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Rare Snow Covers Joshua Tree National Park

The dry landscape of Joshua Tree National Park was covered in layers of white due to a rare snowfall around Christmas time, making it...

Working Toward Better Forecasting of Freezing Rain in Southern China

Under particular conditions, extreme low-temperature, precipitation, and freezing-weather events can occur over an extensive area to form a combined meteorological disaster. For example, in...

Largest Study of Asia’s Rivers Unearths 800 Years of Paleoclimate Patterns

813 years of annual river discharge at 62 stations, 41 rivers in 16 countries, from 1200 to 2012. That is what researchers at the...

New Research Predicts Sunspot Cycle Could Be One of the Strongest on Record

In direct contradiction to the official forecast, a team of scientists led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is predicting that Sunspot...

New Knowledge About What Causes Thunderstorms and Cloudbursts

Thunderstorms often provoke violent cloud bursts that can result in devastating flooding. But what actually spawns thunderstorms and cloud bursts? This question has spurred...

Major Wind-Driven Ocean Currents Shifting Toward the Poles

The severe droughts in the USA and Australia are the first sign that the tropics, and their warm temperatures, are apparently expanding in the...

Why Are Australian Bushfires Becoming More Intense and More Frequent?

Living on the east side of an outer Melbourne suburb, in the first week of January 2020 clouds of smoky haze drifted past my...

How to Take Photos of Lightning

Lightning photography is tricky, requiring a little patience and luck, but when it all comes together it is one of the most rewarding subjects...

Atlantic and Pacific Oscillations Lost in the Noise

The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) do not appear to exist, according to a team of meteorologists who believe...

Hard Evidence Shows El Niño Swings More Violently in the Industrial Age

El Niños have become more intense in the industrial age, which stands to worsen storms, drought, and coral bleaching in El Niño years. A...

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