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6 Weather Predictions for 2017

6 Weather Predictions for 2017

By Bob Henson Between a record-strong El Niño and catastrophic floods, fires and drought, 2016 was a memorable year for weather and climate in North America as well as globally. What can we expect as we roll into 2017? A precise weather forecast is asking too much, but there is already a lot we can […]

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    6 Weather Predictions for 2017

    6 Weather Predictions for 2017

    By Bob Henson Between a record-strong El Niño and catastrophic floods, fires and drought, 2016 was a memorable year for weather and climate in North America as well as globally. What can we expect as we roll into 2017? A precise weather forecast is asking too much, but there is already a lot we can […]

    Earth on Pace for Its Warmest Year on Record

    Earth on Pace for Its Warmest Year on Record

    By Jeff Masters November 2016 was Earth’s fifth warmest November since record keeping began in 1880, said NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information on Monday. November 2016 was 0.7 C (1.31 F) warmer than the 20th-century November average, but 0.23 C (0.41 F) cooler than the record warmth of 2015. NASA reported that November 2016 […]

    Fall 2016: The Warmest in U.S. Weather History

    Fall 2016: The Warmest in U.S. Weather History

    By Bob Henson The autumn of 2016 was the warmest ever observed in records going back to 1895 for the 48 contiguous U.S. states, according to data released Wednesday by NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). The nation’s average September-to-November temperature of 57.63 F was a full 1.05 F above the previous autumn record, […]

    Record-Breaking Drought and Wildfires Plaque Southeast

    Record-Breaking Drought and Wildfires Plaque Southeast

    By Bob Henson The atmospheric spigots have been turned off across most of the U.S. over the last several weeks. According to the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report from Nov. 10, more than 27 percent of the contiguous U.S. has been enveloped by at least moderate drought (categories D1 through D4). This is the largest […]

    After 12-Day Rampage, Hurricane Matthew Leaves More Than 1,000 Dead

    After 12-Day Rampage, Hurricane Matthew Leaves More Than 1,000 Dead

    By Jeff Masters and Bob Henson After a devastating 12-day rampage from the Caribbean to the U.S. Mid-Atlantic, Hurricane Matthew was reclassified as a post-tropical cyclone at 5 a.m. EDT Sunday by the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Matthew wasn’t exactly slacking off—its top sustained winds remained 75 mph as of NHC’s 2 p.m. Sunday advisory—but […]