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Autumn 2016: Warmest in U.S. Weather History

By Dr. Jeff Masters
Dezembro 7, 2016

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. The nation’s average September-to-November temperature of 57.63°F was a full 1.05°F above the previous autumn record, set way back in 1963. November was especially noteworthy, as daily record highs outpaced daily record lows by an unprecedented ratio of more than 48 to 1.

World’s Hottest Nights/Highest Minimum Temperatures Yet Measured

By Christopher C. Burt
Novembro 21, 2016

A detailed analysis of how over the past several decades, nighttime minimum temperatures have become warmer relative to daytime maximum temperatures.

An extraordinary meteorological event; was one of its results a 1000-year flood?

By Stu Ostro
Outubro 5, 2015

The confluence of meteorological ingredients the first weekend in October 2015 resulted in an extraordinary weather event with severe impacts. Was one of them a 1000-year flood?

Why the Arrest of a Science-Loving 14-year-old Matters

By Shaun Tanner
Setembro 16, 2015

By now, many of you have heard or read about the arrest of Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old high school student from Irving, Texas. Ahmed was arrested because school officials called the police after he showed one of his teachers his homemade clock. Mistaken for a bomb, Ahmed was taken into custody, interrogated, shamed, suspended (still on suspension today, Wednesday), and reprimanded. All of this after it has been found that the "device" he brought to school was indeed, a homemade clock.