Temperature Extremes

Southern Hemisphere Scorchers
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Southern Hemisphere Scorchers

A summer heatwave knocked out power in Argentina, while heat in Western Australia likely tied the hottest temperature ever measured south of the equator.

Published Jan 14, 2022

Image of the Day Land Drought Fires Floods Severe Storms Temperature Extremes

Flash Floods Swamp Iran
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Flash Floods Swamp Iran

After months of severe drought, a burst of rain is causing problems.

Published Jan 13, 2022

Image of the Day Land Water Drought Floods Severe Storms Remote Sensing Temperature Extremes

Sierra Snowbank Short on Funds
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Sierra Snowbank Short on Funds

Mountain snow melted away nearly a month ahead of schedule, leaving reservoirs without their usual inflow of freshwater.

Published Jul 14, 2021

Image of the Day Land Drought Snow and Ice Temperature Extremes

A Scorcher in Siberia and Europe
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A Scorcher in Siberia and Europe

While record-breaking heat enveloped the Pacific Northwest in June 2021, other parts of the Northern Hemisphere also saw early-summer temperatures climb.

Published Jun 30, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Water Fires Snow and Ice Remote Sensing Temperature Extremes

Exceptional Heat Hits Pacific Northwest
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Exceptional Heat Hits Pacific Northwest

In June 2021, all-time temperature records fell in multiple cities in the U.S. and Canada during a “historic and dangerous” heatwave.

Published Jun 28, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Fires Remote Sensing Temperature Extremes