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

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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

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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

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Heatwave Scorches the Middle East
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Heatwave Scorches the Middle East

A phenomenon known as a “heat dome” set the stage for remarkably high temperatures as meteorological summer got under way.

Published Jun 11, 2021

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Historic Floods in New South Wales
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Historic Floods in New South Wales

Persistent heavy rain raised rivers to levels not seen since 1961.

Published Mar 24, 2021

Image of the Day Land Water Drought Fires Floods Human Presence Remote Sensing Water Color Temperature Extremes