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Temperature Extremes

2018 Was the Fourth Warmest Year, Continuing Long Warming Trend
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2018 Was the Fourth Warmest Year, Continuing Long Warming Trend

The past five years have been the warmest years in the modern record, and 18 of the 19 warmest years have occurred since 2000.

Published Feb 6, 2019

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Record Warm Waters off Southern California
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Record Warm Waters off Southern California

A layer of exceptionally warm surface water extended from Point Conception to the Baja California coast.

Published Aug 8, 2018

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Heatwave Turns Europe Brown
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Heatwave Turns Europe Brown

A persistent heatwave has been lingering over parts of Europe, setting record high temperatures and turning typically green landscapes to brown.

Published Jul 27, 2018

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Scarcely Seen Scandinavian Fires
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Scarcely Seen Scandinavian Fires

Record-breaking hot and dry conditions have spurred historic wildfire outbreaks in far northern Europe and within the Arctic circle.

Published Jul 21, 2018

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Icy Lake Erie
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Icy Lake Erie

Lake Erie is usually the first to freeze over because it is shallower than the other Great Lakes.

Published Feb 18, 2018

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