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.

Higher Hurricane Activity Since 1995

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Higher Hurricane Activity Since 1995

  • Published: May 29th, 2013

We've been in an active Atlantic Hurricane period since 1995, where the average number of named tropical storms has jumped significantly to 15.2 per year.

2013 Tornado Drought

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2013 Tornado Drought

  • Published: May 1st, 2013

The nationwide January through April tornado count is way down, 54 percent to be exact.

The Tale of Two Marches

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The Tale of Two Marches

  • Published: Mar 20th, 2013

A look at the stark differences between March 2012 and March 2013 across the country.

It’s Official: 2012 is Hottest U.S. Year on Record

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It’s Official: 2012 is Hottest U.S. Year on Record

  • Published: Jan 9th, 2013

A snapshot of how 2012 stacks up against the five other warmest years ever recorded in the U.S.

Top 10 Weather and Climate Events of 2012

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Top 10 Weather and Climate Events of 2012

  • Published: Jan 3rd, 2013

From Hurricane Sandy to record heat, here is our list of the top 10 extreme weather and climate events of 2012.