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Spring Heats Up Down Under
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Spring Heats Up Down Under

The country endured its hottest spring and November on record.

Published Dec 4, 2020

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Dangerous Hurricane Iota Sets Late-Season Records
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Dangerous Hurricane Iota Sets Late-Season Records

Before 2020, only four category 4 or 5 hurricanes had ever made landfall in Nicaragua. Now two are going to land in just two weeks.

Published Nov 16, 2020

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Land Surface Temperature
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Land Surface Temperature

Land surface temperatures rise and fall with the heat of the Sun, and they represent how hot or cold the surface would feel to touch. These maps show daytime land temperatures as measured from space.

Feb 2000 — Oct 2020

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Land Surface Temperature Anomaly
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Land Surface Temperature Anomaly

These maps depict anomalies in land surface temperatures (LSTs); that is, how much hotter or cooler a region was compared to the long-term average. LST anomalies can indicate heat waves or cold spells.

Feb 2000 — Oct 2020

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East Troublesome Fire Spreads to the Rockies
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East Troublesome Fire Spreads to the Rockies

The blaze grew 140,000 acres in 24 hours to become the second largest fire in Colorado history.

Published Oct 26, 2020

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