Category: Climate

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Tropical Update: Where This Season Stands Right Now

The 2020 hurricane season is off to an active start in the Atlantic. The Eastern Pacific is off to a slow start but there is currently a major hurricane spinning. Here are the details:

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Flash Drought: What Led to Colorado’s Drought Worsening Quicker Than Normal

Drought is measured by a lack of precipitation falling from the sky but what happens when you lack precipitation in the sky and in the ground?

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Colorado’s Monsoon Season

Colorado’s monsoon season is part of what is the North American Monsoon. It typically brings rain to areas of the desert southwest and a portion of annual rains. What about this years?

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Summer Thunderstorm Chances Are at Their Season Low in Colorado

Daily rain chances are at their seasonal minimum. But why?

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Hurricanes VS. Tornadoes

Hurricanes are daunting enough to deal with no matter which area of the Globe a cyclone is impacting. Tornadoes embedded within a hurricane make these storms even more daunting. Here are some facts about tornadoes that occur within hurricanes.

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Mount St. Helens, Forty Years Later: How NOAA Monitors Volcanoes From Earth Orbit

Forty years ago today, iconic Mount St. Helens erupted in southwestern Washington state in the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in U.S. history.

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‘Near-average’ April was marked by deadliest tornado outbreak in 6 years

April 2020 saw relatively normal temperatures and precipitation across the U.S., the first slightly-cooler-than-average month since November 2019

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Study: Climate change has been influencing where tropical cyclones rage

While the global average number of tropical cyclones each year has not budged from 86 over the last four decades, climate change has been influencing the locations of where these deadly storms occur.

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April 2020 Climate Summary for Denver

Colder and Drier than normal conditions persisted through April ion Denver Colorado

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Earth had its 2nd-hottest March on record

After having a record-hot January and its second-hottest February, Earth continued to endure unrelenting heat last month, making March 2020 the second-hottest March on record.

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Warmest oceans on record could set off a year of extreme weather

The world’s seas are simmering, with record high temperatures spurring worry among forecasters that the global warming effect may generate a chaotic year of extreme weather ahead.

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