Temperature Extremes

California Reservoirs Reflect Deepening Drought
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California Reservoirs Reflect Deepening Drought

Precipitation totals and lake levels are among the worst they have been since the 1970s.

Published Jun 17, 2021

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Records Fall in Early Summer Heatwave
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Records Fall in Early Summer Heatwave

Extreme heat has descended on the southwestern United States, with several states enduring temperatures near and above record highs for June.

Published Jun 16, 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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Western Soils and Plants are Parched
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Western Soils and Plants are Parched

For the second year in a row, drought has overtaken much of the United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast.

Published Jun 11, 2021

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Widespread Drought in Mexico
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Widespread Drought in Mexico

Nearly 85 percent of Mexico is experiencing drought, and water sources are dwindling.

Published May 4, 2021

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