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June - August 2014 via NOAA
Blogs | Sep 19, 2014

June through August 2014 hottest ever recorded globally

June through August 2014 is the warmest period recorded since record keeping began in 1880, NOAA says. Also, the warmest August since 1880.

Airport in Cabo San Lucas, via @MexicanadeModa
Blogs | Sep 16, 2014

Major Hurricane Odile slams Baja Peninsula in Mexico

Major Hurricane Odile struck the Baja Peninsula and left extensive damage and flooding across the area. Photos of the damage and firsthand reports, here.

Portland, Maine on Aug. 13, 2014 via Kevin Burns
Blogs | Aug 20, 2014

Unusual precipitation patterns in the U.S.

Some extreme rainfall events of August 2014. Extreme rainfall in the context of urban sprawl.

Iselle on August 6 via NASA
Science Wire | Aug 08, 2014

Iselle and Julio deliver one-two punch to Hawaii

More than 800 people on the Big Island went into evacuation shelters Thursday. Storm surges, high winds, downed trees and power lines, loss of electricity, blocked highways.

Location of the 6.1 quake in China. Image Credit: USGS
Science Wire | Aug 04, 2014

Deadly quake strikes south China

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck China’s Yunnan province on August 3, 2014. Reports early August 4 are of 12,000 homes collapsed, at least 398 dead and 1,800 injuries.

Typhoon Rammasun intensified quickly earlier this morning. Image Credit: NOAA
Blogs | Jul 18, 2014

Rammasun hits China as a super typhoon

Rammasun has made a second, powerful landfall in China after intensifying yesterday. At landfall, it had a sustained wind of 155 mph with gusts near 190 mph.

lightning
FAQs | Jul 16, 2014

Scared of thunder and lightning? You have astraphobia

Bam! Yikes! Do you – and your dog – have astraphobia?

Typhoon Rammasun on July 15 via NOAA
Blogs | Jul 15, 2014

Typhoon Rammasun is thrashing the Philippines

Rammasun, also called Glenda, intensified before making landfall earlier today. Typhoon status of 175 kph/110 mph expected as it passes very close to Manila.

Image Credit: CNN Weather
Blogs | Jul 14, 2014

Big temperature swing this week for U.S. and Canada

Despite rumors, it’s not a polar vortex that’s responsible for the unseasonably cool weather in the eastern U.S. and Canada this week.

Super Typhoon Neoguri in false color on July 7, 2014
Blogs | Jul 08, 2014

Typhoon Neoguri pounds Japanese islands of Okinawa, heads on

Neoguri is still expected to make landfall near Kyushu, Japan on Wednesday evening according to U.S. clocks, early Thursday a.m. locally in Japan.