss

  • Published: Sep 13th, 2013

Compared with the median ice cover from 1981-2010, 2013's Arctic sea ice loss comes out to approximately 1.74 times the land area of Texas.

Extreme Weather Trends: What Do We Know?

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Extreme Weather Trends: What Do We Know?

  • Published: Aug 28th, 2013

The current level of understanding makes it hard to say for certain how climate change will influence Atlantic hurricanes in the future.

Drought Comparison: 2012 vs. 2013

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Drought Comparison: 2012 vs. 2013

  • Published: Aug 23rd, 2013

Sixty two percent of the country was in some level of drought last August, but that number has been reduced to 45 percent this August.

Decades of Warming

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Decades of Warming

  • Published: Aug 23rd, 2013

Despite the recent slowdown in warming rate, this past decade was the world's warmest on record.

Lightning-Caused Wildfires

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Lightning-Caused Wildfires

  • Published: Jul 30th, 2013

As the graphic shows, people cause most wildfires. But lightning-ignited fires burn by far the most territory.

Record Highs vs. Record Lows

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Record Highs vs. Record Lows

  • Published: Jul 10th, 2013

Record highs have outpaced record lows by a bigger margin each decade since the 1960s.

Significant Events for Spring 2013

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Significant Events for Spring 2013

  • Published: Jul 8th, 2013

The highlights of NOAA's 2013 Spring climate summary.

Annual Number of Big Wildfires is on the Rise

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Annual Number of Big Wildfires is on the Rise

  • Published: Jul 8th, 2013

The number of big fires has shot up since 1970, with the largest number occurring during the years with the highest temperatures.