Temperature Extremes 2024

Warmer-than-average temperatures are showing up locally and globally, with consequences for people, landscapes, and ecosystems.
Extreme Heat Hammers U.S. Coasts
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Extreme Heat Hammers U.S. Coasts

As summer heat hit the western and eastern U.S. in July 2024, temperatures have been especially high in the Southwest.

Published Jul 11, 2024

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In the Grip of Global Heat
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In the Grip of Global Heat

Heat waves rolled through parts of Europe, the Middle East, and South Asia, leaving vulnerable populations at risk.

Published Jun 27, 2024

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A Blast of Heat in the East
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A Blast of Heat in the East

A heat dome broke temperature records in the U.S. Midwest and Northeast.

Published Jun 20, 2024

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Heat Scorches U.S. Southwest
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Heat Scorches U.S. Southwest

An early summer heat wave broke temperature records in Nevada, Arizona, and California in June 2024.

Published Jun 10, 2024

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Heat Wave in East Africa
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Heat Wave in East Africa

Sweltering temperatures led to power cuts and school closures in South Sudan.

Published Mar 26, 2024

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