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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.

from Washington Post

The summer of 2015 was Earth’s hottest on record, multiple datasets show

The summer of 2015 was Earth’s hottest on record, NASA data show - The Washington Post

from Washington Post

“Oklahoma is burning”: Heat ignites temperature records, wildfires in Southern Plains

“Oklahoma is burning”: Heat ignites temperature records, wildfires in Southern Plains - The Washington Post

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.

from Twitter

NWS Tulsa on

Storm going up near the red river could be the start of the severe weather event for E OK & W AR #arwx #okwx pic.twitter.com/udkpJSBk4T 2:34 pm CDT 4/27/2014

"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!

from NBC News

Monster Storm Revs to Life Over Plains

A colossal winter storm forecast to bring heavy snow to at least 15 states over the weekend was taking shape early Thursday.

from The Huffington Post

PHOTO: Weather Channel's SUV Destroyed During Tornado Chase

A tornado touches down near El Reno, Okla., Friday, May causing damage to structures and injuring travelers on Interstate has been closed after severe weather rolled through the area. (AP Photo/The Omaha World-Herald, Chris Machian) MANDATORY CREDIT