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New Mexico Wildfire Spawns Fire Cloud
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New Mexico Wildfire Spawns Fire Cloud

A massive, early season wildfire that continues to burn in northern New Mexico generated a pyrocumulonimbus cloud.

Published May 14, 2022

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Kīlauea’s Lava Lake Persists
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Kīlauea’s Lava Lake Persists

Since May 2018, when Kīlauea’s lava lake last drained, the summit crater has filled with water, erupted again, boiled off the water, and refilled with lava.

Published May 11, 2022

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Wild Fluctuations in Sierra Snow
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Wild Fluctuations in Sierra Snow

The California mountain range alternated between extreme precipitation and none at all this winter.

Published May 6, 2022

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Taking Stock of Rocky Mountain Snowpack
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Taking Stock of Rocky Mountain Snowpack

In the midst of a megadrought, scientists are working to improve snowpack measurements used to forecast water supplies.

Published May 5, 2022

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Wildfires Continue to Burn Across New Mexico
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Wildfires Continue to Burn Across New Mexico

By early May 2022, nearly a quarter million acres had burned in New Mexico, almost double the annual total of 2021.

Published May 3, 2022

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