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Hurricanes of Terror: Why 2 Names Were Dropped from Storm List
Hurricane Odile
April 21st, 2015
Two terrifying hurricane names, Isis and Odile, were dropped from the Pacific storm list for 2016.
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Global Rain and Snow Swirl Across Stunning New Maps
GMP rain map
April 1st, 2015
Stunning new global maps of rain and snow pummeling the planet were released by NASA today.
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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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Zap! New Map Charts Every Lightning Bolt
Map of Lightning Strikes
April 2nd, 2015
A new map shows the distribution of lightning strikes across the Earth over the past two decades.
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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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From Space, Typhoon Maysak's Eye Looks Like a Black Hole (Photo)
typhoon from space
April 1st, 2015
The astronauts living and working on the International Space Station are eye to eye with a deadly super typhoon as it heads toward the Philippines.
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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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