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2018-19 Winter in the United States

Another Blizzard Wallops the Upper Midwest
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Another Blizzard Wallops the Upper Midwest

South Dakota was one of the hardest hit states.

Published Apr 15, 2019

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A Clear Spring View of the Great Lakes
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A Clear Spring View of the Great Lakes

The spring thaw is underway in the Great Lakes region of North America.

Published Mar 27, 2019

Land Water Severe Storms

Wildflowers on the Carrizo Plain
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Wildflowers on the Carrizo Plain

In March 2019, an explosion of wildflowers blanketed greening deserts in southern California.

Published Mar 21, 2019

Land Life Severe Storms

Wildflower Super Bloom Returns to California
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Wildflower Super Bloom Returns to California

For the first time in two years, a large bloom of wildflowers have returned, thanks to a rainy winter in Southern California.

Published Mar 16, 2019

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Late-Winter Storm Blasts the Great Plains
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Late-Winter Storm Blasts the Great Plains

A quick drop in atmospheric pressure produced an intense storm with hurricane-force winds.

Published Mar 14, 2019

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Flooding on the Russian River
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Flooding on the Russian River

Another atmospheric river brought soaking rain to an area that was already saturated, leading to near-historic river crests in Sonoma County, California.

Published Mar 5, 2019

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A Strong Start to Sierra Snowpack
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A Strong Start to Sierra Snowpack

A succession of storms in January and February dumped huge amounts of snow on the Sierra Nevada.

Published Feb 13, 2019

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Wild Winter Temperature Swings
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Wild Winter Temperature Swings

The bitter cold that gripped the eastern half of the United States has been replaced by record-warmth.

Published Feb 6, 2019

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Arctic Weather Plunges into North America
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Arctic Weather Plunges into North America

The culprit is a familiar one: the polar vortex.

Published Jan 29, 2019

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A Wintry Great Lakes Landscape
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A Wintry Great Lakes Landscape

A break in the clouds revealed a wintry landscape around the Midwest and Great Lakes.

Published Dec 10, 2018

Atmosphere Land Severe Storms

Winter Arrives in the Sierra Nevada
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Winter Arrives in the Sierra Nevada

As November 2018 came to a close, mountain areas saw their first significant snowfall of the season.

Published Dec 3, 2018

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Snow Across the Midwest
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Snow Across the Midwest

A November blizzard snarled transportation and disrupted power across a wide area.

Published Nov 28, 2018

Atmosphere Severe Storms