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

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

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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

Image of the Day Heat Land Drought Remote Sensing Temperature Extremes