A Hurricane Season With Supersized and Shrunken Storms

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A Hurricane Season With Supersized and Shrunken Storms

  • Published: Oct 19th, 2010

The 2010 Atlantic Hurricane season has been an unusually active one, with 17 named storms so far. Among these, Hurricane Igor stands out as one of the largest hurricanes observed, while Hurricane Paula was extremely small in comparison.

New York: July Days Over 90 Degrees

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New York: July Days Over 90 Degrees

  • Published: Aug 3rd, 2010

By mid-century in New York, the sweltering heat of July 2010 may be thought of as cooler-than-average conditions, as more days above 90°F routinely occur.

Philadelphia: July Days Over 90 Degrees

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Philadelphia: July Days Over 90 Degrees

  • Published: Aug 3rd, 2010

By mid-century in Philadelphia, the sweltering heat of July 2010 may be thought of as cooler-than-average conditions, as more days above 90°F routinely occur.

Boston: July Days Over 90 Degrees

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Boston: July Days Over 90 Degrees

  • Published: Aug 3rd, 2010

By mid-century in Boston, the sweltering heat of July 2010 may be thought of as cooler-than-average conditions, as more days above 90°F routinely occur.

Washington, DC: July Days Over 90 Degrees

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Washington, DC: July Days Over 90 Degrees

  • Published: Aug 3rd, 2010

By mid-century in Washington, DC, the sweltering heat of July 2010 may be thought of as cooler-than-average conditions, as more days above 90°F routinely occur.

Northeast: July Days Over 95 Degrees

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Northeast: July Days Over 95 Degrees

  • Published: Jul 7th, 2010

Present vs. projected July days over 95 degrees Fahrenheit

Mountain Snowmelt and Fire

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Mountain Snowmelt and Fire

  • Published: Sep 2nd, 2009

In recent decades in the American West, wildfires have burned about 17 times more land in years with early snowmelt than with late.

Early vs. Late Snowmelt

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Early vs. Late Snowmelt

  • Published: Sep 2nd, 2009

Satellite-derived images comparing the first full week of April in years with early (2002) vs. late (2008) snowmelt.