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Brutal Winter? Almanac Could Be Wrong, Scientists Say
Brutal winter weather.
August 27th, 2014
The Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter, but one meteorologist says the freezing forecast might be blown out of proportion.
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A New Spin on Mapping U.S. Tornado Touchdowns
tornado touchdowns in the United States graph
June 10th, 2014
Where are U.S. tornadoes most common? New maps of twisters by latitude and longitude show clearly.
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California Tule Fog Becoming Increasingly Rare (Photo)
Tule fog in Central Valley
June 5th, 2014
A satellite photograph of tule fog filling California's Central Valley illustrates a phenomenon that is becoming increasingly rare. Recent research suggests fruit and nut farmers may need to adjust to the loss of this thick winter fog.
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Worst Spots for Weather Extremes Found
jet stream
June 22nd, 2014
Frightful floods, freezes and heat waves favor certain parts of the Northern Hemisphere, thanks to strong atmospheric currents that repeatedly steer extreme weather to the same places, a new study finds.
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Drastic New England Lobster Decline May Be Linked to Warmer Waters
Live lobsters caught in Bar Harbor, Maine.
June 10th, 2014
Despite booming adult populations, young lobster numbers are nearly half of what they were in 2007.
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Ocean Heats Up for Hurricane Season (Photo)
hurricane map of sea surface temperatures
June 4th, 2014
A new map of sea surface temperatures shows the ocean-heat engine that drives the formation of hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones. Forecasters are predicting a relatively quiet 2014 Atlantic hurricane season.
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VIDEO: How the Weather Affects Our Mood (Op-Ed)
warm weather, sunny days, el nino
May 29th, 2014
We often use the weather as a metaphor for how we’re feeling: gloomy, sunny or under a cloud. But how does it actually affect us?
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Summertime Blues? US Seeing Red as Temps Rise
A sunrise on a hot summer day.
June 19th, 2014
A regional look at how summer temperatures have been steadily rising across the U.S. since 1970.
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Global Warming Playing a Role in Australia’s Record Heat
Australian Max temperature anomalies map
June 6th, 2014
A late fall warm spell in Australia extends a period of record warmth influenced by global warming.
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Deadly Wall of Dust Devours Tehran in New Photo
dust storm in Tehran
June 3rd, 2014
A dust storm, or haboob, hit Tehran on June 2, 2014, killing at least four people and knocking out power to more than 50,000 homes and businesses. Photography student Alireza Naseri took a stunning picture of the storm from his apartment.
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