Summer of 2012 Is Hottest on Record For Many in U.S.- The books have closed on meteorological summer, which encompasses the June-through-August period, and the data that is starting to trickle in from the National Weather Service shows that tens of millions of Americans experienced their hottest summer on record.
The bizarre weather of early summer in the US – from heatwave, wildfires, drought to freak storms – is just a sampling of what is to come for 2012 and a window to the future under climate change, scientists have said.
It’s official, Boston wins its snowiest winter on record
Three inches of snowfall on Sunday capped what has been the worst winter in Boston’s history. The city was dumped with more than 108.6 inches of powder this season, an inch more than the previous record, according to the National Weather Service.
"If you want a glimpse of some of the worst of global warming, scientists suggest taking a look at U.S. weather in recent weeks. Horrendous wildfires. Oppressive heat waves. Devastating droughts. Flooding from giant deluges. And a powerful freak wind storm called a derecho. These are the kinds of extremes climate scientists have predicted will come with climate change." Click through to read the story!
PHOTO: Weather Channel's SUV Destroyed During Tornado Chase
A tornado touches down near El Reno, Okla., Friday, May 31, 2013, causing damage to structures and injuring travellers on Interstate 40. I-40 has been closed after severe weather rolled through the area. Tornadoes rolled in from the prairie and slammed Oklahoma City and its suburbs on Friday, crumbling cars and tractor-trailers along a major interstate and leading to numerous injuries.
One year after Sandy, Christie officials sleepwalking on climate change: Opinion
One year after Sandy, Christie officials sleepwalking on climate change. "It would be truly ironic and terrible if people finally get back into their houses and then find out that, oops, it needed to be higher," said Michael Catania, co-chair of the Climate Adaptation Alliance at Rutgers. "I don’t know what we tell those people then."