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Endless Summer? NOAA Predicts U.S. Will Have Above Average Autumn Heat

Endless Summer? NOAA Predicts U.S. Will Have Above Average Autumn Heat

Most of the U.S. will likely see higher than normal temperatures this autumn, according to a three-month forecast projected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The entire nation will experience warmer weather now through December, but those with the greatest temperature increases include northern Alaska, the Southwest and the Four Corners Region of […]

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    Lightning Surprises Near North Pole With 48 Strikes

    Lightning Surprises Near North Pole With 48 Strikes

    Forty-eight lightning strikes were detected within 300 miles of the North Pole on Saturday, The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang reported Wednesday. The event was so unusual that the National Weather Service (NWS) published a statement. “This is one of the furthest north lightning strikes in Alaska forecaster memory,” NWS Fairbanks, Alaska said. Lightning. Near […]

    Alaska’s Sea Ice Has All Melted

    Alaska’s Sea Ice Has All Melted

    The ice near Alaska‘s shores has melted away entirely, leaving the nearest ice shelf nearly 150 miles away, according to new satellite data from the National Weather Service, as The Independent reported. The historic Alaskan summer that saw record high temperatures, warmer seas, and a once in a lifetime heat wave, has caused the sea […]

    Second Major Heat Wave This Summer Smashes Records Across Europe

    Second Major Heat Wave This Summer Smashes Records Across Europe

    Europe’s second extreme heat wave of the summer has lived up to predictions, smashing records across the continent. Paris recorded its all-time highest temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius, BBC News reported. Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands all endured record highs on Wednesday only to see them broken again on Thursday, AccuWeather reported. Thursday’s all-time highs […]

    ‘Unprecedented’ Wildfires in Arctic Have Scientists Concerned

    ‘Unprecedented’ Wildfires in Arctic Have Scientists Concerned

    So many wildfires are burning in the Arctic, they’re visible from space, new images from NASA’s Earth Observatory show. The satellite images reveal huge plumes of smoke wafting across uninhabited lands in Siberia, Greenland and Alaska, as CNN reported. Summer fires are common in the Arctic, but not at this scale. “I think it’s fair […]

    What Caused This Year’s Bizarre Winter and Spring Weather in the U.S. Heartland?

    What Caused This Year’s Bizarre Winter and Spring Weather in the U.S. Heartland?

    By Peter Sinclair The weather in many areas across the U.S. has been – and certainly throughout America’s heartland was for much of the past winter and spring – frightful. National news headlined an extraordinary series of weather extremes bludgeoning the Midwest, including an epic “bomb cyclone” blizzard, ice storms, record-setting tornado activity, and drenching […]

    Antarctica Lost Sea Ice 4x the Size of France in 3 Years

    Antarctica Lost Sea Ice 4x the Size of France in 3 Years

    A swath of Antarctica‘s sea ice larger than four times the size of France has melted since 2014, AFP reported Tuesday. The rapid decline, revealed in a study of satellite data published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, marks a stunning reversal for the South Pole: Between 1979 and 2014, its sea […]

    ‘Floating Chernobyl?’ Nuclear Plant Heads Across Arctic Circle

    ‘Floating Chernobyl?’ Nuclear Plant Heads Across Arctic Circle

    By Eon Higgins Its official name is the “Akademik Lomonosov,” but critics call it a “floating Chernobyl.” Whichever title you prefer, the floating barge nuclear plant is heading across the Arctic Circle. A project of the Russian government, the plant is headed to the far eastern town of Pevek on Russia’s Arctic north coast to […]