Temperature Extremes

A Blast of Heat in the East
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A Blast of Heat in the East

A heat dome broke temperature records in the U.S. Midwest and Northeast.

Published Jun 20, 2024

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Heat Scorches U.S. Southwest
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Heat Scorches U.S. Southwest

An early summer heat wave broke temperature records in Nevada, Arizona, and California in June 2024.

Published Jun 10, 2024

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Sierra Snowpack Springs Back
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Sierra Snowpack Springs Back

A May storm dumped over two feet of snow in one day on parts of the California mountain range.

Published May 6, 2024

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A “Surprisingly Average” Year for Sierra Snowpack
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A “Surprisingly Average” Year for Sierra Snowpack

The amount of snow in the California-Nevada mountain range was about average in April 2024—a rare occurrence.

Published Apr 11, 2024

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Heat Wave in East Africa
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Heat Wave in East Africa

Sweltering temperatures led to power cuts and school closures in South Sudan.

Published Mar 26, 2024

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