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US Weather Blew Hot and Cold in February
Land surface temperatures
March 10th, 2015
Weather patterns drew a dividing line between West and East in the United States in February, according to NASA.
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Arctic Blast Blankets Eastern US in Ice and Snow (Photo)
Snowy East Coast
February 20th, 2015
An Arctic blast sweeping across the East Coast, from Canada south to Florida, left much of the country blanketed in ice and snow this week.
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2014 Was Earth's Hottest Year On Record
2014 Temperature Anomalies
January 16th, 2015
Global temperatures in 2014 shattered earlier records, making 2014 the hottest year since 1880.
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Capturing Falling Snow, One Flake at a Time (Gallery)
Snowflakes in stereo
March 4th, 2015
A new 3D camera can capture single snowflakes as they fall, and it's revolutionizing how forecasters predict the impacts of stormy winter weather.
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Some Racing Raindrops Break Their 'Speed Limit'
Close-up image of rainfall on asphalt.
February 18th, 2015
The radical raindrops travel faster than their terminal velocity, surprising scientists who aren't sure how the droplets are able to fall from the skies so quickly. The finding could mess with rainfall and erosion estimates, the researchers added.
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2014 Hottest Year Ever? Scientists Unveil Data Today
Global temps Nov. 2014
January 15th, 2015
Today (Jan. 16), climate scientists are expected to announce that global temperatures in 2014 shattered earlier records, making 2014 the hottest year since 1880.
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Global Warming Brought on California's Severe Drought
Trinity Lake
March 2nd, 2015
California's severe drought is just a taste of the dry years to come, thanks to global warming, a new study finds.
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Putting Tablet Users in the Pilot Seat
torm Evader App plane navigation

January 27th, 2015
Undergraduates designed Storm Evader to teach students about weather while teaching problem-solving skills.
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Drought-Tracking Satellite to Blast Off This Month
SMAP satellite
January 9th, 2015
The Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite, planned to launch on Jan. 29, will improve drought tracking in the United States and around the world.
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