Drought and Climate in the American West

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Drought and Climate in the American West

  • Published: Oct 19th, 2010

Lake Mead is at a record low level, a stark symbol of increased water demand and a stubborn drought in the West. Will conditions persist and the reservoir sink farther? Scientist David McGee reveals how he looks for the answers by studying past dry spells.

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.

Hurricane Scorecard

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Hurricane Scorecard

  • Published: Sep 15th, 2010

The 2010 hurricane season to date, as compared with an average season to date, and the NOAA outlook for the entire hurricane season.

A Tale of Two Coasts

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A Tale of Two Coasts

  • Published: Aug 31st, 2010

Comparison of early to mid-summer conditions along the eastern seaboard vs. the West Coast.

Countries That Set New Record Highs in 2010

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Countries That Set New Record Highs in 2010

  • Published: Aug 13th, 2010

More countries have set new record high temperatures in 2010 than during any other year since instrumental records began.

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.