Pseudo-nitzschia cells under a microscope
August 6, 2015

From Alaska's Aleutian Islands to southern California, impacts since May have ranged from record-high concentrations of neurotoxins, to shellfish harvesting bans, to reports of sick and dead ocean life. 

July 24, 2015

Hot and dry are the perfect ingredients for wildfires, and the recipe was on the menu across western North America in 2015.

July 14, 2015

A stagnant weather pattern and plenty of hot air were the necessary ingredients for a record-breaking heat wave in Europe.

June 9, 2015

Meteorologist Tom Di Liberto explains how an unusual wind pattern and a late monsoon contributed to India's deadly May 2015 heatwave.

May 28, 2015

On the afternoon of May 23, Alaska set a new statewide record for the earliest day in the year with a temperature in the 90s.

March 18, 2015

The extreme atmospheric pressure pattern that favored record-breaking snow totals across parts of the U.S. East left Alaskans asking, “Where’s winter?”

 

February 24, 2015

A stalled atmospheric set-up has made Boston and surrounding areas in the Northeast the most popular truck stop for storms travelling the atmospheric highway known as the jet stream. And stop they have, like a caravan of tractor-trailers idling in a rest stop parking lot.

October 14, 2014

Warm oceans lead to record September warmth for Alaska maritime locations.

September 16, 2014

Temperature extremes have been pretty unusual across the United States so far in 2014. Looking back over this time period quickly reveals at least part of what was going on: the polar jet stream got into a serious rut.

August 29, 2014

Never in the historical record have such large areas of the country experienced such radically different temperature extremes as they have so far in 2014.

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