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The Monthly Climate: May 2011


Texas Drought and Mississippi Flooding Since record keeping began in 1895 the United States has never seen a month so dominated by extreme weather contrasts as May 2011. Based on data from NOAA, during the month of May 19.5% of the country was experiencing severe to extreme dry conditions while 35.2% was experiencing severe to … Continue reading

The Monthly Climate: April 2011


Extreme Weather in the U.S. and Beyond Drought. Wildfires. Wind. Hail. Tornadoes. Flooding. April 2011 was a month defined by extreme weather conditions, particularly in the United States. Texas followed its driest March in over 100 years with its fifth driest April. Higher temperatures and absent rainfall were blamed for power outages at refineries, a … Continue reading

The Extreme Weather of 2010


Extreme Weather Events Felt Around the World in 2010 While no single weather event can be definitively traced to global climate change, we would expect to see a greater number of extreme weather events accompanying climatic shifts. As more water vapor enters the atmosphere with rising global temperatures, large-scale precipitation events become more commonplace resulting … Continue reading

Wildfires Rage Down Under


In December 2005, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) of Australia in conjunction with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology released a report entitled, “Climate change impacts on fire-weather in south-east Australia”. Stating that, “since 1950, rainfall has decreased in south-east Australia, droughts have become more severe and the number of extremely hot days … Continue reading

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